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    Only one Cyclone at the combine

    According to David Ubben and ESPN, only one Cyclone football player was invited to the NFL combine. David Sims. How Collin Franklin did not get an invite simply astounds me. Allen Resiner is going to be there for crying out loud. A little upset about this one.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    According to David Ubben and ESPN, only one Cyclone football player was invited to the NFL combine. David Sims. How Collin Franklin did not get an invite simply astounds me. Allen Resiner is going to be there for crying out loud. A little upset about this one.
    Ridiculous....

    Happy for David though.


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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Not being invited to the combine is not the end of the world, Franklin will be a steal for the team that picks him up either in the draft or as a free agent.


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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    Not being invited to the combine is not the end of the world, Franklin will be a steal for the team that picks him up either in the draft or as a free agent.
    This. The team that actually puts in the homework will get a very impressive steal. I hope to see David dominate the combine. I'm very curious to see his 40. His vertical should be one of the best there. That guy can JUMP! He's also ripped like a mofo, and should have a high number of bench reps.


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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    According to David Ubben and ESPN, only one Cyclone football player was invited to the NFL combine. David Sims. How Collin Franklin did not get an invite simply astounds me. Allen Resiner is going to be there for crying out loud. A little upset about this one.

    Alan Reisner is good and will be yet another Hawkeye TE NFL-er.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Allen Resiner is going to be there for crying out loud. A little upset about this one.
    LOL..."for crying out loud"....

    Seriously....Reisner is a better NFL TE. Period. Iowa fans have been saying that for the last 18 months....Franklin isn't a great blocker. You have to block in the NFL. Reisner can block AND is a threat in the receiving game. Thus he is the better pro prospect. It isn't that complicated.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfan View Post
    LOL..."for crying out loud"....

    Seriously....Reisner is a better NFL TE. Period. Iowa fans have been saying that for the last 18 months....Franklin isn't a great blocker. You have to block in the NFL. Reisner can block AND is a threat in the receiving game. Thus he is the better pro prospect. It isn't that complicated.
    This is pretty much all true. Franklin is not a terrible blocker, and he improved a lot in 2010, but he will not be a traditional TE in the NFL by any means. He is going to have to fit into a system similar to New England's or Green Bay's to have success. I think he will have success but he is going to be overlooked by most teams.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Reisner will be drafted simply from being in Iowa's system. They produce tight ends like a puppy mill. Franklin is just as talented but it will take him more work to get recognized.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfan View Post
    LOL..."for crying out loud"....

    Seriously....Reisner is a better NFL TE. Period. Iowa fans have been saying that for the last 18 months....Franklin isn't a great blocker. You have to block in the NFL. Reisner can block AND is a threat in the receiving game. Thus he is the better pro prospect. It isn't that complicated.
    Reisner is solid, and will no doubt be a good pro. Franklin's blocking won't be much of an issue, his experience in the slot will be helpful. NFL teams specialize so much someone will know how to use him. I mean you can hardly call Dallas Clark a TE based on the way he's used, I'm not putting Franklin in Clarks category just using him as an example of how teams can be creative with TE's.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfan View Post
    LOL..."for crying out loud"....

    Seriously....Reisner is a better NFL TE. Period. Iowa fans have been saying that for the last 18 months....Franklin isn't a great blocker. You have to block in the NFL. Reisner can block AND is a threat in the receiving game. Thus he is the better pro prospect. It isn't that complicated.
    Why ru on this site?????


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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Wow. I got slammed a few weeks back for suggesting that Franklin wasn't anything special in the NFL's eyes. Am I still the idiot?

    Doesn't mean he can't turn into a solid special teams contributor someday down the road, but there are lots of prospects exactly like him all over the country.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfan View Post
    LOL..."for crying out loud"....

    Seriously....Reisner is a better NFL TE. Period. Iowa fans have been saying that for the last 18 months....Franklin isn't a great blocker. You have to block in the NFL. Reisner can block AND is a threat in the receiving game. Thus he is the better pro prospect. It isn't that complicated.
    Because guys like Antonio Gates an Vernon Davis are such great blockers. No wait, they are not. They are great pass catchers though, with tremendous size and athleticism. Sorry hawkfan, go populate your broken board. Collin Franklin is 10x the athlete that Reisner is and should have had a chance to show this at the combine.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

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    Because Miller can't keep their site up. I am sure he is going to blame it on all the hits that wanted to hear his insight about Darian Cooper's commitment.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkfan View Post
    LOL..."for crying out loud"....

    Seriously....Reisner is a better NFL TE. Period. Iowa fans have been saying that for the last 18 months....Franklin isn't a great blocker. You have to block in the NFL. Reisner can block AND is a threat in the receiving game. Thus he is the better pro prospect. It isn't that complicated.
    Do you watch the NFL? A lot of TE's are called receiving TE's and aren't good blockers or rarely used to block. Heck Dallas Clark is one of them.

    Reisner is shorter and slower than Franklin, and doesn't have as good of hands. In no world is he a better TE prospect. But kudos to him for getting an invite. It is in doubt because of where he played college football and not his actual skill level. Heck Collin Franklin had more catches in 1 1/2 than Reisner did in 4 years.

    What really hurts Franklin is who he plays for and that he had H1N1 last season and couldn't showcase his skills during his junior season.



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    Re: Only one Cyclone at the combine

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Because Miller can't keep their site up. I am sure he is going to blame it on all the hits that wanted to hear his insight about Darian Cooper's commitment.
    LOL thats a fact!


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