I don’t remember but outside of Surtain and Campbell who left us hanging? Marco? Schwartz?
I thought we didn’t strongly pursue Atwell or Moore, let Wiggins go, didnt at all pursue Bootle or Jean-Charles or Palmer or Weaver, and Samuel we pursued way too late.
I hear ya but Pope was a 5* kid everyone wanted.
Here's one as people mentioned in previous posts. Taking Hightower, Pope, Wiggins, and Ezzard over Moore and Tutu. All 4 of those guys we signed suck and Moore and Tutu will be drafted top 3 rounds.Samuels pisses me off the worst. He's was an easy get, and was obviously really good. We passed on him him because he wasn't 8 feet tall and now he'll probably go in the first round. Fucking pathetic.
You hit the nail on the head, learn from mistakes. Coker never did and really only relied on rankings. We saw how that worked. Other guys had their measurables and wouldn’t budge when smaller guys were better players.There were a handful of people who wisely pointed out that Pope didn't have real solid production in HS and was more of a 7 v. 7 star. But for the most part, we ignored that noise based on the * rating. I certainly learned a lesson on that one: at WR, HS production is critical for determining potential college production; don't fall in love with the measurables if the kid isn't catching footballs in actual football games.