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Darwin going pro

Post by FormerlyVegasAggie71 » December 27th, 2018, 5:42 pm

This is surprising to me. Next man up.




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Thompson entering draft

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Darwin Thompson to the draft

Post by aceofspadeskb » December 27th, 2018, 5:42 pm

Dang...

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Re: Darwin Thompson to the draft

Post by QuackAttackAggie » December 27th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Didn't see that coming


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Re: Darwin going pro

Post by Aglicious » December 27th, 2018, 5:56 pm

This has been alluded to for over a week on the forums by several posters, it was expected.

Doesn't make it suck any less to see it made official though.



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Re: Darwin going pro

Post by slcagg » December 27th, 2018, 5:57 pm

Will he be drafted? Seems like an interesting choice to me.



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Post by dyedblue » December 27th, 2018, 6:05 pm

I hope he succeeds and does well. I think another year would have helped him out, but I can't blame him for trying to get paid.


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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by kofdog » December 27th, 2018, 6:30 pm

Is it like B-ball where you can declare and not get an agent and then come back? (A guy can dream right)



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Post by ineptimusprime » December 27th, 2018, 6:35 pm

He will test well at the combine and will get drafted. Happy for him.

After losing Night Runner and now Thompson declaring, we are due for some good news now though, right?



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by Imakeitrain » December 27th, 2018, 6:40 pm

1 year for a running back is a big deal. A guy can be an all pro at 28 and out of the league at 29. A 10 year career for a running back is considered a long career.

If someone can get drafted I’ll almost always root for them to take the money. Unless- they can legitimately be a 1st round pick in 1 yr, aren’t currently a 1st round pick and is confident they will not be injured.

Stinks for us, but I’m confident he will not only be drafted but will be drafted earlier than some think. I think he’ll make a name in the NFL- and it’ll benefit us in recruiting.


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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by WasatchAggie » December 27th, 2018, 6:51 pm

You can’t blame our kids for seeking the dream. As mentioned, he should do well which should help us in recruiting now and in the future. FWIW, I think it speaks highly of our program as well.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by GeorgiaAggie » December 27th, 2018, 7:05 pm

I guess we’ll be in the market for a JC running back in February.



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Re: Darwin Thompson to the draft

Post by aggies22 » December 27th, 2018, 7:51 pm

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Didn't see that coming


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You should have seen it coming, I confirmed it a week or so ago.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by aggies22 » December 27th, 2018, 7:54 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 6:35 pm
He will test well at the combine and will get drafted. Happy for him.

After losing Night Runner and now Thompson declaring, we are due for some good news now though, right?
He has to be invited to the combine first. That's the trick. Remember Aggie stalwarts such as Zach Vigil didn't get invited to the combine.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by aggies22 » December 27th, 2018, 7:55 pm

GeorgiaAggie wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 7:05 pm
I guess we’ll be in the market for a JC running back in February.
As long as Dadrion Taylor is still coming, we don't have room to take another RB before February. The only way we take another RB is over the summer as a push forward.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by Sl7vk » December 27th, 2018, 8:21 pm

This is a huge mistake by Darwin.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by bluegrouse » December 27th, 2018, 8:24 pm

Damn. Knew it was coming but still sucks. I wish him all the best. Hope he kills it.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by Jjoey53 » December 27th, 2018, 8:38 pm

Even if he doesn’t go to combine, he can dazzle the scouts on his pro day. Best f luck to him.


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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by YoungBloodAggie » December 27th, 2018, 9:00 pm

Does anyone know if he can squat a lot or jump high?


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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by JonnyCienPesos » December 27th, 2018, 9:08 pm

YoungBloodAggie wrote:Does anyone know if he can squat a lot or jump high?
I don’t know. That’s not something anyone really talks about.


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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by Chatman » December 27th, 2018, 9:16 pm

So......Our offense is going to struggle next year.....like I said, 6 wins will be a huge accomplishment with the amount of firepower we have lost on the offensive side of the ball.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by Ahbye » December 27th, 2018, 9:21 pm

I dunno. Gary did manage to get three NFL backs drafted one year. I'm betting we'll be just fine.



