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Dorial Green-Beckham: If he falls to us on the clock in 2nd

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I don't know if he's a villain.

Frankly I don't care.

What I'm talking about is the risk the team takes in picking a guy with known character issues.

It's about being smart with your investment.

 

You can't just lump every imperfect kid coming out of college in with Ray Rice and Josh Gordon. That is not a one size fits all.

 

There have been players the last few years with the kind of question marks you are talking about who were able to turn it around. If you operate with that kind of mentality then you are likely to miss out on some potentially good prospects. Not everyone is Josh Gordon.

 

And you are the kind of guy who thinks buying lottery tickets each week is a sound invesment strategy for your future.

 

Oh hey cutie, I've missed you. Kisses.

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You can't just lump every imperfect kid coming out of college in with Ray Rice and Josh Gordon. That is not a one size fits all.

There have been players the last few years with the kind of question marks you are talking about who were able to turn it around. If you operate with that kind of mentality then you are likely to miss out on some potentially good prospects. Not everyone is Josh Gordon.

And the team will investigate those things thoroughly, with more info and access than any of us have, and make their decision accordingly.

If they choose to draft him, or pass on him, it'll be based on that analysis.

My guess: They'll pass, and people will b--ch about it.

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If you don't grab him in the first i think he is gone. That said he might not even be there when we pick. i suspect he blows up combine.

 

If talks with Dez in Dallas get heated I could see Jerrah taking him in the 1st. 

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Basically, it's probably gonna be like I said. I would put money on it. We will never know with any surety, but I believe that the FO will evaluate tape. If he has the skills that we covet, I believe the FO will undoubtedly vet him. If that turns out alright, we will probably work him out. If we work him out, I think that this will be a pretty good indicator that there is some interest. From there, it will be all about the grade and risk-reward-value analysis.

I don't believe that G-man or J-Rich are in the business of dismissing prospects out of hand, but that's just me.

I don't believe that they are going to judge DGB based on Rae Carruth, Josh Gordon, Justin Blackmon, Da'Rick Rogers, Dez Bryant, Sam Hurd, Jerome Simpson, Chris Carter, DeShaun Jackson, Titus Young or anyone else.

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I would think that like with every other potential draft pick, the organization will do their due diligence . If they find that he made a mistake but was a generally good high character guy they would keep him in the mix. But if they have serious concerns then he won't be considered BPA when we pick and someone else will pull the trigger who doesn't care that much about character. Is his talent so overwhelming that it is worth the risk or will their be other guys with similar talent who are also available at that position or some other.

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DGB projections are "all over the map", but at least one exec ain't buying before day 3.

"The scoop:'I think the consistent problems for Josh Gordon are going to leak over and hurt (Green-Beckham's) draft stock. He couldn't keep himself out of trouble, had no structure growing up and didn't take coaching at Missouri. He's tall and fast and has good hands, but he can't be trusted. Why would you take a guy like that before the third day?' -- NFC director of personnel on Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham

The skinny: Green-Beckham's draft projections are all over the map. While College Football 24/7's mock drafts have him going in the first round, this NFC director of personnel tabs Green-Beckham as a Day 3 pick. Talent obviously isn't the issue with Green-Beckham. He has the size, speed, soft hands and incredible catch radius of an elite prospect. But his work ethic is suspect, and several scouts wonder if the character concerns stemming from his suspensions and arrests make him worth risking a high draft pick. His upside is tantalizing, but his downside has some teams skeptical"

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000466339/article/sources-tell-us-what-were-hearing-about-nfl-draft-prospects

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And he will dominate. Yall are judging him from mistakes he made as a adolescent. But him staying out of trouble for a year is a step in the right direction. But I don't know how often they drug test players who can't play.

I wasn't judging him, I like him a lot and would love to have him, but I believe we pass on him in the first allowing the Hawks to grab him.

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Name 3 second round picks without concerns we have hit on in the last 10 years. Time to spot playing it safe and gamble on talent.

There are different levels of concerns and OGB has some major baggage for a 2nd round pick, which is why I believe we would draft a player without that kind of baggage.

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I hope noone is blaming Hardy and supporting this pick?

 

Well that's really kind of my whole point. You have to judge each player individually. 

 

Hardy is responsible for not seeing the bigger picture and definitely hurting the team this past season (as well as hurting himself, even if we don't necessarily see it yet).  Hardy is a pro, and as such he is held to the standards of a pro. He got his chance and has tainted his opportunity by getting into little trouble here and there, which culminated into big trouble.  

 

Dorial Green-Beckham arguably deserves the same opportunity that Hardy and others have had. Will he appreciate his opportunity and get out of his own way? Who knows?  But at least he has seemingly learned from his mistakes judging by the better part of a year.

 

 If it gets to that point and G-man pulls the trigger, then I will absolutely support the pick.  Until then, I really don't have any dog in the fight regarding DGB (or anyone else for that matter).  

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This is the new NFL.  No way you take a guy with this many flags in the early rounds.  All NFL teams should make a pact to let this kid go undrafted.  Let him work his way up so he can learn diligence. 

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