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    Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Here are the players I think simultaneously have the most upside AND downside:

    1. Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
    2. Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
    3. Janoris Jenkins, CB, Northern Alabama
    4. Almeda Ta'amu, DT, Washington
    5. Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
    6. Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
    7. David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
    8. Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami (FL)
    9. Zebrie Sanders, OT, FSU
    10. Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford


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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Av, would you be able to provide your reasons as to why you think this?
    I can understand a few of them, such as Jenkins and Coples, but don't know about the others

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk247 View Post
    Av, would you be able to provide your reasons as to why you think this?
    I can understand a few of them, such as Jenkins and Coples, but don't know about the others
    Jeffery - can he sustain the right playing weight?
    Poe - workout warrior?
    Jenkins - off the field troubles.
    Ta'amu - the dreaded "takes plays off" label.
    Weeden - age and "system QB" critiques.
    Coples - looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane?
    Wilson - can he carry the full load?
    Streeter - one year wonder?
    Sanders - looks the part. Can he play that way?
    Fleener - will he be out of Luck?

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Cool thanks! Hadn't heard anything in particular about some of them, such as Wilson, but I think they are all valid concerns.

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Stephen Hill, wr, georgia tech, should be #1 on that list in my opinion. All the physical talent in the world, combine warrior, all sorts of problems at the college level as articulated in my numerous posts on him.

    Ramming speed to all

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Great thread, but I disagree about Wilson being on there. He's as steady as a back that you'd like, but I see you're concern. Like GC said, I'd replace Hill with Wilson.


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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by general counsel View Post
    Stephen Hill, wr, georgia tech, should be #1 on that list in my opinion. All the physical talent in the world, combine warrior, all sorts of problems at the college level as articulated in my numerous posts on him.

    Ramming speed to all

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    To be honest, I forgot about him when I made this list. I agree he'd be a good addition.

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by sosa39rams View Post
    Great thread, but I disagree about Wilson being on there. He's as steady as a back that you'd like, but I see you're concern. Like GC said, I'd replace Hill with Wilson.
    Agree with you here. Wilson led the nation in yards after contact (990) including 267 more yards than Richardson, while carrying just a few more times than Richardson.

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    Agree with you here. Wilson led the nation in yards after contact (990) including 267 more yards than Richardson, while carrying just a few more times than Richardson.
    Richardson is 228 lbs. and built like a tank. I don't doubt his ability to hold up in a full-time role.

    Wilson is 206 lbs. and was only a feature back for one year.

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Tommy Streeter is a great boom or bust pick, because he has the physical tools to be great, but also is raw. Some team may take him in the late third to stash him for a few years

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk247 View Post
    Tommy Streeter is a great boom or bust pick, because he has the physical tools to be great, but also is raw. Some team may take him in the late third to stash him for a few years
    Streeter has the biggest draft range. He could be late 2nd round to 6th round. I would love to steal late, but there is huge boom or bust potential.

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    I've seen his value all over the place, but fourth round is the most common. If he is available in the 6th, I'd snatch him in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk247 View Post
    I've seen his value all over the place, but fourth round is the most common. If he is available in the 6th, I'd snatch him in a heartbeat.
    I'm not sure were a good fit for Streeter. We already have DX, who may never develop due to injuries, but their basically the same player. Plus Streeter didn't play at 4.38 or w.e he ran.


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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by sosa39rams View Post
    I'm not sure were a good fit for Streeter. We already have DX, who may never develop due to injuries, but their basically the same player. Plus Streeter didn't play at 4.38 or w.e he ran.
    I like Streeter, i would take him in the 4th easily. Hes a younger, healthy DX that Shotty could mold into a nice deep threat and great red zone threat. He'd be our plaxico without the age or leg shooting.


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    Re: Av's Top 10 "Boom or Bust" Prospects

    I gotta agree with Wilson, great athlete, speed, agility, but I just don't see him as that threat to play each down or stay healthy all season. Great potential for 3rd down and long and mismatches with linebackers. Of course he could be a surprise and be the next Marshall Faulk?

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