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Old 09-06-2015, 05:41 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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And did I mention bench presses 400 lbs and squats 600lbs with a mere body fat measure of 6%.

All that aside a great profile on an extraordinary young man on and off the field.

Oh, just in case there is any thug talk, the boy's girlfriend is a Texas State Trooper.
Whenever a local talking head would rave about a Baltimore Colt prospect: can jump over a Volkswagen, can bench press the planet Jupiter, etc., etc., Artie Donovan would say, "But can he play football?"

Oh, and by-the-way, this extraordinary young man was suspended for Baylor's opener for violating team rules.

Shawn Oakman, Orion Stewart suspended for Baylor Bears' season opener against SMU Mustangs
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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Whenever a local talking head would rave about a Baltimore Colt prospect: can jump over a Volkswagen, can bench press the planet Jupiter, etc., etc., Artie Donovan would say, "But can he play football?"
Exactly. I hope this young man has a very successful career no matter where he lands, but it is foolishness to predict how 'unstoppable' he will be before he has played even a single down of professional football.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Exactly. I hope this young man has a very successful career no matter where he lands, but it is foolishness to predict how 'unstoppable' he will be before he has played even a single down of professional football.
I'll never forget the Sports Illustrated cover-boy Tony Mandrich. The title red "The Incredible Bulk".
As brilliantly stated by Art Donovan, "but can he play football". Though he had physical stats that were never duplicated in the NFL up to that point, Mandrich was a total bust.

I went to a Vikings/Packers game during Mandrich's rookie year and watched him being manhandled by the Vikings defensive linemen all game long. This was a watershed game not only because of Mandrich, but it was the first game played by Herchell Walker after the infamous Minnesota/Dallas trade bringing him to Minneapolis and sending all the draft picks Dallas needed to win multiple Super Bowls.

Walker ran ruffshod all over the Packers that game and never came close to that effort the rest of the time with the Vikings. In a nutshell, he stunk.
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