Originally Posted by mussop
Yeh there is a little wagon rollin along that has picked up a few knee jerkers. He did have a bad day but if you consider what he went through this week, who he had to go up against today, where he came from and the coaching he has had up until now, you would be a fool to give up on him after a bad allstar game.
He is intelligent, huge (not in a bad way), has really long arms, really strong, athletic and very agile for his size. With the right coaching the sky is the limit.
Umm, what did "he go through"? He went through the same process every other player went through. I seriously don't know where you're trying to go with that. And he went up against the top players in college (just like every other player on that field)....and got his ass handed to him. Those players aren't even on the level of players he'll be facing week in and week out in the NFL.
I also don't give a crap where he went to school, not when I'm looking for somebody who I'm going to have to spend a 1st round pick on. This guy was hailed "the best guard prospect in years". If that is the case and if he's worth a 1st round pick, then we shouldn't be sitting here considering excuses about "what he had to go through this week" and "who he had to go up against", and "where he went to school", because things are only going to get more stressful at the next level and the competition is only going to get tougher there as well. We aren't thinking about drafting this guy in the 3rd round.....the excuses you just manufactured for this guy is excuses you hear about 3rd round prospects. I don't want to hear excuses when they carry a 1st round grade, if they carry that many built in excuses I'd rather spend that pick elsewhere.