Re: Sport Science Nate Solder
posted at 5/12/2011 3:37 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Sport Science Nate Solder
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sport Science Nate Solder : I'll admit I'm playing devil's advocate here. I'm not a scout (and I certainly don't play one on the internet), but I was concerned watching the draft when the NFL Network's guru, Mike Mayock -- who had spent the entire evening pointing out the positive aspects of every draft pick to that point -- said a lot of cute things about "upside" and "body type" while showing footage of Solder routinely getting pushed back into the pocket. I expect the kid will be fine, in time, but I tend to agree with the guy who wants to see him play a little bit before I reach a state where I need to wipe myself over him.
Posted by p-mike[/QUOTE]
He is what he is (where have we heard that?).
The kid is a prospect. I think the senior bowl is a dog and pony show next to only the combine. When you areflat out dominant for several seasons in a big-12 schedule, then you have something.
In the end, like everyone, he is a prospect. So I'm not gushing about him either I guess, because he could be terrible in the NFL.
But from what I saw of the senior bowl he looked good. Mayock? When you dig and dig at what all of these guys think, you realize that some people have their "guys" and other people don't have their "guys".
Sometimes Mayock is right like with Branden Albert.
Other times he is wrong, like with Alex Mack, who he had as the third best center in the 2009 draft, which translates to what, the 3rd or 4th round? He went to the probowl after being drafted 20th and getting p00ped on by Mayock.
Rang, Reuter, Prisco, Judge, the SportsExchange, ScoutsInc, etc had him in the high teens.
Mayock was being a baby because he thought Costanzo was better and had him going later around 24 iirc.