Originally Posted by BossChief
You misunderstood my post.
I just knew it was you the second I read you saying 1% of 7th rounders make it. I had read you post that many times in the past...I wasn't disagreeing with you at all.
This site will always have the misconception when it comes to draft picks...4th-7th round picks are just lottery picks...
People rag on Kendrick Lewis, and I realize he's far from great...but the dude was a 5th rounder and he's made plays in the NFL and starts...and when surrounded by talent (Carr, Flowers, healthy Berry of two years ago) he was pretty effective...
I hate Scott Pioli but you can't say Kendrick Lewis wasn't a great pick considering he was a 5th round pick.
Shit, I'd be happier with Kendrick Lewis #3 overall in 2009 than Tyson ****ing Jackson.
Which is why trading Dwayne Bowe for anything less than a top 15 pick would just be flat out disgusting...we're talking about a WR with more talent than 95% of the receivers in the NFL...a guy who produces with Matt Cassel as his QB. Are we watching Demaryius Thomas this year? Sure, the dude has flashed in the past...that playoff catch and run last year was fantastic. But what happens? He gets a great QB and now he's suddenly a top 5 WR in the NFL.
WHICH BRINGS ME BACK TO MY PEYTON MANNING/TOM BRADY ARGUMENT...
Remember when everyone was all like "omg Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne are soooo much better than Brady's weapons!"
Remember last year when Curtis Painter was Reggie Wayne's QB and suddenly Reggie Wayne was "washed up?"
Here is a simple NFL fact that people seem to overlook on this board, and I call it the Eddie Kennison/Marvin Harrison theory:
A WR's success and his ability to look...good is A DIRECT CORRELATION with the QB throwing him the ball.
Am I disappointed with Jon Baldwin? Sure. Do I have any idea if he's any good or not? No, not one bit. Why? Because Cassel makes two ****ing reads...Bowe, and if no Bowe, McCluster.
What would Bowe, Baldwin (and hell even McCluster) look like with Peyton and the Peyton offense? I have a feeling we'd all be like..."oh wow that Jon Baldwin sure was a super pick!"
but we have no ****ing clue because Pioli couldn't even give us Kyle ****ing Orton for crying out loud.