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09-06-2010, 07:59 PM
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I'm specifically referring to our recent prospect ratings which I find to be somewhat ridiculous, I'm still waiting to hear how marginal guys like Nodl and Testwuide have Kris Draper potential.
Of course, I think HF gives out far too many 7s in general and then hides behind the "he didn't reach his potential" excuse.
I can say with 99% certainty that Testwuide will never exceed or even reach a Draper/Yelle level and it's not because he didn't reach his potential, it's simply because he's not good enough. I think the same probably goes for Wellwood.
What is the fixation with Draper? Guys like him and Madden are rarities. In their primes, they were both amazinginly good at a specific role, and still are pretty good at it. They weren't average 3rd liners by any stretch.
Nodl can absolutely be a solid 3rd liner if he puts it all together. And that's what these rankings rank. The potential of prospects to reach their ceiling.
There's a 99% chance that no prospect will reach their full potential. Few players reach the level of a Draper, Madden, or even Yelle. That does not mean that they don't have the potential to reach that level. Things happen. We're talking about prospects. Most of which are still kids.
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