Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by El Tejano, Dec 4, 2009.
Draft him. He's the big back we need. Plus he gets mad when he loses.
Lol. I assume this is a joke thread.
With the way we loose, this guy would go to prison for felonious assault, or murder.
I would draft him.
Bob McNair wont.
I wouldn't draft him. He was a 4th/5th round prospect at the beginning of the season. He made an ass out of himself on a nationally televised game and has a good chance to be undrafted. Too many red flag issues.
If you really want him, just sign him as an UDFA. But I wouldn't touch him.
I'd draft him to and I think that he'll probably go in the 3rd-4th round. Teams will research him pretty hard and have extra interviews with him but he'll get drafted and make some team that takes a chance on him a good RB.
This is not a joke thread. I quoted the above because that was my thinking exactly. Dude not only served his punishment but his teammates looked like they were happy for him yesterday when he came into the game.
All I saw was a man running the ball and getting hit in the backfield only to knock those dudes on their butts and make something out of nothing. As the game goes on he starts busting out a 30 yard TD run after not playing football for almost a whole season.
He served his sentence and didn't do anything further to hurt the team when he was allowed to join them. He may have learned from his mistakes. He was going to be a high 3rd/low 2nd but his stock has fallen to about the 5th. The team that gets him for a 4th or lower is going to have a road grader. He could be that big back we are looking for and we wouldn't be forced to start him right away.
Someone is going to draft him. Especially if he has a good showing in The Rose Bowl.
No way in hell he goes in the top 4 rounds...
Rashad Jennings has just as much...if not more talent, had less red flags, and still went undrafted. Teams aren't going to spend a 3rd or 4th rounder on the guy...if he gets drafted at all, it'll probably be with a 6th or 7th round flyer.
Andre Smith-OT from Alabama completely flaked out last year in the post season and combine and pre-draft but he still got selected #6 overall. If an NFL team investigates a player fully and the player interviews well, they'll overlook previous problems. It just takes the right team in the right situation.
Andre Smith plays what many teams feel is the second most valuable position on the field and one of the toughest to fill. Blount plays a position that some teams don't start looking at until the middle of the draft.
Plus Blount wasn't percieved to be the #1 player at his position like some people had Smith being. The guy was already going to be about a 3rd-4th rounder to start with.
every team is different on draft day. some teams will definitely ignore these kinds of things if they think the player is talented enough.
i'm not sure Blount is even that talented, though.
Andre Smith also had more natural talent than any player in his draft class. I'd been hyping Smith up since his Freshman year. The kid was that good. There were not 5 guys more talented in the draft than him. He did plenty to drag himself down, and it remains to be seen if he can fully realize his talent, but there was no question about if he was worth a shot at #6.
Blount? He wasn't a first rounder to start with. He wasn't really even on my radar. He also got into a fight on national TV. He started the fight. He then proceeded by attempting to attack the fans. He issued an adhesion form that clearly was written by someone being paid well by Oregon. Aside from all of his "red flags" (which are MUCH different than Andre Smith's) he just isn't a top talent. Andre Smith was easily a top 6 talent overall. Blount isn't even a top 6 talent at RB.
He did not start the fight. Although it doesn't matter, go back and look at the footage again. Blount was walking back to his locker room mad but certainly not talking to anyone. The Boise State dude, who nobody puts blame on him comes and talks crap to his face and then bangs on his shoulder pads.
IMO, if we can get this guy in the 5th or 6th, go for it.
yes he did start the fight. Players jaw all the time but when you swing your fists....YOU are starting the fight. He also started to the crowd. No way McNair drafts this moron.
The kid is a thug. The Boise St thing wasn't even his first indescretion. He has been punished before by the program for bad behavior.
If you're good enough, the NFL will put up with your baggage. But Blount isn't that good.
yeah, Blount doesn't really look to be anything special. he's basically Maurice Clarrett
Noone is saying he will be the best back in the draft. All I am saying is that if his stock fell, he is definetly worth it to try and pick up. Not too many bruising backs I can think of that we could get at a deal like that.
Now if Lendale White becomes available in FA we need to jump on that dude.
the combine will mean everything to him. I really hope he takes the assistance received to heart & makes life changes but the odds are really against that. We all know he has hands of stone, but I have not seen if that transfers to catching the ball in space. If I where Chip Kelly I would try & work a couple plays for him out of the slot or TE position to shake what will surely be a dominate defense presented by the Ohio State. If he shows he can catch the ball I might be tempted to work him out as a TE as late rd. flyer
In my opinion, he is not worth the headache
No. He started the fight. It does matter. He couldn't keep himself composed. He couldn't listen to a little smack. Sure, the other guy was an ass-hat and a half for mouthing off to him after the win, but that isn't starting a fight. The fight/incident was started when Blount swung his fists. That's why he won't play on Sunday's. Aside from all of that, he's not actually that talented. He would be a late round guy before any of this. I'd put him around the 5th round, talent wise. He plays a position with the shortest shelf-life in the NFL and that see success from numerous of "unknowns" every season. Finding a RB who can step in for a season and put up numbers isn't impossible. He plays a position that is "a dime a dozen" and he essentially just punched (pun intended) his ticket out of the league.
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