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Justin Beaver - RB UW- WhiteWater

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pack93z, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Signed with the Packers as a undrafted free agent.. kid can play ball, go back and dig up the tape from the D3 championship game.. kid can play in this league.

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=695093

     
  2. Packnic

    Packnic Cheesehead

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    sounds good to me. hope it works out for him cause i like his attitude.
     
  3. gopackgo

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    I watched part of the D-III Championship game, and I vaguely remember this kid. Hopefully he can bring something to the table for us.

    As of right now we have:
    Ryan Grant
    Brandon Jackson
    Vernand Morency
    DeShawn Wynn
    Noah Herron

    If Beaver was to make a spot on the team, I could see cutting Herron or sending Wynn to the practice squad, although I would much prefer the latter.
     
  4. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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  5. TheKanataThrilla

    TheKanataThrilla Cheesehead

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    Ah man, now I am really pissed we didn't draft Booty. Booty to Beaver, now wouldn't that have been grand? There's a penetration joke in there somewhere, but we are a family site.

    The fact of the matter is when it comes to RBs we have no idea who TT has his eye on as a potential trade. Grant was a steal and maybe he has some knowledge of some other guys out there who are not getting put in the right situation.
     
  6. A1MEANGREEN

    A1MEANGREEN Cheesehead

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    he looks good and has the right attitude i am glad hes getting a chance
     
  7. Zombieslayer

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    I was elated when I saw his GPA. Then I noticed what his major was. :lol:

    Hope he turns out good. Depth at RB is good. He'll be fighting Herron for a spot on the team.
     
  8. Raider Pride

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    Booty's best asset on offense is definitely Beaver lining up behind him. Booty just can't get enough balls to Beaver.
     
  10. spardo62

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    A little small and from a small D3 program, but a gamer with alot of heart. He could for sure help on special teams and is worth a look as FA.
     
  11. Since69

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    I thought Booty lined up behind Beaver :wtf:
     
  12. evad04

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    I believe he plays in the WIAC conference--my school is in the MIAC conference. I've heard a lot of buzz about this guy. Apparently he's a beast and there's no understanding why he stayed in D-III. Good stuff.
     
  13. Bobby Roberts

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    Well I was attempting to at least be accurate in the RB lining up behind the QB.

    I suppose that could be spun to:
    Beaver's lining up for the Booty call.
     
  14. PackOne

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    I have seen him play in person against me school. He is a manchild.
     
  15. b_mckendry

    b_mckendry Cheesehead

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    Just youtubed this guy. He looks alright. The only thing I am afraid of is that he played at a DIII level.
     
  16. arrowgargantuan

    arrowgargantuan Cheesehead

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    yeah you could look at it that way. then again DIII is 2 better than DI.

    i'm an ***.
     
  17. DGB454

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    No "Leave it to Beaver" jokes?

    I like this kids heart. He fits in with the Packers.
     
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    His coach for the first three years was a ZBS guru having written books about the system with letters on his office wall from NFL coaches praising his work.
    If you take what this kid did in the workouts and compared him overall he probably would have graded out in the top 10 numbers wise and lite it up in the cone drills. I think he led ALL RB's in one cone drill. So he held his own when up against the best out there when given the chance.

    In the National Championship Game against Mount Union he only ran for like 250 yards against a team favored by 21 points who I believe had allowed less rushing yards than that THE WHOLE YEAR. TOTAL. It was rediulous what he did to them in that game.
     
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    yea I'm glad this kid is getting a fair chance. putting up those numbers he should get the chance. only thing is we didn't actually sign him we just invited him to our rookie camps as i recall reading for a tryout.
     
  21. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Yeah I read that this morning.. the signing thing.. either way he will get his chance to show the coaches what he has.. then from there.
     
  22. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Busy Beaver gets to work...

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    A Railbird Central exclusive interview with Justin Beaver

    Former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater running back Justin Beaver has to lay it all on the line for the Green Bay Packers this weekend. He’s got one chance to prove to them he’s worth signing.

    He’ll be heading into Green Bay tomorrow to practice with the team on a tryout basis during their rookie orientation camp.

    It’s a good thing he’s not nervous. He probably doesn’t have time to be nervous anyway. Between Thursday until Sunday he’ll be busy with three practice periods, a couple of weightlifting sessions, meetings and dinners.

    And he expects to find out if the Packers will offer him a contract by Monday at the latest.

    “I’m not nervous at all yet,” said Beaver. “I’m definitely used to these situations being put in a spot where you have one chance, and it can either make or break you. I’m not too nervous. I’m just going to go out there and do what I do, and I’m just hoping it will be enough for them. And if not, I know I gave it everything I’ve got.”

    Beaver will have at least a fighting chance to make the team. He might come from a small school, but he made the most of nearly every opportunity he’s been given.

    He led the Warhawks to three Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl appearances during his collegiate career including winning it all in 2007 for a Division III national championship. His performance also helped him win the Gagliardi Trophy in 2007 as the Division III national MVP.

    In addition, he made the most of his pro day workout in Madison when scouts finally started to take notice and thought that Beaver might actually have a chance to make it in the NFL.

    Out of literally hundreds of prospects that took place in pro day workouts nationwide, Beaver’s short shuttle time of 3.96 seconds ranked third in the entire country according to NFL Draft Scout. In addition, his three cone drill time of 6.72 seconds ranks 14th in the country and would have ranked second out of all the running backs who were invited to the NFL Combine.

    The challenge to him, though, will be to prove that he’s not just a workout warrior.

    “I think the NFL puts a lot of time into those drills,” said Beaver, “and they put a lot of money into that kind of stuff, and there’s a reason for that. I think that just shows how hard you work out and how good of a football player you are – your lateral speed, your straight ahead speed, and all those things that those drills prove.

    “I’m just going to have to show on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday what type of football player I am and that I’m not just a workout fiend.”

    There will most definitely be a learning curve while getting a grasp on a new offense, but there’s one thing that’s going to work in his favor. Beaver comes from a zone blocking system at Whitewater.

    “There will be a different terminology and some different things,” said Beaver, “but just watching them, there’s a lot of the blocking schemes that are the same. A lot of the same concepts that we used at Whitewater in our zone offense, they use as well. I think that’s one thing that I’ll pick up on very quickly and that can help me in the next few days.”

    Maybe even more important to Beaver’s future will be finding a niche on the team. Like becoming a third down back type of specialist. Or finding a niche within a niche. Like adding added value on special teams.

    He knows he can be a return specialist on punts and kickoffs. And he even went as far as saying he can be a gunner on the punt team or cover kickoffs as well.

    “A lot of guys might come in there just wanting to play running back. I’ll come in and there and be so versatile. I’ll do anything it takes to make that team.”
    Photo credit: Scott K. Brown for SI
     
  23. mkapp

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    Love his heart, attitude, work ethic, and the fact that he wasn't on anyones radar. He grossed something like 2200 yards, and is compared to McFadden in most drill speeds?...amazing. Bring him in and sign this kid Ted.
     

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