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Most overrated draft prospects

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by matilack, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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  2. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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    Sean Weatherspoon isn't overrated... He is a beast on the field and a leader and he's very smart.
     
  3. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    All draft picks are a shot in the dark and overrated, until proven otherwise.
     
  4. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Agreed. But this is about these players draft stock being too high.
     
  5. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech
    The concern with Dwyer is that he took most of his carries from the lead back in the triple-option offense. That makes him a tough evaluation.
    That means the quarterback made the option read, either gave it to him or didn't based on the defense crashing down on him, making it easy for the back. There were few handoffs in a conventional style.
    That has many wondering if Dwyer can make anybody miss. It's easy to rip of big runs when the hole is wide open based on the read.
    Dwyer also had a disappointing combine workout, but did post decent times at his Georgia Tech Pro Day.
    Even so, there are concerns about the way he was used at Tech and whether he can adjust.
     
  6. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
    He's a tough kid who plays hard and put up some big numbers at Stanford.
    But I don't see the elusiveness you need in a back on the next level. He isn't running over people either like he did for the Cardinal.
    He is supposed to be a really good kid. And you get the feeling people are rooting for him to succeed. But I see him as more of a fullback than a feature back. You must make people miss on the big-boy level as a starting runner and I don't think he can do that on a consistent basis.
     
  7. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    As much as I do not want to say this.. I think Dwyer will be OK. I hated what he did to the "U" defense.
     
  8. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I don't care about their draft stock. They're over hyped, over paid and until they prove what they can do in the NFL, to hell with em.
     
  9. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't matter much


    Even if they play for 3 years


    they'll still be overpaid.


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  10. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    My point exactly, the NFL pay system is screwed up. This dudes should get minimum wages until they can live up to all their hype. till then, join the real world sucka.
     
  11. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Unless they are a clutch figgy kicker,

    then, pay the F*** as much as we can!!!


    :flag:
     
  12. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

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    Add Demariyus Thomas to that list.

    He shows some promise in that he's big, physical, & will fight for the ball.

    On the flip side, he got thrown to very seldom, runs poor routes, has little to no knowledge of route trees, & is almost completely unproven. Yet some have him listed as a possible 1st rounder.

    If you thought VJ had a rough start, wait until you see this kid in the NFL.
     
  13. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Yeah I'm really surprised so many people have given a 1st round grade to a guy who can't run routes, has often had trouble catching the ball, and is yet to actually WORKOUT this offseason.
     
  14. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

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    How good of a FB is he going to be if "He isn't running over people either like he did for the Cardinal."? If the quote is true, than he isn't going to be a very effective FB
     

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