The NFL draft cycle is interesting because it's very top-down. The big names in draft media will speak on a big name prospect, bring up a new guy or idea and the smaller outlets will usually fiddle around with that concept for a day or so. This is as consistent as Eagles twitter complaining about guards or wondering whose house they'll have to sell to get a second round pick back. Alas, I just wanted to pick from general ideas I've seen across this cycle recently and comment on them in my inimitable fashion.
Not liking a WR strictly because he has too many drops is like avoiding a great restaurant because you had a bad waiter 1/25 times you went— Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) February 12, 2016
People love to get in their feelings over a wide receiver dropping passes and most of the time it's way overblown. Sure, if it's Miles Austin who literally does nothing special as a wide receiver, it's insanely frustrating to see him drop passes. But that's the thing, life is just a series of cost benefit analyses. Does the wide receiver's peaks justify his valleys? This approach should be taken to evaluating all players, but I don't see overcorrection with this issue at any position more than wide receiver, besides quarterback. TO dropped passes. Lots of them. Desean Jackson was a drop machine early in his career. AJ Green still has drop issues. However, stop throwing to any of those guys and you're losing a football game. Drops are a small part of the picture and if you're talking about a guy whose talents can spearhead a passing game, drops are only a small part of the bandwidth of their game. When a player can take over like TO, DJax or AJ Green has, no one should really care about drops in the broad scheme of valuing them. The same goes for guys in the draft this year like Corey Coleman. He has his negative moments, for sure, but no player in the class can do things at wide receiver like he can and drops only make up a small part of his equation. Always look at the whole picture with a player rather than focus on one negative or even one positive. Things are never as bad or good as they are played out to be.
I have just been seeing some things on the internet that I wanted to put some words to. You savages didn't give me any questions for my weekly mailbag so this was the replacement. If you want a mailbag, be sure to follow @BGNatan and send questions over so I can answer them instead of doing this again, which is essentially talking to myself.