1) College Career (as thought then)
-Griese: serviceable qb on a great team that depended on great defense. Offense based on the running game,he couldn't run, couldn't throw long, limited potential. Former Walk-on!
-Terrell- superstar WR who was the reason the passing game excelled (flashy and athletic freak)
2) College Careers (in hindsight):
-'97 Rose Bowl, Griese - Perfect example of a qb and ball-control, smart player, no flash - just successful.
-'00 Orange Bowl, Terrell - Terrell's success is 80% Brady (It was after this game, after Brady's rookie NFL year, and after watching '00 Orange Bowl on ESPNClassic that everyone (maybe just me) realized how great Brady made Terrell look.
3) NFL careers:
-Griese: No one expected Griese to succeed (for as long as he did/has) in the NFL as a starter (maybe as a career 2nd or 3rd string guy.
-Terrell: Epic failure as a first round draft pick - epic failure with his second chance in Denver
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.