Originally Posted by Fla Cowpoke
I have basic medical knowledge so I am not even going to venture into arguing the injuries with you.
All I am saying is that if we ultimately choose to draft Barron, I think it will only be with medical clearance from our training staff.
We hear all the time about guys being red flagged due to injuries. We also know that our staff is not afraid to considered injured players if we think there is significant upside. We drafted Chris Canty with that knowledge. We drafted Sean Lee with that knowledge. We drafted Bruce Carter with that knowledge. I feel comfortable enough with our team's medical procedures that I am not worried about them wasting a first rounder on a medical risk.
[View Full Quote]As far as Barron's injuries, wouldn't they both be trauma related? We hear about pectoral and bicep tears all the time usually when someone gets caught up in a pile. Sports hernias are fairly common as well. I remember McNabb had one and recovered without any issues. Others have as well.
Cowboys medical staff also cleared David LaFleur who went into the draft with a degenerative back condition. Cowboys not only drafted LaFleur in the 1st round, but they traded up to get him. After 3 unimpressive seasons, LaFleur was cut after failing a physical. It's not about 1 injury, it's about a propensity to suffer chronic injury, indicating a pattern.
Arguing with people more learned about medical conditions is very short sighted. Cowboys may very well draft Barron but to ignore a potential long term issue is the proverbial ostrich with head in sand. That said, methinks the Barron fans doth protest too much.
Debate is healthy, unlike Barron's soft tissues it seems.