Originally Posted by SNR
Pretty entertaining to see the draft "experts" act like absolute ****ing retards this offseason in an attempt to stick to their bullshit master narrative.
Ignoring for a moment the idiocy of drafting a guard at #1, it's equally asinine to think that Warmack is a dynamic once-in-a-generation player at his position.
We were told exactly that about DeCastro last year. Flaws showed up in training camp, then the dude got injured.
Warmack played next to Barrett Jones and DJ Fluker, was in a very friendly system that showcases the offensive line, and had a stable of talented RBs behind him. If there's a Ken Dorsey-type of player who looks artificially great in this draft due to the ****ing stacked team he played on, it's Warmack.
Also, why the hell weren't we talking about Warmack until this senior season? Why didn't draft guys spot this kid in his sophomore and junior seasons and say, "Now THERE'S a ****ing football player! He'll be amazing when he comes out." If he's that kind of once-in-a-generation talent at his position, he would have been mentioned all over draft blogs like Walter the same way Luck, Berry, and players like that got treated.
The idea that Warmack only stood out because of who he played next to makes sense...until you watch Alabama games. He's a much better player than Fluker. Why weren't people on the hype train until recently? Probably because Warmack was only a three-star prospect coming out of high school and because he had a habit of picking up false start penalties.
That said, he isn't a once-in-a-generation talent. I like him better than DeCastro, but that doesn't make him once-in-a-generation. He's the best offensive lineman of this draft, nothing more (and that's not taking into consideration maximum upside; Eric Fisher probably has the most upside of any o-lineman in this draft, with Joeckel right under him).