Originally Posted by thule
I like how 3/4ths of the thread is people coming out saying i didn't think reggie was worth the #2 overall pick. A majority of draft followers and scouts thought he was the overall consensus number 1 prospect in this draft.
Only shows you what scouts really know beyond College Stats and Combine results.
Smart football guys, including Parcells, have long said you never use an early 1st round pick for guy who IF FULL TIME IN HIS DEFINED ROLE can't play for 8++ years. Also never use it for a role player.
Not one person felt Bush was a full time RB in the NFL. And most older NFL guys called him a scat back, a better Dante Hall, or a "Dave Meggett type" in Parcells case.
But hype is hype. Let me give you a few IMHO for this draft who produce but are not extraordinary at anything and will be underwhelming in the Pros given their #1 status -- Andre Woodson, DeSean Jackson, Calais Campbell, James Luarinitis ......... and there are a few more.
But it happens every draft with players who produce in college, have the physical tools but just are not "extraordinary enough" in anyone skill to justify their top tier draft status.
Reggie is a great athlete but not big enough for full time pounder, not shiffty enough or great vision like a Sanders, and not even the returner Hester is.
Who would you prefer now Jones Drew or Hester or Bush???