Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by threetoedpete, Apr 30, 2008.
I'm surprised he went that high. I wouldn't have touched him until rd 3 myself, although he does seem to be a perfect fit for the cover 2 type scheme. I'm not that high on him (no pun intended), but we'll see.
Well, he got selected as a top 20 pick with all those 'red flags' and such, they should be happy. Even if he had a perferct record, chances are it still could have happened all the same with McKelvin and Cromartie going before him- Jenkins was the one that slipped more.
Another thing that sounds like it hurt him is his attitude being really cocky and thinking he's better than everyone. Maybe if he would have dropped that 2 years ago, it would have helped?
By YTF, do you mean YoungTexanFan?
I don't know anyone who would have had him going top 10 or having him as the top CB in the draft. o_O
I'm not sure why you mentioned my name with this at all, as I really have nothing to do with it.
But, since you did, you forgot this:
Everyone is reacting like this just happened this season. This entire issue was at the beginning of his college career, and while that doesn't make it any better, it was two years ago. So, yes pete, let's only focus on one aspect from two years ago and ignore the success and positives in those two years since. That makes sense. Man, you should be paid to think critically.
On another note, he wasn't my top CB. I'm not some biased fan who choses not to see flaws. I looked at his game objectively. He wasn't the top CB, but he was still a first round talent and I guess the NFL thinks so as well pete. You might want to check your mail, I think the NFL is coming after your scouting services.
So he's been clean for 2 years and has stayed out of trouble? Is that what you are implying?
No pun intended?
i think he was my top CB. i don't even remember
Warren Sapp smoked pot in college & he had a HOF career.
With that said I'm glad we took Brown.
i'm going way out on a limb here and saying a lot of players in the NFL get baked or used to get baked
...and I'd bet you that's a really strong limb.
they're kids. A lot of them away from home for the first time. Sure some of them screwed up in some fashion or another. Ask Roger Clemons if anyone is squeeky clean.
I go to the University of Kansas, and yea, that is what I'm implying. I'm not best friends with him, but he has been a good character person around campus, especially since the birth of his daughter.
I doubt he's been clean for two years...
Don't know about him being in trouble, but I doubt he hasn't smoked in two years...
what is the "baked" y'all are talking about?
Well YTF got to see him play much more than most of us. He liked what he saw, about Talib's onfield play. I think what YTF had to do more than anything was defend a player he liked and thought was good, and would be good in the pros. I liked what I saw in the limited views of actual game I saw Talib in, but thought other CB's would be better for this team.
In the end Talib got draft 20th overall in the 1st round. So maybe we can make fun of YTF for going to the same school, or saying this player is good... but I think he has a little something to come back at those that try that, "With the 20th selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Tamba Bay Buccaneers select, Aqib Talib, CB from University of Kansas."
Unfortunately we don't have the luxury of knowing about players backgrounds, drug tests, etc like NFL teams get to find out. During the 2007 college season, how many of us were talking about McFadden's 18 kids, Talib being a pothead, Mendenhall being a wimp, etc. None of us.
Sorry if this sounds like a rant (it's not intended to at all- glad he isn't a texan) but all I remember YTF saying is that he's a good football player (which seems TB thinks he is too).
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