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    5th Round Pick 156: Tony Lippett WR/CB Michigan State

    2014: First-team All-Big Ten. Started all 13 games. Played offense, defense and special teams in Cotton Bowl win over Baylor, including leveling the kicker on a block following a blocked field goal. 2013: Played all 14 games with 10 starts. 2012: Played in all 13 games with five starts. 2011: Played in all 14 games at WR and CB, making five starts at CB. 2010: Redshirted.

    PRO DAY RESULTS
    40-yard dash: 4.59 and 4.57 seconds

    STRENGTHS Was the team MVP and finished the 2014 season as both starting wide receiver and starting cornerback. Tall with good feet. Sits down and opens quickly vs. zones. Will adjust to pressure as the window constricts. Creative, varied release off the line of scrimmage. If he catches on the move, he can eat up turf and YAC with his long legs. Hands-catcher who can outjump and outreach most corners. Confident and accepted the challenge to be great in 2014. As cornerback, targeted eight times for just 13 receiving yards with three passes defensed. Adjusts routes when needed near goal line. Dominated smaller cornerbacks in the red zone. Saw 86.7 percent of his catches go for a first down.

    WEAKNESSES Struggles with out-cuts. Too much wasted motion at top of his routes when getting to boundaries -- allows cornerbacks a chance to jump route. Play strength is below average as a blocker and downfield receiver. Average shake within routes to get free in small spaces -- needs runway. Does not possess strong hands and will drop passes with heavy contact.

    DRAFT PROJECTION Round 5

    NFL COMPARISON Nick Toon

    BOTTOM LINE The eyeball test doesn't seem to show Lippett as a dangerous wideout, but he consistently beat Big Ten coverage. Long-strider who excels with slants, posts and in-cuts, he needs work to be more well-rounded with his routes. Lippett's production skyrocketed thanks to hard work, confidence and competitive fire. His willingness to accept the challenge at cornerback and play both ways is an example of why Lippett should succeed as a starter in the league.
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    Dolphins announced Lippett as a corner back, not receiver. That makes more sense

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    We announced him as a CB. Bigger CB prospect almost 6'3

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    5th Round Pick 156: Tony Lippett WR/CB Michigan State

    Dolphins selected Michigan State WR Tony Lippett with the No. 156 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
    Lippett (6'3/192) was the 2014 Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year, finishing his Michigan State career with 149 catches for 2,247 yards (15.1 YPR) and 15 TDs. Revealed as a mediocre athlete at the Combine, Lippett ran 4.61 with a 36-inch vertical and 9-foot-6 broad jump. Short on separation skills, prone to drops, and not particularly physical for his size, Lippett was a good college receiver whose game is unlikely to translate smoothly. Lippett has experience at cornerback, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he moved there at some point down the line.
    - Roto

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    This draft Also sends a strong message to Jamari Taylor and will Davis. Between Lippett and McCain, and signing McCain and Bowman, we will find a guy that will be a decent corner. NFL network compared him to Sherman

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    5th Round Pick 156: Tony Lippett WR/CB Michigan State

    Haha yea I like this pick a lot better as a project CB super late in the 5th round

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    My first thought was we don't need another WR but it makes sense as a CB as we need to find some servicable CB's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plague View Post
    My first thought was we don't need another WR but it makes sense as a CB as we need to find some servicable CB's
    Walter mentioned in his grade he was told to put him in the 4th rd. So looks like we got solid value too

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    Tony Lippett, CB/WR, Miami Dolphins

    Drafted to play corner, Lippett is a really intriguing guy. As a wide receiver he reminds me a little of Stevie Johnson because he wins routes in a way you donít expect him to win. That constant winning had him get the fifth-highest receiving grade (from a production point of view) of all FBS receivers who were draft eligible. As a cornerback he only played 88 snaps but earned positive grades against both Rutgers and Penn State with his stat line reading, thrown at nine times, three receptions allowed and four pass breakups.
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