White Wasn't the First Choice For Second-Round Pick

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by A.D., May 3, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. A.D.

    A.D. Thank you, Bud. R.I.P. Staff

    1,928
    1,483
    719
    The Chicago Sun-Times reported Tennessee intended to pick Devin Hester with their second-round selection. The Titans were on the phone with Hester, making arrangements to fly him to Nashville before changing their minds with one minute left on the clock. Tennessee then selected LenDale White with the pick.

    Hester was a nickelback/receiver/returner for Miami and was an early entrant into the draft. He was apparently a guy with first-round talent but without the experience and might have been better off to stay in school and get settled in at one position. Hester was drafted by the Bears later in the second round and will be tried at cornerback.

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/bears/cst-spt-2bear30.html

    Fisher and Chow must have lobbied Reese hard on this one.
    #1
  2. Fry

    Fry #BringJalenHome

    28,331
    10,016
    1,089
    thank God we didn't draft hester. that would have been a waste of a pick.
    #2
  3. Soxcat

    Soxcat Starter

    8,493
    841
    479
    No kidding
    #3
  4. Jwill1919

    Jwill1919 Coach

    3,965
    734
    439
    no kidding thank god we didn't draft Hester. I like him, he's a better prospect than Woolfolk was, but still, an athlete without a position forced to wait on.
    #4
  5. Titanville

    Titanville Need New Coach

    273
    17
    134
    I think I remember hearing yesterday from Reese that Chow talked him into drafting White by saying he was the most misunderstood player in the draft and that he would be well worth the draft pick.
    #5
  6. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    4,458
    367
    209
    Hester is probably among the most overrated players in this draft. Must say the White pick looks a lot better if the alternative was Hester...
    #6
  7. Soxcat

    Soxcat Starter

    8,493
    841
    479
    Imagine what our draft would have looked like if we had taken Hester instead of White. Unless Pacman ends up behind bars, a possibility, we don't need a return guy and Hester is not a proven CB or WR. What were they thinking? Talk about trying to take a project with "potential". Our offense needed more than anything a short yardage back who could score TDs. White scored 24 rushing TDs last season. 24!
    #7
  8. Brian

    Brian Big Fan

    4,031
    17
    0
    Apparently, Reese is a moron.
    #8
  9. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    13,051
    451
    539
    great, another ST guy drafted too early
    #9
  10. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    13,051
    451
    539
    http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/cb/devinhester.html

    Strengths:
    An amazing natural athlete...Has outstanding speed and quickness with a rare burst...Can stop and change directions on a dime...Dynamic in the open field and a threat to score every time he touches the ball...Has great ball skills...Displays fluid hips and great feet...Versatile with experience at corner, wideout and running back...Might very well be the best return man available...Major upside.

    Weaknesses:
    Lacks experience as a starter and never stuck with one position...Is he a cornerback or a wide receiver?...Still extremely raw and needs a lot of development...Needs to work on his technique and learn the nuances of the game...Is not very physical...As of now he is basically just a special teams guy.
    #10
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.