Diamond in the rough?

Or ill-fated bust?

Interesting article by Rick Stroud in the St Pete Times from Sunday (I know, I'm a week late but at least I'm not your girlfriend's period) on Larry Brackins, the Bucs 5th round draft pick. http://www.sptimes.com/2005/05/01/Bucs/Hidden_Pearl.shtml

"Certainly, the odds are against him. According to the Sporting News, there were only three players in the NFL last season, Saints receiver Joe Horn, Jaguars defensive back Juran Bolden and Redskins defensive tackle Jermaine Haley, who never played at a four-year college."

Of course in the next paragraph Stroud compares Brackin to Randy Moss, T.O. and Mavin Harrison. I just can't take anything Stroud writes seriously for the rest of the article after he makes those comparisons.

Anyway, it seems as though Brackins has talent but is a project and will probably take two years to develop. Additionally he sounds like an idiot who couldn't even get into FSU. But, he's a Buc now so I wish him the best of luck.

No comments: