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Question on Nick Kasa

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by VCBuff, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. VCBuff

    VCBuff Active Member

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    This guy is a total enigma to me. By all accounts he is a freak athlete but really has struggled to find a home. Wasn't part of the reason he switched from Florida to CU was because they saw him as an OL? His first two years he splits time between DT an DE. I went to the ASU game last year and I remember him standing over by the bench off by himself when CU was on D (I have to admit though I was a bit over served at the tailgate so this may not be accurate for the entire game). Then he gets switched to TE in the middle of the year.

    Never been suspended, no grade issues and I have never any rumors of him complaining and he appears to be a team guy.

    What gives? How has this guy not had more success? He sure as hell seems like somebody that would be easy to root for.
     
  2. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I could have sworn they saw him at TE in Florida too. It is really hard to figure out why he hasn't turned out exactly what we had hoped. He didn't play at a powerhouse in high school which may have hurt his development.
     
  3. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Lets hope that he has a good senior year like Toney Clemons did and has a shot in the NFL.
     
  4. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    As much as the NFL drafts off Combine results, he has a pretty good shot.
     
  5. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    so do any seniors beside Pericek and Dannewitz see an NFL training camp?
     
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  6. J-R-K

    J-R-K Well-Known Member

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    When Kasa rose his arms while running into the endzone shouldn't that have been a penalty and a negated TD?
     
  7. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    I seem to recall that the only reason he chose CU is that he could play DL here, Florida wanted him to only play TE.
     
  8. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I thought that when I first saw it, but it would have been a chicken sh!t call. He wasn't taunting anybody. He was clearly gesturing towards the CU section, not anybody else.
     
  9. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    It seems like they have eased up on that this season. Haven't seen it called yet for something like Kasa did. Holding the ball behind you towards the defender and high-stepping will get you flagged.
     
  10. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Florida wanted him as an OL. Probably was the right choice in retrospect. He wasn't overly good at DL because he wasn't a fit for DT, but didn't have the quickness for DE. TE or OL is probably his best position. He's actually pretty fast once he gets going, he just doesn't have the burst you need in an edge rusher.
     
  11. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Especially at TE where there is a track record of athletes without much experience turning into game changers in the NFL.
     
  12. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Danno - No chance
    Pericek - Maybe
     
  13. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    And his GF.
     
  14. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    Probably his biggest mistake was not red shirting his freshman year, he ended up be injured and not playing much but played too much to get a medical Red Shirt - he injured his knee in the fall scrimmage and should of sat out but played 4 games in the middle of the season.

    He knew that there was a possibility he would end up on offense no matter where he went.
     
  15. tante

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    Remember that doesn't mean they get drafted.
     
  16. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yeah I know, I just don't see Danno getting an invite
     
  17. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    I can see Kasa, Pericak, Rippy, Major, and Polk getting looks depending on how the season goes. I can easily see all of them not getting drafted or an invite as well. Polk, Kasa, and Rippy would be based on measurables or past performance. Major and Pericak are good players, but I kinda doubt they're NFL players. Major's 40 time would be interesting.
     
  18. MtnBuff

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    Pericak is helping himself a lot this year with the move to DE. The league loves guys who can play multiple spots and his measurables for a combo guy are pretty good. He should do well at the combine with his measurables.

    Major and Rippy both have to recover a lot more from their knee injuries, Major hasn't been the same since. He isn't big enough to play in the NFL unless he does it with quickness and the knee has takent a lot of that away.

    Polk has to finally get healthy as well. He is a hitter who also has decent cover skills for a safety. If he runs well in the combine he could easily slip into the last rounds of the draft.

    Dannowitz is a good versatile kid but isn't strong enough or quick enough for the league. If he couldn't win a starting job easily in this group the league isn't going to pay much attention to him.
     
  19. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    For his first 2 years, Kasa received bad DL coaching. Bandison was awful.

    On top of that, his first year was a lost year due to injury and illness.

    Last year, he wasn't picking up the new defensive techniques and performing to the level he knew he needed to if he wanted to make a difference at CU and have a shot at the NFL. So, about mid-season Kasa approached the coaching staff about moving to TE (knowing that we wouldn't have any 2012 seniors at the position and Brookhart wanted him).

    That's pretty much the story.
     
  20. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Polk might get more looks than anyone.
     
  21. BuffsRising

    BuffsRising Well-Known Member

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    Once we moved to the 3-4, Kasa's days on defense were numbered. He is 6'6", 260, and those aren't the measureables for a 3-4 down lineman. He isn't explosive enough to play the rush linebacker in the 3-4, so that's that. He could have kept his weight down to 245 or so and been turned into a Ted Hendricks type, a strong-side outside linebacker that drops into coverage and uses his wingspan to disrupt things, but nobody uses guys that against the spread.
     
  22. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I could see Pericak being a 3-4 DE in the NFL. I agree on Polk, unfortunately for him he is missing a lot of his SR year. And let's not get carried away on Kasa, he has the size but is still only averaging 1 reception/ game.
     
  23. MtnBuff

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    Unless Kasa makes a huge jump in production before the end of the season he has little hope of getting drafted. At the same time the NFL is in love with measurables and looking for hidden gems.

    Kasa is a huge guy who can run fast. He is also a guy who will impress scouts who take the time to talk to him. There is bound to be more than one team that wants to bring him in a training camp fodder just to see if he can step up and surprise somebody.
     

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