Originally posted by redrathman:And that's all you need to know about this thread.
Some players can overcome mediocre measurables, such as the case with Aldon Smith in his rookie year (let's wait on a few more years), Shady McCoy and a few others. I think the matrix of having an elite talent with elite measurables for a 34 backer for a top ten pick is warranted. We will soon see if my criticism of Smith going into the draft, his ability to drop into coverage, will end up not being an issue. It was in 2011 and the team played him almost exclusively as a 43 DE in passing downs. Now that he is expected to be a three down player, we will get a better picture if his future as an OLB.
As for Gabbert, both OTC and I graded Him as the best QB in the draft class. In fact, both of our final QB rankings were the same: 1. Gabbert 2. Dalton 3. Newton. Many GM also had him as the number one QB in the league. We will have to see who emerges as the best from this, but both Newton and Dalton appear to have an upper hand on Gabbert and Kaepernick and others now.
As you know from multiple posts, Watt was the top player on my board at 7, and I did not select a QB in my draft until Tyrod Taylor in the 5th round. Taylor had a solid preseason, and Smith played well a QB for the Niners. I thought CK was a reach in the early second round when it relates to future NFL success.
Nobody is claiming to be perfect in prognostication, and you appear to have great joy in attempting to discredit my work by analyzing one player. I encourage you to look at my body of work. I don't think you will have the same negative sentiment.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on May 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM ]