Originally posted by mike9er:
so how do you guy look at talent coming from college?
for awhile now i always thought that the people coming out of the teams that had less talent on the roster would become better players than the ones from the schools that are stacked. b/c the players that come from the weaker schools still make plays even tho they are on a less talented team, and its easier for the players on a stacked to make plays b/c he has better support. thats how i thought it was. what about u guys?
I can vaguely see your logic here, but I don't think you can generalize like that. Kansas State fits your definition of having one good player on a weaker roster most years. I know because that's my team. Sometimes our first round guys work out (Terrence Newman) and sometimes they don't (Chris Canty - the CB, not the DE), so its not always about the strength of the surrounding cast.
I think you have to evaluate each player individually. As long as you're talking about Div 1 schools and major conferences, things like which school or which conference they come from matter much less than they players themselves. I personally view things like that as more of a tiebreaker between two good prospects than as a reason to view them as good prospects in the first place.
I won't pretend to be the guru that some of the guys on this site are, but that's my 2 cents.