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5 minutes ago, Dijon Robinson said:

Hey, drag him for his 2020 season if you want. I'll admit he was underwhelming but not terrible - but I also don't feel strongly enough about that to defend Sterns further.

I'll mention again that my primary objection to your first post was that Sterns was injured for most of 2019 - which you agree with - and that he tried to redshirt. Glad we got it all sussed out.

We will have to agree to disagree. I was a big fan of him since he flipped from LSU to us but he let me down big time. Now if you look at his Twitter, he is liking posts by his former teammates transferring to other schools or BC taking the USC job but no liking of the new Texas staff or anything Texas related. As a Texas alum, he is not easy to root for.

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14 minutes ago, ztejas said:

Right. Wasn't he a top 10 recruit in the nation? Usually you'd like to get more than a season and a half of good play out of guys like that. 

Wow, crazy to remember that Caden was a 5 Star recruit...

Would have expected him to be one of the best safeties in the B12 during the 2020 season.  Really thought Coach Ash was gonna get Caden back to playing well like his freshman year.

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Caden knows he has a lot of work ahead...

 
Replying to  @CSterns_7   The people that matter. The eyes that need to see you understand what you are kid. Personally I love your film and I think you will be a great get. I have enjoyed scouting your work. Keep grinding forget stats.
 
 
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The more I see “stats” and watch the more I laugh  😂
 
 
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Cowboys 2021 draft prospects: Texas safety Caden Sterns scouting report & interview

Meet Texas safety Caden Sterns.

By Connor Livesay   on January 24, 2021 11:00 am

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If you haven’t noticed a theme yet, you probably will soon. Most of the Talkin’ the Draft interviews so far have been with players on the defensive side of the ball. And this week, we had our first safety on the show, and one the Cowboys are probably very familiar with.

After growing up in Texas, and playing his college football at the University of Texas, the Longhorns safety would be an excellent fit for the Cowboys defense in the 2021 NFL Draft. Check out his official scouting report, and out exclusive interview with him below.

Data courtesy CFB at Sports-Reference.com.

Name: Caden Sterns

School: Texas

Height: 6-0

Weight: 210

Class: Junior

Position: Safety

Jersey: #7

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Strengths:

Coverage, coverage, coverage. For a guy that looks more like your traditional strong safety, Texas safety Caden Sterns is more known for his ability to cover from both man and zone schemes. Sterns, a former four-star recruit out of Texas, has played in multiple roles for the Longhorns defense, playing both single-high, two-high, box, and the nickel role. Showcases impressive length at the position, Sterns is very physical at the line of scrimmage when asked to press receivers at the line in coverage. Fluid athleticism allows him to transition throughout the route-stem and flip his hips and run and cover space when playing the centerfield position. Had a ton of success reading quarterbacks keys early in his career to take the football away when playing in coverage. Noticeable arm length allows him to crowd catch points, recover if beaten across the middle of the field. Was a much more physical player in 2020, showing more willingness to stick his nose into the running game, and better angles when playing sideline-to-sideline. Good instincts against both the run and the pass, but could stand to trust them a bit more as he develops. Versatility stands out, as he isn’t a one-trick-pony on the backend for the Longhorns defense.

Weaknesses:

While angles and run game support improved in 2020, had some struggles in those areas earlier in his career. Good instincts, but could tell at times he was hesitant to trust them when driving on the ball or anticipating deep, sideline throws from the centerfield position. Has a tendency to dip his head at the strike-point, allowing ball carriers to bounce off tackle attempts due to inability to keep his eyes on, and drive through ball carriers. Dealt with his fair share of nagging injuries throughout his career at Texas. Nothing major, but missed multiple games due to being banged up.

Overall Summary:

In today’s NFL, the league loves defensive backs that can play multiple roles, and cover on the backend. Caden Sterns can do both, very well. Sterns, a three-year starter at Texas, was one of the Longhorns leaders on the defensive side of the ball, and his maturity and effort is off the charts for the former DFW native. Sterns showed success as a man and zone defender, and succeeded in his multiple responsibilities at Texas. Athleticism shines on tape, and should be confirmed with results from Pro Day, or however the NFL decides to handle the NFL Combine. Really good length at the position, and the ability to cover, and willingness as a run defender took big strides in 2020. If Caden Sterns can continue to develop his trust in his instincts and anticipation, and keep his body healthy, he should have a very long, successful career in the NFL. For Cowboys fans, Dan Quinn and Co. would love to keep the Texas born defensive back close to home in Dallas.

Round Grade:

4

 

Tape Highlights:

 

 

https://www.bloggingtheboys.com/platform/amp/2021/1/24/22244902/cowboys-2021-draft-prospects-texas-safety-caden-sterns-scouting-report-interview?utm_campaign=bloggingtheboys&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true

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Really good interview...

Caden handled "The Eyes of Texas" question well and respectfully.  He was ok with players that wanted to sing it, and ok with those that did not want to sing it.  Said media really blew things out of proportion...

He's been in Arizona training, and sounds a lot better than he has in awhile.  Brandon Jones and Collin Johnson are gonna provide him info to help with the draft.

Great to hear him happier !!! 🤘

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He’ll be in the NFL a good 3-4 seasons at least. I say that solely due to Holton Hill & DeShon Elliot. Recently there seems to be an inverse relationship between how well liked a Texas DB is by the fan base and their NFL success.

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1 hour ago, Helobious said:

He’ll be in the NFL a good 3-4 seasons at least. I say that solely due to Holton Hill & DeShon Elliot. Recently there seems to be an inverse relationship between how well liked a Texas DB is by the fan base and their NFL success.

Elliot was a Thorpe award finalist. He didn’t suck here neither did Hill he was just a pothead.

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2 hours ago, Helobious said:

He’ll be in the NFL a good 3-4 seasons at least. I say that solely due to Holton Hill & DeShon Elliot. Recently there seems to be an inverse relationship between how well liked a Texas DB is by the fan base and their NFL success.

Those two were infinitely better, instinctive and athletic DBs.

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35 minutes ago, Machinator said:

Holton Hill is a strange example to use for any measure of success. He flamed out at Texas because he couldn't stay clean, and has dealt with the same issues in the NFL.

I think if you spend the better part of 3 years in the NFL you’re a success in the world of football. Not even sure how that’s a controversial statement.

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4 minutes ago, Helobious said:

I think if you spend the better part of 3 years in the NFL you’re a success in the world of football. Not even sure how that’s a controversial statement.

Yes. Already above the average career of an NFL player and appears to be positioned to continue playing.

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20 minutes ago, The Earl of Texas said:

Is it just me or does anyone else not give a fuck what happened under previous coaches? I’m excited for all returners under competent management, Sterns especially, I think.

Sterns declared for the NFL.

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On 2/5/2021 at 2:16 PM, LTtxfan said:

 

Hey Caden, Admiral McRaven would like a word with you. Make your damn bed bro, especially if it is gonna be on TV.

Another wasted 5 star at Texas. 

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1 hour ago, The Earl of Texas said:

Is it just me or does anyone else not give a fuck what happened under previous coaches? I’m excited for all returners under competent management, Sterns especially, I think.

Evidently you don’t give a fuck about paying attention to what’s really going on with the team, period.

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1 hour ago, jinx said:

Hey Caden, Admiral McRaven would like a word with you. Make your damn bed bro, especially if it is gonna be on TV.

That's pretty appropriate advice and exactly what I was talking about previously. He needs to switch to a business, purposeful mentality. When he does, it will show in his preparations, angles, and tackling.

 

I am hopeful for him. He is a Longhorn.

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1 hour ago, jinx said:

Hey Caden, Admiral McRaven would like a word with you. Make your damn bed bro, especially if it is gonna be on TV.

Another wasted 5 star at Texas. 

Hard to be a wasted 5 star at Texas when he wasn’t a 5 star recruit, don’t you think? 

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9 minutes ago, DaggerHorns said:

Apparently I can’t read. I somehow thought he was talking about Holton Hill. Yeah, the whole 2018 DB class hurts. Just a total lack of development across the board. 

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19 minutes ago, Burt Macklin said:

Apparently I can’t read. I somehow thought he was talking about Holton Hill. Yeah, the whole 2018 DB class hurts. Just a total lack of development across the board. 

The article at the top by Connor Livesay called him a former four star recruit. He gets paid for the shit he posts lol. 

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For some, Caden said the intent was not to get rid of "The Eyes of Texas".  Caden said he understands it means a lot to many TEXAS Fans.

For those uncomfortable, they don't want to sing the song.

Good video here...

Just because a person doesn't want to sing EOT doesn't mean they don't love The University of TEXAS.

Personally, I want to keep the song because it's such a celebration for many fans and players at games and UT events.🤘  

 

 

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That's odd that he says 'nobody was like I said try to get rid of [the song] but innovate it to where everybody can make one another feel special...'  since the bullet point on the petition is 'replacement of The Eyes of Texas with a new song'.

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Those numbers are pretty surprising to me. Even his freshman year when he was actually making plays his speed and explosiveness never really popped off the screen. I was prepared for him to run like a 4.65 today. 

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21 minutes ago, UncleSonny said:

Those numbers are pretty surprising to me. Even his freshman year when he was actually making plays his speed and explosiveness never really popped off the screen. I was prepared for him to run like a 4.65 today. 

