Cameron Lemons Debro
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Didn't mean it in that way
I’m more so coming from the perspective of, I talked to scouts and people around the situations… it wouldn’t have helped. It’s easy to think a dominant season would’ve helped.. then you look at Dazz Newsome who had back to back great years, waived yesterday as well. Great college players /= good. Cornell Powell(who went 55-882-7 last year!), Shawn Davis, Dez Fitzpatrick are amongst the guys who were 5th round picks or earlier(Dez went in the fourth I believe), that all got waived yesterday and all played last year. Just getting drafted there isn’t the surest thing regardless of production as Dez himself went 154/2,589 yards/21 over his four years. Wouldn’t have hidden the combine numbers which were… bad is an understatement.
Regardless he’s been signed on the practice squad so he’s not fully out of it yet
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From everything I’ve heard both pre and post draft, Sage sitting out has nothing to do with the NFL prospects. He’s not a developmental guy like Scotty(who also stayed his entire time and also got cut)
He’s just.. limited in what he can do at the next level from an NFL standpoint according to scouts. He’s not a burner, and doesn’t really create too much separation with his routes. He’s an excellent big-bodied receiver and has a high catch point, but unless it’s speed, but the limitations athletically that affect his ceiling have been the downfall, not sitting out. The narrative of sitting out has really.. not been a thing. Playing vs not playing most of the knocks on guys who sat out..weren’t really things that would be fixed if they played a year
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Easiest answer here is the ability to drop into coverage. That is a major responsibility of the drop end which is why we usually see the recruitment at that position being guys who played DE/TE in high school or are linebackers that grew too much.
Davis is more prolific being an edge setter in the run game, while being a power rusher which is the style needed on the Field End(how Boogie played) while the drop end is much more speed and reaction-oriented. I do think we’ll see a fair amount of 3 man sets with both Rondell and Jasheen to maximize pass rush, especially on 3rd downs.
Kendron is kind of a tweener. Fine in coverage but more of a field end
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1) I personally do not/did not ask for the comments to be turned off there. To be honest until that comment, I wasn’t even aware that the comments were off.
2) For the sake of devil’s advocate, what possibly could be the other side/argument AGAINST people of color talking about their experiences, highlighting social issues/inequality/racism. That it’s fine? That it’s just overblown? They should’ve done things differently and maybe not ended up there?
We also suggest subscribing to both Les and Conor in tandem with reading here(since I work with Les as well you wont be able to get rid of me too easy )
Happy to answer all questions, a couple of weeks ago under a different post a reader asked and this was the response I penned:
"in terms of the social article. For now it will stay up. I’m pretty deadset on the mindset of, social issues are and will continue to be an issue the longer we go ‘well that storm is over we’re better now’ and ignore the stories and experiences of the past. Those guys didn’t have to share their experiences and stories with me and everyone else, and just because we aren’t in the heightened race relations state we were in when that article was published, doesn’t mean the same things aren’t happening in the world. So for now, whether it hasn’t been commented on or not in a while, all of us here have chosen to keep it up until we feel there’s a good opportunity to unpin. I am happy to hear any and all criticism/feedback, but that also comes with the right on some things for us to push back on, which I feel is fair"
Hope that answers your question! I understand it’s not a popular topic, or one that’s particularly liked, but just because a year has passed doesn’t mean it’s not still relevant as well topics discussed there still happen daily. But again, am always open to hear and work with feedback