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Re: Darwin Thompson to the draft

Post by QuackAttackAggie » December 27th, 2018, 9:26 pm

aggies22 wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 7:51 pm
QuackAttackAggie wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Didn't see that coming


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You should have seen it coming, I confirmed it a week or so ago.
Must be because I don’t read your posts.

Actually it’s because of the time difference I can’t keep up with all the posts, so I tend to just read the titles when I get home from work.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by dyedblue » December 27th, 2018, 9:28 pm

His pro day will be huge for him.


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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by Sl7vk » December 27th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Gerold Bright time.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by sambonethegreat » December 27th, 2018, 10:04 pm

Sl7vk wrote:This is a huge mistake by Darwin.
Is it? He rushed over 1,000 yards while splitting carries and sitting out several 4th quarters. I say he’ll probably make it in the NFL.


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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by Sl7vk » December 27th, 2018, 10:06 pm

sambonethegreat wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Sl7vk wrote:This is a huge mistake by Darwin.
Is it? He rushed over 1,000 yards while splitting carries and sitting out several 4th quarters. I say he’ll probably make it in the NFL.


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Oh, no question that he'll make it.

It's the difference between 7th round and 3rd round IMHO. Lot's of money is that difference.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by JonnyCienPesos » December 27th, 2018, 10:08 pm

Sl7vk wrote:
sambonethegreat wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Sl7vk wrote:This is a huge mistake by Darwin.
Is it? He rushed over 1,000 yards while splitting carries and sitting out several 4th quarters. I say he’ll probably make it in the NFL.


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Oh, no question that he'll make it.

It's the difference between 7th round and 3rd round IMHO. Lot's of money is that difference.
Either way it will be a lot more than the $0 he makes now.


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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by 2004AG » December 27th, 2018, 10:12 pm

Ahbye wrote:I dunno. Gary did manage to get three NFL backs drafted one year. I'm betting we'll be just fine.
He’s not a Miracle worker. Darwin Thompson’s don’t grow on trees.


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Post by dyedblue » December 27th, 2018, 10:13 pm

He'll make at least $500,000 his first year. That is 10 years worth of degree salary. I'd say it's worth it, if he can get drafted.


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Post by ineptimusprime » December 27th, 2018, 11:13 pm

We really ought to give Jaylen Warren from Snow a shot if we decide to take another back.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by Olderthandirt » December 27th, 2018, 11:18 pm

sambonethegreat wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Sl7vk wrote:This is a huge mistake by Darwin.
Is it? He rushed over 1,000 yards while splitting carries and sitting out several 4th quarters. I say he’ll probably make it in the NFL.


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I don't blame him. What kind of stats would he put up next year that is better than this? Assuming he is splitting time with Bright, I can't see him doing much better. Hope he does great.



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Post by FloridaAggie13 » December 27th, 2018, 11:20 pm

Even if he's drafted in a late round, it's probably a good move. He needs to earn a roster spot and a drafted player will be given more opportunities in training camp than a non-drafted player. Plus, with many NFL offenses eschewing the classic definition of a RB (Adrian Peterson, etc.) in favor of a back that runs well out of the spread and still catch passes, he will definitely get a shot.

He seemed injured the last few weeks of the season and I wonder if that made him think the clock is always ticking on a RB's career. The negative is if he goes undrafted when one more year in the spotlight could have guaranteed him a mid-round pick and money.



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by brownjeans » December 27th, 2018, 11:52 pm

Sl7vk wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 10:06 pm
sambonethegreat wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Sl7vk wrote:This is a huge mistake by Darwin.
Is it? He rushed over 1,000 yards while splitting carries and sitting out several 4th quarters. I say he’ll probably make it in the NFL.
Oh, no question that he'll make it.

It's the difference between 7th round and 3rd round IMHO. Lot's of money is that difference.
Not really



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Re: Thompson entering draft

Post by aggies22 » December 27th, 2018, 11:53 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 11:13 pm
We really ought to give Jaylen Warren from Snow a shot if we decide to take another back.
If he'll sign in the summer, so that he'll be a push forward, I can get on board with this.



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