Originally Posted by EM31
Let's just be clear. 4th rounders who turn out to be duds are not an embarrassment to the organization. It goes on the GM's overall scorecard certainly but you win some you lose some and you move along.
Gholston was an embarrassment. Ducasse might be headed that way.
I think Joe McKnight's work on specials is probably enough in and of itself to save him from the "dud" designation.
Whether or not he ends up being a dud as a RB remains to be seen.
I don't think Ducasse should qualify, unless we hold on to him too long. He may, I just don't think he should. The kid has big upside, and I believe he was worth the risk. I like that they swing for the fences instead of taking the safe picks. If he comes around this year (maybe at left guard), I'd consider it a wash, considering a 2nd rounder should contribute earlier than his 3rd year. If he doesn't and they let him go then it was a swing and a miss, but not an embarrassment. My dream is Ducasse at left gaurd, and Otah at right tackle. Hope does spring eternal right? Then why not have Landry start all 19 games at free safety while we're at it.