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Old February 10 2014, 05:21 PM   #17
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Re: NFL Offseason '14: Wake me up when minicamps start

Heard a good point on Sirius NFL radio this morning. Even before this announcement, he was a 4-5 round prospect. We're having a completely different conversation if he was already a 1-2 round prospect.

Teams will pass on him not because of his orientation, but because whichever team drafts him is going to by default get attention which will cause a distraction (i.e., non-traditional tv shows and magazines who don't typically talk about football will try and get interviews/articles about him). The distraction will be more of a concern than how good of a special teams player he will be (which is what he will be). Unfortunately, like all players, if he doesn't get results on special teams, he will be cut, and that will also invite media distraction.

They also said this is the same reason no one picks up Tebow as even a 3rd QB, even though it's highly likely that Tebow is one of the top NINETY available quarterbacks today.

I'm also sick of analysts talking about "the media". Since when did the media stop thinking they were part of "the media" themselves?
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