Originally Posted by Reaper16
My interpretation of best player = who has the best combination of football instincts & acumen, and who manages to succeed despite certain physical limitations that may be present (or, if physically gifted, who doesn't just coast on that physical ability). In other words, who plays the game the best (not necessarily with respect to NFL projectability).
For me, its probably Tavon Austin or Barrett Jones.
Kevin Minter is up there too. Geno Smith, yes (though because he makes up for iffy lower body mechanics with accuracy and intelligence). By my own criteria I have to include Joeckel.
My only thing with those guys is Austin is tiny (there are exceptions to the rule, Desean Jackson); and Jones had a lisfranc injury if I'm not mistaken, which are a bitch to come back from.
If Jones' spine wasn't an issue, I'd say toss-up between him and Jordan. But since it is, I have to go Jordan.