Originally posted by eonblue:
Lol. Typical Phoenix. Make excuses for his dude and try to minimize the accomplishments of the prospect he doesn't like. Most analysts have Tru ranked above Banks. Banks ran a laughable 40 and Trufant killed it. Trufant put up a great display at the Senior Bowl. I'm not saying Trufant is better but it's only natural that given the past 2 months that Trufant is ranked higher.
I don't disagree with that, its obvious he'd be ranked higher, especially since Banks was injured. I still think Banks is the better player. Call me crazy but I don't think you should go from being ranked in the Top 15 to dropping out of the 1st round after 1 bad workout. If Banks is around at #31, he represents crazy value at that point.
If you notice anything about the players I tend to like, I look at guys who were productive in college, who were playmakers, leaders on either side of the ball, I generally ignore offseason hype and guys running 40's in their shorts and sneakers. To me, the most accurate representation of what a guy will look like at the next level is still his actual performances out on the field, hype aside. Not one or two games, but his actual bodywork of work throughout college.
Its the crazy sort of obsession over timed speed that led to Richard Sherman being a 5th rounder. He was supposedly too slow, not fluid enough, would have to play safety in the NFL, probably wouldn't make it...etc..etc. His 4.56 40 made it impossible for him to keep up with faster WR's.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Mar 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM ]