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    history Shows that Snead Loves Speed

    Except for Jeff Fisher's first pick, Mike Brockers, who ran a poor forty time at the combine, a pick that certainly was a Fisher pick, it's pretty clear that those "meaningless" forty times are not that with Snead.

    In 2012, he drafted I. Pead, who was 5th in forty time among RB, Jenkins, who was 6th among CB at 4.46, and Quick, who ran a fast 4.55 for a receiver his size.

    They also took Givens, who was 5th among WR at 4.37, and Richardson one of the fastest RB that year. Trumaine Johnson ran a respectable 4.5 for big long corner.

    In 2013, T. Austin was second among WR at 4.34, Ogletree was 10th among LB at 4.7, B. McGee was 6th among CB at 4.4, and S. Bailey ran a good 4.52 time. Zac Stacy ran a 4.55 at the combine, but was said to have run under 4.5 in other workouts. That's speedy for a bowling ball t ype back like Stacy. McDonald also ran well for a guy his size.

    Even a pickup like LB Ray Ray Armstrong ran under 4.7 to get noticed by Snead.

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    Re: history Shows that Snead Loves Speed

    Look what organization he comes from. Not surprising as the Falcons like speedy players for the most part. I would like to be a witness to some of the conversations with Fisher who likes size and power. Good observation.

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    Re: history Shows that Snead Loves Speed

    This has absolutely NO merit what so ever. "Also ran fast"?..... Why don't you give us the time? Also, a 4.5 is not fast. If Snead was into drafting "fast" guys he would be taking 6'5 guys who are blazing at 4.3 speed.

    The players they took were picked because they offered great value where they were, not because of how fast they ran.


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    Re: history Shows that Snead Loves Speed

    There are few 6-5 guys who run 4.3, so you HAVE to add size to the equation, or you would only draft midgets.

    The facts I put on were pretty clear, at least to those who understand the draft and size/speed.

    I think because Atlanta and the Rams, and others like the Saints, play of TURF, it makes speed a bigger factor than ateam like Cleveland, playing more outside in the winter .

    It's one reason why turf teams really need to get home field advantage in post season, because they are built to play on a fast surface.

    You won't see Snead taking LB who run way over 4.7, or CBs who run over 4.5, or safteis hwo run 4.7, or WR that are over 4.5, unless they are BIG receivers. Even then, 4.6 is probably his cutoff.

    And saying an OFFICIAL 4.5 is "not fast" for a guy who is 6'1, 225 say, is RIDICULOUS.

    Only the track guys, mostly undersized, run under 4.4.

    At 40 yards, the difference between 4.4 and 4.5 amounts to .9 of one yard.

    And that's at 40 yards. How many guys run 40 yards very often on a play?

    At 10 yards, the 4.5 guys are very close to the 4.4 guys. with a difference of less than 1 foot TOPS.

    Of course it's not the ONLY factor, but Snead has NOT drafted anyone with average time who plays a speed position. You don't see him loading up on slow safeties, WR, RB, TE, and MLB even late in the draft.

    Is that always right? who knows, but it is certainly Snead's M.O.
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