Originally Posted by Yakuza Rich
Pool is a known commodity. We know what we are probably going to get from him. The potential isn’t much, but you hope that he can be more or less ‘solid’ throughout the year. Church is less of a known commodity. He has more upside, but I just don’t think the scouting department and coaching staff are that far off. At best, he may be a pretty good and underrated starter. Johnson is the most unknown and it’s not too uncommon for great safeties to be drafted where he was. Plus, he’s younger.
As you say, Pool is a known commodity. We can only hope that he remains competent. Church does have some upside, but, let's face it, he's not All Pro material.
But, Johnson is an empty slate on which we can write just about anything we wish. So why wouldn't a fan root for Johnson? He may well disappoint, as many others have. But for now, he is our hope for the future at that position.
This is the time for hope for fans of each and every team in the NFL. Johnson represents a good part of that hope for me.