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Dee Dub
04-28-2012, 09:36 PM
At 6 ft 2 and 210 and he ran a 4.36? Wow!! Clemons along with Raney to go along with Wallace and Brown's speed? Track meet!!

04/02/12 - Pro days can lead to pay days in the NFL. One head-turning performance by a college standout can draw that fine line between the beginnings of a pro career and selling insurance for a living. Valley grad Toney Clemons had one of those attention-grabbing pro days earlier this month in Boulder, Colo., and it could have unlocked a door into the NFL. "It came down to 80 yards," said Clemons, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound wide receiver who wasn't invited to the NFL Scouting Combine but played in a senior all-star game in Arkansas. "Two 40 (-yard dashes). I had a quiet confidence and was ready to compete that day." The Colorado grad blistered the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds -- the fastest 40 time in the former track star's career. "Officially, it's the fastest," said Clemons, 23. "You have some great athletes running the 10 split in 1.50 or 1.49. I did it in 1.47. You want to be able to perform when it counts most." "I have the draftable grades," Clemons said. "To be picked would be a great thing. I feel I have done what I needed to do. It's incredible to be in a position where I once saw myself getting to." - Bill Beckner Jr., Valley News Dispatch


http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=69375&draftyear=2012&genpos=WR (http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=69375&draftyear=2012&genpos=WR)

Dee Dub
04-28-2012, 09:39 PM
03/09/12 - Sixteen former CU players participated in the University of Colorado's Pro Football Timing Day in an effort to display their skills in front of scouts from 15 NFL teams. The athletes participated in various drills in preparation for the NFL Draft, which will be held April 26-28 in New York City. Players in attendance were offensive linemen Ryan Miller, Ethan Adkins and Sione Tau, linebackers Josh Hartigan, Tyler Ahles, and David Goldberg, defensive backs Jonathan Hawkins, Arthur Jaffee, Anthony Perkins and Travis Sandersfeld, defensive tackle Conrad Obi, fullback Evan Harrington, tailback Rodney Stewart, tight end Ryan Deehan, wide receiver Toney Clemons and quarterback Tyler Hansen. Also in attendance was UCLA wide receiver Taylor Embree, son of Colorado head coach Jon Embree. With events beginning shortly after 9 a.m. at the Dal Ward Athletic Center, players were measured for height, weight, arm length, hand size and wing span. The sixteen athletes then participated in a drill to measure their vertical jump. Perkins excelled at the drill, putting up the highest number of 38.5 inches. Players were then asked to showcase their strength in the bench press. Harrington had the most reps of the standard 225 lbs., completing 29 reps. The athletes then moved to the team's practice bubble to participate in drills including the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle and the 3-cone drill. The day's top 40 time went to Clemons, who ran a 4.36 laser-timed dash. - Colorado football






03/08/12 - Colorado Pro Day: Three Buffs - defensive back Travis Sandersfeld, wide receiver Toney Clemons and fullback Evan Harrington - definitely raised their stock, but how much won't be known until draft day. Sandersfeld turned in the second longest broad jump (10 feet, 6 inches) and the second highest vertical jump (37 inches) of the day along with some decent times in sprints and cone drills. Harrington also had some strong numbers, benching 225 pounds 29 times, better than every other Buff except Miller, who put up 32 at the combine. Harrington also showed he can catch the ball out of the backfield. Not many fullbacks get drafted these days in the modern NFL where so many offenses spread things out. So a priority free-agent deal might be more likely for Harrington. "I'm optimistic, just waiting to see what the plan is," Harrington said. "Hopefully that blessing will come and I'll have the opportunity to play at the next level." Clemons ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds on his first try and followed it up with a 4.36 sprint on the ancient, worn out turf in the practice bubble. Both were electronically timed. "I feel like I helped myself a lot," Clemons said. "I did a good job out there running around and showed the scouts a lot of things that they had questions about as far as how I can run, running routes, hand position, catching the ball, being explosive. I answered a lot of those questions. For me, they needed a clock on me. So to go out there and give them a time they can circulate was definitely a blessing." - Kyle Ringo, Daily Camera









09/22/11 - KEEP AN EYE ON: WR Toney Clemons - The senior has become a deep threat for the Buffs. He had three catches for 65 yards against Colorado State, an average of 21.7 yards per grab. He also had a 44-yard touchdown catch. It was his fourth career touchdown and the others covered 73, 26, and 23 yards to give him an average of 41.5 yards per score. - The Sports Xchange

Mister Pittsburgh
04-28-2012, 10:11 PM
Interesting. Speed out the wazzoo...does he have hands?

Dee Dub
04-28-2012, 10:48 PM
Interesting. Speed out the wazzoo...does he have hands?

That's the negative on him. His hands are not what you would like. But who knows? That may improve.

