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Alan Zemaitis Represents PSU

Postby Bowser on Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:53 pm

Alan Zemaitis.... a SIX on the Wonderlic test during the combine.

Even PITT's Josh Lay scored better with 13.
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Re: Alan Zemaitis Represents PSU

Postby Goalie on Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:33 pm

Bowser wrote:Alan Zemaitis.... a SIX on the Wonderlic test during the combine.

Even PITT's Josh Lay scored better with 13.


Out of curiosity where did you see the Wonderlic results, they are always fun to look at.
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Postby Draftnik on Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:10 pm

On ESPN Insider McShay said Zemaitis got a 9. He claims the Young 6 score was correct, but the NFL allowed him to retake the test for a 15.

On NFL Network Mayock said Zamaitis ran over a 4.6 on a fast indoor track @ PSU's pro day. He probably ran himself out of the first day. He did say they have some walk on receiver that ran very fast and is a special teams demon and may be drafted. Hali solidified his first round status. Most of the other guys ran slowly, didn't do enough 225 reps, and jumped poorly. Robinson said he wants to play QB, but he didn't throw well in his workout.
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Postby Stoosh on Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:57 am

One thing that drives me insane is this talk from some of these Steeler fans about taking Michael Robinson to replace Randle-El. What a crock.

First off, Robinson right now projects as a RB more than anything else. In fact, I've heard some reports - particularly some of the discussion on NFL Network during the combine - that Robinson's got more of a chance of being a QB in the NFL than he does a WR. So let's recap...we've got a guy who was a QB and WR in college, but scouts are saying his best chance at a future in the NFL is at a position he never played in college. That doesn't sound like a guy who I want to spend a draft pick on to play WR.

A few things some of these dolts need to remember...

1) Just because someone played both WR and QB in college doesn't mean they can do it in the pros.

2) Randle-El was drafted exclusively as a wide receiver and the gadget role evolved from there. The team DID NOT draft him with the trick play role in mind - at least, it wasn't any of the primary reasons they drafted him.

3) If you're in the business of spending a draft pick on a player to specifically fill a gadget play role, do me a favor and join my fantasy football league.

4) I'll indulge these people for a minute. Look at Robinson's body type and his mobility and then project that into the slot-receiver role that Randle-El played. The one thing that made Randle-El a solid slot receiver was his quickness and agility. That kind of quickness and agility exists in people who are 5'7", 170 like Randle-El was. It's not the same kind of quickness that a guy who goes 6'1", 225 has.

In other words, Robinson would get lit up like friggin' Christmas tree. That would be like asking Warrick Dunn to come to Pittsburgh to take over Jerome Bettis's role.
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Postby Goalie on Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:37 am

Stoosh wrote:One thing that drives me insane is this talk from some of these Steeler fans about taking Michael Robinson to replace Randle-El. What a crock.

First off, Robinson right now projects as a RB more than anything else. In fact, I've heard some reports - particularly some of the discussion on NFL Network during the combine - that Robinson's got more of a chance of being a QB in the NFL than he does a WR. So let's recap...we've got a guy who was a QB and WR in college, but scouts are saying his best chance at a future in the NFL is at a position he never played in college. That doesn't sound like a guy who I want to spend a draft pick on to play WR.

A few things some of these dolts need to remember...

1) Just because someone played both WR and QB in college doesn't mean they can do it in the pros.

2) Randle-El was drafted exclusively as a wide receiver and the gadget role evolved from there. The team DID NOT draft him with the trick play role in mind - at least, it wasn't any of the primary reasons they drafted him.

3) If you're in the business of spending a draft pick on a player to specifically fill a gadget play role, do me a favor and join my fantasy football league.

4) I'll indulge these people for a minute. Look at Robinson's body type and his mobility and then project that into the slot-receiver role that Randle-El played. The one thing that made Randle-El a solid slot receiver was his quickness and agility. That kind of quickness and agility exists in people who are 5'7", 170 like Randle-El was. It's not the same kind of quickness that a guy who goes 6'1", 225 has.

In other words, Robinson would get lit up like friggin' Christmas tree. That would be like asking Warrick Dunn to come to Pittsburgh to take over Jerome Bettis's role.


Let me first say that it is not going to be hard for the Steelers to replace Randle El at WR. In case anyone has forgotten El caught 35 passes and 1 touchdown over 16 games last year. To be fair he did catch a TD pass against Indy in the playoffs so I will give him credit for two. No one should be impressed.

Randle El was drafted as an athelete the same way someone will draft MRob. No one knew what kind of reciever El would make in the NFL but they knew he was very athletic and could do a lot of things on the football field. This is why someone will draft MRob. MRob is fast, he also will not get beat up by CB's a la Randle El and if he can run a route at all that puts him on par with El's route running. El made a living juking 3rd string CB's within two yards of the line of scrimmage with Plax and Ward drawing all the attention.

I am not saying though that I think MRob will make a great NFL reciever or anything, I honestly have no idea because his sample size at the position is so small. I understand his desire to stay at QB but anyone who thinks he has more of a future at QB than WR/RB belongs on the cartoon network not the NFL network.
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Postby Goalie on Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:48 am

Draftnik wrote:On ESPN Insider McShay said Zemaitis got a 9. He claims the Young 6 score was correct, but the NFL allowed him to retake the test for a 15.

On NFL Network Mayock said Zamaitis ran over a 4.6 on a fast indoor track @ PSU's pro day. He probably ran himself out of the first day. He did say they have some walk on receiver that ran very fast and is a special teams demon and may be drafted. Hali solidified his first round status. Most of the other guys ran slowly, didn't do enough 225 reps, and jumped poorly. Robinson said he wants to play QB, but he didn't throw well in his workout.


Ethan Kilmer is the walk on reciever that they are referring to. The guy is a freak. He never played HS football, transferred to PSU from Shippensburg and walked on the football team. He is a special teams monster and a pretty good wide reciever for only playing the position for two years. He got open a lot against a very good FSU defense in the Orange Bowl.

Zemaitis is a football player. He may not be a #1 corner in the NFL or anything but the guy was a lock down corner for the last two years. He also overcame a car wreck where his head went completely through the windshield so if you ever see him without his helmet and wonder why his head looks odd it is because of that.

I know some people who rate Anwar Phillips, PSU's other starting corner ahead of Zemaitis, and they are kidding themselves. Ask any team who played PSU why they constantly threw at Anwar. He has a terrible time locating the ball in the air on jump ball situations and was the weakest player on what was a very good defense. It was kind of funny to say he had a better NFL body type and better hip movement than Zemaitis when describing why he projected better. That's nice except Zemaitis can actually cover someone.
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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:23 am

Being a recent Penn St grad (2004), I have seen enough of MRob to believe that he can not be a starting QB in the NFL. Heck, he was barely one in college. The only reason he survived is because he could run. The only NFL QB that can run and get away with it is Michael Vick. And MRob is no Michael Vick.

I think MRob is closet to K. Stewart but with less of an arm. No way do I want him on the Steelers. I don't think he'd be a good WR or RB either.
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