When the Detroit Lions made the swift move of trading a sixth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for offensive tackle Greg Robinson, everyone was taken aback. While many Lions fans were thrilled with Bob Quinn’s aggressiveness for addressing their troubled left tackle situation after Taylor Decker’s injury, others were very concerned about how poorly the former second-overall pick played with the Rams.
To help gauge how Lions fans should be reacting to the news, I contacted “3k” over at Rams blog Turf Show Times to give us the lowdown on Robinson and what went wrong over the past three seasons.
The talent was impressive enough that when Arizona coach Sean Miller coached a USA Basketball team to the FIBA U-19 World Championship in 2015, four of the top six scorers were members of that class preparing for their senior year of high school.
It was obvious even then freshmen would dominate the 2017 draft. All four — Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Harry Giles and Terrance Ferguson — became first-rounders Thursday night.
They weren’t chosen because they were freshmen. They were chosen because they are talented.
Some fans, analysts and even college coaches have insisted for years that players who remain in college for two, three or four years risk being “picked apart” by NBA scouts. This is repeated even though such players as Buddy Hield, Frank Kaminsky, Doug McDermott and Willie Cauley-Stein all were top-10 picks in recent seasons after spending three or four years in school.
There is no perfect answer to this question for any particular Cheap Elite Jerseys player. Some remain in school and develop into first-rounders as they progress, like Denzel Valentine at Michigan State. Some enter the draft and disappear from the American basketball radar, such as Grant Jerrett, who has played 51 NBA Cheap NFL Jerseys USA minutes since leaving Arizona after his freshman year in 2012-13.