Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 18 of 18
  1. #16
    evil disco man's Avatar
    evil disco man is offline Pro Bowl Ram
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Age
    29
    Posts
    2,024
    Rep Power
    55

    Re: With the 144th overall pick, the St. Louis Rams select Marques Hagans, RB/WR, UVA

    Highlights Video:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/prospects?rank_type=8

    From VirginiaSports.com:
    PRONUNCIATION: Mar cuss

    WORTH NOTING: Two-year starter at quarterback (2004-05) ... played a multitude of roles throughout his career in addition to quarterback ... spent two seasons at wide receiver and punt returner, while also lining up at tailback periodically ... played in all 51 games in his career, tying a school record for most games played ... started the final 24 games of his career at quarterback, the longest streak by a UVa QB since at least 1950 ...started 26 games in his career at quarterback, including at least one each year to join Scott Gardner (1972-75) as the only quarterbacks in school history to start at least one game in four different seasons ... finished his career in the top five in virtually every quarterback category in school history ...second in the UVa record book in completion percentage (.623), third in completions (408), fourth in attempts (655) and total offense (5779), fifth in yards (4877), and seventh in touchdown passes (27) ...11 200-yard passing games in his career are fourth... completed at least 60 percent of his passes in 15 of 26 starts ... his 902 career rushing yards are third all-time by a Cavalier quarterback ...finished 17th in ACC history in pass efficiency ... led the team to eight wins as a junior in 2004, tied for the most by a first-time UVa starting quarterback ...Scott Secules also did it in 1987 ... was Virginia's leading punt returner in 2002 and 2003 ...sixth in UVa history with 58 career punt returns and ninth with 531 punt return yards ... received his degree in anthropology in May 2005 and played as a graduate student during the 2005 season.
    From NFL Draft Countdown:
    Strengths:
    An outstanding natural athlete...Is more quick than fast...Shifty and very hard to tackle in the open field...Was productive and a playmaker for the Cavs...A hard worker and team leader...Extremely versatile...Has some special teams potential.

    Weaknesses:
    Lacks elite timed speed...Does not have the height you look for...Extremely raw with very little experience at receiver...Might not have great hands...Will almost certainly have to make a position change...Probably more of a long-term project.

    Notes:
    Played quarterback in college but is being viewed as a wideout in the pros...Will hope to become the next Antwaan Randle El but Rasheed Marshall might be a more realistic goal...Will have to contribute as a return man while he develops.


  2. #17
    Goldenfleece's Avatar
    Goldenfleece is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Age
    32
    Posts
    3,586
    Rep Power
    59

    Re: With the 144th overall pick, the St. Louis Rams select Marques Hagans, RB/WR, UVA

    OK, here's some more on him:

    In Gil Brandt's wide receiver rankings, he was in the Wild Card section:
    Marques Hagan, Virginia (5-9 3/8, 202; 4.63)
    He had a complete workout at the Combine. He was clocked in the 40 at 4.59 and 4.65 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.38 and the three-cone drill in 7.03. He also had a 36-inch vertical jump. He reminds you of Brian Mitchell, who played quarterback and whom Washington drafted in Round 5 in 1990. Hagens has the same traits. He can return kicks, be a third-down back, catch passes and run the ball. He has great quickness and vision with very good hands. He’s versatile and will compete. He has run and return instincts. He can be special, and the fans will love him.

    and Gil's Pro Day comments:
    Hagans (5-9 3/8, 198) ran his 40s in 4.60 and 4.52 seconds. He also ran the short shuttle in 4.32 and the three-cone drill in 6.88. In addition, he had a 34-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-8 broad jump
    Just a couple random tidbits: Apparently he played the season at 220, and he dropped 18 lbs. at that camp in Arizona a lot of the prospects go to before the Combine to get their numbers up. Make of that what you will. He scored a 37 on the Wonderlic, which is pretty good, and he completed his undergraduate degree last year--he was actually in graduate school in 2005.

    He was the 68th ranked punt returner statistically in I-A in 2002 and 52nd ranked in 2003. He quit returning when he assumed starting QB duties. He has 1 career return for TD. Of course, that's because the team had someone else cover kick-offs. His career PR average was 9.2, but I checked his stats in the few games that he has played a team that ranked in the top 20 against punt returns, and his average for those was 7.357. The thing I don't get is what the coaching staff has seen that put him near the top of their pure returner list. Failing to break the top 50 returners doesn't inspire me to think that he will excel at returning in the NFL. You might argue that it's unfair to go by his freshman and sophomore years, but he got beat out by a lot of other freshmen and sophomores, too, and the fact of the matter is that nobody has seen him return a kick since then.

    He's an intriguing athlete, but he doesn't look like a top tier returner to me.
    Last edited by Goldenfleece; -04-30-2006 at 11:49 PM.

  3. #18
    Bruce=GOAT's Avatar
    Bruce=GOAT is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    37
    Posts
    1,110
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: With the 144th overall pick, the St. Louis Rams select Marques Hagans, RB/WR, UVA

    Sounds like a potentially fun player.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •