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Old 05-12-09, 08:52 PM   #1
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Can I be a pro

I'm 5'9" 185, run a 5.0 40, but I'm willing to work really hard. Almost made the varsity squad at my small High School as a junior.

I think if I work really hard this summer, I can start at Left tackle next year as a senior, go to a 1AA school,and continue to work hard and get drafted in the NFL.

Do you think I have a chance to be a first round pick? And should I just do base miles this summer, or a lot of SST?
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agreed, actually meant to post it in road, where it fits with the existing thread.
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Those fitness numbers are right along the lines of some pro's. Like pro's at checkers or Texas Hold-em.
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double your weight and add 7 inches to your height and your 40 time is acceptable for an offensive tackle.
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This almost reads like a letter to the penthouse forums.
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You need to do more strength training.
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double your weight and add 7 inches to your height and your 40 time is acceptable for an offensive tackle.
Maybe 20 years ago.

5.0 is silly slow.
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back in the day i use to roll in my 5.0 with the rag top down so my hair could blow.

i think that qualifies me as a PRO. later.
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back in the day i use to roll in my 5.0 with the rag top down so my hair could blow.

i think that qualifies me as a PRO. later.
were the girlies on standby waving just to say hi?
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were the girlies on standby waving just to say hi?
Did he stop?
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Maybe 20 years ago.

5.0 is silly slow.
The second fastest Offensive Lineman (I said he could play offensive tackle) this year ran a 5.03 in the combine man....get your facts straight. The fastest was Murtha at 4.89 and look where he got drafted....7th round. That big of a jump in speed did nothing to help his draft status. So yes the OP could play in the NFL as an Offensive Lineman if he added 7 inches and doubled his weight like I said originally.
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Did he stop?
No he just drove by.
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Eh. I used to be a pretty good pitcher in my Legion days. I'm 5'10, 170 lbs. Had a pretty good overhand curve, so-so slider, and a back-up change. On a good day I could throw my fastball in the high 80s, maybe break 90 with a tailwind. I figured I'd maxed out my physical abilities. You know, your levers are only so long.

Then this guy shows up and ruins that theory.



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I was a pitcher too in high school. Threw about the same speeds as Caloso and had a wicked overhand curve. Look how contorted his upper body is. He is using his entire body to pitch and that's what makes a difference between a good high school/college pitcher and a major league pitcher.
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I quit playing organized ball at 14. When I was in my mid-30's I was in Atlanta and went to a game with my brother-in-law. They had a booth where you got to throw 3 pitches for $1 that were timed with a radar gun. I hadn't thrown in years, was wearing street clothes, no mound, no warm-up and I was throwing at 88 mph.

I think I made an expensive mistake at 14.
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No he just drove by.

Kept on pursuing to the next stop?

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Kept on pursuing to the next stop?

later.
He busted a left and headed to the next block.
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The block was dead, yo.. so I continued on to A1A BEACHFRONT AVENUE


I'd be happy to move this to Road, or we could continue rapping.
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I'd be happy to move this to Road, or we could continue rapping.


i know, so he continued to A1A Beachfront Avenue where the girls were hot wearing less than bikinis...


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Look how contorted his upper body is. He is using his entire body to pitch and that's what makes a difference between a good high school/college pitcher and a major league pitcher.
Did you notice that he is throwing a change-up?
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