|Isn't Pugh on a team in the playoffs?|
|good football players. I'm more concerned with results than body type|
| In comment 15565600 Bill in UT said:
good football players. I'm more concerned with results than body type
The Giants have seemed to think that they could develop guys who had the measurables, turn talented athletes with the right physical traits into good football players.
The problem was, they have been consistently awful at player development, whether the coach was Coughlin, McAdoo, Shurmur or Judge. (There are exceptions, but not enough of them.) Those players with great measurables turned out not to be good NFL players. Whether that's because the measurables didn't mean that much or because the team's development regime stunk, or both, I don't know.
There's also the issue that to thrive at the NFL level, players need drive, ambition, competitiveness and work ethic. They have to want to excel and be willing to pay a price for that excellence. (Think of Jerry Rice's obsessive workouts.) I think a lot of the talented athletes the Giants drafted have lacked that mental part of the game.
| In a previous thread that the Bills high picks were:
That sounds like they would look for exceptional traits, Allen - arm strength/athleticism, Oliver - speed/explosiveness, Edmonds - range/size
And decided they could live with the deficiencies, Allen - accuracy concerns, Oliver - size