Originally Posted by Super Mario
Do you think that either Williams or Price were only productive this year due to wanting to be drafted? I would hate to get a fatty mcbutterpants like Williams, give him a huge rookie contract, then see him not give 100%.
I know thats a concern for all rookies, but I think it is more of a concern for big boys in the trenches.
I have a huge concern there for Williams as he has a documented history of being lazy and unmotivated.
One of the reasons I favor Price is because he seems to be the opposite. He contributed as a freshman, became a starter his soph year, and put up two very productive years before declaring. He had another year of eligibility left so it's not like he had his whole future riding on this season like Williams, who was a senior.
14 TFL and 4.5 sacks in his first year as a starter
23.5 TFL and 7 sacks this past year as a junior
6.5 TFL and 2 sacks in his first year as a starter
8.5 TFL and 1.5 sacks as a junior
9 TFL and 2.5 sacks as a senior