Lil Jordan Humphrey

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Olehornfan, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Olehornfan

    Olehornfan 1,000+ Posts

    Probably wishes he would have given it another year. Ran the slowest 40 of all wide receivers. His 4.75 speed was unimpressive and his 6'3" 5/8 height and 210 weight were both less that on the Texas roster. Have to wait and see how it works out for him.
     
  2. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    On the other hand, the young man makes plays. He has escapability. Rarely does first contact bring him down. He catches the ball. Michael Irvin didn't have great speed either. But he knew how to get separation and he always made the catch.

    I think Lil Jordon has what it takes that will allow him to make a team and be a fine player.
     
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  3. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    The other thread already talked about this, but like many on it stated, there's no way he improves his draft status with another year. He'd still run a 4.7+ and have the same measurables. Someone will take a flyer on him because of his big play potential and frame.
     
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  4. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    sometimes it's not about the height, hand size, speed. he is what he is, which is a great possession receiver.
     
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  5. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 1,000+ Posts

    What are Julian Edelmans measurables? Just saying...
     
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  6. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    Agree. I’m a massive skeptic of the combine. These players aren’t objects, they’re people. Heart trumps measurables every time, and you can’t measure heart.
     
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  7. LAGA4

    LAGA4 250+ Posts

    He'll probably get drafted, but he would probably be be better off being an UDFA.
    Then he could sign with the team that's the best fit for him.
     
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  8. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 1,000+ Posts

    Put him on the Pats and watch him go nuts with Brady throwing him the ball.
     
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  9. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Cocky & Relaxed Like Dionysus

    I only disliked because of you placing him with the Pats.
     
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  10. Olehornfan

    Olehornfan 1,000+ Posts

    I did not mean to imply he could change his measurables. With another year on an improved team he should be able to improve his skills, stats, size and name thereby improving his draft status. Maybe dramiticlly.
     
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  11. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 1,000+ Posts

    You know its true tho lol
     
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  12. horninchicago

    horninchicago 2,500+ Posts

    I agree. I don't understand the posts saying another year of experience and resume' in college doesn't help. If true, it is another reason why I don't like the NFL and think it is a crap product if that is the mentality of the people doing the hiring.
     
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  13. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    How do you measure the value of the one-cut quickness of an Edelman, Beasley or Welker? I think we all know now that the quick burst crossing route or slant has a niche in the NFL.

    I think Lil Jordan can only offer a slower Dez Bryant target. He has to completely master reading a defense. His body is stout enough to physically simulate the one-cut quickness by blocking out the defender. He has to have glue for hands. I think he could possibly thrive on a great offense with many weapons. But does a team like that believe Lil Jordan's skill-set is specifically what they would want as a starter? Or is he just a guy you take a flier on?
     
  14. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    Edelman wasn't invited to the combine but during his Pro Day ran a 4.01 Short Shuttle. The fastest at the combine that year was 4.03 seconds. He also weighs 198lbs at 5'10". His key metric which the Patriots leverage significantly is that quickness which is DAMN good. It's that quickness which makes him very difficult to guard from the slot position where he has multiple directions to go.
     
  15. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    Edelman is a different type of receiver imo. So maybe not an exact example. because 6'4, 225# is a different animal from 5'10, 195#. But the point is relevant.
     
  16. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    Edelman I think ran. 4.51 40. That's not head turning speed for a smallish receiver, but it's comparable to many NFL corners and faster than the average safety.
     
  17. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    Combine also has no way to measure body control, vision, etc etc

    LJH didn't look particularly fast as he scored a lot of his TDs, but he sure had a knack for using his body and vision to make people miss or bounce off of him, and look silly in general, as they tried to tackle him.
     
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  18. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    after the catch, he ran like a big RB.
     
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  19. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Film, and lots of it.
     
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  20. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    That would be a great fit for him. But I don’t like it.
     
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  21. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 500+ Posts

    LJ will make a team and have a nice career. Don't care about his speed, he is a football player and football players are much more important the being a combine warrior.
     
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