Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by DarthNiner:
I'd rather have Iupati at #17 than Anthony Davis. Davis has had work ethic issues in the past (lethargy condition).
Thank you. I took Iuptai over Davis in AB's mock draft in this forum, and several posters can't see the logic in that. This is exactly my argument. Why would you draft a guy who doesn't love football over a guy who bleeds football and has just as much potential (if not more).
Couple of reasons. First, you dont know he doesnt love football. Has he really said that? Secondly, he plays the much more valuable position and does have big time skills. Before the combine, people were talking about him with Okung and without question ahead of Bulaga and Williams. Finally, very good guards can be found much easier in the later rounds than tackles.
Not saying Iupati is a bad choice. I just prefer Davis.
I'm sure he didn't say it, but some things need not be said. According to some scouts, he had horrible interview at combine, and his attitude of taking it easy on the field shows that he doesn't love football and that he is lazy.
Of course he is still a very good player. I feel he has bust written all over him. OT is a kind of position where one needs to spend a lot of time with the other members of the OL and watch a lot of film and make lot of technical adjustments in the pro-level. More importantly, more than the physical ability, mental ability is required.
A person who is being labeled lazy hardly ever finds success at OL. You can find good but lazy WRs and LBs and other defensive players, but you won't find a good but lazy QB or OL. Players at those two positions need to spend as much time in the film room as they spend on the field.
edit: btw...Iupati is not just a very good guard. He is being constantly compared to Larry Allen. Though I think that's crazy, but being compared to a legend like him only shows how impressive he is.
[ Edited by 49ersMyLife on Mar 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM ]