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Zach Vigil/ No Respect

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Phoenician Fan, May 3, 2015.

  1. Phoenician Fan

    Phoenician Fan Well-Known Member

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    http://www.utahstateaggies.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/zach_vigil_627145.html

    Can anybody tell me why this guy is so under-appreciated??

    You would think that 156 tackles in one year would get a guy drafted.

    The guy has a list of laurels and accolades a mile long, and he has decent size, and he tested pretty good, and he was an academic award winner every year and has a double major, elite character and a leader.

    Shouldn't we be elated that he is going to be in Dolphins camp?
     
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  2. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    I can't tell ya...but if 32 teams pass 7 times, there's got to be something there tripping him up. I hope he lights it up...plays with a "wasn't drafted" chip. But I hope all UDFAs do that...ONLY for the Dolphins, of course.
     
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  3. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

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    He doesnt pass the eyeball test.He doesnt have many measurables and he doesnt look like a football player but he is a tackling machine .

    We had another player like that who was a perennial all pro player.........ZT so there is hope he will stick.:yes:
     
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  4. surferosa

    surferosa Balance and Vision

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    I sure hope one of these four UDFA LB's pan out. All four were super productive in college and each has something unique from a measurables perspective. Wouldnt that be something?
     
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  5. UCF FINatic

    UCF FINatic The Miami Dolphins select

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    I fully expect 1 if not 2 of the UDFA LB sticking to the final 53. Hull at the least should stick.
     
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  6. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    In this video, he runs without a shirt. I don't see how he got the label of not passing the eyeball test.

    [video=youtube;qOgnR5hzzIg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOgnR5hzzIg[/video]
     
  7. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

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    I like him, will be interesting to watch.
     
  8. Phoenician Fan

    Phoenician Fan Well-Known Member

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  9. PhinishLine

    PhinishLine Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    A lot of it likely has to do with the competition. While they weren't playing Grambling and Bowie State, Utah State didn't exactly play many powerhouses. I'm not saying that means anything because you can only tackle who's in front of you. But that is in consideration regarding competition. I'm rooting for him of course.
     
  10. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    There are quite a few USU alumni in the league. Saw a list the other day. Seems like about 10 or so. They apparently have adapted pretty well.
     
  11. PerfectTeam

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    I believe Bobby Wagner came out of Utah State. Seems to be doing just fine
     
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  12. CashInFist

    CashInFist Well-Known Member

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    I wanted us to draft Mike Hull, so hell yeah I hope he makes the team.
     
  13. MikeHoncho

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    Godspeed mr. Vigil. May the Zach Thomas be with you.
     
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  14. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Both Vigil and Hull were named by Barnwell for his sleeper UDFA's. Cool to see them both here. I think at the least they can potentially be ST aces.
     
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  15. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Yes he was from Utah State and was a rookie starter as I recall. The most famous football alum from there of all time would have to be Merlin Olsen. Currently also, Robert Turbin, and Donald Penn are a couple of notable players from USU. Lionel Aldridge, one of the unsung stalwarts on the great Packer defenses of the 60s also went to USU. Greg Kragen who played NT for the Broncos for 13 seasons in Elway's heyday also went to college there. It really is not unusual for the school's football players to make the jump and do well in the NFL.
     
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    I too am enamored with this kid. 6'2" 240 pounds, 4.66 40, 26 reps, loads of productivity in college. He also looked good in the shrne game.

    Interesting to note that PFF had Vigil rated as an early 3rd round pick (#69 overall) in their final mock draft - ahead of Perryman. They also ad Hull going in the 3rd round

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2015/05/01/cff-2nd-round-mock-2/
     
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  18. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Every NFL Team's Best Undrafted Free-Agent Signing So Far

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...t-undrafted-free-agent-signing-so-far/page/18
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    Best signing: Zach Vigil, LB

    Although Miami passed over linebackers in the draft, the team added four undrafted free agents at linebacker. The best of the group is Utah State’s Zach Vigil. He has the best chance to make the opening-day roster.

    Vigil has unmatched production and experience. He produced 389 tackles, 43.5 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks in three seasons. The Dolphins need a backup linebacker, and Vigil is ready for the role.
     
  19. jason8er

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    If that's all we get from any of our four UDFA LBs, I will still be very happy. Depth has been a concern with us for a long time.
     
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    Jesus Clean. Your new sig is the most pornographic yet. Well, for me anyway.
     

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