Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Baldwin's big play against us was more terrible tackling angles and completely overrunning the play in embarrassing fashion by Reggie Smith. All Baldwin had to do was run to the endzone untouched because of that. He looks like a solid developmental rookie, but really we wouldn't have had much room for him here.
And the other Whalen (Ryan) hasn't done anything.
Baldwin hasn't been a fluke he has been having good games even after playing us. He sure would have been better than our pickup of Ronald and who is to say he wouldn't have contributed? On that play, point is he took advantage and made it happen. Nobody expected Culliver to play as he has been playing. Until a person has actually been given a chance (although mute pt here) you don't know. He might have ousted Williams.
Are we talking the same? Griff Whalen is still playing for Stanford he hasn't started every game until recently and has been one of Lucks favorites targets the last couple of weeks. Considering he only started 3 of 6 games- he is on pace to have numbers that are same as Ronald Johnson and Baldwin. Nobody thought much of Wes Welker, but now? I think he is one of those that will go under the radar and a late pick would be worth the risk-he knows the system with the right enviroment may thrive.
[ Edited by WildBill on Oct 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM ]