I saw this on rivals http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1591229 (I don't think it is paywall) where Hecklinski said Gallon weight trains with the offensive lineman. Is that a true comment in proper context or was it hyperbole as a reference to his physical play? If so, I am not sure how much more of a bad ass Gallon could be. Let's see, he has super strength, cloaking and can leap small DBs in a single bound. The guy needs a comic book.
Gallon lifts with the O-line and not the receivers?
Gallon is great. Watching videos on MGoVideo, he always cracks me up in the interviews.
A small man that does everything big. He has to be one of the most underrated Wolverines of all time, even if he is getting moderate recognition this year.
What a bowse! Gallon has become one of my favorite M recievers ever over the past couple of years. This only enhances the awesomness that is Jeremy Gallon.
Not sure where I read it, but I heard that before. It's pretty bad ass. I guess he doesn't lift with the receivers because it would waste to much time switching out weights.
I was one of the shortest players on my HS team, and would often lift with the lineman 4-5" and many lbs larger than me, and be able to keep up on most lifts because I had less distance to cover, whether from standing to a full squat or when benching from arms fully extended to fully bent. Jeremy is 5'8' or 5'9", but big for his height and it wouldn't surprise me to see him put up 6-7 bills on the squats.
and I own a shake weight. Darn thing doesn't even automatically shake. I have to shake it! Rip off.
I think you're doing it wrong.
"your a baller"
While I'm sure Jeremy is strong, the likelihood of him being able to squat 600-700 is very, very slim. The raw world record (without wraps) for what would be his weight class is 672 and the American record is 578.5.
He does 450 according to an article I read last week (or maybe early this week, IDK). He said he lifts with the linemen because it would take too long to change plates with the recievers.
I seem to recall an article back in the summer where Hecklinski actually said that to improve WR blocking skills in particular (that's what the article focused on, but I imagine the benefits go well beyond that) the WRs actually are run through some of the same exercises that the offensive line is put through. He's talked about sled work with the WRs and a few other things before.
Sure it's not the other way around? Watching things this year, it seemed like the OL was training with the WRs, not vice versa. And sadly I'm only sort of joking...
Count me as one of the guys that think Gallon is underrated and under-appreciated by a lot. I think he'll find a home in the NFL somewhere, even if his role isn't huge.
Fourth rounder. The guys really phenomenal. One of my favorites in the last decade for sure.
I'll go sixth. Fourth seems a bit high
He needs to run a 4.5 our faster to get anything higher than a 6th rounder..i honestly don't see him posting a sub 4.6
I see him being a productive player in the NFL his athletic ability and hands will help him. I seem him being a Steve Smith type of player, not saying he will have that level of success but I would not doubt it.
Hopefully the Patriots snag him and he becomes another one of Brady's miniature slot-ninjas.
Gallon will go down as one of my favorite Michigan players ever, that said I'm very curious on his draft status. Where does everyone see him getting drafted? I would take him as early as the 2nd rd. But who am I
His height will be the only knock on him. He's definitely got the talent, but I think he's only 5'8" or 5'9". And that hurts his stock.
If he's got a good showing at the Combine, I'd potentially take him 3rd-4th round. He could find a slot role somewhere.
I would go with speed, too.
Don't know how tall welker is.
Welker is 5'9"
he will never be a welker type guy, he's black.
It's a rule or something...only short, white receivers can be compared to Wes Welker.
No, Wes Welker (white men) can't jump.
My only question would be will he actually get invited to the combine? I'm sometimes confused by the people who did get invited and the people who don't. Anyways, I think his height and speed will be a knock, though neither are a big issue. The problem is he's not exceptionally quick and he's not very tall, so when you combine the two factors, it'll hurt his stock a little bit. But, not a lot because he's a gamer, he can catch passes, he plays bigger, and he's been productive in college.
The NFL draft site lists him with a 4.5 40. So again, he's not necessarily slow, he just doesn't have elite speed. Obviously if he came out in the combine and ran a better speed, that's really going to help him. I've seen a couple of places compare him to Golden Tate. Tate was 5'10" and ran a 4.42 at the combine. He went in the 2nd round of the NFL draft, but he was also a college All-American.
Just based on his numbers and the comparison to Golden Tate, I would take a guess that Gallon goes in the 4th or 5th round, depending on his combine numbers. If he can run an electronic time in the 4.4s then he's really going to help himself. A low 4.5 is probably what is expected. He can also help himself with a good game in the bowl game.
Edit: He's ranked in the top 5 for slot receivers on virtually every site and most have him in the top 150 players entering the draft, though he's closer to 150 then he is the top. Still a decent play to be in.
If he's 5'8" then I'm Giselle Bundchen. I've seen him in person.
I would love to see the Lions take him to take the heat off Calvin.
to make up for passing on Burke.
For his sake, I hope Gallon's only interaction with the Lions organization is when he's wiping their secondary up and down the field.
No true Michigan fan wants a Wolverine to come within a hundred miles of a Detroit Lions roster.
It depends on what you need as a team. If you need a slot receiver who isn't lightning quick, then the second round might not be too high. My guess is that most teams aren't looking for that type of player quite so high.
My guess is that he'll come off the board in the fifth round or so.
I don't see why anyone would be wondering why he does this. Does it matter if he lifts weights with his fellow position players? I don't think so.
a senior season Gallon had. He was one of the best receivers I've ever seen in the maize and blue.
Went from a nightmare of a punt returner to one you can trust. Gallon is strong, runs great routes and has glue on his hands. Should've had the #1 this year.
Recruit - "Coach, I want that #21 jersey"
Coach - "Well, I was thinking about the #1 jersey"
Recruit - "Huh, who wore that?"
Kind of like a WR going, "coach, I need to wear dat 47"
Coach goes, "Son, you're not a LB"
/Oosterbaan'd from wearing that number!
I read that Gallon pairs up with an offensive lineman so he doesn't have to keep changing the weight, like he would have to do with the other receivers.
Are the linemen lifting Gallon?
Gallon to other WR: "Do you even lift?"
I'm really going to miss Gallon when he leaves. He's been one of the most underrated Wolverines of the past few years.
Our o-line must be a bunch of pussies if a wr can lift with them.
I was about to make a joke about how this speaks highly of Gallon, but I'm not sure what it says about our O-Line.
you into the weight room with your comment tattooed on your forehead. I'm sure many of us would anxiously await your report. Hell, I'd even attach a /s to it, just to ensure your safety.
I kid. I kid.
Can we please get a photoshop of Gallon doing a backsquat with Lewan on his back or something?
Yes he does. When I visited with Hand, Wellman talked about it. Not because of upper body though. His legs are powerful and it takes too long to change the plates for his reps when he lifts with the wrs. So he lifts with the OL
I don't know why this would surprise so many people, to be honest. We all know that he has amazingly strong lower body strength. We've seen it plenty of times on the field. As for the amount of weight he squats, the weight (450 range) is perfectly in line with what (relatively) elite level hockey players of the same height squat.
The Wings should Draft him?
Barry used to lift with the O-Line as well. Rumor was he could squat over 500 lbs. Being shorter does make lifting easier, but that doesn't discount Barry (or Gallon's) tremendous strength.
Gallon is a beast. I think he's a fifth-round pick, and a guy that could make a team because he'll do whatever he has to in order to get on the field.
He needs to run in the 4.6 range though, or he'll drop.