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RB DeShawn Wynn

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Arles, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Arles

    Arles Cheesehead

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    Deshawn Wynn
    RB | (5'10", 232, 4.47) | FLORIDA

    Strengths: Possesses prototypical size for an NFL running back. Is thickly built with enough strength to break some tackles when he lowers his shoulder. He runs with good balance and shows the ability to make quick cuts. He is at his best working downhill and between the tackles. Shows good vision and natural instincts as a runner. Is quicker than fast. Shows good agility and body control. Also shows good initial burst to-and-through the line of scrimmage. He has good size and strength to match up at the point of attack in pass pro. He has upside as a blocker if his technique and recognition skills continue to improve. He is a decent weapon as an underneath receiver. He catches the ball well when facing the quarterback and he is tough to bring down once he gets a head of steam after the catch.

    Weaknesses: An underachiever throughout most of his career. Showed flashes of breaking out as a senior but then suffered a knee injury that lingered throughout much of the second half of the 2006 season. He also had a lingering shoulder injury in 2005, so durability is a concern. There are worries regarding maturity level and work ethic. He doesn't always run as hard as he can and he occasionally will opt to run out of bounds instead of lowering his shoulder and taking on the defender. He lacks elusiveness and elite acceleration. He will never be a homerun threat in the NFL and he lacks the explosiveness to consistently turn the corner as an outside runner. His effort can be spotty as a blocker and receiver. He lacks good route running skills and needs much work in that facet of the game. Struggles to adjust to the poorly thrown pass and can look stiff as a receiver.

    Overall: Wynn was redshirted in 2002. In 2003, he played in all 13 games seeing time at running back and on special teams. He finished the year with 540 rushing yards on 115 carries (4.7 average), scored seven touchdowns, and caught 12 passes for 82 yards and one touchdown. In 2004, Wynn played in eight games missing four contests (Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida State, Miami) due to a groin injury. He rushed for 217 yards on 58 carries (3.7 average) and five touchdowns and he also caught five passes for 75 yards. In 2005, Wynn missed the opener against Wyoming by apparently committing team violations but was not officially suspended and then played in 11 games, making six starts. He led the Gators with 621 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns on 130 carries (4.8 average) and had 12 receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Wynn appeared in all 14 games in 2006, with 10 starts, and carried the ball 143 times for 699 yards (4.9 average) and six touchdowns and also added six catches for 58 yards.

    Wynn has the size, power and agility to make an impact in the NFL. It looked as if the "light was coming on" early in his senior season but a lingering knee injury prevented him from finally reaching his full potential. There are also red flags regarding his durability, immaturity and work ethic that will cause him to slip in the 2007 draft. Wynn is too much of a risk to draft on the first day but he should come off the board shortly thereafter.
     
  2. Arles

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    Really like the pick as he could be an impact back. Has some baggage, but a ton of talent. Ran under 4.4 at one workout and he's 235.
     
  3. cyoung

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    This is a pretty good pickup, I think Jackson will be a better player but he might make some noise in Green Bay as a power back.
     
  4. musccy

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    convert him to fullback :thumbsup:
     
  5. billv

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    A good pick for the seventh round.

    makes me think of Davenport, a little bit, though. Not as big but injury history.
     
  6. MassPackersFan

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    Makes me think of Michael Turner.
     
  7. Jakest3r

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    Looks like a nice pickup.
     
  8. OregonPackFan

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    He is a back that would have gone much higher if he had put in the effort to play to his abillity. There are a lot of things he's going to have to do better, but they are all coachable. Nice pickup in the 7th round.
     

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