SJSwarm wrote: jamcutpost wrote:
SJSwarm wrote:The measurables are there for sure, and clearly it is a great offense, but IMO the overall football talent is questionable, and the pass pro is why he didn't play more in a bad college conference.
People keep bringing up Brian Westbrook, that dude got the job in part because he was absolutely brilliant in pass protection, especially for a little guy. Not sure Darwin is so talented that putting him on the field is worth the franchise taking shots. Which is why a JAG is likely going to lead the Chiefs in rushing this season.
Safe to say we differ on his overall football talent.
Thats no crime. Viva la difference.
But its not something we'll be able to reconcile being so far apart on him either
It's a pass happy league my man. And he's on a team with literally the best young QB in football. Pass pro can be learned, definitely not saying it's hopeless for ol Darwin, but I don't think its as simple as he's strong and he can run fast and he's on the Chiefs so BOOM fantasy gold.
I hear you.
And fwiw, i agree. On a cpl things (pass happy, landing spot)
I cant speak for anyone else, but with Thompson, its not that hes strong, or can run fast (and believe it or not, but ppl we're dinging his speed during the draft process)
We could probably both name a cpl dozen guys who fit that bill in the pros that will do precisely nada this year
Its his contact balance and power.
Those are his USP & what makes him stand out for me.
The level he has those at, its just not common.
In fact, and it could be just me, its been a long time since ive seen a guy do it to that sort of level.
Only reservations i have are: Can he replicate (to any sort of proximity) a similar balance level in the pros & can he pick up the pass pro this year
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