Good thing we took Myron Lewis instead of Jordon Shipley, Navarro Bowman, or Jimmy Graham....
I remember when we made that pick. At first I thought we had taken Myron Rolle. I was enraged. Then I realized it was some scrub I'd never heard of. I watched his highlights, read his scouting reports....and continued to yell explicit things at my TV. What a dumb pick that was.
So we were going to take Benn, Shipley, and Mike Williams, all in a row? I love that you are hip to every obscure player in the draft, but didn't recognize a second team All-SEC corner.
Listen - I'm just as irritated as anyone else about how turned out thus far. I also thought - at the time, not in retrospect - that he was drafted a bit early, but not egregiously so.
I also had the benefit of actually watching many of his games - not the background clips that NFL Network or ESPN showed on the screen when he was picked, nor the SINGLE highlight on Youtube (pick against BC in the Music City Bowl). The kid was smart, instinctive, and made plays in big moments. As I said at the time, he may not have been the athlete that DJ Moore was in college, but he often looked like a better prospect than Moore. He typically handled the bigger guys like Brandon LaFell (7 catches for just 38 yards mostly going against Lewis in 2009). His weakness - like a lot of bigger corners - was his makeup speed.
He was also rarely injured - he started 36 straight games for the 'Dores. His lone injury was in the Tennessee game as a senior (he also hurt his shoulder in spring practices, but he didn't miss anything because of it).
He's got a small slivver of a chance to prove he's not a bust. That would make the pick "dumb" in retrospect. But to say it was a "dumb" pick the moment it was made because you happened to sleep on a corner with 36 SEC starts and saw his "clip." Give me a break.