Originally posted by dhp318:
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
That's the point. Their body has the aging of an older player, without the experience. By the time he has the experience of an avg. 23 yo, he'll be 28. 5 years is a lifetime in the NFL. It's not a deal breaker, but it's clearly a consideration.
Not all ages are the same. A 25 year old, 5 year NFL vet, has much more tread on his tires than a 25 year old rookie.
I don't buy that argument. 25 years old is 25 years old. The guy is an athlete right? It's not like he's never been outside of a 24 hour fitness. He's a serious athlete. Which means he's put his body through the gauntlet just like any other athlete his age.
You have to look at injury history, cause you can get hurt in any serious athletic activity... not just football. Magus Hunt was a junior olympic thrower, right? And I'm sure other sports as well. Ever had a shoulder injury? Pretty common for throwers, and certainly can cause problems for defensive lineman.