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Aaron Mallette interview

Post by CaptainKirov » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:02 am

I love this kid. So humble and is my sleeper pick in the draft. I really hope the vikings take a shot on this kid in the draft. I think he could be SOTD

Here's the interview:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1602 ... ters-wrong
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Post by losperros » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:23 am

Thanks for the link. We'll see what happens with him.

Quite honestly, I don't believe I've ever seen Mallette play but he seems interesting. There are always a few sleeper picks in the draft.
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Post by CaptainKirov » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:18 am

Way faster than Jenkins ever was. 4.45 40 and it shows on film. The kid can go get the big play. Unlike Jenkins who was unable to much of anything
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Post by Texas Vike » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:26 am

Thanks for the heads up on this kid.

6-3, 217, 4.45 40 yd. dash (4.53 on his pro-day, which he did w/ NC State; Elon didn't have one :D ).

Huge production, granted at a lower (non-FBS) level, but that's likely because he made the transfer from basketball late in High school. Lots to like there.

Just for reference sake his last name is spelt Mellette. CBS sports has him projected for the 5th round. Might take a flier on him w/ our 2nd 4th round pick.
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1692413

I'd still prefer Josh Boyce if he's around.
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:14 pm

I am not trying to rain on the guy's parade, but how many times have we seen a favorite 'sleeper' receiver leading up to the draft? How many times have those sleeper picks actually lived up to expectations?


Again, I am not trying to be critical. I am just saying I am a little jaded of all these popular 'sleeper' receivers every year who don't pan out. Guys get projected grades for a reason. Now, that is not to say a guy can out play his draft position (believe me, we have all seen it happen every year). Ultimately, I love the draft, but it is the world's biggest crap shoot.
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Post by CaptainKirov » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:49 am

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:I am not trying to rain on the guy's parade, but how many times have we seen a favorite 'sleeper' receiver leading up to the draft? How many times have those sleeper picks actually lived up to expectations?


Again, I am not trying to be critical. I am just saying I am a little jaded of all these popular 'sleeper' receivers every year who don't pan out. Guys get projected grades for a reason. Now, that is not to say a guy can out play his draft position (believe me, we have all seen it happen every year). Ultimately, I love the draft, but it is the world's biggest crap shoot.
Im guessing you got your hopes up on sleeper picks one too many times and it just ruined it for you?
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:28 pm

CaptainKirov wrote: Im guessing you got your hopes up on sleeper picks one too many times and it just ruined it for you?
Short answer: no.

I remember a few years ago a lot of people where on the Jaymar Johnson hype train. Personally, I never bought into the Jaymar Johnson hype. To be honest, the only later round picks I have actually got my hopes up for have been in recent drafts and include: Greg Blue (06, no idea why the hell we released him after one season), Everson Griffen (stud), Christian Ballard (hope he still gets a shot), DeMarcus Love (jury still is out), and Brandon Burton (looks like he will not get a shot).
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Post by Mothman » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:48 pm

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:I remember a few years ago a lot of people where on the Jaymar Johnson hype train. Personally, I never bought into the Jaymar Johnson hype. To be honest, the only later round picks I have actually got my hopes up for have been in recent drafts and include: Greg Blue (06, no idea why the hell we released him after one season)
I think I do: Blue was a hard hitter but he was terrible in coverage, which is probably why he isn't in the league anymore.
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Post by CaptainKirov » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:53 pm

HardcoreVikesFan wrote: Short answer: no.

I remember a few years ago a lot of people where on the Jaymar Johnson hype train. Personally, I never bought into the Jaymar Johnson hype. To be honest, the only later round picks I have actually got my hopes up for have been in recent drafts and include: Greg Blue (06, no idea why the hell we released him after one season), Everson Griffen (stud), Christian Ballard (hope he still gets a shot), DeMarcus Love (jury still is out), and Brandon Burton (looks like he will not get a shot).
Where Melette is rated hes a low risk, high reward guy. Just like Johnson. They spent a 7th rounder on him i believe and what did they lose? Nothing. Getting excited for a 6th or 7th rounder and it ending in disappointment is better than a 1st rounder ending in disappointment. To me its just all in good fun to find one guy that nobody wants and just hope he becomes good so you can sit back and laugh at the rest of the league for missing on him.
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:28 pm

Mothman wrote: I think I do: Blue was a hard hitter but he was terrible in coverage, which is probably why he isn't in the league anymore.
IIRC, Blue filled in for Tank Williams before we signed Dwight Smith. Idk, I liked what I saw from Greg Blue. I guess I thought Blue was a option for depth but management felt otherwise.
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:31 pm

CaptainKirov wrote: Where Melette is rated hes a low risk, high reward guy. Just like Johnson. They spent a 7th rounder on him i believe and what did they lose? Nothing. Getting excited for a 6th or 7th rounder and it ending in disappointment is better than a 1st rounder ending in disappointment. To me its just all in good fun to find one guy that nobody wants and just hope he becomes good so you can sit back and laugh at the rest of the league for missing on him.
I understand, as that should be the goal of every draft pick (in theory). All I am saying is there is always a player in the later rounds that is hyped up and ultimately fails to make gains in the NFL. Everyone is always trying to find the next Tom Brady. However, I think sometimes people and media types fail to realize how big of an anomaly Tom Brady's career has been.
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