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Star - Rookie Power Rankings Week 2

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Admiral Ackbar    171

So far this preseason Bleacher report has created weekly "power rankings" for all NFL rookies. This weeks they have Star ranked 22nd (out of 25), which is 14 spots lower than he was the week before.

 

This is basically what they stated about him:

 

  • They call Star a "human bulldozer" giving him a 16.4/20 on a college tape measuring scale, but then give him a 5.4/10 on strength saying " his functional strength and dominance do not show up on test numbers (i.e Combine).

 

  • The columnist goes on saying that he is a great fit for Carolina and well get an early opportunity (stuff we already should know).

 

  • Then after talking about how he has received high praise from Ron Rivera in TC, the article goes on to say that in his game one performance he had an uneventful night and was moved easily by Eben Britton, rankings were a 2.5/5.

They give Star an overall ranking of 36.4/50 for the week. I haven't really watched Star a lot this preseason mainly b/c we know what your going to get from him, which is clogging up the hole.

 

So do you guys think this is an accurate ranking of Star? Do you think his stock has fallen or risen in the Eagles game? Are you impressed with Star at this point? (even though its early)

 

Other rookie's of interest where: Desmond Trufant (24th) Manti Te'o (16th) Geno Smith (13th) EJ Manuel (4th)

 

Link: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1737596-nfl-rookie-power-rankings-for-preseason-week-2/page/28

 

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RIght there... Manti Te'o at 16th. That's where they lose creditability (other than... you know... them being Bleacher Report). Te'o had a ghost night in his debut, and couldn't play this week. How exactly is he 'ranked' higher than Star again?

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Proudiddy    9,479

Same reason a guy can drop 14 spots in one week and have an arbitrary rating which isn't derived from any solid metric or measurable assigned to him on aspects of his game.

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The author's grading scale is derived from a chimp he hired to do his statistics homework.

Starlite hasn't been dominant but no one should be expecting him to be a monster in his rookie campaign. Lotulelei has flashed his potential in these two preseason games but he's going to experience some growing pains, especially at his position.

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Zod    14,965

You realize that linking to a bleacher report article is almost as legitimate as linking to a tinderbox thread, right?

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csx    6,943

Most of the comments here about Star have been that he has not looked that good. Is this just one of those defensive reactions because it's someone from the outside saying it?

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