Discipline of Steel
04-29-2012, 10:20 AM
If anything, it puts a little pressure on Mike Wallace to get his butt into camp and be more than just a speed guy. Shrewd...

steelblood
04-29-2012, 10:31 AM
Clemons said in his post-draft interview that the 4.37 or whatever was the university timed reading. I think scouts had him in the 4.45 range. Still that is good speed.

hawaiiansteel
05-02-2012, 07:24 PM
7th-Rounder Toney Clemons Now Has Our Attention

Posted on May 2, 2012 by ryan

On paper, the Steelers had one of their best drafts in recent memory. Still, with training camp a couple months off, they’re looking for depth at wide receiver. Mike Wallace is taking his sweet time signing his tender, but I expect him to eventually put pen to paper. Then there’s Antonio Brown, Manny Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery. And that was the depth chart until Pittsburgh used a seventh-round pick on Colorado wideout Toney Clemons.

Having never seen (or heard of) Clemons, I reflexively pegged him as a camp body and, best-case scenario, a candidate for the practice squad. But after reading CBSSports.com’s Chuck Finder, I’m thinking the Steelers may have stumbled onto another late-round gem. First, the details from Finder:

“Toney Clemons, who transferred from Michigan to Colorado and played for four head coaches, is just finding himself. Look at ‘Southern Cal and Utah [tape], it jumps off the screen at you,’ coach Mike Tomlin said of two of Clemons’ final four collegiate games. ‘He made some combat catches downfield with DBs in position.’”

“Clemons has height (6-2), drive, personality and athletic ability that make him a good value. The heck with a big target for Big Ben Roethlisberger — at least Clemons could be a special-teams addition. ‘The thing that stands out is, he is a gym rat, he is competitive,’ Tomlin said.”

To recap: not only may have the Steelers stumbled across another quality wide receiver, but they’re apparently very serious about upgrading the offensive line and special teams. (Fifth-rounder Chris Rainey isn’t just a dangerous return man, he had six blocked punts during his college career; Pittsburgh also signed Georgia punter Drew Butler as an undrafted free agent.)

This team has totally reinvented itself in less than a week.

http://www.steelerslounge.com/2012/05/7th-rounder-toney-clemons-could-be-special/

Oviedo
05-02-2012, 09:29 PM
Fast is OK but what about his hands. We had another fast WR who was inconsistent catching the ball...Nate Washington. Don't need another.

Sugar
05-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Fast is OK but what about his hands. We had another fast WR who was inconsistent catching the ball...Nate Washington. Don't need another.

Tomlin: ‘He made some combat catches downfield with DBs in position."

RuthlessBurgher
05-02-2012, 10:11 PM
Fast is OK but what about his hands. We had another fast WR who was inconsistent catching the ball...Nate Washington. Don't need another.

The Nate Washington who had 74 catches for 1023 yards and 7 TD's last season?

With an over-the-hill Hasselbeck in his first year with the team and rookie Jake Locker throwing to him, without any real threat opposite him to take away coverage after Kenny Britt was injured in the 3rd game of the season? That guy? We don't need another like him?

Contrast that to your boy Antonio Brown, which had 69 catches for 1108 yards and 2 TD's with Ben Roethlisberger throwing him the ball and numerous other weapons to draw away coverage that are way better than anything Tennessee had.

You want to let Mike Wallace walk in order to sign Antonio Brown to a long-term big-money deal, but then diss Nate Washington even though he outperformed Brown on an inferior offense just last season. Oh no, Toney Clemons...don't be another Nate Washington...we don't need another guy like that!

BradshawsHairdresser
05-02-2012, 10:47 PM
If Clemons is as good as Nate Washington, I'd be ecstatic.

Crash
05-02-2012, 11:00 PM
Track meet where? We play 6 of 8 home games 10/28 or later. You know what kind of slop that field is going to be?

We have all this speed, but our own field slows it down.

If this team would realize we need field turf, they'd be a lot better off.

focosteeler
05-02-2012, 11:09 PM
Track meet where? We play 6 of 8 home games 10/28 or later. You know what kind of slop that field is going to be?

We have all this speed, but our own field slows it down.

If this team would realize we need field turf, they'd be a lot better off.

it slows everyone down...not just us. Its not like its anti-Steeler slop. Plus the offense knows where its going, slop puts the D at a disadvantage.

Chadman
05-02-2012, 11:39 PM
Wouldn't surprise Chadman if the Steelers take 6 WR's, and Clemons & Derrick Williams are the bottom 2 guys.

BradshawsHairdresser
05-03-2012, 08:58 AM
Track meet where? We play 6 of 8 home games 10/28 or later. You know what kind of slop that field is going to be?

We have all this speed, but our own field slows it down.

