I have lived long enough to see a number of highly rated, great prospects crash and burn. I have lived long enough to beleive that the draft is nothing more than a crap shoot. You can place these college students in all kinds of situations but you never know until they get on the field. Joe Montana and Tom Brady were both completely overlooked by the “smart” football brains. Ryan Leaf and Eric Couch are just two recent examples of folks who really didn’t live up to expectations.
So, I sit back and watch and hope that we will catch lightening in a bottle. We’ll see. Only four or five guys out of the 200 or so will be outstanding. Another 10 or so will be solid players for years to come. The rest will be less than average or a complete bust.
As a Dallas Cowboy fan, I wish that Jerry Jones could learn how to spot talent. I wish that the Cowboys could pick up an offensive lineman, a linebacker or two and a cover safety. That’s all I want.