By Paul M. Banks
You might have a story or two or 3,456 about Tim Tebow and how much he hurt his draft stock this week at the Senior Bowl. Thank you mainstream sports media for dropping the ball metaphorically speaking as bad as Tebow did literally on Saturday. So what about the other players whose stock rose and fell this week? I’ll break it down for you- Mad Money, Jim Cramer style!
Cue the Bull Market noise!!! “buy buy buy buy buy”
Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan
Two sacks, forced fumble, an MVP performance. He was pretty much unblockable.
Jared Odrick, DL, Penn State
Showed he can find the opponent’s backfield from both the inside and outside- showed a great burst and an ability to overpower potential blockers, and zip by them.
Ok, that’s enough Big Ten whoring for now.
Dan Lefevour, QB, Central Michigan
To quote the immortal Harlem hip-hop artist Ma$e, “didn’t know me ’91, bet they know me now”. Only the hardcore college football nerds heard of Lefevour before Senior Bowl week. Bet a lot more people know him now, after he showed an ability to beat you with both his arm and his legs.
Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
103 yards receiving, 32-yard TD reception and showed a great ability to find separation deep down the field. There are still character issues though.
Ok, that’s enough Midwest whoring for now.
Dan Williams, DL, Tennessee
Had about as good a Senior Bowl week as anybody. Already projected very high, but made himself even more money this week. Like Busta Rhymes said: “even though we making money, you can gimme some more!”
Daryl Washington, LB, TCU
Look for him to shoot up mock drafts and big boards like crazy in the next couple months.
Cue the Bear Market sound effect “sell sell sell sell sell”
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
He’s not Jesus or Superman. After that embarrassing display, he’s closer to Job or Clark Kent now. I feel bad wasting words on him, given that we’re all nauseated from how much ink he got this past week.
Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama
Take a look at the picture, it says a thousand pounds, I mean a thousand words. Sure all-pro NFL Defensive tackles like Vince Wilfork or Warren Sapp won’t be dancing at Chippendales any time soon, but this is just…eewww. It’s so bad, I’m going to post a picture of Scarlett Johansson immediately after, just to try and undo the damage to your senses. By the way, when it comes to football matters, Cody performed just fine, so maybe it was unfair to place him here. But I’m not apologizing.
Taylor Mays, S, USC
Didn’t show any tackling or read/diagnose skills to complement that phenomenal speed. But Al Davis will probably still take him in the 1st round, if Mays runs a sub 4.4 at the combine.
Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
His stock has been taking on water for awhile, and completely capsized this week. Showed no heart, no ambition or physicality at all.
Ed Wang, OT, Virginia Tech
It’s hard to describe which fundamental part of his game looked the worst this week, because well, all of it did.
Tony Pike, QB, Cincinnati
There were a couple eye-popping throws yes, but he was a borderline prospect who only projected high coming in because this year’s QB class is God awful. Now, he looks no better than a 5th or 6th rounder.
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