Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Parker is one of the top agents in the game, and Michael Crabtree was only one in a sea of clients.
Once again, the issue with Crabtree was his inability to workout before the draft. This made his value a mystery, since all scouts, coaches, teams, GM's had was his game tape. Bryant will be working out for scouts, and he will have every opportunity to show his ability, speed, hands, and more.
Does anybody really think Crabtree would have been drafted 10th overall if he worked out? There is no way. So, Parker, as I argued all along, had a very strong argument, especially after his play in 2009, and how pathetic DHB looked on the field.
Bryant is not the player to watch in this draft. It is Bradford, who may not be able to work out before the draft. So, his agent may take the same approach: that his true value is based upon his dominance at the college level, and projection in the NFL. Especially if some QB off the radar jumps over him in the draft, just like DHB jumped Crabtree.
In other words, there is too much of a reaction on this thread.
The overreacton is because there are still ill feelings harbored toward Parker. He is to blame in the whole Crabtree debacle in the eyes of 9er fans. Seems most did not even choose to acknowledge that he is one of the most reputable and professional agents in the business.