Schneider’s comments reveal what a crapshoot the draft really is

Harrison Butker Game Jersey Despite all of the measuring and studying and interviewing and researching and testing and everything else that gets reviewed and dissected and examined and considered and reconsidered in advance of the process of drafting players, the process largely remains a crapshoot.
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Nothing illustrates that point better than recent comments from Seahawks G.M. John Schneider about a draft from 13 years ago.

In explaining the team’s effort to scout the incoming class of quarterbacks despite the presence on the roster of one of the best quarterbacks in football, Schneider pointed out his experience with the Packers prior to the 2005 draft.

Demarcus Walker Authentic Jersey I have no qualms about this guy whatsoever as a man and as a football player. I think he is a really good person, Dorsey said after selecting Mayfield. This is a guy who has earned everything he has, from high school to college to here. For the Cleveland Browns organization, this was the best available player. The guy knows how to play the game and knows how to win. He really is a neat kid. He’s humble. He really is humble.

Throughout the draft process, the Browns said they felt Mayfield had admitted to his mistakes Paul LaDue Jersey and they were behind him. Dorsey even joked with Mayfield at the team’s combine interview, asking how he liked food trucks, a reference to the February 2017 arrest that took place near food trucks. Thursday, Dorsey said the team’s dive into Mayfield’s background was so extensive he knows what Mayfield ordered at the food truck prior to the arrest.

I think I’m an alpha personality, Rosen said. I think I’m that dude. I think I’m gonna go into a locker room. I’m obviously gonna know my place. I’m gonna work my butt off. I’m gonna earn the respect of my teammates first. But as time moves on and I turn more into that leadership role I think I will hold guys accountable. I will hold myself accountable. I’m gonna be that dude that at the end of the season when the game’s on the line and you look your teammates in the eye you can promise them and assure them that you are gonna go down the field and score a touchdown.

In a locker room full of alpha personalities, some may resist Rosen’s plan to come in and take over. So how will he deal with the guys who resist?

The alpha guy doesn’t actually necessarily mean you’re talking, Rosen said. It just means you carry yourself like it. When people look at you they know what they’re getting. They know that you’re doing the right thing at all times. With regards to different personalities, I think that’s why leadership is a progression over time.

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