The second-round draft choice. "Memories have been made to conform with what you wish you had done or said," Brown says. 'Is this BS?' "He reminds me of a shorter but faster Pat McInally," Pete Brown wrote. "I don't know where that one came from," Brown says of the photo story. I was told that Mac Jones would be a late first-round pick early in the process. Brady's competitiveness during his time with the New England Patriots. He also carried the ball 18 times for 100 yards. But, the first 10 yards for a receiver are not relevant. . I am not sure if the Patriots would prefer Mac Jones or Justin Fields, so I gave them my choice: Justin Fields. I think he has plenty of time and the physical skills to improve there, though. 37. So, the Cardinals will try to replace Patrick Peterson with a similar presence in their secondary. Collinsworth is currently second on the Bengals' all-time list for receivers with 417 catches for 6,698 yards. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. Collinsworth finished his collegiate career by being named the MVP of the 1980 Tangerine Bowl. Phillips flew all over the field with a violent approach and never showed any signs that he was dealing with a history of concussions. His son, Austin, played football at the University of Notre Dame. Collinsworth was the host of Inside the Vault on WGN America. He broke through early to help the Bengals to Super Bowl XVI.. But running a 4.39 with the numbers he put up will get him into the first round. Ubile wrote. He's not nearly as physical as Virginia Tech's Christian Darrisaw, but Slater is an incredible pass protector. I remember the conversation afterward," Collinsworth says. Verser one, Collinsworth two. In 1995, he appeared on HBO broadcasting at Wimbledon with Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and Barry MacKay. My mock draft features one trade, as I have the. Collinsworth basically told them to take a hike, went to the Japan Bowl and was the MVP. Smith's lack of size will create doubt until you watch him play. This is where the action really begins. stars, six of whom had participated in previous Superstars finals. He would likely be the first cornerback taken in this draft but for his recent back surgery. Just like you, we are excited to get back to football. "Back then, nobody knew anything.". It has taken me 52 years to say what I really have wanted to say about this, so I will let the venom slowly seep out. It is usually more difficult for long striders to choke it down and make those cuts and be great route runners. This was a tough choice. Again, position versatility gives Vera-Tucker the nod here. He appeared EA Sports NFL Madden 09, 10 as well as 11 and 12. Tough pick here. [24] In addition to co-hosting Inside the NFL on HBO, he returned to NBC as a studio analyst for that network's Sunday night NFL coverage and did color commentary on the NFL Network. He will fight to get in the action as a tackler, but his big shots can also lead to missed tackles. If all it took was straight line speed, every Olympic sprinter would be a great wideout. Quote Tweets. His double-moves are frightening, given his speed, and few receivers run them more often. Tennessee had some success getting linemen on him and attacking downhill, but generally, he is very difficult to block. Collinsworth retired from professional football in 1989. Any time you have a 240-pound edge player, there will be physical concerns. Collinsworth played wide receiver on a competitive Cincinnati Bengals team that made the Super Bowl twice during his eight-year career. Write by: . INDIANAPOLIS _ Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin says he only compares Joe Burrow, his quarterback, to Joe Burrow, a Pro Bowler and two-time winner of the AFC North. February 13, 2023 Space Coast Daily News Brevard Countys Best Newspaper, WATCH! Ginger Kane You've got to create space and most importantly with all of these guys we 've talked about, catch the football. Cris spent his entire NFL career with the Bengals. [5] They moved to nearby Titusville in 1972, where his brother and he attended Astronaut High School, while their father was the principal. 1 on the Bengals list, Collinsworth No. WHY did they run 4.4? There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data. In 1985, Collinsworth signed with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League (USFL), but the contract was voided when he failed the physical due to a bad ankle. His wiggly moves will remind you a little of Jason Pierre-Paul in his early years. The pivotal moment comes when you are already running, make that move on the DB, and THEN burst into the extra gear. 40 Times for Tall Receivers are a Poor Indicator of Speed, Welcome to This page was last edited on 23 February 2023, at 07:02. Just like you, we are excited to get back to football. Wilson misses throws rolling right more than he should, but his skills are special and he could be great. And if not, the Raiders look foolish. His diving catch and collision against Missouri showed his toughness. Michigan Wolverine defensive end