Re: 2010 Mock Draft Rounds 1-6
posted at 12/12/2009 12:55 AM EST
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Draft Rounds 1-6
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Draft Rounds 1-6 : It's not like there is a ton of quality game tape available on the web (unless there is, in which case I'd love to know where so I could take a look). My main points on Scott is that he's a big tough back, north/south runner, hits the hole hard, is a run away freight train in the open field, but won't be a home run threat, which I made clear. I also wouldn't lump Ki-Jana Carter and Run DMC in with a guy projected to go in the 4th round, how much "hype hype hype" can their be on a 4th round guy? As for Edelman, IMO he's 100% a slot guy, ideally I'd like for them to get a guy they can stick on the outside who can be productive (a la stallworth and to some extent Gaffney combining for 82 receptions in 2007) and take some of the pressure off Moss/Welker, which is why I mentioned Aiken and Brandon Tate. I'm not comfortable at this point with any of the 3 (Aiken/Brandon Tate/Edelman) as the #3 receiver.
Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]
Yeah I wish they just had game tape on all the guys coming out that would be so much better for fans. It was nice to see you got my point though that i think the guys who always seem to be making something out of nothing in a highlight reel as a RB are more impressive to me then the ones running through day light untouched.
...and yeah that was my point about Stallworth and Gaffney... They each had around 40 catches but Gaffney basically took the job away from Stallworth as the season progressed. Pretty much willing to bet that edleman would have surpassed 40 catches this season if he did not get hurt. Also not sure he needs to be pigeon holed into the slot. Curious why you think that?
I am not saying I would not appreciate them getting another great receiver at all but more because who knows how many years moss will keep it going at the same level. There are not too many teams in the leage with all 3 receivers being awesome. I think Brady has been stubborn at times. He was off the mark early in the season while he was getting back into things. I can quickly think of a few sure touchdowns he missed quickly off the top of my head to edelman and watson early in the season. He's also over thrown a wide open Aiken twice on long throws in the last few weeks that would have been touchdowns. I am not sure "yet" if they don't already have a #3 receiver on the team good enough.
I liken Brady's year this year sort of similar to LM's earlier games. LM wasn't really passing the eyeball test even though his stats were good given his attempts. He's been running better. Brady has had some good stats, exception being the 2nd half of raod games but he's really been awful for whole games this year mostly in the early part of the season(understandably so).
The stats he's had in the 2nd half of raod games almost isn't even considered NFL caliber at 52% complettion percentage and 60 passer rating.
I guees I am trying to say if you can get 40 something catches from your #3 receiver on a team that has Moss and Welker than you are doing fine and I am not sure yet we don't have a guy capable of producing that given a full active healthy season.
One of the things I like to pay attention to since i do not watch much college football is the write ups from the senior bowl practices. Yeah this doesn't help with underclassmen but every year there is a guy or two that catches the analysts eyes in the senior bowl "practices" and more than one source will write about him. The one off the top of my head is Eddie Royal, I remember multiple guys writing that he was uncoverable in practices. He's proven to be pretty good so far in the NFL. The point is that if a guy stands out playing against ONLY the best players in the country(well seniors) then that is saying a little something. Cause in the highlight reels you never know who the guy opposite the player is when someone is making a play. Maybe he's a bum, I never know.