2010 NFL Draft: The Case Against Sam Bradford

April 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every choice is a leap of faith.
Sam Bradford is a promising ballplayer. He’s also, obviously, a potential bust. On the eve of the 2010 NFL Draft, the former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback stands poised to redeem the St. Louis Rams from suffering and defeat—which would be better news if standing poised weren’t so far removed from actually doing the job.
Optimism means believing that things will probably work out for the best.
Honesty, on the other hand, means admitting that they just as probably won’t.
I’m not suggesting that Bradford doesn’t have the makings of a great pro. His college performance speaks for itself, and his pre-draft workouts have allayed concerns about the health of his shoulder. But a healthy throwing arm hardly augurs a heroic career arc. In a league where every can’t-miss QB is a Ryan Leaf waiting to happen, the only guarantee on draft day is that there are no guarantees on draft day.
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