Discussion in 'Smack Central' started by TitanKid4Life, Apr 30, 2006.
My verdict on Mario Williams is that IMO, he won't be a bust.
Nah he won't be a bust, I just think he won't live up to the expectations that the Texans have put out for him.
To not be a bust at the number 1 draft pick, he has to play pro bowl numbers every season, every week which won't happen.
The funny thing is, since nobody thinks he'll be great, will he ever be considered a bust? Cause right now the expectations are low across the country. Even in houston. He actually has nowhere to go but up. I don't think he'll even qualify to be a bust. Even tho' he was drafted first, the expectations are not high for this kid. In fact, he is relatively low profile. Most people have never even seen him play before.
Ironically, with all the talent, and depth of the draft, I don't think anyone is this draft will be in the position to be considered a bust.
Leinart - Went late to a team with a qb already. Pressure is off
Young - Didn't jump anyone in the draft, already comes with some question marks, and in Tenn, nowhere to go but up, small market, I don't see a possible bust here either. If he sucks Tenn won't be held that liable in my opinion.
Bush - already comes with concerns, and in New Orleans, no pressure with McCallister already there. No spotlight. Won't even be on tv. May only get 15 carries anyway.
Possibly the biggest potential waste of a draft pick may belong to S.F. - Because they bought into the hype. But who really cares if a TE bites it. Nobody.
I don't look at this draft as bust, unless someone gets into it with the law. Then the media coverage will turn 'em into a bust. But I don't see the jury really coming out to get the Texans, Titans, or Saints, or Cardinals.
Especially with T.O still in the league.
I can't see how Vernon Davis can bust, dude got everything, not just a combine freak.
I don't see Vernon Davis as a 'waste' of a pick.
If I was in S.F's position, I would draft Davis, I like the guy's attitude.
They can all be busts. Tony Mandrich was probably the biggest "can't miss" prospect ever and yet was arguably the biggest bust among non-QBs.
even if he is the next michael strahan, won't do any good. how many super bowls has strahan won? look at dwight freeney. the colts are never winning a super bowl, cuz they're the colts... williams played last year on a line that featured manny lawson on the other side, and 2 solid DTs. he wasn't double teamed. he will be now. welcome to the surreal life mario...
so was andre wadsworth
i know this is common sense, but let me disagree.
though some teams clearly won on defense (ravens, dolphins), most of the SB winners showed a good mix, and a nice bunch of them only had an adequate D when they won.
winning starts in the trenches. you need a good OL and a good DL. Rarely has a SB winner not been solid in both those areas. the bucs in 2002 won based on defense, and so did the ravens in 2000. but those were rare occasions where the winner wasn't rock solid in the trenches. you have no OL, your QB ain't winning you the game. And your RB has no running room.
having said that, until the texans learn that you need a good OL and a good DL to win, they won't. same issue in arizona.
look even at us, we have a good line, but not good enough to go far, not unless stewart or bell stand out. our DL is soft and features a DT who takes half the plays off and the other who regressed last year. our DEs will be in trouble if VDB can't repeat last year's pro bowl performance.
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