January 18th, 2016 at 2:41 PM ^

From what I read, it seems like he struggled in practice a couple days too.

This is where the rankings get weird and you see that the services are really grasping at things, because they really don't have a ton to evaluate most of these kids on.  High School film doesn't say enough because of the low level of competition.

I read that Kareem Walker was due for a drop because he wasn't as electric and elusive as thought after his perforamce during the UA week.  

I think character and passion for football are more important than ever, and measurables are second.



January 18th, 2016 at 1:45 PM ^

Didn't really expect to see him given his supposed struggles in the AA practices. Thing is, Harbaugh clearly liked him better than anyone else, and given that he has at least a year and possibly two to sit and learn I'm sure Harbaugh feels like he can work with him to develop him.


January 18th, 2016 at 3:17 PM ^

Simple math:

Recruiting services are ranked by the number of Michigan players within the top 100 of their site rankings. The more Michigan players a recruiting service has within that top 100, the higher the quality of the service. 

Doing a deep dive into the statistics, here are the rankings for this year (recruiting site followed by score. List goes top (best) to bottom (worst)


247 4

Scout 3

Rivals 1

Obviously, Rivals knows dick about recruiting. Trust everything ESPN AND 247 have to say. 


January 18th, 2016 at 4:23 PM ^

No offense, but I'm not going to bother looking them up. However, there have been analyses done about the best recruiting sites with respect to the NFL Draft. Historically, Rivals is the best. I believe Scout was better by a slight margin in last year's draft. ESPN has been third, for the most part. 247 Sports is too "young" to factor in much, at least just yet.

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January 18th, 2016 at 1:41 PM ^

rankings dont really mean anything anyways. The only thing that seems to stay the same is the top 10 and everythung else is crazy and changes all the time because the rankings are literally pointless beyond the top 10.


January 18th, 2016 at 2:45 PM ^

To each his own we all have our points. Writing I simply don't give one single care about. I care far more about the content than if you can dot your i's and cross your t's. It seems meaningless at the end of the day if your delivery blows. It's just funny people critiquing posters writing on a sports blog's message board.

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January 18th, 2016 at 3:36 PM ^

I wish. This time of year I earn my check. Luckily this winter has been light. I don't miss landing in 6inches of snow in ORD with a 40KT crosswind skidding all the way down a 11,000 foot runway with ATC screaming for you to hurry up and exit. Chicago has the best controllers in the world.

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January 18th, 2016 at 3:30 PM ^

They do. Our manuals most of the time suck. The people writing them never get out from behind the desk so the disconnect between how the "book" is and what is reality is pretty big sometimes. Flying isn't a black and white thing sometimes you have to use your own knowledge to fill in the blanks.

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