Originally posted by DontSitOnTheHood:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:Great players ALWAYS peak in their freshman year of college.................said nobody ever. Unless there was some undisclosed injury such as what Verrett was suffering from, I see him as a huge risk. Whether or not you like that phrase or not, its accurate for Roby. Huge bust potential. I can see a guy like Dennard being picked or Gilbert and at worse being average cornerback's, I can see Roby being out of the NFL completely in under 3 years in his worst case scenario.
He's got phenomenal athleticism but watching some of his performances this year......just brutal. He can pretty much refer to Jared Abbrederis as "daddy" for the foreseeable future.
Ah, yes, you saw the one game where he got the brakes beat off of him and you heard Mayock and a few other talking heads talking about his poor season. Very nice.
The kid can play... period. And politics alone make it damn near impossible for a kid with Roby's talent to be out of the NFL in three years.
Talent quite frequently is not sufficient. Discipline and work ethic are also needed.
His physical traits are excellent. That is not my concern.
I do not question his football skill set.
Bradley Roby and Jason Verrett have defended more passes in the past two years than any other cornerback in this draft class--35. Verrett does have three more picks than Roby. Verrett played in 24 games and Roby 23.
I worry about his mind, his character, work ethic--his intangibles.
If Baalke, Fangio and Donatell decide to draft him, I would be pleased, because that would mean that they are confident that Roby is willing and capable of learning the pro game--and he has great potential.
[ Edited by buck on Feb 24, 2014 at 1:40 PM ]