Re: Tavon Wilson: My Scouting Report
posted at 5/2/2012 9:46 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Tavon Wilson: My Scouting Report
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tavon Wilson: My Scouting Report : Obviously, you haven't read Kipers' Draft Report, OurLads Guide to the 2012 Draft, or the ProFootball Weekly 2012 Draft Preview. If you had, you would know that they're not sold at WalMart, or any other store. You have to order them online. Who are you to judge the quality of these publications, when he haven't even read them? For the last time, my complaint about Wilson centers upon WHERE HE WAS DRAFTED. If he was a 5th round pick, I wouldn't have a problem with BB selecting him. Finally, as much as I respect and admire BB for what he has accomplished in football, he is not infallible, and is subject to criticism. Whether you like hearing it or not, his track record for selecting players in the draft, from 2006-10, is not very good. What has saved him, and saved the team, is that he is the greatest head coach of all-time. As such, he can still win, even though he may not have the best players. Of course, it also helps to have perhaps the greatest QB of all-time, running his offense.
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You are right. I stopped reading Pro Football Weekly shortly after Joel B's death. The others simply are not worth reading since the generic info is readily available on the internet. And yes the PFW magazine is available in just about any store that sells magazines the draft book is not... But that is neither here nor there.
I AM ASSUMING THAT YOU ARE AWARE THAT THE PATS HAVE WON AN AVERAGE OF 13.5 GAMES IN THE BRADY ERA.
JUST WHERE ON THE FIELD ARE THESE PICKS GOING TO PLAY WHEN YOUR TEAM JUST WON 13 GAMES? BB has had his share of misses to that there is no doubt... But just who are these teams that are so much better than the Pat's?
I suggest you take a long look at the 2nd round results over the past decade. There are plenty of good players to be sure, but there are allot of NAMES that never amounted to anything. You make it sound like that pick had a halo of future pro bowlers hovering around it, when that is most likely not the case!
Here is a little break down on the chances of picking up a "GEM" in the first round of the draft. I know you think it is a piece of cake to do so but apparently the NFL must be run by a bunch of blind monkeys taking shots with dull darts 'cus their track record aint as good as yours.
Picking a Winner
by Bo Mitchell
Any football fan who’s been paying an iota of attention knows by now that the Indianapolis Colts are taking Stanford quarterbackAndrew Luck with the first overall pick in this week’s NFL Draft. In fact, they’ve already told him he’s the pick. After Luck is gone, the Washington Redskins will be handing a jersey and hat to Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III as the second pick. That much we know for sure.
The Minnesota Vikings have the third pick and their general manager Rick Spielman strategically told the St. Paul Pioneer Press last week that he’s considering taking one of three blue-chip prospects: USC left tackle Matt Kalil, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne or Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
All of the aforementioned players are sure-fire, can’t-miss prospects, right? Future Pro Bowlers? Maybe even Hall of Famers.
Not so fast.
The fact is recent history says most players selected in the first round of the NFL draft never live up to their lofty expectations. Actually, most of them (69% over the last 10 years) haven’t made it to Honolulu, Hawaii for even one Pro Bowl appearance. Top-three picks are no exception.
That reality is a swift kick to the store for frenzied fans and general managers. It’s enough to kill the buzz of anyone currently dreaming of an instant-impact or franchise type of player falling to them in Thursday night’s first round.
As SportsData’s “From 1st Round to Pro Bowl” Infographic below details, if the past decade is any indication only about 10 players selected in the first round this year will make it to the Pro Bowl.
As you can see Tex IT IS VERY ULIKELY (83%) THAT A TEAM COULD PICK UP A MULTIPLE PRO BOWLER IN THE FIRST ROUND. It aint gonna get any better in the second round or down at the bottom of the 1st where the pats commonly troll due to their record.
SO TELLL US AGAIN TEX... WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUR BEEF WITH TAVON?
Oh Yeah that's right... I keep forgetting how many AWESOME PRO BOWL CALIBER PLAYERS there are in the middle of the second round.