The Bengals draft was filled with playmakers — and question marks. In terms of pure talent, they added the draft’s fastest player (John Ross), a top-tier tailback (Joe Mixon), and two potential first-round pass rushing talents (Jordan Willis and Carl Lawson) with their first four picks. However, Ross NFL Cheap Jerseys Wholesale has to prove he’s more than just fast as lightning, Lawson has major injury concerns, and Mixon … well, Mixon might just be an awful person.
Instead of playing another year in college, they’ll scrap for NFL roster spots as undrafted free agents. Some will just get tryouts. Some won’t even get that much, and their football careers will be over at once.
This year’s draft had 95 players with “special eligibility” and eight more who left their college teams early after graduating, and now the Associated Press’s Ralph Russo has the count at 27 undrafted underclassmen. They include Florida State receiver Travis Rudolph, Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans, and Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seals-Jones.
It’s not hard to come up with a criticism of these players, if that’s your goal. All of them could’ve spent another year at college on a scholarship. They could’ve had lots more fun on campus. Maybe they could’ve made themselves school legends or brought [insert conference] titles back to their schools. Whatever you conjure up!
Essentially, John Chayka is flying in the face of what “traditionalists” say a hockey man should be. Chayka is not a man guided by “feelings” or willing to use considerations like “grit”, “energy”, or “intangibles” – and his GMing will take very little account of these.
Indeed, he’s said as much, saying that he’s open to any sort of move as long as it makes the team better. That willing to think outside the strictures of “traditional” hockey thought and consideration is what makes him different from the qualities of a “hockey man”. It’s what will give him and the Coyotes success.