Re: Adrian Wilson Is Ready
posted at 5/1/2013 4:02 PM EDT
In response to BassFishingII's comment:
Well, to be fair, I think it's at least even. The pink helmets here who claim since he's 33 or will be 34 which means this was not a good FA signing, will be mortified come the regular season.
They clealry never saw him in Arizona.
I will say Rodney was more of a FS with better range, but the instinct/IQ/experience factor is huge. He will also make McCourty look even better.
It's why I feel the loss of Ray Lewis and Reed at once, down the middle, going to Mike Huff and Rolando McClain (LOL), will be a huge loss for Baltimore.
It's sort of looking at Tim Thomas's age and pretending it matters. I go by my eyes.
Physically it's nowhere near even, Wilson was the 64th player overall in his draft class, he ran a 4.45 at the combine and had a 42" vertical leap.
Rodney was the 145th player taken, he ran a 4.8 at the combine, his whole game was cerebral and toughness.
They were both strong safeties, I don't see any free safety tendencies with either of them. But if Wilson can avoid injury I think he could play longer than Rodney, not saying he was better, just that he was more physically gifted.
Safety is played from the shoulders up anyhow, that's why its tough to judge Belichick selecting this Harmon kid where he did until we see him play, if the kid is in all the right places and learns to knock player's socks off, it won't matter where he was drafted.