Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by MarionBarberThe4th, Dec 21, 2010.
Damn is anyone actually watching these or what?
Yuck, stay away from Big East players. Their stats and rep will be inflated
The football season is coming to an end so yes I'm going to watch as many of these bowl games as I can. Last night’s game Louisville vs Southern Mississippi was an entertaining game at 31-28. Granted not 2 of the premier teams but a highly competitive game none the less
A good player is a good player no matter what conference or team they play for.
It is the scouts that have to determine if the player is good or just a product of his conference, team or O/D system.
Some RBs for spread teams might have inflated stats and might not do well in the NFL however there are some in spread systems that are good players no matter what and will do well in the NFL...it would be stupid to automatically dismiss any RB because he played in a spread offense.
Same could be said of any player that plays in one conference or a team.
If we followed that type of mentality we would not have Miles Austin or Tony Romo because that mentality would say that since they are lower level college teams it would mean we should stay away from them since their stats and reps will be inflated therefore they would not work out in the NFL.
We would also not have D.Ware since he played for the power house of a team in a powerhouse conference (/sarcasm off)
Many big name players have come from small programs.
Hey I had Noel Devine in my first mock and will probably put him in my next one. And as for small schools http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177003
But as a whole, the conference is histroically bad and I feel like most of the prospects coming from there are just a step slower than the others this year.
But I agree w/ your thesis. I never been apart of these little draft rules like stay away from a Penn State RB, or Floridian WR etc. Or dont draft RG's in the 2nd b/c the bust rate is 15% than in the 4th round.
But to me the Big East this year is like an NL pitcher going over to the AL. Its just be careful about what you are getting. Dont let the inflated stats sway you.
Excited to see Noel Devine, but hes such a big name he probably will be taken before where we should take that type of player.
Say no to Robert Sands
Ill keep an eye out for Clayborn but I dont see the point
These lower tier bowl games are either for the fans of the teams playing or the ultimate diehard college football fan who would watch anything.
I'll tune in for a few minute here or there, but it's pretty worthless to me. Ratings seem to verify this.
Give us a playoff and the whole nation (football fans, anyway) would be watching as if each round was the national championship....because the current NC is a total farce.
Noel has not been 100% for the majority of the year, still might not be. He had a foot injury that has bothered him this season...turf toe IIRC. He has not gotten his normal 1K+ yard season.
Concerning Robert Sands...for all of the draft gurus or those who have put him in their mock drafts.
I has been reported that he will not go into the draft unless he is told he would be a first or second rounder. He put his name into whatever the program is where they try and determine a players draft position.
I don't think it will come back that he will be a first or second rounder so chances are he will come back his senior season.
He too has had an injury this year that has somewhat hampered his play. I think he would be better suited to come back his last year and improve his play.
Now for those not familiar with WVU keep an eye on a few players tonight.
NT Chris Neild. Not sure what his draft range is but he has been a very good player at the NT position and WVU plays a 3-3-5 system.
Some other players to keep an eye on....
Jock Sanders...smallish type WR who also plays RB at times. Chances are he will be an UDRFA that we might consider bringing in as a shifty RB or WR.
Players who will NOT be coming out but still worthy to watch...
Shawne Alston and Tavon Austin...both Jitterbug type RBs that can also do some damage when they catch short passes.
Bruce Irvin He is a pass rush specialist that is still learning. Little light for a DE at around 240 but in his limited play he has made himself count with double digit sacks this year. Not bad for a guy who gets limited playing time and a juco transfer.
Jock Sanders is definitely a nice option as an UDFA. You have to think he can get better if given more looks
Off the top of my head, seems WV isnt putting out good NFL talent?
The good games (where solid NFL prospects start to play) begin tonight!
Clayborn could be my 2nd round pick, but no way does he make sense for our 1st even in a trade down
Man I know he is highly rated, but he has not made hardly any plays. I like the Mizz. QB a lot. He looks to be a 1st rounder....
Great way to go out for Ricky Stanzi :laugh2:
Blake had some sick throws but man he basically lost the game for them. I dont see how he can go top 4 or 5 and help us out.
Whos playing today? Kenny Tate from Maryland. Also Da'rell Scott since RB could be an option in the mid-rounds. Personally I wouldnt take any RB unless A). The value was too good or B). Hes one of thoose jukey, versatile, electric little dudes
Unrelated to us but I want to see Blackmon tonight
Kenny Tate!!!! And apparently his official decision after the game.
A kid I played pee-wee w/ might still be playing for Maryland. He might have graduated last year though. He was a TE. I think he was a walk-on b/c I never heard much about him being recruited.
Kenny Tate on ESPN... Get ready for pure dominance.
Hey, hes gow two catches!
I dont want him to make an NFL roster though. Screw that.
I'm half watching the Maryland/East Carolina game and the only thing I've seen Kenny Tate do is get decleated by a running back.
Check that, I just watched him miss a tackle at the 2:25 mark in the 3rd QTR.