Originally Posted by smarta5150
So you are saying Griffin will be the BPA if Bowe, Meachem, Jarret or even Spencer are all sitting there for us at 22?
So who you are?
If you are anything short of an NFL Scout or GM (which even they can be wrong) then it doesnt really matter.
You know how many writers or so-called "experts" out there are completely off when it comes to this time of year and rating players and predicting how well they will perform on the pro level? The original post of this thread is a perfect example.
You calling Watkins "expendable" on the lone fact he was a 5th round pick is pretty ridiculous yet most people would agree with you at 1st glance.
[View Full Quote]Then again, if you look at it closer you will realize that there are other facts to consider. There have been plenty of 1st round busts and plenty of 2nd day guys who have shined and gone on to do great things. I understand the number of players in these categories are lob sided but just because someone was picked on day 2 does not make them "expendable." Espicially with a sophomore kid like Watkins. There is this thing called developement. You cant expect to have a 1st day pick at every position who can start week 1 and give the team 10+ solid years. There will be players on every team who went overlooked, whether 2nd day picks or undrafted FAs.
lol, I am NOT an NFL GM or scout, which means I matter exactly as much (or as little) as you do.
I do know how many experts are wrong every years, that's why I don't count myself in their ranks. I'm just a fan. I have developed a grading system that has been quite reliable over the past 5 years though and I tend to favor my own prospective scores over others. Since the experts are wrong so often I like to think that people like you and me have AT LEAST as much credibility as them. No?
I'm not calling Watkins expendable because he's a 5th round pick, I'm calling him expendable because he's poor in coverage and I don't believe his ball locating ability will significantly improve from where it is now. I don't see him as a player who has very much potential in all honesty. If Watkins wasn't able to gain any ball locating skills during his career at FSU then I seriously doubt he's going to be improving, it's just something he can't do. Some linemen have naturally quick feet, some WRs have natural hands, some FSs have a natural ability to locate objects in the air once they turn their head from one point to the other. Watkins seems to be missing this and it's something that is critical.
Edit: Oh and yes Jarrett is slow out of his breaks and could have serious issues with separation, there's a good possibility that Meachem will be gone, Bowe wouldn't be a bad choice at all, and Spencer is not worth the 22nd pick at all, for one he shows poor off the line speed.