Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by DarthNiner:
Selvie looked like he was being engulfed by the 6'6", 310lbs LT.
Yeah, as expected, average game from George. People blamed the injury last year, and I'm sure there'll be some saying it's only because he's an undersized end and if you place him at OLB he'll succeed. That's just not how it always works.
How often did you see Selvie drop into coverage tonight? He's going to have to learn to play OLB I'm sure, unless he magically bulks up 10-20 pounds, but he's going to need to get much better because guys like Sapp, Hughes, and Kindle not only look better, they are playing better right now.
Selvie has finesse written all over him, and simply flying around the corner is a one-trick pony that is not going to work in the NFL. At some point, he is going to have to be physical enough to smash an OT back in a bull rush, or at least be able to sustain his line to the QB when being pushed by a LT.
In other words, while players like Brandon Graham are men who are ready to play in the NFL right now, Selvie is simply not strong or physical enough to warrant much excitement.
That about sums it up. It seems that this year some of the best guys are the ones people write off as "too short" to play in the NFL. Graham and Norwood's heights are attributes that I don't believe will hinder them at all in the NFL. Woodley is 6-1, and a monster, and boy does Graham resemble him.
Graham and Norwood are guys that, as you watch them, you notice they're difficult to sustain any sort of block against. Even if you get the initial jump, they'll work and work and work and if you can't keep it going every minute of every play, they'll make you pay eventually, and continually.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:35 PM ]