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Brentley Weissman of The Draft Network doesn’t understand:
At the end of the day, Rousseau’s rare length, agility, and sheer power allow him to make plays that other defenders simply can’t. Do I wish he was quicker twitched and had more of a sample size to go off of? Sure. However, I struggle to see why folks are down on this player when, for the most part, his tape is excellent—and from a physical traits standpoint, he has it all.
Is this simply a case of a player being hyped too early and then because of him opting out he lost his luster from the draft community? Certainly possible. Could it be because of the success Phillips had at Miami last year? Are some folks thinking that Rousseau’s 2019 season wasn’t as impressive since Phillips came in and had strong success in his first year as a 'Cane? Maybe.
All I know is that I’m not going to over-evaluate this kid and I am of the belief that he is the best edge defender in this class—and we haven’t even begun to see his best football.
This post is an example of why you can’t scout by stats.
These are interesting.
The Athletic predicts that the Giants will pick up Barkley’s fifth-year option. Of course they will, unless they get a long-term deal done first.
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