Aidan Hutchinson runs 40-yard dash at 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. He makes the kind of plays that can break open a football game. He is currently serving as a sportscaster at NBC, Showtime, and the NFL Network since 2009. Click to reveal The Chargers' history of offensive line issues has been erased in just one offseason. A Superstars special that was held during the N.F.L. "He's a very smart individual," the papers quoted Infante as he explained how he was attracted to Collinsworth by his height and productivity in Florida's pro-style offense. He was all over the place. Most of the pressures Leatherwood gave up at Alabama were to speed rushers, but with his strength, he may never allow a pressure if bumped inside to guard. Port St. Lucie, FL 34952, Stay alert on sports news and events from the Hall. Unlock all tools and content including Player Grades, Fantasy, NFL Draft, Premium Stats, Greenline and DFS. During his career at Florida, Cris caught 120 passes for 1,977 yards and 14 touchdowns, while also scoring two rushing touchdowns and one on a kickoff return. This was a coinflip for me between Farley and the safer pick of Northwesterns Greg Newsome II. 5, New England Patriots trade up for Justin Fields By Cris Collinsworth Apr 29, 2021 Welcome to PFF draft week! While all this back and forth was going on in Cincinnati in the months leading up to the draft, Collinsworth didn't know he was a prospect until the Hula Bowl invited him in the preseason for the post-season all-star game. When drafting at the end of the first round, you can pick physical freaks and hope to coach them in ways they may have missed during the coronavirus-impacted season. Your email address will not be published. "Because I know we took him in the second round and I know my father was in charge. We got lucky He was brave. Collinsworth hadn't done the slide earlier in the year, but he. "(He) had a bad Pro Day. [25] and as of 2022 is in his fourteenth season of the high-profile telecast, and is now paired with Mike Tirico, after Michaels was named the new play-by-play announcer for Prime Videos coverage of Thursday Night Football. Cris Collinsworth hall of fame Initially, he was a guest host for Bob Trumpy (also a Bengals alumnus), but took over the show full-time as Trumpy accepted more television assignments. He is currently ranked 4th in school pass receiving charts and is even tied for NCAA record for longest touchdown pass (99 yards against Rice as a freshman quarterback in 1977). By 2006, he was a sports superstar and well known by the public. After all, he came up just two sacks short of tying Florida's school record for sacks in a single season, notching 11 as a junior in 2018. Arthur Smith did great things in Tennessee with multiple tight end sets, and despite having a defense that needs help everywhere, the value with Pitts here is just too high to draft defense. And Lindy was right. Collinsworth's strength coach at Florida told Wood that the kid was muscular enough to have been named to an All-American strength team. Jones also dealt with plenty of pressure from SEC defenses, as Alabamas protection wasnt always perfect. He isnt a power player or a finesse player, but he lands somewhere dependably in between. If there is one big loser here, it is the 49ers, who would have loved the Patriots to have missed out on one of the top quarterbacks to keep a possible trade for Jimmy Garoppolo alive, but those dreams just ended. [10][8] Though Florida's offense did not improve enough to save the jobs of Dickey or his coaching staff, Collinsworth flourished in his new role. He was smart . You can tell he is smart and has a plan on each and every snap. But football certainly wasnt the only sport in which Collinsworth excelled as he also played baseball, was a four-year letterman in basketball, and also won a state championship in track. He finished his outstanding career at Florida with 120 receptions for 1,937 yards and 14 touchdowns. The next year was big for him as he became a part of NBC's family. Miami even dropped him into coverage from the nose tackle position. 1 WR in the draft. He received a Sports Emmy Award in April 1998 as Outstanding Studio Analyst and his second in 1999. He retired from the NFL following the 1988 season. Austin was also a football player and team captain for Notre Dame. He has power and a great inside move; his one-armed jam creates space that he takes advantage of, and he just has a frenzied approach to the game. During the Muoz era of the '80s, Cincinnati had two MVP QBs and went to the Super Bowl twice. Jaylen Hurts gets an intimidator outside. Farley is the higher upside pick, with 4.25-second speed that jumps out on tape. That would be a mistake, according to Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth. But his best two sports were clearly football and track and field. He will be a favorite of the post-game highlight shows. Surtain has many of those traits: he sees route combinations coming, he studies the QB and not the receiver, he easily gets his head around and finds the ball on