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Or maybe he plays BBall mostly and then goes football his senior year or tries to go to the NFL without playing in college. I know the Packers signed a WR who played BBall until he was a junior then switched to WR on South Dakota.
Dymonte is my favorite recruit I think he is absolutely tremendous probably could be anything he wants athletically or otherwise.
Lebron James is a freak of nature. He is arguably the greatest physical specimen thus far. However, his athletic ability doesn't guarantee that he would be successful at everything.
I'd like to see James as a baseball hitter. Chances are a good pitcher would make him look foolish at the plate. (ESPN actually did something similar a few years back when they made Tracy McGrady hit against Roger Clemens.)
Just because Chris Paul has great quickness doesn't mean that he would be a great slot WR.
Just because Serge Ibaka is a great shot-blocker doesn't mean he would be a great OT.
So my basic point is this:
If Drake is significantly better at basketball than football, then he should pursue basketball.
But if he is about even at both sports, then his listed measurables suggest that he should pick football over basketball.
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Okay, let's ease off on the "burner" stuff. He's tall, athletic and has great hands & ball skills, but, he does NOT have jaw dropping speed. If he grows another couple of inches, he'll be comparable to Herman Moore as a wideout, not Calvin Johnson or Randy Moss.
Just so we are clear, my definition of burner is anyone with sub-4.5 speed.
Some choose 4.4 as a cutoff. I set mine higher (which is more realistic).
Most kids run a hand-timed 4.37 as a sophomore high school. Come draft time, they're lucky to run a 4.55.
That sounds very logical to pick the best opportunity at the given time. I would agree 6'4 has a better potential with his coordination in the NFL. Most extremely gifted athletes dream of MJ and Magic probably in Drake's case. Sounds like a great kid hope he is very successful. Just not against Michigan!
You the man Frank love your work.
I think we were in agreement for most of the discussion.
And I appreciate the kind words.
Lebron could play every position in football (with his current physique) besides O-Line and DT
Not CB or running back. I mean he could, but how many 6'5+ running backs or CB's do you ever see?
Saw Drake play both sports this year... He could be special at either one but seems to have more love for basketball... I would have to agree that if all things are equal, football should be the route but its tough for a 16 year old to see that... He is rail thin and needs quite a bit of muscle for football but his ability to leap is a huge mismatch considering he is also 6'4 with long arms... Hope he is a Wolverine and will watch him at least a couple times with Doles this fall.
There have been examples of players not playing a down of football in college (Antonio Gates, Steve Neal) or trying out another sport first (Weinke, Weeden) but still leading very productive careers... I can't think of anybody who can say the same thing in regards to basketball. I think the chances of going to play basketball and not making it, there could still be a chance to crossover into football... if you dedicate your time to football, I don't see it likely to be able to make that switch over to basketball.
I think one of the main things being overlooked is the simple numbers... there just simply aren't as many basketball positions to go for as there are NFL... on top of that basketball players are competing for those spots w/ the entire world, when football players are limited to basically the U.S.
Any word if the coaches are recruiting Dylan Roney the DE from Detroit Catholic Central? Reminds me of Roh from when he was in high school.
He's definitely on their radar, I think Shallman's talked about him a few times, and I think the coaches have also taken visits out to watch some of his games.
Thinking he may be 14's Kenton Gibbs
Is that a good thing? No knock on Roh, but we certainly should be aiming higher.
I saw Lebron catch 3 tds in a game vs west holmes...He was a football stud.
idk, Roh will be a 4 year starter and was ranked highly across the board on every recruiting site. Has he lived up to all of our expectations? Probably not but Roh has been a solid starter for 3 years and is will be even better his last year as a Wolverine.
Think that that would have more to do with the lack of height. Tallest NFL players are usually what 6'8 max? And those are your extremely tall OT. Which would be undersized PF. Tallest skill guys are probably 6'5 which would be undersized SG. Gates was an undersized basketball player, not so with football. Has more to do with height than anything else.
I think Roney will get an offer. IMO he's a better prospect than Gibbs.
Talked to 2014 DB Jabrill Peppers. He said he wants to go to medical school. Great to hear. #veryimpressed
This bodes well for Michigan given the prestige of the med school. Then again, it looks like Stanford is in the race, and I think we're all familiar with Josh Garnett's ultimate decision between Michigan and Stanford med-school. The difference here is that Peppers is on the opposite side of the country, much like Garnett was. Hopefully this only attracts Peppers to UofM more than the school already has.
Roh will be drafted next April in the first 3 or 4 rounds. Shitty player development from the last coaching staff held alot of guys back career wise. Honestly, it's really not even fair to judge kids like him , Campbell, etc... considering the "defensive staff " that they were playing under before Hoke and company came in. Alot of careers were pissed away and alot of talent went underdeveloped during those years. Thankfully, that has changed I look for both to have really good years.
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I agree, I want him at UofM
Would make sense for it to be a race between us and Stanford if medical school is a big factor for him. Can't go wrong with either, but distance could be a great advantage for us. Not sure if Miami has a good program or not. Hopefully he's putting more emphasis on medical school than rapping. Don't recall, is he planning to visit this summer?
I'm not sure of his plans when it comes to visits. The distance factor might work in our advantage here. 247 has his top schools as Michigan, Miami, Ohio (su), Notre Dame, Stanford, and USC. Ohio (su) isn't really serious competitors academically. You can never be sure with a how a kid feels about ND. Stanford is an academic powerhouse, and USC is right in the heart of the entertainment industry. Hopefully he does prefer his medical aspirations to his musical ones and wants to stay closer to home! All this paired with his childhood affinity for the Maize and Blue make things look good for the staff!
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