Today, in the return of you get what you pay for

I see it’s time for the “waah, college football spread offenses aren’t preparing players for the NFL” horseshit to make the rounds again.

The first round has been more miss than hit the last three years at wide receiver. Corey Davis, Mike Williams and John Ross were selected in the top nine last April and they combined for 24 games, 45 catches, 465 yards and no touchdowns as rookies. The Bengals are considering shifting Ross to defensive back. Corey Coleman, Will Fuller, Josh Doctson and Laquon Treadwell were taken in the first round in 2016 after six went in Round 1 in 2015 — Amari Cooper, Kevin White, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor, Breshad Perriman and Phillip Dorsett. Of those 13, there’s probably not a true No. 1 in the bunch.

Has anyone told this guy that Cooper and Agholor played in pro-style offenses in college?

Maybe Mike Vrabel needs to ask for a refund of some of that $10 million.  Or spend it on a developmental league… like that’s gonna happen.


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2 responses to “Today, in the return of you get what you pay for

  1. Walt

    As a rookie Cooper had 72 receptions and was an alternate for the Pro Bowl and played in place of Brandon Marshall. In his second year he had 83 receptions for 1153 yards and again went to the Pro Bowl. Last year he only had 48 receptions for 680 yards. Maybe it’s the NFL that weakening his game?


  2. 3rdandGrantham

    Give me a break – this is a CBA issue, not a CFB issue. The fact is that, due to negotiated CBA’s with the NFL and the NFL players union in recent years, practice hours have been slashed, as have OTA’s which used to be mandatory but ever increasingly are optional. NFL coaches have been screaming about these new CBA’s policies in place, in which they are now spending close to 50% less time in practice than in previous years.

    Given that the coaches gripes against the players union has fallen on deaf ears, it looks like they now are turning more of their attention to the college ranks as a scapegoat instead.