Originally posted by Overkill:Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by smileyman:Originally posted by GoldenGateFan:
Sorry, but I hate these picks. Not anything wrong with these prospects, I just do not like the individual people or there style. Earl Thomas is too small, Bulaga is a terrible run blocker, and Shipley is mediocre.
Earl Thomas is 5'10, 197 lbs.
Jarius Byrd is 5'10, 200 lbs
Nick Collins is 5'11, 207 lbs
Antoine Beathea is 5'11, 203lbs
IN other words Thoms is proto-typical size for a FS.
Bulaga is a great run blocker
Watch this video and tell me again that Bulaga isn't a great run blocker
Shipley has great hands and great speed after the catch. He'd be a good pickup
Troy Polamalu 5'10" 207
James Sanders 5'10" 210
Jim Leonhard 5'8" 190
Brandon Meriweather 5'11" 200 - who actually looks shorter than that.
Mike Brown 5'10" 207
I think we need to wait for the combine before believing Earl Thomas is as big as listed. Dude looked tiny against Alabama. Not saying I wouldn't take him at 16/17, just that 13 may be a bit high.
BTW, Polamalu was a better prospect and still went 16th overall. Did any of those guys listed go top 15?
The case at hand is not about who was the better prospect coming out or where they were drafted. Its about whether Thomas being too small or short. But your right about one thing we need to wait for the Combine, but not just for Thomas, for all prospects, which in most cases makes or breaks a players draft status. Which is another reason not to buy into all this pre-draft hype and rankings just yet.