If this team would realize we need field turf, they'd be a lot better off.

$$$$
When will the Steelers do something about the crappy field? It not only slows down our speed, but I have to wonder if it contributes to injuries of the leg, knee, ankle, foot, etc..

There are high school teams with better turf to play on. It's embarrassing.

Oviedo
05-03-2012, 10:14 AM
$$$$
When will the Steelers do something about the crappy field? It not only slows down our speed, but I have to wonder if it contributes to injuries of the leg, knee, ankle, foot, etc..

There are high school teams with better turf to play on. It's embarrassing.

I think the Steelers want it to be that way. I'd love to see our team on a better field, but IMO there is an opinion in the organization that it gets into the head of the oppponents and maybe forces them to adjust their gameplans, especially if the weather is bad. Psychological warfare!!!!!

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
05-03-2012, 10:39 AM
That's the negative on him. His hands are not what you would like. But who knows? That may improve.

Hmmm....good speed, questionable hands. Did we just re-acquire Nate Washington?

ikestops85
05-03-2012, 11:59 AM
The Nate Washington who had 74 catches for 1023 yards and 7 TD's last season?

With an over-the-hill Hasselbeck in his first year with the team and rookie Jake Locker throwing to him, without any real threat opposite him to take away coverage after Kenny Britt was injured in the 3rd game of the season? That guy? We don't need another like him?

Contrast that to your boy Antonio Brown, which had 69 catches for 1108 yards and 2 TD's with Ben Roethlisberger throwing him the ball and numerous other weapons to draw away coverage that are way better than anything Tennessee had.

You want to let Mike Wallace walk in order to sign Antonio Brown to a long-term big-money deal, but then diss Nate Washington even though he outperformed Brown on an inferior offense just last season. Oh no, Toney Clemons...don't be another Nate Washington...we don't need another guy like that!

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Steelerphile
05-03-2012, 09:14 PM
If Toney Clemons produces half as much as Nate Washington has in his career, this will be a 7th round coup and one of the best 7th round picks in Steelers history.

RuthlessBurgher
05-04-2012, 10:08 AM
If Toney Clemons produces half as much as Nate Washington has in his career, this will be a 7th round coup and one of the best 7th round picks in Steelers history.

:Agree Nate never got the recognition he deserved as a true UDFA find for us. He may not be on the James Harrison or Willie Parker level of UDFA in terms of overall NFL impact, but he should be on the Dan Kreider or Chris Hoke level of UDFA, I'd say.

feltdizz
05-04-2012, 12:56 PM
Hmmm....good speed, questionable hands. Did we just re-acquire Nate Washington?

not sure why Nate gets so much hate... his production was great for a #3

Steelerphile
05-04-2012, 08:16 PM
:Agree Nate never got the recognition he deserved as a true UDFA find for us. He may not be on the James Harrison or Willie Parker level of UDFA in terms of overall NFL impact, but he should be on the Dan Kreider or Chris Hoke level of UDFA, I'd say.

I know you're trying to be good to Nate but I would rate him much higher than Dan Kreider, who was just a blocker, albeit a good one, and probably higher than Chris Hoke also, when you take into account what he has done with the Steelers and the Titans. He has close to 4,000 career receiving yards. Another couple decent seasons and he surpasses Lynn Swann on the the All time receiving list. He already has plenty of other first round receivers beaten on the all time list.

SidSmythe
05-05-2012, 10:07 AM
I don't see the Nate Washington comparisons at all...that's just silly.

This kid has GREAT body position and catches the ball in traffic. Look at this Video...His hands look fine to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5ZlTljJXjw

jj28west
05-05-2012, 06:24 PM
The Nate Washington who had 74 catches for 1023 yards and 7 TD's last season?

With an over-the-hill Hasselbeck in his first year with the team and rookie Jake Locker throwing to him, without any real threat opposite him to take away coverage after Kenny Britt was injured in the 3rd game of the season? That guy? We don't need another like him?

Contrast that to your boy Antonio Brown, which had 69 catches for 1108 yards and 2 TD's with Ben Roethlisberger throwing him the ball and numerous other weapons to draw away coverage that are way better than anything Tennessee had.

You want to let Mike Wallace walk in order to sign Antonio Brown to a long-term big-money deal, but then diss Nate Washington even though he outperformed Brown on an inferior offense just last season. Oh no, Toney Clemons...don't be another Nate Washington...we don't need another guy like that!

Damn, what a great post.

hawaiiansteel
05-27-2012, 02:51 AM
Valley’s Clemons stays grounded

By Bill Beckner Jr. - Valley News Dispatch
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2012

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It’s been one month since Toney Clemons joined the Steelers’ congregation, a local kid with big dreams primed to make the most of an opportunity with his hometown team.

On April 28, he was introduced to Steeler Nation, a promising young receiver with a wide smile, thoughtful personality and suddenly, one foot in the NFL door.

