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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:00 pm 
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All overrated: Mays, Tebow, Gerhart, Rolle part of class
by Pete Prisco

We're two weeks away from the NFL Draft and the hype is flowing faster than a rumor linked to Sandra Bullock's husband.

This player is the greatest leader. This one is a can't-miss kid. Another has all the numbers that make him a great prospect.

On and on it goes.

So in my usual raining-on-the-parade style, I thought it time to take a look at some of the players I think are getting too much hype, too much credit.

These are the players I think are the overrated bunch of this year's NFL Draft.

When two or three of them become Pro Bowl players, remind me of my stupidity in a couple of years.

I'm sure you will. No, I know you will.



Taylor Mays, S, USC
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Bryan Bulaga, T, Iowa
Anthony Davis, T, Rutgers
Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech
Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama
Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
Myron Rolle, S, Florida State .



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:10 pm 
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Mr. Prisco has several times said things that in hindsight were stupid and with any foresight at all would reveal themselves to be so before he shoves foot all the way down his gullet. Okay, a couple of big names on there I agree with, but Weatherspoon? Bulaga?


Gerhardt? I dunno, this kid on an average team played like Alstott, and he is going into a rare field (FB) where the stellar prospects are few and far between.

Even the Arenas pick as 'overrated' seems a big stretch.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:21 pm 
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Gerhardt won't be drafted as a fullback.

If I didn't know better I'd say that is a severe case of racial profiling.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:24 pm 
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Gerhardt won't be drafted as a fullback.

If I didn't know better I'd say that is a severe case of racial profiling.



I don't know about racial profiling or whatever but he's rated no later than a 4th round RB pick on any boards I've seen.

And a 4.53 40yd dash should make him RB eligible speedwise. He certainly has the strength and stats

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:18 pm 
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He's shifty too. Reminds me of Ronnie Brown that way.

Kind of funny. Racial profiling against somebody who is white in the U.S.?


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I have never been a fan of Pete Prisco. Toby has stated that he always get's compared to white RB's, and not black RB's, for what it is worth.

Iowafin, I would think you would be VERY SENSITIVE to his comments on Bryan Bulaga being overrated. An Iowa OL overrated, NO....... :grin:

For what it is worth, Iowa OL personnel are always well coached and solid. Does Bulaga have Walter Jones potential or talent, no, but that does not mean he can be a very good OLT for 10 years or more.

How can Myron Rolle be overrated when everything I see on him has him as a 4th-5th round pick.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:35 pm 
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How can Myron Rolle be overrated when everything I see on him has him as a 4th-5th round pick.



I was thinking the same thing and remember more mention of the 6th round than anything else.


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He has a right to his opinion...no sense in getting irate because he thinks certain guys are overhyped. I think Bulaga is under hyped.

Robert Gallery was overhyped...he was a steamroller, but so what? To be a LT in the NFL you have to have quick feet and be able to protect the passer...He also got the displeasure of being drafted by the Raiders. Was he a bust?
No, just thought too highly of as a LT in Raiderland.

Bulaga has kind of short arms, but he's got the footwork to make up for it...when he gets older he'd best serve as a guard in a zone blocking system.
I think he'd do very well in KC with Todd Haley. Start using a zone blocking system for Jamaal Charles and that offense could be pretty good.

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Iowa, Gallery was a bust. Period.

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Phins Rock wrote:
Iowa, Gallery was a bust. Period.

Lol.


Whatever you say....
I really don't enjoy arguing with you anymore.

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Iowafin wrote:
Phins Rock wrote:
Iowa, Gallery was a bust. Period.

Lol.


Whatever you say....
I really don't enjoy arguing with you anymore.


Really.... :war:

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Iowafin wrote:
Phins Rock wrote:
Iowa, Gallery was a bust. Period.

Lol.


Whatever you say....
I really don't enjoy arguing with you anymore.


How could you possibly argue that Gallery was not a bust? He is no longer an OT, and allowed an average of over 1.2 sacks every 2 games, over the course of his career, (so far).

He's aweful.


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Hey Phins Rock think u hit a bad nerve with Iowafan but he was over rated coming out of Iowa I think thats why we pick Matt Roth out of Iowa in the 3rd cause he played with Gallory at times Roth looked like he would put some hurt on the o-line and qbs

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