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I'm not sure has to bulk up because there are all types of different builds in the NFL. I remember meeting Plax when he was with the Steelers the first time around, and he seemed like a toothpick at that time. I realize he wasn't, but not every NFL WR has to be a Fitz, or Bolden. Look at Santana Moss and Wes Welker.
You may be right, but I'm only trying to say there are many different types of build with successful WR in the NFL.
I'm glad he's made the right decision and chose to come back. This tells me that he is actually happy to be at Pitt and is enjoying his time here.
He's really going to help out the offense next year and be he #1 wr. He'll also be an important recruiter for KJ Williams who I think will help soften the blow of losing Foster or add a hell of a #3 wr if Foster flips.
How many other schools have you heard of where a player who has the opportunity to leave after two years actually does it? Just about each PITT player in that position who had any sort of success does it. Hell, even Dion Lewis bolted after two years.
Whether it is a good decision or a bad one - and I think Street's decision is a good one - we tend to have kids who bolt at the first decent opportunity.
Even though Street is just now putting his NFL prospectus paperwork in he's been told that he won't go in the upper half of the draft I bet. If he can't get to that level in the draft then he's most probably not going to get any type of a signing bonus at all.
Personally I think that every player should play as long as they can in college, at least until they get a degree, but that's just me. I understand the need to make money early and I'd be all for it if that player actually invested wisely, but unfortunately that isn't the norm. The vast majority of college players will need that degree way more than declaring for the draft in the long run.
1st round projections are a no-brainer to leave, I get that. But after that there really is no guarantee that they will be drafted where projected.
I met Art Monk the last year he played for the Redskins, and if you didn't know who he was there was no way one would think he played football. He was a skinny little guy who looked as if he'd get broken in two by a safety.
I think he needs to stay. He needs another year of development and a good year with nice stats under Chryst can help him. Plus both of his parents are dentists I believe, so he doesn't need to do it for his family like Greg Lee.
Virginia Tech (Ryan Williams), LSU (a soph punter to go with 4 juniors this year, Micheal Brockers as a soph last year), North Carolina(Bernard this year), Mizzou (Aldon Smith & Jeremy Maclin), Texas (Earl Thomas).
Do you want more?
There are some good programs on that list. It's not a Pitt problem, no matter how many Pitt fans want to paint it as such. It has to do with talent, wanting to play in the NFL, and money.
McCoy and Fitz were no brainers. Lewis? I think Steel has painted a pretty good picture over the years of why Lewis left. He had nothing left to accomplish in college other than beating up his body. He was an undersized running back without elite speed. He was never going to climb the draft boards.
If you get a round 1-3 grade, you leave IMO. You never know what is going to happen and you can always come back and get your degree.
You forgot to add Darrelle Revis as well Gibby
Good move. He can come have a nice season with (hopefully) a QB that can go down the field in the vertical passing game a little more effectively than T. Sunseri was able to. Really has a chance to increase his stock.
Hail to Pitt.
One thing would like to add....I think people need to move away from the Chryst just wants to completely ram the ball down the opponents throats theory
I mean Street had 73 catches for almost 1000 yards and that is with a QB who couldn't make throws consistently over 15 yards....Hell Shanahan was close as well
What say you?
I agree. I think this offense resembles some hybrid of Wannyball and Harris' west coast style once he has the right talent in there.
Street had a nice year, and has potential for another even nicer year. Chryst is not afraid to use the weapons he has. He just didn't have as much as we (well, a lot of us, myself included) thought he did this year.
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