Originally Posted by Rexipus Rex
Because if you're going to chart development, the guy who gets a fourth year in the same level of competition is typically going to have better production than a guy who doesn't.
My point is that you cannot hold it against Hill for leaving a year early. I compared their junior year college numbers and rookie year pro numbers and proved the numbers are virtually identical. I don't see what is so "alarming" about that.
Both guys did not immediately adjust to the game. You're willing to write one of them off even though he put up identical rookie numbers to the other. I have shown you the stats, but somehow your "historical data" (which isn't even data at all btw) proves that Thomas is one of those anomalies to your "9 out of 10 bust" theory.
I'm not writing anyone off. I'm saying the odds are against him, heavily. And I'm saying right now I have every reason and justification for saying this kid sucks and is on the career pattern of, "Another Tanny Bust".
I'm not wrong. You just don't like my opinion that I don't think Hill is going to succeed. If he does, I'll be there happily rooting him on. However, he doesn't look capable of anything that resembles 2nd round WR. It's the position with the highest bust rate, period.
Here are the facts, not the projections or the fantasy comparisons. Right now:
He can't catch.
He can't run routes at an NFL level.
He can't chose when to run the correct route.
I have every right to be disappointed with him. His play has sucked. I was excited after game 1. Looked like it was a great pick. Now in Week 13 it's pretty apparent that we reached on a player trying to hit the lottery. And if you are attempting to say we can develop this player, are you REALLY CONFIDENT in the coaching staff to do this? I am not. If this kid needs additional development then I'm quite positive he isn't going to get it with the New York Jets.