NFL Draft: Two Characters with Character Issues
With the NFL Draft mere days away, rumors are flying, and speculation is exploding regarding the Top 10 positions in it.
Of course, it'll feature high-end talent, a trade that no one -- or everyone -- saw coming, and the obligatory contingent of Jets fans mucking up one man's dream of finally being given the chance to play in the NFL.
But let's look at two talented, on-field dominant preformers who carry off-field baggage that just won't seem to go away.
A physical freak at 6-5, Dorial Green-Beckham is a game-changer, and at least four teams in the Top 10 could use his dynamic playmaking skill set.
Quite possibly, DGB could be the incarnation of Randy Moss. However, his on-field performance can't out-run or out-jump his past issues. Yes, he's had some problems, but lets face it, they happened in Columbia, Missouri; not much to do there but wait for the Rapture.
Then there's possibly the most polished quarterback in the draft and the probably No 1 overall pick in [in]famous Jameis Winston. The hardest question he faces may well be, where to start with this dude?
If Winston were to go to a small-market team with little to no distractions he could excel quickly. If he stays in Tampa, which holds the top overall pick, tickets would be flying off the shelf. But he wouldn't be escaping the environment that brought him so much attention.
At a certain point, the risk is worth it. The thinking here is early-selection teams will take a shot on these two.
I can only hope they're not shooting themselves in the foot!