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  1. Oldgoldandwhite

    Oldgoldandwhite Helluva Engineer

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    Are our roster sizes and weights pretty accurate? For example: Is Justin Thomas a legit 5'11" 179#? He looks shorter on the field, but maybe it is my old eyes.
     
  2. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    No, the weight and height on ramblinwreck is not one to trust.
     
  3. IronJacket7

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    :cautious: I knew it!
     
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  4. xenoabe

    xenoabe Ramblin' Wreck

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    I actually did the heights and weights for our athletes one year. I can assure there is some fudging of the numbers released to the media.

    My favorite was measuring Luke Schenscher at 7'1". He was wearing a boot at the time and was asking me to give him a couple extra inches.
     
  5. Animal02

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    Even my H.S. did that 35 years ago.... I always shrank 2 inches and gained 25 lbs. in the programs and releases to the radio stations etc.
     
  6. Techster

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    I saw a quote about players height/weight/speed the other day on twitter. When looking at a players bio/stats, always subtract 2 inches, 10 lbs (add if they're a OL), and 2 tenths of second from what they have listed on their school sites.

    That was from a pro scout talking about some of the college guys declaring for the draft.
     
  7. techman78

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    I met Justin in Nashville and got a picture with him. I'm 5'11 225 and had him by 2 inches and 50 pounds. So yeah, I think they fudged on his numbers some. Fwiw I met and had a picture with Shamire Devine too.......that is one BIG freakin dude. Made me look like a midget!
     
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    yeah the weights and heights are total BS.

    We listed some OL at 285, when I know for a fact they were 270 and even 265 while playing...

    For some reason programs never list what is real. But I use the eyecheck. Just like i do the same for recruiting. I see what is on the field to determine team size and quality. We are smaller now than we were 7 years ago as a team. Much smaller in my opinion, and the top talent is not there either obviously. The thing I do see is last years class, and parts of the 2012 class seem to be young but more talented than what paul did early on. And I think that way about this years class too.

    I can see that just in the fact we are landing guys with more bigtime offers than we did in his first 4 years. Really especially last year and this year.

    But they are so damn young. I mean it will take 3 more years to feel it.
     
  9. Eric

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    This is Devine

     
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  10. 33jacket

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    LOL

    FYI Will Jackson is one of those small OL i refer too...he played his first 3 years or so around 265 270
     
  11. Techster

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    Isn't that also Will Jackson he's carrying? Geez...he makes WJ look like a runt.
     
  12. techman78

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    Gosh, Will Jackson looks tiny! Isn't that Matt Conners on Will's back? Shamire is holding up a lot of dang weight there too!!
     
  13. xenoabe

    xenoabe Ramblin' Wreck

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    Yeah, and he seemed to get injured all the time too. I wonder if that might be because of his size.
     
  14. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    That is Will Jackson and Matt Connors.

    Shamire is huge.
     
  15. IronJacket7

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    :wideyed:
     
  16. Oldgoldandwhite

    Oldgoldandwhite Helluva Engineer

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    I know we signed an OL 5-6 years ago that was listed at 6'3". He may have been 6'0" . He played in our region so we got to see a lot of him.
     
  17. gt13

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    Justin's definitely not 5-11. Like techman said, I've stood next to him before and he maybe has a half-inch on me. I'd say 5-9 is closer, maybe generous.
     

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