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Luke, you're not making much sense here.
Are you telling me that knowing Moore's college career, you still would have made him a 3 star? That's the most absurd thing I've ever heard.
You grade players relative to the level you're scouting for.
If I were scouting a highschool kid, who had terrible mechanics on the mound but a great frame and potential but pretty raw versus a kid who had great mechanics and output, just is physically maxed out... It's obvious who I'd choose as a MLB scout. As a college scout, it's not.
I look at recruiting rankings to see what these kids are projected to do at the collegiate level, not whether they'll get drafted in the NFL or not.
Luke, come on man. There's an obvious difference between a great statistical player at a lower level college team as opposed to a good college player.
I would personally grade kids based of the thought- "How good can this kid be during his 4 to 5 years in the best football conferences in America"
That's how they should be rated.
Not- "How well can this kid do after his 4 to 5 years in the best football conferences in America"
We're here to learn about the best conferences in America, not the NFL.
Now that I know this, Will needs to only go after the 5 star players, because they have the most NFL potential, and we have the most NFL staff. Who cares about our program, as long as they'll be able to dominate in the league in 3-4 years!! That is how ridiculous I think all of these rankings now are, if that is indeed the case.
Winningest Program in College Football since 1990!
Pandora's box is now open.
Luke, it's not semantics. Did you read my post? Are you reading everyone's?
Why do you think people are upset?
This is a college website. I watch next-to-no NFL games, why do I care how a 18 yr old kid will do in the NFL?
I'm on gatorbait, not jaguarbait or buccaneerbait.
I don't believe 5 star status, or top 30-40 rankings, should be given out to the running back position either. Unless, it's a for sure TRich/AP type of back.
The position, in today's style of play, is just as effective with a unit/tandem. That, IMO, deflates the position a bit. Take Lattimore, for example. He is super talented, but even with him going down early last yr, USCe still only lost 1 gm. (one w/Latt)
I think Luke's point is its hard to rate a kid based on college potential cause there are too many variables. Had Brantley gone to South Carolina he may have lived up to a 4* ranking spending 4 years in Meyers system makes him a 1*. Can you really compare stars between the Alabama QB vs the West Virgina QB? How bout a 1000 yard receiver for Houston, should he have been a 5*? Not if he was playing at LSU.
You have to have a measuring stick for the talent. You can't say this kid is an SEC 3* or a big 12 5*.
If a player is a beast in the SEC, do you think he will be a high draft pick in the NFL?
TW, is it harder to rank what a kid will do in the next four years or harder to rank what he'll do five years from now?
No, depends on the player.
Shouldn't Tebow have went #1 overall according to that rule?
Are you really arguing that the NFL grading system is the same as college's?
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