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    UL Football Tracking the Preaux Career of Louisiana's Ladarius Green

    Just wondering what you guys think he'll play at the next level? He'll have to put on about 20 lbs to be a solid NFL tight end. I wonder if some coach wouldn't see the huge mismatch (ala Marcus Colston) that a 6'6" 240 lb WR creates especially in the red zone. Just trying to get a discussion going.... What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigearl View Post
    _ Just wondering what you guys think he'll play at the next level? He'll have to put on about 20 lbs to be a solid NFL tight end. I wonder if some coach wouldn't see the huge mismatch (ala Marcus Colston) that a 6'6" 240 lb WR creates especially in the red zone. Just trying to get a discussion going.... What do you guys think?

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    I'm pretty sure he will be drafted as a WR. I guess that can all change if he decides to bulk up a bit but Ladarius hasn't really added that much weight in his time here. I don't see him putting on 20-30 pounds to try to play TE. I also don't know how successful he'd be blocking many of the NFL's DE's and LB's.

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    Unless he bulks up a ton....i see him as a WR because of his height speed and for how athletic he is.


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    Default Re: Is Ladarius an NFL WR or TE?

    Quote Originally Posted by ULtimateCajun View Post
    _ Unless he bulks up a ton....i see him as a WR because of his height speed and for how athletic he is.


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    He is the perfect TWEENER!!!!! Put him where he causes defenses the most problems

    -I like a short slot where he can seal block on outside runs, get quick passes over the middle or outside the box, or just stretch the field

    -In a Nick. or dime I like him one on one with one of the lilliputian 3rd and long def. backs!!!!!


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    Ladarius Green = Shannon Sharpe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NOCajun View Post
    _ Ladarius Green = Shannon Sharpe. _
    Shannon Sharpe was a swole dude. LG projects as a WR unless he can put on 30-50 pounds of muscle in a year.

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    Ladarius is 6-6 236. Jimmy Graham is 6-6 260. Jimmy is an ideal sized NFL TE so Ladarius is probably better fit as a WR. Plus he basically is a WR for us cause he lines up in the slot an awful lot


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunfan32 View Post
    _ Ladarius is 6-6 236. Jimmy Graham is 6-6 260. Jimmy is an ideal sized NFL TE so Ladarius is probably better fit as a WR. Plus he basically is a WR for us cause he lines up in the slot an awful lot _
    HUD kinda alluded to it today in a way---but I think that our other TE (Maxwell) is gonna surprise many folks this year---remember at 6'4" and a 38" vertical jump he can do harm on nickel and dime backs!!!!!

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    LG=Marques Colston.


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    Good question. I think it depends on a couple of things. How well he shows out as a blocker and what his 40 time is. If he goes higher than about 4.55-4.6 teams will be hesitant to use him as a WR. Ultimately, I see him as a Tight end. I think that is where he can make his mark.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Civil Cajun View Post
    _ Good question. I think it depends on a couple of things. How well he shows out as a blocker and what his 40 time is. If he goes higher than about 4.55-4.6 teams will be hesitant to use him as a WR. Ultimately, I see him as a Tight end. I think that is where he can make his mark. _
    First off, he is a very underrated blocker. second, if you use 40 times to determine whether he can be an NFL WR then it's a good thing you're not a GM. Jerry Rice ran a 4.7 And I guarantee LG will run a better 40 than that
    He isn't big enough (weight wise) to be a TE. I seem him being a WR. and a damn good one at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunfan32 View Post
    _ First off, he is a very underrated blocker. second, if you use 40 times to determine whether he can be an NFL WR then it's a good thing you're not a GM. Jerry Rice ran a 4.7 And I guarantee LG will run a better 40 than that
    He isn't big enough (weight wise) to be a TE. I seem him being a WR. and a damn good one at that. _
    You're not a General manager either, so our opinions mean about the same. Jerry Rice is very much the exception rather than the rule. How many big time WR's in today's game are running 4.7's? Marques Colston ran in the mid 4.5's at the combine. He is on the low end of what NFL teams look for in the 40. Of course, this is just opinion.

