2014 NFL Draft: Pick #11 - OT Taylor Lewan

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, May 8, 2014.

  1. RTH

    RTH Meh...

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    5,891
    Before the draft on this board, I don't recall any mention of Sankey or Lewan. Not saying nobody said anything, just almost no one.

    Didn't know either player when they were drafted.
  2. Kaeotik

    Kaeotik Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    4,001
    They were both generally regard by draft experts as top 2-3 at their position.
  3. RTH

    RTH Meh...

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    5,891
    Yes. Draft experts. Not any fans I know.
  4. CRUDS

    CRUDS TRADE DOWN Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    15,666
    The "casual" fans were entirely swayed by media.
    We've been down this road before where a few board members including The Gloat were pretty outspoken in their beliefs that they could come in off the street and HC a pro team better than many (then) existing staffs..
    Lol,,
    • High Five High Five x 2
  5. Kaeotik

    Kaeotik Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    4,001
    Well, then perhaps you and the fans you know don't follow college football of the NFL draft prior to it actually starting. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Follow what you want to. I follow both and was very familiar with both. In fact, I felt Sankey was the best RB in the draft. He was the 1st taken when we drafted him. Lewan I would ranked 2nd at LT. Which is were he went when we drafted him as well.
  6. RTH

    RTH Meh...

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    5,891
    Dude. I was agreeing with you against what DW said.

    Why does it feel like you're almost debating my agreement..?
  7. Kaeotik

    Kaeotik Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    4,001
    I'm not. I was simply letting you know that the guys we drafted are widely regarded as great prospects and gave you my opinion of them as a guy who really follows college players closely. You made it seem as if you were unfamiliar with college players and draft prospects. That's all. I'm not debating you agreeing with me. Things can be interpreted incorrectly very easily with internet text.
  8. ColtKiller

    ColtKiller Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,556
    I'm very surprised to see all the hate this pick got. The way I see it...we have a solid 5 at offensive line for the foreseeable future. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, offensive line has been our biggest weakness as a team for the past 2 seasons. Really, since Kevin Mawae left after the 2009 season we haven't been the same. This FO has shown a determination to fix that. There are what, 8-9 really solid, reliable, workhorse LTs in the NFL? We just grabbed a long term starter, and now have 3/5 2015 OL starters in their second or third year. With solid veterans too. I liked this pick to begin with. Paired with Bishop, I love it. Whether it's Jake or someone else, our QB of the future has a lot of weapons and a lot of protection to work with in the next 5 years. Color me very excited. #bigpicture
  9. Alzarius

    Alzarius Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Messages:
    5,027

    Exactly.

    If they knew more than scouts, they would be in the NFL, not on a message board pounding their chest because they guessed a few picks right.
  10. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Messages:
    28,248

    No, it's really not. You're part of the problem here. You place scouts on a high pedestal when they know nothing more than you or I.

    I know "scouts" that do it as side-work because they're part of a coaches social circle... some even still in college. It's not their "passion". It's something they do because they had a connection to do it. Just like we would.


    I'm about to show you how little NFL scouts know. Some of the things that even the dumbest casual fan would avoid:

    Jamarcus Russell
    Tim Tebow
    Johnny Manziel
    Vince Young
    Matt Lienart
    Matt Jones
    Alex Smith
    etc
    etc
    etc

    Sorry. Any professional that couldn't easily look at anyone on that list and say "This guy will suck at the pro level" is no better at evaluating talent than any other Joe Schmoe.