Originally posted by miked1978:
Why? Why couldn't he make it as a ST?
Perhaps he can. But unless you KNOW this guy is the second coming of Steve Tasker, why draft a guy, in any round, whose "upside" is contributing on special teams? It's not about wasting a pick (though I'm not a fan of that either), but there aren't unlimited roster spots. If this guy is also going to serve as "depth" behind Willis and Bowman, we better pray that they are both the Lou Gehrig's of the NFL and never have to come out. 20 tackles and 1 sack in 14 games last year? And did you see the video posted on NFL.com for this guy from the drills at the combine? He couldn't keep his feet in multiple drills with no one around him and has hands like feet. Unless he has the instincts of Mike Singletary (and I'm assuming he doesn't given the lack of production in college), this guy shouldn't make the roster.
[ Edited by World on Apr 27, 2013 at 1:45 PM ]