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Postby Lushcrush » Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:49 am

For any who are interested, big Shawn Andrews of Arkansas worked out in the Arkansas Pro Day, and surprised all present.
He has lost about 50 pounds since the combine, ran around 5.2 and benched whatever it is they bench (275?) around 27 times.
The weight loss is the surprising thing as many had voiced concern over his added girth.
The questions that remain concerning Andrews are:
1. Will he go ahead and schedule surgery to remove the "nose polyps" that have supposedly caused him to skip the Hog bowl game and drop out of school.
2. Does he have questionable heart as evidenced by his skipping the Hogs Independence Bowl appearance.
All in all, most scouts were impressed. This is ONE BIG LINEMAN who is a pancake machine.
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Postby awwchrist » Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:01 am

50 lbs since the combine???

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Postby Lushcrush » Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:34 am

Details details ... ha ha ha.
Actually its 19 since the combine ... 50 over a couple of months. I finally found the article. Here it is:

Trimmer Andrews leaves scouts agog
BY SCOTT CAIN AND BOB HOLT
ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE

FAYETTEVILLE — Shawn Andrews might have fattened his wallet by making his body thinner.
Andrews paraded through a series of speed, quickness and agility tests and position drills Wednesday at the UA facilities. But the offensive tackle and former Razorback from Camden made his biggest impression when he weighed in at 345 pounds — 56 pounds lighter than he was a few months ago and 19 pounds less than he did at the NFL Combine last month.
Andrews was one of 15 former Arkansas players who worked out for about 20 NFL scouts and assistant coaches. It was the Razorbacks’ last group workout before the draft April 24-25.
Andrews and tailback Cedric Cobbs of Little Rock carried a little more pressure into the day than most of their former teammates. Andrews and Cobbs needed to improve on some of their performances at the combine, and neither participated in the other on-campus workout March 4.
Even at a lighter weight, Andrews maintained his strength. He put up 27 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press, the same number he did at the combine when he weighed 364 pounds. Andrews also ran the 40-yard dash faster (various scouts’ watches timed him between 5.18 and 5.22 seconds) than he did last month (5.3). "Let me just put it this way — he looked magnificent," Green Bay Packers assistant coach Larry Beightol said. "I don’t think anybody ever questioned what kind of athlete he is or the kind of football player that he is. But there were some concerns about his weight and he certainly has got that fixed up and he’s looking mighty good."
Taking off the weight sent a powerful message to the NFL onlookers.
"I think that says an awful lot about him, about his character and that he has made a commitment, that he wants to be a professional football player," Beightol said. "I’m sure that some teams will still be leery of him, but I don’t believe the Green Bay Packers will."
Beightol was one at least four offensive line coaches who attended the workout. The Packers pick 25th overall and Andrews is not expected to be around that late.
In the always volatile arena of draft projections, Andrews’ stock has fluctuated. He was considered a top 10 pick by some analysts last fall and a mid-first rounder by some last month. That value could be on the upswing now.
Consider that the other offensive line coaches in attendance represented teams that will pick in the top 10 — the Cleveland Browns at No. 7, Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 9 and Houston Texans at No. 10.
Last year’s No. 8 pick, tackle Jordan Gross of the Carolina Panthers, received a $10.4 million signing bonus. The No. 9 pick defensive tackle Kevin Williams of the Minnesota Vikings, who also is a Fordyce native, received $8 million. As the No. 15 pick, defensive Jerome McDougle of the Philadelphia Eagles cashed a $5.6 million signing bonus.
All that Andrews would say about his draft expectations are that he has a first-round position in mind but did not want to share it.
The normally upbeat Andrews didn’t say much to reporters after his workout, keeping his answers brief and his face stoic. He said he felt nervous before the workout and felt like he helped his draft stock. His only extended thoughts came when he talked about using "negative feedback" as motivation during his workouts in Arizona since January.
Asked what negative feedback he had received, Andrews said: "In the past, everybody was making a big deal out of my weight. So, it doesn’t matter anymore. I get a chance to hush all the naysayers now, so it doesn’t matter. I’m on my own terms now.
I’m doing it for myself and my family and the team I’m going to be playing for.
It doesn’t matter what anybody else says."
Andrews earned first-team All-American honors in 2002 and 2003 playing most of that time at more than 345 pounds.
Beightol said Andrews should be fine if he stays between 340 and 350.
Surgery to remove polyps blocking his nasal passages has not been scheduled yet. Andrews said he and his doctor would address that matter in the next couple of weeks.
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Postby NittanyLions » Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:58 pm

come to pittaburgh shawn andrews! :-D

The concern all the analysists hhad with him was his weight, looks like hes taking a step in the right direction.
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Postby awwchrist » Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:06 pm

Most college kids need some sort of physical change coming into the NFL. Wether it's bulking up or slimming down.

I would think it's a rare occasion when a player high on the draft board would really slip during draft day because of the body work they need to do.
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Postby TheHeat24 » Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:57 pm

He was a monster in college, I remember in the early mock drafts they had him as early as four ahead of gallery so it shows you what kind of player he is... I honestly can see him going at #7 to cleveland with their offensive line in shambles
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