Originally Posted by masomenos85
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?
[View Full Quote]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.
I am only a fan and I dont count myself as "credible."
The only reason I asked who you were was you sounded as if you had some self-proclaimed credibility with the whole "you dont know who I am for A and B reasons."
Even I took it the wrong way, which I dont think I did, then my bad.
Your systems intrigues me though and wouldnt mind seeing it... I am curious how you rated the past 5 draft classes of secondary players and how well they have actually performed.
If you didnt fudge the numbers and were fairly accurate then you are obviously in the wrong place for there are may organizations that would pay well for an intelligent scout.
As for Watkins once again, I love how quickly one is too judge the kid after his very imited playing time. Your opinion on his ball-seeking ability only has 1 play that I can recall which supports your statement... which RW could have erased if not picked by bad positioning of the ref in centerfield. Maybe the flea flicker play against Philly but I honestly dont remember that clearly.