Originally posted by Nuns:
More to the point: Their takes on Ryan Leaf, Jemarcus Russell, and Mike Williams. I remember Kiper hyping Williams as the best player in the draft. Buzzzz, wrong again Mel!
You can't measure inner fire, so the pre-draft workup will never be completely accurate. Even further, who's to say Leaf would have busted at Indy or Jemarcus wouldn't have thrived elsewhere? The teams/coaches/systems that the players go to factor in heavily on their bustability (tm; Nuns).
Exactly way too many variables involved for an accurate clear cut answer on this subject. Especially since a player's success has a lot to do with where they land and how they are coached up. Plus I don't understand why folks expect these guys to be perfect. It's a prediction not a guarantee. I know Kiper was off on Carr and Leaf while he was dead on about Russell. Shoot Kiper predicted Stafford would be the number 1 qb drafted whenever he entered the NFL and that was when Stafford was in high school. all of these guys ae dead wrong about some guys and dead on about others.
As far as Revis I'm pretty sure Leon Hall was the number ranked Cb on most people's board and Revis was number 2. some might have had Revis ranked higher b/c he was a good return guy in college also. I don't think anybody that called Revis being this dominant or he would've been a top 3 pick. I think Hall was drafted 13 and then the Jets traded up to 14 for Revis so that's not a big difference at all.