Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED 2/19 w/ PRE-COMBINE MOCK***
posted at 3/25/2011 8:15 PM EDT
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED 2/19 w/ PRE-COMBINE MOCK***
Wilkerson and Houston. Not happy guys. Houston is a work out freak with an inconsistent motor. He flashes then takes plays off. He could be another Gholston. Wilkerson scares me at 33, at 17 the bust factor is huge. Wilkerson has an average motor, came from a weak program and was productive against weak opposition. He showed up at his Pro Day out of shape and was average and got tired. He had 10 sacks this past season. Who did he get them against? 2 - Central Michigan (3-9) these guys lost to Temple, Northwestern, Ball State, Virginia Tech, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, Navy, Toledo. But they beat Powerhouse Hampton, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan. 1 - Army (7-6) these guys lost to Hawaii, Temple, Rutgers, Air Force, Notre Dame. But they beat Eastern Michigan, North Texas, Duke (I didn't know they played football there), Tulane (ditto), get this VMI, that's Virginia Military Institute, Kent State and Southern Methodist in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. 3 - Buffalo (2-10) these guys lost to Baylor, UCF, UCONN, Northern Illinois, Temple, Miami (OH), Ohio, Ball State, Eastern Michigan and Akron. The only teams they beat were Rhode Island and a nail biter 28-26 over Bowling Green 3 - Kent State (5-7) these guys lost to BC, Penn State, Miami (OH), Toledo, Temple, Army, Western Michigan but they beat Powerhouse Murray State, Akron, Bowling Green, Ball State and Ohio. 1 - Miami (Ohio) (10-4) these guys lost to Florida, Missouri, Cincinnati, Ohio and they beat Eastern Michigan, Colorado State, Kent State, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Akron, Temple, and Northern Illinois. Oh wait, these guys won the GoDaddy.com Bowl over Middle Tennessee. So of the 5 teams were Wilkerson registered a sack, how many made the BCS or USA Today top 25?? NONE!!! There could be a top 100 and maybe Miami (OH) cracks the list. In fact only 2 of the 5 teams had a winning record, including Army barely at 7-6 because they played the girl scouts twice. Look closer guys, those two teams with winning records, he got 1 sack each. The other 3 teams where he got 8 of his 10 sacks were a combined 10-26. Now let's look at the teams were Wilkerson did not register a sack. Villanova (9-5) with wins against Lehigh, Towson, Pennsylvania, Maine, James Madison, Richmond, Delaware, Stephen F. Austin and Appalachian State. Come on, these are a bunch of Div IAA schools. UCONN (8-5) good team Penn State (7-6) good team Northern Illinois (11-3) they play the same dogs that Temple plays Bowling Green (2-10) Akron (1-11) Okay, I've seen enough. Wilkerson looks great on the hoof, but if he can't put up 2-3 sacks a game against Akron, Bowling Green and Northern Illinois, what is he going to do against the OL of the Jets, Ravens, Steelers, Chargers and Colts? Now, let's look at JJ Watt's 7 sacks 1 - Michigan State (11-2) finished 14th in the BCS 1 - Minnesota (3-9) 2 - Ohio State (12-1) finished 5th in the BCS 1 - Iowa (8-5) 1 - Purdue (4-8) Level of competition is so important when judging DL and OL. It isn't like a WR or RB where you can see the speed, the cuts, the hands, the routes, the instincts. OL and DL is trench warfare. How does the trench fighter do against his man? Wilkerson was an armed gladiator with shields, clubs and swords going against a bunch of cub scouts with Swiss Army knives. I'm not taking Wilkerson until 60, if then. At 17, no freakin way. I'd rather take Pouncey. There is a reason why this kid went to Temple. To show up at your Pro Day out of shape and getting tired means he thinks he already punched his ticket to the first round. Buyer beware on this Wilkerson kid. If he ends up being special, I'll eat my words but I don't want him. If JJ Watt is on the board at 15, we need to offer Miami 92 and get it done. PERIOD!!! Same thing if he's there at 12, give MIN their 74 back and turn in the card. Then I can relax, enjoy the draft and not worry that I'm going to hear Wilkerson's name called with us on the clock.
Posted by Faucetman
you and i faucet have been the only ones not liking wilk. here and the analysts have him rising and rising.