Bill Simmons on Why Colston Slipped to Round 7 (1 Viewer)

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5. I have a friend that we'll call Someone Who Knows These Things. Let's just say he's connected with the league. I asked him how Marques Colston could slip to the seventh round last year and, apparently, SWKTT said that he would have gone higher but he feuded with his Hofstra coaches and they apparently bad mouthed him to all the NFL teams. This stuff happens more than you would think before the draft.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/061117
 

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5. I have a friend that we'll call Someone Who Knows These Things. Let's just say he's connected with the league. I asked him how Marques Colston could slip to the seventh round last year and, apparently, SWKTT said that he would have gone higher but he feuded with his Hofstra coaches and they apparently bad mouthed him to all the NFL teams. This stuff happens more than you would think before the draft.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/061117


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I have a friend who'se front lawn is related to the turf. He says that it was because Colston played for a HOFSTRA! The turf knows.......
 

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I forgot about that guy. LOL That guy had me in stitches. I don't think anyone in the world A: can type faster and B: be apart of more message boards.
 

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Remember: Page 2 on ESPNs website is for the "bloggers" and not credible journalist. I mean seriously, "Someone Who Know These Things"? LOL

With that said, wasnt one of the main things SP focused on character?
 

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Remember: Page 2 on ESPNs website is for the "bloggers" and not credible journalist. I mean seriously, "Someone Who Know These Things"? LOL

I totally agree. A humor columnist says that "an un-named inside source" told him something. We should give it the credit that it deserves. It might be true; it might not be true. But it is something about which to talk.

I think that people just need to find some reason that 32 teams spending millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours scouting college players could make a mistake this big. So maybe they just start making reasons up.
 

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I recall an interview with his college coach where he gave nothing but praise to Colston. From some other site...
 

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come on people...it was because he didn't have a nickname
 

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"He’s a quiet, but focused young man. He is also focused on what his priorities should be. Here at Hofstra, he wasn’t a “party” type of guy. He’s also a good judge of character, and didn’t run with the wrong crowd. You’ll find that he’s a team guy, and will blend well with the team chemistry."

This from his WR coach at Hofstra, Jaime Elizondo.

google the coaches name for the link to the interview.
 

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if other teams will use a high draft pick on talented trouble makers like Moss, then why wouldn't anyone pickup a talented 1st down machine like Colston? I can't see how all the teams would pass on talent like that for that reason. I guess I have to believe it cause it happened.
 

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small college. bad senior week, decent senior bowl game, bad combine. a tweener, some teams wanted to make him into a TE. that's why the man slipped that far in the draft. A lot of players come from obscurity. Brady, Terrell Davis, Hasselbeck, among many others were late round draft picks. Somebody eventually had to get superlucky with one of these types of players and it happened to be us.
 

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Even though the Saints picked him the 7th round and are looking like geniuses for doing such, remember, he was passed on by New Orleans at least six times in the draft before they finally took a shot on him.
 

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I like Simmons and he's pretty knowledgeable.

It's feasible. No college coach is going to badmouth his player publicly going into the draft. Talk about the quickest way to kill your recruiting pipelines.

That being said... who cares? We got him, 31 other teams don't. :rock:
 

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