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Guest NDisNCin2010

what say DD folks about Darius going undrafted?

i was shocked. but then i think back to CW, from that presser while back and his body language, saying wasnt consulted on "go-no go" to nfl by darius, rather just informed by darius he was leaving.

chances are CW would have put out feelers and told dw to stay.

just MHO...

i really liked DW and hope he catches on in Chi-town.

keep in mind only 7 rounds now (used to be 12 round) nfl drafts...so lots of good guys go undrafted and catch on-hope darius proves them all wrong!

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Guest JerseyDomer

He actually has NOT signed on with the Bears... the reports and rumors are false....

 

was verified by a family friend on Darius who contacted a staff member of B&G to inform of this

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Neither Weis nor Haywood showed up at the presser. I think Walkers dad was a bit miffed, Weis certainly did not push for him. I shrugged my shoulders, leave early whenI didn't expect it you pay your price. You do me I do you. Been "No comment" by his dad. Get's to "What price loyalty" sooooo I really don't care.

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would think the New York Football Giants might take a shot on him in light of Tiki Barber unexpected departure...

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If he has not been picked up by the Bears, or any other team for that matter, that must be a huge disappointment.

 

Do you think he's been blacklisted on something, or his agent is just poison?

 

His speed is not top-line, but it's not completely 3rd teir.

 

He has smarts and is a complete player... attractive for a third down back.

 

He'd make a great back in the CFL... but not to even make a chance to catch a practice squad... questionable.

 

I'm a bit surprised if he doesn't have a Free Agency evaluation deal... not surprised he wasn't drafted.

 

Draft is about potential... or immediate impact. Darius does not have a lot of either, in my opinion. Loved him as a player at ND.

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Put it this way: If you're drafted, and you want money, you want Drew Rosenhaus.

 

If you're an undrafted free agent, and you have Drew Rosenhaus, you're screwed.

 

Teams sign non drafted free agents because they're cheap competition in training camp, and who knows, they might be able to show up and prove their scouts wrong. A low risk, low stress investment.

 

Yet if you've got a completely intolerable agent to deal with, DW is never going to get his foot in the door. The risk increases with the money Rosenhaus is invariably going to fight for, as does the stress of his negotiating tactics. Besides, Rosenhaus's go-to tactic is to hold out when negotiations go stale or badly... which, if you were never signed or drafted in the first place, isn't an option.

 

If he's lucky, he'll find a place, but considering the way things have gone between the Bears and Drew with the Lance Briggs negotiations, and how the negotiations for first round pick Greg Olsen could end up ("He's the #1 TE in this year's draft, and should be paid like it!"), I doubt that place is Chicago.

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Agreed, Russ. He dances a lot. He's got the kind of speed that means he'll never be more explosive than a Curtis Martin, who rarely eclipsed a run of 20 yards (and I'm NOT saying he's as good as him, far from it). Its one thing to run with patience, on slow developing plays, but its another to jitterbug around on a slow developing play; the difference is between Priest Holmes behind some of those great offensive lines of about 5 years ago, and a guy who doesn't have a job in the NFL.

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Bottom line is that if he had asked for advice from CW , he would still be there . I don't know where these parents get their idea's sometimes. They are all in a hurry to rush their lives. Darius was a great kid but needed another year.

 

Now we will mocve on without him :?

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Bottom line is that if he had asked for advice from CW , he would still be there . I don't know where these parents get their idea's sometimes. They are all in a hurry to rush their lives. Darius was a great kid but needed another year.

 

Now we will mocve on without him :?

 

Darius' dad did play in the NFL if my memory serves correctly. So, his parents do have some understanding of the process and connections within the system.

 

Personally, I'm not surprised he didn't get drafted but I sure thought someone would pick him up as a third down back. He is a good blocker and receiver and could certainly help in that capacity.

 

It's too bad though because I always felt Darius was a good guy and I really would like to see good things for him.

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There are very few guys that earn an NFL paycheck who aren't explosive guys who can make big runs happen. The only guys that really didn't feature 30+ yard runs in their game were backs like Mike Alstott, and towards the end of his career, Jerome Bettis, and the one anomaly: Curtis Martin.

 

Even more important for Walker, how many backup RB's with little special teams experience, who lack explosive qualities, stay on an NFL roster? The answer is very few. Plus, the way he runs, avoiding contact when going out of bounds, that won't win over many guys in the scouting department or an NFL locker room.

 

I hope he can stick somewhere, but the odds are stacked against him.

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Its sad Calves....

 

I Knew it was a bad idea the moment he left!

 

If you leave The University Of Notre Dame early, You better be a guaranteed 1st round pick...if not you make ND look bad... Good luck D Walker!

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Guest Mikey G

I personally had a bad feeling when I heard he declared for the draft without consulting Weis first. I think he knew that Weis would tell him to stay another year, but then again, what does a former NFL coach know? Hate to say it, but he kinda deserved it for doing something I am sure Weis would've advised against had Walker consulted him first.

 

Maybe not consulting Weis first showed a character flaw to the NFL scouts??? That maybe he likes to do things his own way and not listen to his coaches. I don't know, just throwing something out there.

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Welcome to DD Mikey. I think that DW can catch on with the right team. He definetly isn't a #1 back, but he does look like he could be a good 3rd down back. He catches the ball well, he picks up blitzes well and he is pretty intelligent. I hope for him and his familys sake everything works out well for him, after all he is a domer.

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