Good morning Rumblers,
It's been a long time sense my last Joe, I hope you all are doing well.
For today's Joe, I wanted to have a little fun. Since the draft is 3 weeks away and Mock drafts are being conducted on this site and everywhere else, I kind of wanted to stick to that theme a little bit.
If you're like me, I constantly compare players in the draft to past and present NFL players. I know this is not fair in most cases, but I constantly wonder what type of player this player is going to be in the NFL.
Now, for the most part, people don't like the comparisons because it can be misconstrued as bias or stereotypical, but this isn't my intentions. My intentions is to simply compare a guy to another guy, based on type of play, body type, hair style, built, etc etc. There is know exact science or real reasoning on why I made these comparisons and there is no right or wrong answer. I would like for you to think of this as a word association game.
The way it works is like this; I name a player and you give me the first NFL player that pops in your head. I'm going to list the 10 guys below, and after the jump I'll give you my idiotic reasoning behind it.
Okay so here we go.
Luck- Elway- both guys went to Stanford and have the same body type. Plus they have the same "look"...That "duh" look..haha
RG3-Vick- RG3 reminded me of Vick so much this season. When Vick was in college at VT, they kind of ran the same type of offense. Both guys are athletic and can sling the ball.
Blackmon-Bowe/Boldin- You look at Blackmon and in his uniform he looks like Bowe and Boldin. You look at the measurables and you don't know how they get it done, but they get it done.
Floyd- David Boston- I bet you didn't see this one coming. David Boston was the type of guy that had all the potential in the world, but his off the field issues overshadowed his talent. He had steroids and alchohol issues. I feel like this can potentially happen to Floyd because of his alcohol issues he's had in the past.
Kuechly-Andy Katenmoyer- Another surprise huh? This is strictly off of hype, not play, look or anything like that. The Big Kat was the best LB in college his senior year. The guy was a beast. They speak of Kuechly the same way they did about Katenzmoyer.
Trent Richardson-Marion Barber- It's purely the look. The body type and the dreadlocks I see Barber.
Ryan Tannehill-Matt Jones- Jones was a QB in Arkansas who converted to WR in the NFL. So naturally I associate him with Tannehill, because if he fails at QB at least he can line up at WR.
Dre Kirkpatrick-Pacman/Al Harris- I see Pacman because Pacman was a super talented CB out of WVU who had issues while at college, and they continued throughout his NFL Career. I see Al Harris due to his size and length as a CB.
Claiborne-Revis- Do you ever look at Revis and wonder, how in the heck is the guy so good? He's not extremely fast, or have great size and quickness. I see Claiborne the same way. Nothing jumps out at me.
Coples-Peppers- This is an easy one. Tall DE from NC
Now it's your turn. Have some fun with this.