I've been on the fence about posting this recently. When Brian pointed out that Darryl Stonum was ranked right behind Mike Floyd by Rivals, I decided to see what others thought about DS.
I have high expectations for him, and I don't think he's really lived up to them, so far. He enrolled early, so he's had as much time as anyone in RR's system. He also has all the recruiting accolades, and apparently he was excelling early in the spring last year (remember that goofy picture of him falling behind the tarp that was on MGoBlue.com for a few months?).
I'm guessing some of you will argue that he'd be better if he didn't have Sheridan/Threet throwing to him last year, and that's true. But he also hasn't been earning a whole lot of playing time, either.
For example, Junior Hemmingway was unable to participate for the majority of last year, yet JH still got the starting spot over DS this year.
In sum, I think we can make excuses for everything that's happened so far, but it's about time for DS to start stepping up. If he doesn't, I could see him getting passed by Miller/Jackson on the depth chart by next year and end up permanently buried on the bench.
What does everyone else think?