Sunday, April 21, 2013

Coach Richt has lost control over combine questions

Could be a banner year for Dawgs in the NFL draft. But first many will have to answer for off field transgressions.
There are players in the draft last year, for instance, that had multiple things in their background, but if they would have slid to a certain spot, we would have taken them because we felt comfortable,” Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson told reporters. “At the end of the day, if players have made numerous mistakes but they’ve shown that they could nip it in the bud and then have considerable time moving forward to at least show they’re going in the right direction, we’ve been a place of second chances.”
In the article Weiszer summarizes the issues for each player, from Rambo and his brownies to Tavarres King's underage possession arrest before his sophomore season. Doesn't seem like anyone will be hurt much if at all by their mistakes. Unless you consider getting chosen later in the first round significant.
Former Redskins general manager Charley Casserly, now with the NFL Network, has said Ogletree would “easily” be in the top half of the first round if not for off-field problems.
The difference will be staying out of trouble before that second NFL contract is negotiated. That's where the really big money comes into play.