deep passes, he is very physical tackling in the flat and he plays with the savvy of a much older player. This isn't a sexy pick, but it gives the Titans a powerful guard, if they choose to play Leatherwood inside, or a solid run-blocking tackle who will need some support in pass protection. He is much more physical after the catch than his size would indicate and would be a legitimate tough guy blocking for a run-dominant Ravens offense. He's the kind of player that, at least at the college level, opposing offensive coordinators had to gameplan around. (Complete Story), What Happened To Peter Warrick? Enjoy Space Coast Daily, Brevard Countys Best and Most Read Magazine, HOT OFF THE PRESS! After retirement, Cris started sportscasting, first on the radio as a guest host, then he took on the show by himself. The reports that Fields has been managing epilepsy may have caused him to drop, but he is an accurate passer, will learn to work through progressions better and is an absolute bear as a runner. "The guy had me on the hook for five minutes," Collinsworth says. He then started working for HBO as a reporter in 1989. The following season Collinsworth led the way in one of the biggest turnarounds in NCAA college football history as Florida finished 8-4. How much he can get away with is always a factor in his success. Toney's weakness comes in traditional route running. Chase can block and even played some tailback, but there is no arguing with the fact that he caught 24 deep balls against SEC competition at just 19 years of age and almost beat Clemson by himself in the 2019 National Championship Game., Mailing Address: [5][6] Cris was successful in multiple sports for the Astronaut War Eagles, and during his senior year in 1976, he won the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 3A 100-yard-dash state championship and was named a high-school All-American quarterback. [29][30], On March 12, 2011, Collinsworth reportedly was among 83 people rescued from Jeff Ruby's Waterfront restaurant in Covington, Kentucky, when the floating restaurant tore loose from its moorings and began to drift on the Ohio River, only to be stopped by the Brent Spence Bridge that links Ohio to Kentucky. The Bears would love to sizzle in this draft, but only solid picks remain. The "XL," stamped on the shorts is a gag. 2,579. The Gators even played him at running back against LSU to try to isolate him, and the Tigers still doubled him. He finished his eight-season NFL career with 417 receptions for 6,698 yards and 36 touchdowns in 107 games. Anthony Cris Collinsworth[1] (born January 27, 1959) is an American sports broadcaster and former professional football player. Rousseau did get cut blocked a few too many times, but when you consider he may put on another 20 pounds, you cant help but think about what he might become. The 40 is a very over rated stat when looking at WR's. This falls under the too good to pass up category for the end of the first round. There is the 6-4 Collinsworth, stripped to gray shorts and gangling at maybe 180 pounds, Mike Brown recalls. When the hands hit 12, Verser caught 23 balls in his career and by the time Collinsworth played in his second Super Bowl, he was out of the league. In 2009, Collinsworth filled the color-commentator role vacated by John Madden on NBC's Sunday Night Football, with Al Michaels. Despite a cordial chat with legendary coach Paul Bear Bryant, who wanted him to be his option quarterback, and a recruiting pitch from eventual Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, Collinsworth chose to play quarterback for coach Doug Dickey at the University of Florida. His tight spirals and ease of release really are something to watch. "He has some wayward motion with his arms. He will get hit more this year than he has in his career to date, so I just hope he can survive at just 212 pounds. However, as a student at the University of Florida he switched to wide receiver and made the College Football All-America Team as a senior. If Farley can maintain his health, he will make Deion Sanders-like flashy plays running down overthrown balls. Here's the Collinsworth's audio. He reads plays so quickly that zone-blocking offensive linemen often cant reach him. He will drop his head into contact and then back off a step before pulling free from tacklers. Penn State uses so many zone-coverage drops that it is hard to evaluate his coverage skills, but a prospect with his level of athleticism should be able to do anything. He is a very comfortable catcher of the ball and has good top-of-the-route moves, similar to Keenan Allen. Jay Feely. The only other items he's wearing are a wrist watch and a slight, crooked grin he can't quite hide. Good post pattern runner because he can really run once under way Good player, good target, good deep speed.". He was a quick runner, at a 4.4 second 40 yard dash speed, he was a true threat to opponents. He played college football at the University of Florida, where he was recognized as an All-American. Cris Collinsworth is a former NFL player and is currently a famous Emmy Award winning sportscaster. Collinsworth book-ended his career in the Super Bowl with his 107 yards leading all receivers in Super Bowl XVI and his last career catch converting a third-and-eight on the drive the Bengals. His daughter received her degree in Psychology from Harvard. 