my bad, should have clarified that. Von wasnt always a top 5 lock and then once he did establish himself as that he was either going 2 to denver or 3 to buffalo. And aldon smith was not a top 10 prospect, him going 7 was a surprise by the niners and one that paid off.
I had DEs ranked:
I had OLBs Ranked:
Jarvis and Von would be close if they were in the same year, but Mingo and Smith wouldnt even be a question to me
Last edited by K Train; 02-21-2013 at 05:20 PM.
In hindsight its easy to say they were top 5 picks, but realistically i didnt think he'd go until houston or minny at the ealiest (12 and 13 i think, id have to check) and i DEFINITELY didnt think he'd go over quinn.
Not even in the same ball park is seriously 20/20 hindsight, because they are both great players in the league right now
I think comparing Mingo to Aldon makes sense though. That's a fair comparison for his ceiling. But he's not in that scope as a prospect/expected potential. Similar skill sets, style of play... less pure athleticism/talent
The Jones to Miller comparison is just awful. Different types of players. One, was an all time prospect... the other just isn't on the same level at all
I think your underrating Mingos athletic ability....i expect him to dazzle at the combine
Jarvis just doesn't have the elite pass rush explosion and technical skill to get to the QB that Von had coming out. The tape is clear as day. Jones has a lot of physical talent... but nowhere near the all pro skills that Von came out with. Von was one of the best pass rushers in the NFL the day he signed his contract.
The day Jarvis signs his contract he will be a very intriguing prospect with a very bright future.
Von Miller was about as much of a sure thing as there is in the draft
i get it, i have jones as the #1 player in the entire draft and if it wasnt for the possible spine problem i think that would be the consensus.
Again, Aaron Curry was supposed to be the truth at LB and the safest pick in the draft. Its easy to say Von was safe since he became an instant star but you dont here people coming back that were all over currys nuts because he was a total flop. Curry almost went #1 that year.
Its tough taking LBs in the top 5 because for every von miller (and imo Jarvis) you get a curry, arrington, AJ Hawk
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