So if Scout's Inc. isn't a credible source, who is a credible source and why are they more credible? That's why I asked to define credible. I think they are credible to the degree that anyone not on an NFL team can be (Which isn't a lot) and he asked for just one credible source without Suh as being the #1 DT, so I gave one, with the qualifier to define what he considers credible.
Just because you disagree with a source's assessment of players doesn't mean they aren't credible. NFL teams that aren't the Raiders get it wrong all the time too.
Jan 22 "Mayock said he believes the two players have different skills but are equally as valuable." Also thought Bradford would not go #1 "Those two players (Suh and McCoy) just dwarf the quarterback issue." (By Tom Kowalski
January 22, 2010)
I guess he sorted things out and put McCoy #1.
Scouts Inc has McCoy at 98 and Suh at 97. Not sure what kind of measuring stick they are using, but I do not see it.
Gregg Doyal March 2 2010. CBS-sports
"In three years at Oklahoma, when McCoy started 38 games, he had 83 tackles and 14½ sacks."
"Suh? He had 82 tackles and 12 sacks in 2009."
"Both played Texas. McCoy had 3 tackles and a sack. Suh had 12 tackles and 4.5 sacks."
"Both played Kansas St. McCoy had one tackle. Suh had 9 tackles and a sack."
"I'm just saying this: When Ndamukong Suh was finished at Nebraska, he was universally hailed as the best defensive tackle in college football in years, maybe decades. Maybe ever."
"Now, all of a sudden, he's not even the best defensive tackle in his class? That's stupid."
Its amazing what over analyzation and speculation creates. Guys move up and down draft boards without playing a down of football. They see a player slip on the field and knock him down a peg because antoher guy didn't slip. Over analyzing tape. I'm guessing because of Mccoy's "seemingly" greater reportoire of pass rush moves and explosion on the snap they project he will be better. Its the same way they put JPP so high in the first round. They base all judgements assuming things will translate. They seem to think of Suh as an intelligent brute that doesn't get up the field like Mccoy does. In conclusion, they are saying Mccoy will be more succesful because he's more of a gap penetrator, and since the NFL is a passing league, it would seem he is more of a threat to rush the passer.
Personally I think Suh is simply the best guy in the draft, with Mccoy being a peg below
Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
40 time: 5.03
Short shuttle: 4.44
Broad jump: 8’09”
225lb bench: 32
Tackles for loss: 56
QB hurries: 38
Forced fumbles: 3
Fumble recoveries: 1
Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
40 time: 5.04
Short shuttle: 4.48
Broad jump: 9’6”
225lb bench: 23 reps
Tackles for loss: 33
QB hurries: 18
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 1
this should shut up everyone, mccoy is better in one catergory LOL!
Yea, way to show those draft pundits :|
They are working off of film, not the combine (worthless) and stats. I think it is overrating Suh to say McCoy is completely and utterly incomparable to the greatness of Suh. There really isn't any pundit who seems to think Suh is far and away better than McCoy to the point of no return. Most think Suh is better, but give McCoy a close second, or as Kiper says it, a razor thin 2nd.
If combine scores showed how truly great a player is then the Raiders should be freakin stacked. The stats I will admit are heavily in favor of Suh, he really was a one man wrecking ball for Nebraska.
Fellas, I, too, think Suh is the better player. I'm just not ready to propel my own opinion past those who scout players for a living. There are plenty who think Suh is the better prospect, and (believe it or not) there are many professionals who see McCoy as the better player.
when the rams take bradford what are you gonna change your name to? ;)
Saw suh on sports science the other day and it was ridiculous, the man is a monster