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JSpin
08-14-2012, 02:31 PM
According to ESPN, Jeff Demps the sprinter/football player from Florida now wants to join an NFL team this season after returning from the Olympics. This guy has unmatched speed and could be a Sproles type player and special teamer. Should the Giants even give him a look? Check out this clip of his speed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW4X664GRt0

that looks like low 4.2 lmao. fast as ****

dezzzR
08-14-2012, 02:33 PM
I thought this was a Will Demps thread.

Eli TO Shockey
08-14-2012, 02:53 PM
I thought this was a Will Demps thread.


lmao me too, whatever happened to that guy

Rat_bastich
08-14-2012, 02:56 PM
Don't know. It reminds me of the Raiders' James Jett experiment. He was in the NFL for awhile but never really did anything. He was an Olympic sprinter as well.

Eli TO Shockey
08-14-2012, 02:59 PM
as an undrafted free agent, absolutely worth the risk. Nothing to lose here.

jomo
08-14-2012, 03:00 PM
Don't know. It reminds me of the Raiders' James Jett experiment. He was in the NFL for awhile but never really did anything. He was an Olympic sprinter as well.lol It reminds me of Henry Carr and Rocky Thompson.

btbrennan
08-14-2012, 03:01 PM
I thought this was a Will Demps thread.

This. But seriously why not give him a look? If our returners can't get their **** straight then we may need to look into other options for our return game.

JSpin
08-14-2012, 03:08 PM
as an undrafted free agent, absolutely worth the risk. Nothing to lose here.

That's what I'm saying. The Kentucky player in the video had 6 yards and an angle on him and he still outran him lol. That's elite speed. Imagine that returning punts.

slipknottin
08-14-2012, 03:17 PM
I would like to see Hosley and Jernigan given more chances to show what they can do. But if they keep struggling, or Hixon gets injured again, then I would not mind.

Eli TO Shockey
08-14-2012, 04:01 PM
I would like to see Hosley and Jernigan given more chances to show what they can do. But if they keep struggling, or Hixon gets injured again, then I would not mind.

by then..he will surely be on a roster somewhere. A little competition never hurt anyone.

titwio
08-14-2012, 04:26 PM
I would like to see Hosley and Jernigan given more chances to show what they can do. But if they keep struggling, or Hixon gets injured again, then I would not mind.

You realize Jeff Demps is a RB right?

Also he would have been taken easily in the draft this year if he didn't decide to train for the olympics. He had a pretty good career at Florida.

He must have been watching Chris Rainy last weekend.

wuzpapn
08-14-2012, 04:40 PM
Yea let's go try out another RB when our DT department needs all the attention it can get. Why are you so worried about an olympic runner when we're having battles between Wilson, Scott, and Ware. We don't need another RB prospect.

titwio
08-14-2012, 04:45 PM
Yea let's go try out another RB when our DT department needs all the attention it can get. Why are you so worried about an olympic runner when we're having battles between Wilson, Scott, and Ware. We don't need another RB prospect.

It's not about need. It's about stock piling talent and getting him at a low price.

wuzpapn
08-14-2012, 04:47 PM
Well now that we have a need for DTs, there's really no reason to waste money on a $40 pair of sandals (when you have 4 pairs already) rather than getting a nice pair of $100 sneakers. If you catch my comparison.

titwio
08-14-2012, 04:59 PM
The Giants have no idea what they have in Scott yet and he's not guaranteed to make the team either. Right now the only pair of shoes they have is AB, Ware, and Wilson. Ware is nothing special and neither is Brown.

I think your underestimating the value of what speed offers. GM's are always looking to add it and sometimes guys get tryouts just because they're fast. Demps played in the SEC so it's not like he's just fast and can't play. I can definitely see him being used as a Sproles type.

I expect many teams will show interest in him.

JesseJames
08-14-2012, 05:01 PM
I have to agree that we need to be on the lookout for a good DT because the ones we have are going down like flies and it could turn out to be a problem if not addressed soon .

titwio
08-14-2012, 05:09 PM
The Buccaneers are "seriously interested" in signing Olympic silver medalist and ex-Florida RB Jeff Demps.

One of several teams interested in the 4x100-meter relay star, the Bucs have been "touching base" with Demps since early summer. The team envisions him as a slot receiver/running back hybrid who can also help on kickoff returns. Demps ran for 2,470 yards and 23 touchdowns while averaging 28.8 yards per kickoff return with the Gators. A speedier version of Dexter McCluster, Demps should find an NFL home quickly now that he's shifted his focus back to football.


I don't see remaining unsigned for long...I honestly would have taken before Chris Rainy if he entered the draft.

Tommy_Ribs
08-14-2012, 08:17 PM
Tampa Bay is supposedly is in the running to sign him. Check ProFootballtalk.com in the rumor mill section.

slipknottin
08-14-2012, 09:54 PM
You realize Jeff Demps is a RB right?

You realize he is tiny, right?

Hes around 160 pounds.

Hes a HB like Dexter McCluster is a HB. Maybe a 2-3 carry a game guy at most.

He is a return man and a utility player. Not a HB.

And competition is a great thing, but there are only so many reps per position. Other positions are more of a need.

greenca190
08-14-2012, 10:05 PM
i dont think that coaches and scouts are saying to themselves "well, we're struggling at one position right now, so we shouldn't try and make any other position better".

i'm sure the new york giants have guys looking at him. it's a matter of if he is interested (I wouldn't be if I was him, with ahamad bradshaw penciled in as the starter and the future starter in david wilson drafted in the first round this year) and if the money, timing, etc. is right.

jaxnygmen
08-14-2012, 10:08 PM
Kid can return punts and kicks. Super fast. Worth a go if you ask me. Saw him plenty at Florida.

titwio
08-14-2012, 10:16 PM
You realize he is tiny, right?

I realize this...But I was mentioning it because he's not only a return specialist. He is a Sproles type who can catch and run out the backfield. I have him listed at 175lb which is fine....No doubt he'll get bigger, but if a team can get him for the low-low (which is what he's at now) you take a chance and bring him in. Worse case scenario you cut him.