tyndal23 wrote: ↑June 29th, 2020, 9:33 am
flameshaw wrote: ↑June 29th, 2020, 8:54 am
Any list that puts Josh Woodrum in the top 10 over Antwan Chiles is deeply flawed. Personally, I wouldn't even put Woodrum in the top 20. Also Eric Green, was a much better player than Rashad Jennings. This is the only part of the top 50 list I have looked at, because the Position Top 10's were so far off, I didn't want to waste my time. Obviously not many people have seen the majority of these players play, and are just going off of stat sheets. While the effort is appreciated, the results are disappointing. My .02
Eric Green had the potential to be the better player simply due to his athletic talent but did very little until his senior year when Sam came in and made him a focal point and really pushed him. ( quoted from Green himself) I would argue he is rated way too high for his over all career production.
Regardless of the time frame, Eric Green was still good enough to be a 1st round NFL draft pick.
You do realize that athletes say all kinds of things based on the situation they may find themselves in? Think Bull Durham for one example.
Finally, I will say that as an analogy, Peter Aluma was better his freshman and sophomore years than he was his final two. Doesn't change the fact that he is the best MBB player that has ever been on the mountain IMHO.
That is one of the reasons that these list are pretty silly. I guess they are good for some discussion, but that is about it. What are the parameters? Did they have to play at LU for 4 years, one year? Could they be a transfer, be great for their whole career, one year, two years? Vince Redd was arguably the best LB at LU, but he only played one or two years? What was the record of the team? Was the competition equal? One could go on forever with the what ifs. My major concern, is that there is no viable way to compare players for LU. Unlike other schools with a robust film/documented history, etc.
There is a good reason I didn't look at the top 40, wish I hadn't looked at the top 10.
Some people enjoy this kinda stuff for some reason. In the big scheme of things, it means nothing. Enjoy. Rant over.