Hey fellas. I'm a long time player with a pretty good pro %. 60% or close on average. Down this year on college frankly to 50/50 but I am studious and expect to get that # up. I want to study Pinnacle's lines but could someone explain their vig #'s? They use a four digit number and I don't know what it means. Hope this doesn't look lame but how's work? Thanks.
@Ron Everyone is forgetting Wentz is doing what he's doing in Philly, if he was in Cleveland they'd still be 0-3, his stats would be much worse, and he would be questionable to play this week from getting beat up like the other three qbs have been. Andrew Luck started off just like Wentz and look at him now, no one is talking about him being the next big thing anymore.
Yet again, I will follow Walt's lead for this draft order outside the fact that the Bears land the top pick over the 49ers or Browns, I have more faith in Cutler running into wins before I do with Kessler or Gabbert. Also, there are still some players not in the system such as the Illini DEs, Justin Evans and Malik Hooker at safety. Until they are in I will mock without them.
Character - suspended 2010 season (contact with agent)
Summary: Marvin Austin has ability commensurate with a top-15 pick. However, linemen with questionable motivation are tough to gamble on in the NFL Draft. Austin is a former top recruit as a prep and had an opportunity to cement his draft stock with a solid 2010 campaign. Instead he was suspended for the entire season for improper contact with an agent and was considered the central culprit in the scandal that cost the Tar Heels several players.
The time off is going to cloud Austin's evaluation. On the field he is a terror. With his speed, he can run down running backs and get after quarterbacks. There is a lot to like, and the reward could outweigh the risk at the end of the first round or early in the second.
Player Comparison: Tank Johnson. The common thread here is obviously lack of motivation. When these players have their foot on the pedal, good things happen. Unfortunately that is not often enough. Johnson gets some sacks and plays the run well just like Austin profiles as a pro. There is also a weapons theme here. Austin likes guns. Just look at his Twitter feed. Guns and tanks go together right?