10 and then chose Verser when he took one last look at Collinsworth in his shorts. Offensive linemen are just not sure which part of Rousseau's body to aim for. Mike Brown says. Right away you knew. Collinsworth was moved to wide receiver, where his new position coach was former Gator quarterback Steve Spurrier in his first year as a coach. And while he is one of the least impressive catchers of the ball in this class, it appeared his confidence grew as the season went along. 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He even lent his broadcasting talent to video games. The fumble would be immediately followed by a 92-yard 49ers touchdown drive, and San Francisco won 2621. Graduate of the University of Florida, chosen in the second round of the 1981 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he had a eight-year NFL career that included three Pro Bowl appearances (1981-'83) and a pair of Super Bowls. Next to strong points von Mann jotted, "Great athletic skill. Retweets. (Complete Story), What Happened To Akili Smith? In the end, the Falcons draft Kyle Pitts. All hell was breaking loose. Ohio State put a tight end outside him and just beat him up. His father, Abe Collinsworth, who played for a national championship basketball team under Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky, was his high school principal. [8] He also returned 30 kickoffs for 726 yards for an average of 24.2 yards per return. National Football League, Historical Players. In the next round at No. That is why CC was a Pro Bowler. The action you just performed triggered the security solution. Collinsworth played his final NFL game in the 1989 Super Bowl, catching three passes for 40 yards as the Bengals fell 20-16 to the San Francisco Giants. NFL World Is Not Happy With Cris Collinsworth Sunday Night. Jerry Rice supposedly ran a 4.6 40 which put him in the "slow" category. [24] Collinsworth was also the host of the television show Guinness World Records Primetime during his stay at Fox. His flaws will be as an inline blocker and any route that requires him to stop quickly and come back to the ball, but when he is moving forward, Pitts is almost unstoppable. Fletcher Cox is a good comparison. Jan 1, 2023 . Collinsworth was highly successful in the classroom as well as he was named an Academic All-American. The Michigan product isn't a polished pass rusher, but he will learn a lot in Baltimore. QB | RB | WR | TE | T | iOL | DI | EDGE | LB | CB | S. Billed as one of the best draft prospects in the country since his high school days, Lawrence consistently won big games with great play against top competition. This pick has nothing to do with skills; Farley checks that box despite being new to the position. The official time for his 40-yard dash at Pro Day was 5.04 seconds, the kind of number that has most draft analysts projecting Polite to fall well out of the first-round projection range they had . Born in Dayton and the son of a Cincinnati educator before the family moved south, Collinsworth was already popular in town before he became one of the most iconic Bengals. Salary: $12.5 Million Per Year. Checkout the latest stats for Cris Collinsworth. Personal life Collinsworth currently lives in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, with his wife Holly, and their four children. He was named a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 1978, 1979 and 1980, and was named both a first-team All-American and a first-team Academic All-America in 1980. Jaelen Phillips will be a rockstar if he stays healthy. [24] Collinsworth and Costas paired again during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Playing quarterback for the War Eagles outstanding coach Jay Donnelly, he was also named to the all-state team in basketball during his senior year, and won the 100-yard dash in the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships as a junior. [3], Collinsworth was born in Dayton, Ohio,[4] the son of Abraham Lincoln "Abe" Collinsworth (who was born on Abraham Lincoln's birthday) and Donetta Browning Collinsworth. The Lions, meanwhile, are quietly building their own war chest as protection behind a one-year trial with quarterback Jared Goff. "It's not like it is today," Collinsworth says. "Makes things happen!" Collinsworths best event was the 100-yard-dash and in 1976, he won the Class 3A state championship in the event, running the race in 10 seconds flat. PFF's Big Board for the 2023 NFL Draft offers three-year player grades, combine measurables, position rankings, and in-depth player analysis for all of the top draft prospects. His was very much a thinking offense that really relied on the receivers being able to basically play quarterback. [14] He graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1981 and was inducted