I was wrong on DRob. I thought he'd be excellent and said so every chance I got. there were flashes but his knee eventually gave out. Biggest mistake and I feel I've learned alot from that.
People think I was a big Gholston backer. That's not entirely true. I never thought Gholston was gonna be great. What I said was it was the only pick that made sense and he needed more time. I also said things like the defense is #1 in the league, how bad is Gholston hurting the team? I never said he'd be a star. I thought Drob would be a star, that's a big difference.
But I regret even defending Gholston. That was wasted energy.
I remember you taking D'Rob in the all-time mock. That was classic
Not sure I said it but JPP. What a huge swing and a miss there...Weird how I liked Gholston, who had the movement skills of a tree, but guessed wrong on someone who moves as easily as Pierre-Paul does. I think I learned something about athleticism with those two, maybe.
I think my biggest whiff was Johnny Mitchell. I though he was going to shred defenses. Also, even though he had good career and was not a bust I really though Marvin "Shade Tree" Jones was going to be monster.
I can't be the only one who thought Blair Thomas was going to be good.
Disclaimer: This was before a time of internet access to highlights, game film and combine or every game televised as well as the combine. It was much harder to judge players back then unless you were a scout and had field access.
God was I wrong on that one, lol.
Him. Also,l Reggie Bush, I was so sold that he would be another Marshall Faulk.
Courtney Brown, who went to the Browns. I thought he was a stud, was going to be a pass rusher you could build a team around.