    There are some hybrids out there today. Look at Dallas Clark, heck even Jimmy Graham and Jeremy Shockey. They split out like WR's, but stay close to the line. They are fast enough to get where they need to and big enough to block. It's pretty cool to see Clark block when Manning calls one of those audible sweep plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civil Cajun View Post
    _ You're not a General manager either, so our opinions mean about the same. Jerry Rice is very much the exception rather than the rule. How many big time WR's in today's game are running 4.7's? Marques Colston ran in the mid 4.5's at the combine. He is on the low end of what NFL teams look for in the 40. Of course, this is just opinion.

    There are some hybrids out there today. Look at Dallas Clark, heck even Jimmy Graham and Jeremy Shockey. They split out like WR's, but stay close to the line. They are fast enough to get where they need to and big enough to block. It's pretty cool to see Clark block when Manning calls one of those audible sweep plays. _
    Anquan Boldin ran a 4.8, Terrell Owens ran a 4.6, and there's a long list of others who ran a 4.5 which is around what Green will probably run. With a WR, it's not about how fast you are, it's about how good of a route runner you are.

    As for the Hybrids, Clark and Shockey both weigh 20+ more pounds than Green. And grahm weighs 30 pounds more than Green. He should be an effective blocker in the NFL but I don't see him lining up on the line as a TE. Look at colston. He was a TE at hostrfa and he is 6-4 225. For the record, Green is 6-6 230.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunfan32 View Post
    _ Anquan Boldin ran a 4.8, Terrell Owens ran a 4.6, and there's a long list of others who ran a 4.5 which is around what Green will probably run. With a WR, it's not about how fast you are, it's about how good of a route runner you are.

    As for the Hybrids, Clark and Shockey both weigh 20+ more pounds than Green. And grahm weighs 30 pounds more than Green. He should be an effective blocker in the NFL but I don't see him lining up on the line as a TE. Look at colston. He was a TE at hostrfa and he is 6-4 225. For the record, Green is 6-6 230. _
    I am actually guessing at some of these.

    Steve Smith is 4.4 guy
    Andre Johnston is a 4.4 guy
    Santonio Holmes is a 4.4 guy
    Greg Jennings is a 4.4 guy
    Roddy White is a 4.4 guy
    Marques Colston is a 4.5 guy
    Calvin Johnston is a 4.3 guy
    Larry Fitzgerald is a 4.6 guy
    Reggie Wayne is a 4.4 guy
    Desean Jackson is a 4.3 guy
    Percy Harvin is 4.3
    Mike Wallace is 4.3
    Santana Moss is 4.4
    Lee Evans is 4.4
    Devin Hester is 4.4
    Brandon Marshall is 4.5
    Anquan Boldin is 4.7
    TO is probably 4.8 or 4.9 by now

    I got my list from here:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/4...ivers-for-2010

    For the most part I think today's better WR's are fast.....I do agree about Route running though. I think Wes Welker exemplifies what you say.

    I just don't think Ladarius moves like a WR. We will see though how he is drafted. Hopefully he has an uninjured season so he can do well and get drafted high.

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    Default Re: Is Ladarius an NFL WR or TE?

    I will agree Ladarius can be a TE if and ONLY IF he is able to put on at least 20 pounds. that's gonna be hard to do but if he can, I think he has a better chance of succeeding


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    Default Re: Is Ladarius an NFL WR or TE?

    Ladarius reminds me of Jerry babb. Didn't look like he was fast but when he got in the open, no one could catch him.

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    Default Re: Is Ladarius an NFL WR or TE?

    Ladarius is a catcher. NFL coaches and scouts will find this out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by duggie85 View Post
    _ Ladarius reminds me of Jerry babb. Didn't look like he was fast but when he got in the open, no one could catch him.

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    And long stride guys like Ladarius are deceptively fast and QBs love them as a target. It's much more difficult for a DB to figure out how to stay on them. His height is a huge attraction to NFL scouts. With Ladarius's soft hands, great height, and athleticism, he's a very nice NFL WR prospect. He'll get listed as a TE going into the draft, but he'll be drafted as a WR. Like someone else mentioned... he's got the Colston reality working in his favor. Everyrone is going to want the next Marques... with two more inches of height.

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    For the Ragin' Cajuns, tight end Ladarius Green was only able to manage 47 yards receiving on five receptions against Arkansas State. The Red Wovles have the top defense in the conference which explains the statistical drop but Green is still a great start ...


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    How many TE in the country would love a 5 catch 47 yard day?

    A bunch!


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