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    I don't know about you but Deonte Thompson is really starting to grow on me



    I am new to this site, but am a big fan of Florida Gators. When he was at Florida he struggled at times catching the ball, but he was always doing the best he could on special teams, and at wide out. I really like this kid, and think he is coming along good for us. I think he will have a chance at making the roster. What do you guys think?

    I found this article and they think that we could cut Streeter, you think that would be possible? I can't imagine them doing it, but it is all about who performs.

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    Re: I don't know about you but Deonte Thompson is really starting to grow on me

    I think Thompson will make the team




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    Re: I don't know about you but Deonte Thompson is really starting to grow on me

    If he does JAC like he did ATL then Thompson will definitely make the team.
    Even if he doesn't, there's no other "third unit" WR making his own case, so Thompson should be good.


    If he hits the PS then he'll get snagged immediately.
    UDFA WRs (i.e., cheap)? In a passing league? That make the PS box score?
    Yeah...he'll be gone.




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    Re: I don't know about you but Deonte Thompson is really starting to grow on me

    Every year we have a WR bandwagon.
    I'm not knocking you, we all are guilty in one degree or another.
    Eron Riley ... we hyped away.... didn't make the team.
    I liked Matt Willis .... bye Matt PS for a while.
    LaQuan beat the odds, really beat the lockout odds but that was an exception, can we see another now?
    As a general rule, draft picks have an edge, but players like Justin Harper have blunted that edge.

    Deonte turns in another great performance and the bandwagon starts rolling, you are just hopping on it earlier because of the Gators, but if he shines next game you will start having company, after all we are Fans and that is what fans do in the preseason
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    Re: I don't know about you but Deonte Thompson is really starting to grow on me

    Quote Originally Posted by Rxdoxx View Post
    Every year we have a WR bandwagon.
    I'm not knocking you, we all are guilty in one degree or another.
    Eron Riley ... we hyped away.... didn't make the team.
    I liked Matt Willis .... bye Matt PS for a while.
    LaQuan beat the odds, really beat the lockout odds but that was an exception, can we see another now?
    As a general rule, draft picks have an edge, but players like Justin Harper have blunted that edge.

    Deonte turns in another great performance and the bandwagon starts rolling, you are just hopping on it earlier because of the Gators, but if he shines next game you will start having company, after all we are Fans and that is what fans do in the preseason
    I am not sure being drafted really matters anymore, unless your picked in the first two rounds. Dannell Ellerbe and Jameel McClain beat out two ILB that we drafted around the same time, Tavarres Gooden and Jason Phillips. Bobby Rainey is very likely to make the roster over AA.

    The only thing Streeter has over Thompson is his physical measurables. It's a moot point but in the end I really think Streeter is going to regret leaving school a year early.




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    If you look back at previous Ravens teams, Streeter would have made the team easily. However, the WRs, though still lacking in some respect, are improving.

    As for Deonte Thompson, he is the guy that could make his way up the ladder soon.
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    Re: I don't know about you but Deonte Thompson is really starting to grow on me

    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    I am not sure being drafted really matters anymore, unless your picked in the first two rounds. Dannell Ellerbe and Jameel McClain beat out two ILB that we drafted around the same time, Tavarres Gooden and Jason Phillips. Bobby Rainey is very likely to make the roster over AA.

    The only thing Streeter has over Thompson is his physical measurables. It's a moot point but in the end I really think Streeter is going to regret leaving school a year early.
    Truth.
    Just want to modify it a little in that the LBs in your examples did make the team for a couple of years before cut bait. Gooden was cut in 2011 when all 8 draft picks made the roster, Phillips was 3 yrs (1 IR IIRC)
    Past history has been that they usually made the team (or IR Harewood/Phillips).
    We have seen recent exceptions in Davon Drew/Cedric Peerman.

    I didn't present it as rock hard facts but with a few fairly recent exceptions we have to add some weight to our guessing final roster if the player was drafted.

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    Re: I don't know about you but Deonte Thompson is really starting to grow on me

    Quote Originally Posted by Rxdoxx View Post
    Every year we have a WR bandwagon.
    I'm not knocking you, we all are guilty in one degree or another.
    Eron Riley ... we hyped away.... didn't make the team.
    I liked Matt Willis .... bye Matt PS for a while.
    LaQuan beat the odds, really beat the lockout odds but that was an exception, can we see another now?
    As a general rule, draft picks have an edge, but players like Justin Harper have blunted that edge.

    Deonte turns in another great performance and the bandwagon starts rolling, you are just hopping on it earlier because of the Gators, but if he shines next game you will start having company, after all we are Fans and that is what fans do in the preseason
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    Re: I don't know about you but Deonte Thompson is really starting to grow on me

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Randy Hymes lives!
    The difference is usually, with guys like eron riley, matt willis, etc...the beat writers never said they were doing really well. people just watched highlight vids or one catch in practice and they hyped them up.

    The only reason I knew about Thompson going into TC? Beat writers CONSTANTLY dropped his name as someone outperforming Streeter and Doss.
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