Jump to content
Eric the Red

Eric the Red stat of the week

Recommended Posts

I've heard so much this week about how much of a crapshoot the NFL Draft is. Yet all of us, including me, make a big deal about recruiting high school kids. If the NFL draft is a huge gamble, what would we call high school recruiting??

 

Of the first 32 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft, only 8 were considered to be top 5 at their positions coming out of high school.

 

Of the first 32 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft, 14 were not rated at all coming out of high school!!! -- That means NO STARS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:yeah

 

But four years is a long time in athletics. Four years of working out, playing full speed ball and four years of studying to make the grade. Reality is some prospects keep growing and developing over four years, why others never do develop for a plethera of reasons.

 

Reality is four years is eternity in the athletic world.

 

In many ways this is as difficult as trying to figure out which of the 5,000 freshmen enrolling at Nebraska this fall will finish college at NU with the most credentials and best job opportunities based on high school GPA's and ACT scores.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its hard to predict how a guy will mature over his 4 yrs at college. Some blossom into stars and some drop into the gutter. True words, " crap shoot".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Its hard to predict how a guy will mature over his 4 yrs at college. Some blossom into stars and some drop into the gutter. True words, " crap shoot".

Exactely, some kids hit that growth spurt early. Some kids have been playing since there 8, maybe there worn down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How about Mike Huff at that number 7 pick?? Not rated coming out of High School! And Scout didn't even have Matt Leinart rated?? :wtf

 

Here is a link to scouts report on this:

 

Ya just never know!

Of course, there's just as many or more who did live up to their rankings.

 

Good link though, star for that :clap

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've heard so much this week about how much of a crapshoot the NFL Draft is. Yet all of us, including me, make a big deal about recruiting high school kids. If the NFL draft is a huge gamble, what would we call high school recruiting??

 

Of the first 32 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft, only 8 were considered to be top 5 at their positions coming out of high school.

 

Of the first 32 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft, 14 were not rated at all coming out of high school!!! -- That means NO STARS

Eric nice info thank you for posting that.

 

:worship:thumbs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is true, but there is also a pretty good correlation between success defined by stars as far as recruiting and success on the college football team. Teams that are contending for national titles consistantly are usually doing well on the rivals website as well...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've heard so much this week about how much of a crapshoot the NFL Draft is. Yet all of us, including me, make a big deal about recruiting high school kids. If the NFL draft is a huge gamble, what would we call high school recruiting??

 

Of the first 32 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft, only 8 were considered to be top 5 at their positions coming out of high school.

 

Of the first 32 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft, 14 were not rated at all coming out of high school!!! -- That means NO STARS

 

 

Still love that stat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×