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6th Round (212): Kofi Amichia [OG; South Florida]
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JBURGE25


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shanedorf wrote:
"One team told me, 'When you look at his pro day numbers, he's a superior athlete and the film doesn't match the pro day numbers,'" said Austin Atkinson, Amichia's agent.

That's when the details -- gory ones, at that -- would surface. What the scouts saw on tape was a guy wincing through the final stretch of his college career, hoping that right kneecap wouldn't again slide out of place. In the absence of NFL-caliber potential, these evaluators were seeing NFL-caliber perseverance.

"He was playing on survival mode a little bit (last year)," former Bulls offensive line coach Darren Hiller said.
Today, that toughness, combined with a more stabilized knee and at least two head-turning pre-draft workouts, have elevated Amichia's NFL stock.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bulls/nfl-call-could-arrive-for-usf-tough-man-kofi-amichia/2321647
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I'm glad we got one of our LT to guard guys
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Anyone think it's oddly suspicious that New England jumped five slots to the pick directly in front of us to take Will Holden before the Packers drafted our OL?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

justo wrote:
Anyone think it's oddly suspicious that New England jumped five slots to the pick directly in front of us to take Will Holden before the Packers drafted our OL?
Don't you mean Conor McDermott?

No. He's way too tall to be considered a guard prospect.

Amichia was someone they targeted. 1. He fits TT's athletic thresholds and 2. was brought in for a pre-draft visit.
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Chili wrote:
justo wrote:
Anyone think it's oddly suspicious that New England jumped five slots to the pick directly in front of us to take Will Holden before the Packers drafted our OL?
Don't you mean Conor McDermott?

No. He's way too tall to be considered a guard prospect.

Amichia was someone they targeted. 1. He fits TT's athletic thresholds and 2. was brought in for a pre-draft visit.


Proof pre-draft visits do matter. I actually think the TJ Watt visit was about Biegel.
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Can we call him Starbucks?

If someone else has a better coffee-related nickname let's hear it.


We can call him 68-bucks or whatever his number is.

Or Maxwell House
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

His catchphrase should be "Smell the Kofi bitches" Laughing
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skibrett15 wrote:
Cadmus wrote:
Can we call him Starbucks?

If someone else has a better coffee-related nickname let's hear it.


We can call him 68-bucks or whatever his number is.

Or Maxwell House


This is an excellent train of thought, but now I'm kind of partial to Folgers.
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justo wrote:
Anyone think it's oddly suspicious that New England jumped five slots to the pick directly in front of us to take Will Holden before the Packers drafted our OL?


Not sure what kind of response you are looking for here.

Do I think the Patriots are aware of the Packers draft tendencies and may have been concerned about a McDemott selection? Sure, I wouldn't say that's completely unreasonable.

Do I think the Packers were ever going to draft McDermott over Amichia? No.

Chili has the right idea here. The Packers clearly targeted Amichia and you could make a solid argument he was the best OL fit for the Packers in the entire class (certainly of the Day 3 players). I'm probably in the minority, but I had a higher grade on Amichia than McDemott and it wasn't particularly close.
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Quite possible. Teams do that often, knowing other teams needs and tendencies.

Maybe GB would have picked both McDermott and Amichia. All just speculation at this point though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cadmus wrote:
skibrett15 wrote:
Cadmus wrote:
Can we call him Starbucks?

If someone else has a better coffee-related nickname let's hear it.


We can call him 68-bucks or whatever his number is.

Or Maxwell House


This is an excellent train of thought, but now I'm kind of partial to Folgers.


My hubby likes the McCafe you can now buy at grocery stores (I'm not a coffee drinker).
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justo wrote:
Anyone think it's oddly suspicious that New England jumped five slots to the pick directly in front of us to take Will Holden before the Packers drafted our OL?



They knew we had to get one somewhere.
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Cadmus wrote:
skibrett15 wrote:
Cadmus wrote:
Can we call him Starbucks?
If someone else has a better coffee-related nickname let's hear it.


We can call him 68-bucks or whatever his number is.

Or Maxwell House


This is an excellent train of thought, but now I'm kind of partial to Folgers.


Kofi and his family hail from Ghana...and the best coffee in Ghana is called

" Upcountry "

"My quickness off the ball, my acceleration off the ball is basically my strongest attributes," Amichia said. "
Sounds like he gets Upcountry rather quickly
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On 11 people's boards in the draft game. Laughing


"Ted takes an off the radar athletic left tackle on day 3 with the size to kick inside to guard" is basically the safest proposition in the entire draft. Our starting left tackle is one of them, for goodness sakes.


Ted has a good track record drafting O linemen late. Smile


4-5 round is great, isn't sixth bad, or do we just never keep them?

Caleb Someting, Datko, Whiticker, jurys still out on Murphy. Again I am not too worried, we must have one of the best oline coaches in the league. But fourth and fifth round TT is lights out, well except Newhouse.


Depends how you look at those guys. Andrew Datko was a project that had major injuries and never met his full potential. Caleb Schlauderaff was not very good for the Packers, but we at least got a little bit of a refund from the Jets. Will Whitticker was also not very good. But he did beat out two veteran FA pickups and started most of that season, which is probably more than is expected from a rookie late rounder.
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Shanedorf wrote:
Cadmus wrote:
skibrett15 wrote:
Cadmus wrote:
Can we call him Starbucks?
If someone else has a better coffee-related nickname let's hear it.


We can call him 68-bucks or whatever his number is.

Or Maxwell House


This is an excellent train of thought, but now I'm kind of partial to Folgers.


Kofi and his family hail from Ghana...and the best coffee in Ghana is called

" Upcountry "

"My quickness off the ball, my acceleration off the ball is basically my strongest attributes," Amichia said. "
Sounds like he gets Upcountry rather quickly


Something about a French Press?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cadmus wrote:
Chili has the right idea here. The Packers clearly targeted Amichia and you could make a solid argument he was the best OL fit for the Packers in the entire class (certainly of the Day 3 players). I'm probably in the minority, but I had a higher grade on Amichia than McDemott and it wasn't particularly close.


While I don't agree about having a higher grade on Amichia than McDermott, I generally agree with this line of thinking. I really don't believe McDermott was valued as highly in the Packers' war room as Amichia was. Doesn't mean he's the better player, but fits what the Packers want to do more than McDermott does IMO.
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