In a matter of hours that day, he gained more than 1,000 Twitter followers, his cell phone flooded with texts and calls, his popularity spiked.

In the weeks that followed, Clemons signed a contract, attended rookie camp and organized team activities and learned he’ll wear No. 11 if he makes the team.

One would think the whirlwind was life-changing for the Valley graduate.

“Not at all,” Clemons said. “I still shop at Family Dollar, go to $5 movies on Tuesdays and use my Sheetz gas card. I went into Finish Line at the (Pittsburgh) Mills the other day and someone asked me why I was shopping at the mall and not at my mansion. My mansion? It’s crazy. It doesn’t work like that. When you grow up a certain way, you don’t change. You don’t forget where you came from.

“I am too down to earth to hang out on Cloud 9.”

By all accounts, Clemons, who refers to his team workouts as a 9-to-5 job, was impressive at rookie camp and OTAs, where the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder caught passes and showed his speed.

Still, the seventh-round pick out of Colorado knows nothing is guaranteed and remains humble as he studies the playbook and readies for training camp.

“Nothing has changed,” said Clemons’ mother, Tonie. “He never had a car, and now he’s borrowing a car from a friend to free up my car to get to practice.

“He is staying (in a North Side apartment) so he doesn’t have to commute. He’s still broke.”

Clemons’ four-year contract is worth $2.149 million, with a $49,824 signing bonus.

His mother said he hasn’t received a dime yet, although the bonus is guaranteed.

What’s been priceless, Tonie said, is the impact her son has made by simply getting drafted by the Steelers.

“The only change I do see is not so much with Toney but the community and surrounding areas,” she said.

“People from New Kensington, Burrell, Tarentum, all over, are so excited and happy for him. Little kids are concentrating and doing well in school. They have a newfound energy — they see what Toney has gone through, living in the ’hood and the obstacles he’s had to overcome. They say, ‘If he can do it, maybe I can, too.’ ”

Clemons is aware of his favorable impact.

“It makes me feel amazing to know that I am a walking, talking, breathing example,” he said. “Kids can relate to the struggle. These are kids who came from the same neighborhoods and streets and are playing football in the same public housing yards that I did growing up.”

Kiski Area and Pitt grad Scott McKillop was selected in the 2009 draft by the San Francisco 49ers. A linebacker, McKillop is now trying to build a career with the Buffalo Bills.

McKillop has been through the rookie process and knows how difficult it can be.

“If I was to give him any advice football-wise, it would be to do everything you possibly can to help the team out, no matter what it is,” McKillop said.

“Financially, I would tell him to not be afraid to say no to anyone and keep his surrounding friends and family small. And seeing as he was a late-round draft pick like myself, I would tell him to be ready to work his butt off on special teams.”

Veteran players seem to have taken a liking to Clemons.

“You watch guys like Troy (Polamalu), James Farrior and Antonio (Brown) work, and you learn pretty quickly that there are no off days,” Clemons said. “There’s a whole mentality you have to have. The vet QBs, Ben (Roethlisberger), Charlie Batch, Byron (Leftwich) are always quick to show you what you could have done better or what you can improve on. (Jerricho) Cotchery taught me you can never catch enough passes in practice or after practice.

“You can never be too polished. You never arrive at this level.”

Clemons said he hasn’t been pushed around. His teammates have welcomed him.

“It’s not like that,” Clemons said. “You can’t single guys out. You’re a Steeler. They don’t care what year you are.”

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/1858555-85/clemons-toney-camp-rookie-steelers-team-mckillop-pick-round-valley

RuthlessBurgher
05-27-2012, 08:23 PM
“You watch guys like Troy (Polamalu), James Farrior and Antonio (Brown) work, and you learn pretty quickly that there are no off days,” Clemons said. “There’s a whole mentality you have to have. The vet QBs, Ben (Roethlisberger), Charlie Batch, Byron (Leftwich) are always quick to show you what you could have done better or what you can improve on. (Jerricho) Cotchery taught me you can never catch enough passes in practice or after practice.

Hey, Toney...how exactly have you been watching James Farrior work?

Slapstick
05-27-2012, 09:40 PM
He probably meant Harrison? Small slip of the tongue...

BradshawsHairdresser
05-27-2012, 11:20 PM
Hey, Toney...how exactly have you been watching James Farrior work?

Could it be? Could it be that Toney is the second coming of....
...Limas Sweed???





(I sure hope not.)

Slapstick
05-28-2012, 09:53 AM
Could it be? Could it be that Toney is the second coming of....
...Limas Sweed???





(I sure hope not.)

I fail to see the similarities....

NorthCoast
05-28-2012, 09:59 AM
We need a WR that can out-muscle a DB. The only one on the roster that comes close is Brown. Wallace... no way. Sanders, ...not seeing it yet. Cotchery,... not really.