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darnik44
02-16-2009, 07:59 PM
Who likes this kid?


http://www.nflspot.com/nfldraftbars/09pegues.jpg
Ht.: 5-10
Wt.: 196
School: Mississippi State
Class: Senior

Derek Pegues is perhaps one of the best overall athletes in this years class. A very versatile player, Pegues can play free safety or cornerback. Free safety is likely where Pegues will earn his money at the next level. His ability to play man to man coverage should allow him to step into the line-up early and cover the slot on passing downs. Pegues has great ball skills and a knack for making big plays. Pegues is also very good with the ball in his hands. Weather it be after an interception or on a kick or punt return, Pegues is always a threat to score. Pegues also has a lot of experience. He was a 3 year starter at Mississippi State and also saw significant playing time as a true freshmen.

Pegues straight line speed will be the main thing scouts want to see from his at the combine. His timed speed may ultimately lock him into playing safety. While not slow, Pegues probably isn't a guy whose going to run in the 4.3 range. Pegues looks to have 4.48-4.52 type of speed. His tackling is the one area he will need some work. His overall strength will probably need to get better, which in turn should help some in the tackling area in addition to some coaching on form tackling.

Pegues is a prospect I personally like a lot. Aside from his physical attributes and abilities as a football player, Pegues has a lot of very nice intangibles. Pegues has great instincts and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. He plays hard every snap.

Pegues will have to clear up some off the field character issues from his past.

I seem to grade Pegues much higher than most. I see him a fringe first round prospect. I see Pegues going off the board somewhere between picks 25 and 50.

Highlights (http://video.google.com/videosearch?sourceid=navclient&rls=HPIA,HPIA:2009-07,HPIA:en&q=Derek%20Pegues&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#)

BIO (http://www.mstateathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90891&SPID=10997&DB_OEM_ID=16800&ATCLID=944416&Q_SEASON=2008)

K Train
02-16-2009, 08:07 PM
Who likes this kid?


http://www.nflspot.com/nfldraftbars/09pegues.jpg
Ht.: 5-10
Wt.: 196
School: Mississippi State
Class: Senior

Derek Pegues is perhaps one of the best overall athletes in this years class. A very versatile player, Pegues can play free safety or cornerback. Free safety is likely where Pegues will earn his money at the next level. His ability to play man to man coverage should allow him to step into the line-up early and cover the slot on passing downs. Pegues has great ball skills and a knack for making big plays. Pegues is also very good with the ball in his hands. Weather it be after an interception or on a kick or punt return, Pegues is always a threat to score. Pegues also has a lot of experience. He was a 3 year starter at Mississippi State and also saw significant playing time as a true freshmen.

Pegues straight line speed will be the main thing scouts want to see from his at the combine. His timed speed may ultimately lock him into playing safety. While not slow, Pegues probably isn't a guy whose going to run in the 4.3 range. Pegues looks to have 4.48-4.52 type of speed. His tackling is the one area he will need some work. His overall strength will probably need to get better, which in turn should help some in the tackling area in addition to some coaching on form tackling.

Pegues is a prospect I personally like a lot. Aside from his physical attributes and abilities as a football player, Pegues has a lot of very nice intangibles. Pegues has great instincts and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. He plays hard every snap.

Pegues will have to clear up some off the field character issues from his past.

I seem to grade Pegues much higher than most. I see him a fringe first round prospect. I see Pegues going off the board somewhere between picks 25 and 50.

Highlights (http://video.google.com/videosearch?sourceid=navclient&rls=HPIA,HPIA:2009-07,HPIA:en&q=Derek%20Pegues&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#)

BIO (http://www.mstateathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90891&SPID=10997&DB_OEM_ID=16800&ATCLID=944416&Q_SEASON=2008)

wow fringe first? i think thats unlikely. 5th round, 4th at best.

but i do agree, i like him though, the 4.5 will hurt him and hes weak in run support, like you said his tackling needs help, but hes overall pretty soft...

his best case for the scouts is his success against some top competition in the SEC

Thomas_43
02-16-2009, 08:25 PM
I like Pegues. I've gotten to see him play a few times over the past couple years since I've moved to FL. I think he'll prolly go somewhere between picks 50-65 myself. Dallas, Philly or even us targeting him between those picks.

--- Added 2/16/2009 at 06:25 PM ---

Btw Darnik, What are your thoughts on Louis Delmas, FS, Western Michigan? Was curious, I've seen his name tossed around a lot as of late.

darnik44
02-16-2009, 08:55 PM
I like Pegues. I've gotten to see him play a few times over the past couple years since I've moved to FL. I think he'll prolly go somewhere between picks 50-65 myself. Dallas, Philly or even us targeting him between those picks.

--- Added 2/16/2009 at 06:25 PM ---

Btw Darnik, What are your thoughts on Louis Delmas, FS, Western Michigan? Was curious, I've seen his name tossed around a lot as of late.

It just so happens he was my "prospect of the day" this past Saturday at NFLSpot. I write up a brief overview of a new prospect every day. Here's his.


http://www.nflspot.com/nfldraftbars/09delmas.jpg
Ht.: 5-11
Wt.: 197
School: Western Michigan
Class: Senior

Louis Delmas is a hard hitting, senior safety from Western Michigan. Delmas has shot up draft boards recently, and for good reason. No safety in the country plays the run better than Delmas or can lay the wood like him. A very agressive player, one knock is he can be over-agressive at time. Despite being terrifice in run support, Delmas will need to refine his pass coverage skills. Delmas is pretty good against the pass from his natural FS position, but when he needs to step up and cover the slot man to man he can struggle a bit. All that said, Delmas is still pretty solid versus the pass, he just lacks the things that could move a safety prospect into the top 15 range. At the upcoming combine, scouts will be paying close attention to his hips and his ability to change direction quickly. They will also obviously be anticipating his 40 time.

Right now Delmas looks be be a possible late first round pick or early second round. I see Delmas being in play between picks 21-50. I don't see a lot of chance for him to get anywhere near the 50th picks, but stranger things have happened.

Highlights (http://video.google.com/videosearch?sourceid=navclient&rls=HPIA,HPIA:2009-06,HPIA:en&q=louis%20delmas&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#)

BIO (http://www.wmubroncos.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4600&ATCLID=129710)