His combine grades as a recruit were pretty goddamn legit, that shuttle was elite. He's an exceptional athlete - the question for NFL teams is can you get him back to playing football and out of his own head. 

I think this was from The Opening? Can't remember which event :: 

Caden Sterns — 6-0.5 - 192 - 4.69 40 - 4.01 shuttle - 37.4 vertical - 36' powerball

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4 minutes ago, B00M said:

Been established that Opening numbers are inflated. 

So you are saying that he isn't and wasn't an exceptional athlete because the Opening numbers were inflated? That's your intimation? Be better than this goddamn nonsense. 

Opening numbers for comparative analysis - of note, even if the numbers are "inflated" the same results apply across the board, do they not? Sterns is an exceptional athlete. 

D'Shawn Jamison  -- 5'10" 175 - 4.48 40 -  3.9 shuttle - 36.7″ vertical -  35′ powerball  
Caden Sterns — 6-0.5 - 192 - 4.69 40 - 4.01 shuttle - 37.4 vertical - 36’ powerball
BJ Foster - 6’1” - 193 - 4.52 40 - 4.27 shuttle - 33.7 vertical - 33’ powerball 
Jalen Green — 6-0 - 171- 4.69 40 - 4.01 shuttle — 32.7 vertical - 33.5’ powerball
Anthony Cook - 6’0” - 174 - 4.69 40 - 4.12 shuttle  36.7 vertical - 34.5’powerball 
Brennan Eagles - 6-3.5 - 214 - 4.51 - 3.99 shuttle - 37 vertical - 39.0’ powerball
Bobby Wolfe -- 6-0.5 176 - 4.71 40 -  4.41 shuttle - 34.2"  vertical - 31.0' powerball
Erick Young -- 6'0 208 - scratched - 4.27 shuttle - 32" vertical - 35' powerball
Brian Williams -- 6'0.5" 211 - scratched - 4.47 shuttle - 31" vertical - 39.5 powerball
Demani Richardson -- 6'1" 209 - 4.59 40 - 4.14 shuttle - 34.7" vertical - 41.5 powerball

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1 minute ago, golfclap said:

So you are saying that he isn't and wasn't an exceptional athlete because the Opening numbers were inflated? That's your intimation? Be better than this goddamn nonsense. 

Opening numbers for comparative analysis - of note, even if the numbers are "inflated" the same results apply across the board, do they not? Sterns is an exceptional athlete. 

D'Shawn Jamison  -- 5'10" 175 - 4.48 40 -  3.9 shuttle - 36.7″ vertical -  35′ powerball  
Caden Sterns — 6-0.5 - 192 - 4.69 40 - 4.01 shuttle - 37.4 vertical - 36’ powerball
BJ Foster - 6’1” - 193 - 4.52 40 - 4.27 shuttle - 33.7 vertical - 33’ powerball 
Jalen Green — 6-0 - 171- 4.69 40 - 4.01 shuttle — 32.7 vertical - 33.5’ powerball
Anthony Cook - 6’0” - 174 - 4.69 40 - 4.12 shuttle  36.7 vertical - 34.5’powerball 
Brennan Eagles - 6-3.5 - 214 - 4.51 - 3.99 shuttle - 37 vertical - 39.0’ powerball
Bobby Wolfe -- 6-0.5 176 - 4.71 40 -  4.41 shuttle - 34.2"  vertical - 31.0' powerball
Erick Young -- 6'0 208 - scratched - 4.27 shuttle - 32" vertical - 35' powerball
Brian Williams -- 6'0.5" 211 - scratched - 4.47 shuttle - 31" vertical - 39.5 powerball
Demani Richardson -- 6'1" 209 - 4.59 40 - 4.14 shuttle - 34.7" vertical - 41.5 powerball

I believe you but can you post the link from where you are pulling those #s from? I can't seem to find it. 

A 4.4 (even on a fast track) and the rest of those testing numbers will be plenty to get him drafted in the 4th/5th. If he can stay on the field and get his head right he may even stick around. 

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I think those numbers were from the Opening regional events in 2018... I just copied them from my post with all of them on the recruiting board from Oct 2018. Some of the player profiles on ESPN still have the numbers, some do not. For example Demani Richardson's page shows results from a previous event that he didn't test nearly as well.  My guess is that it comes down to who was updating the back end at ESPN at the time. I have no idea if the Opening still has those regional results online, they may be on a waybackmachine version, no idea. 

Sterns ::

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/combine/_/id/220289/caden-sterns

Richardson ::

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/combine/_/id/230645/demani-richardson

Eagles ::

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