into the University of Florida Student Hall of Fame the same year. [23], In 1990, he became a part of the NBC network's NFL broadcasts, as well as some of the college programming. [27], Collinsworth earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1991. I would have gone either Christian Barmore from Alabama or CB Jaycee Horn from South Carolina, but Parsons will be hyped like crazy as the best player available at this point. Bateman caught 14 deep passes in 2019 and broke 36 tackles on 147 career catches. He is the majority owner and CEO of PFF. Three others finished with the exact same time but the 65 Collinsworth outleaned his competitors at the tape to take the title. The backs that are trying to chip him can't really get a clean hit on him.". What makes Polite so intriguing as a prospect is that his game film certainly doesn't match the profile of the prospect who worked out and turned in such terrible numbers at the Combine and Pro Day. After running a 5.0 40-yard dash, some are questioning how far Polite could now be . He was a quick runner, at a 4.4 second 40 yard dash speed, he was a true threat to opponents. Justin Herbert proved his worth last year, so the Chargers respond by investing in his development and protection. Following the 2018 season, NBC SNF became the first-ever 10-time honoree for Outstanding Live Sports Series and won its 11 th honor in the category . At Notre Dame, Owusu-Koramoah would play in the slot but often rush off the edge, stealing pitches, blowing up screens and creating big negative plays for offenses. Oweh didn't even play football until his junior year of high school, which may explain his lack of pass-rushing skills. "It is the fact that when you got the ball to David Verser, he was hell on wheels. He is a big playmaker A quality athlete. Anthony Cris Collinsworth [1] (born January 27, 1959) is an American sports broadcaster and former professional American football player. 2021 NFL Draft Big Board | 2021 NFL Draft Guide | 2021 NFL Draft Stats Export | NFL Mock Drafts | NFL Mock Draft Simulator. A very intelligent person. The team will take him out of that four-point stance and work on his explosion off the ball. But when you have Derrick Henry, that positional flexibility and power come into play. Collinsworth, who disclosed neatly on his Bengals information form that he was studying accounting, wore contacts and glasses while supplying the address and phone number of parents Donetta and Abe Collinsworth in Titusville, Fla., had been recruited by Infante when Infante was the offensive coordinator at Tulane. January 30, 2023 Space Coast Daily News Brevard Countys Best Newspaper, College Cant Wait! "This is a guy who can rush the passer from a lot of different positions," Collinsworth said on a video he tweeted after watching Polite's game film. ", On 22 Jan 81, von Mann said Verser "is my choice of the receivers I've seen Rare and exceptional ability, he should be an outstanding performer in his first year. When he got off to a slow start his senior year, they took away the invite and when he finished strong they invited him again. "You watch the tape of him and think of a boxer who is great with that movement, he's hard to get a hand on, he's hard to jam. SUPER BOWL,. "Cris Collinsworth gushed over Mahomes throwing a ball into the dirt, and yet criticized Lawrence for overthrowing a. Who is Cris Collinsworth? Before NBC, he co-hosted as a studio analyst Inside the NFL on HBO for that network's Sunday night NFL coverage and did color commentary on the NFL Network. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Lawrence hit Kirk perfectly in the hands. He received a degree in law from the University of Cincinnati in 1991. Net Worth: $25 Million. Infante told the press the Verser pick was a consensus choice and that's what the notes from that 1981 draft reveal among the scouts. Plus, he has shown that he can displace people as a run-blocker including Alabama's defensive line. At the same time, the FCS product has so little experience against top competition that this is still a very risky move. One of my favorite traits of Bolton's is his ability as a read blitzer. But Verser was a hell of a player. His 5.24-second 40-yard dash didn't dazzle, but he has great feet and doesn't separate on blocks. Milt von Mann, the ex-Marine, filed his military-crisp report on Collinsworth on "1 Nov. 80," and circled '2,' for the round he'd take him. The Ravens can rush anybody on the field from any position. He is fast enough for any stunt or loop and wins quickly in one-on-one situations. Who could? Mon-Fri : 9am to 5pm - 603-459-8358 After Hours : 603-921-6158 Moehrig led all college safeties in pass breakups over the past two years. 43. Questions and Comments: With a wide receiver class filled with slot guys, Terrace Marshall Jr. sticks out. "I have a very distinct memory of that practice when they first came in," Mike Brown says. 10, his agent went to great lengths to assure him that Cincinnati wasn't the place for him. You had to think your way through it.It ended up being a nice fit.