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View Poll Results: Best player in the draft?
Peterson 27 52.94%
Dareus 11 21.57%
Fairley 2 3.92%
Bowers 1 1.96%
Miller 6 11.76%
Newton 1 1.96%
Green 3 5.88%
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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Who do you think is the BEST player in the 2011 draft?
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This isn't an easy question to answer. In terms of sheer talent and upside alone, Peterson and Miller top the list for me. But Dareus, to me, has the fewest question marks of any of the elite talents and possibly has the highest floor. So if you are saying who is the best right now and can step in and start for any NFL team Day 1 and be productive and successful, its Marcell Dareus. But if you are saying who will be the best player if everything works out for them and they fully live up to their potential, then Peterson and Miller probably top Dareus. If I am picking between those two, I say Peterson.
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This isn't an easy question to answer. In terms of sheer talent and upside alone, Peterson and Miller top the list for me. But Dareus, to me, has the fewest question marks of any of the elite talents and possibly has the highest floor. So if you are saying who is the best right now and can step in and start for any NFL team Day 1 and be productive and successful, its Marcell Dareus. But if you are saying who will be the best player if everything works out for them and they fully live up to their potential, then Peterson and Miller probably top Dareus. If I am picking between those two, I say Peterson.
The question is very point blank.
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Patrick Peterson, by a wide margin - IMO
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The question is very point blank.
I disagree. "Best" can be interpreted in multiple ways. Who is the best right now, who is the best in the future. Factor in system and team they are drafted to, or position they play. Say Patrick Peterson and Von Miller both end up being perennial pro bowl players and have hall of fame careers, does one get the leg up due to playing a more important position on the field than the other? It's all very subjective. Not a black and white, yes or no. All of these prospects are unproven. I answered to the best of my ability given the vagueness of the original premise. It may not have been what you were looking for, but it is how I would answer the question.
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shouldn't there be other option?
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I disagree. "Best" can be interpreted in multiple ways. Who is the best right now, who is the best in the future. Factor in system and team they are drafted to, or position they play. Say Patrick Peterson and Von Miller both end up being perennial pro bowl players and have hall of fame careers, does one get the leg up due to playing a more important position on the field than the other? It's all very subjective. Not a black and white, yes or no. All of these prospects are unproven. I answered to the best of my ability given the vagueness of the original premise. It may not have been what you were looking for, but it is how I would answer the question.
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shouldn't there be other option?
If your best player isn't on that list, then you're doing it very wrong.
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If your best player isn't on that list, then you're doing it very wrong.
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All those players are highly touted and gifted, that doesn't mean they are the best player in the draft. In fact rarely are the top 5 as good as they hyped up to be.

I actually kinda of think that best player in this draft might be Mark Ingram. And Julio Jones is also another strong candidate.
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All those players are highly touted and gifted, that doesn't mean they are the best player in the draft. In fact rarely are the top 5 as good as they hyped up to be.

I actually kinda of think that best player in this draft might be Mark Ingram. And Julio Jones is also another strong candidate.
You are more than welcome to make a post proclaiming either one of them the true "best player". I HIGHLY doubt it, but they certainly are both very good players.
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PP if he can be the next Deion Sanders with the punt and kick returns for TD's, and the 56 INT's.
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Ignore Denver's needs.

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Who do you think is the BEST player in the 2011 draft?
Nick Fairly. Abuses interior OLinemen and puts pressure on the offense to double team him. Take him away and you open things up for Doom and the LBs behind him. Fairley isn't the same caliber player as Suh but he will have a huge impact and career... If he doesn't go all ego on a team. If he had no character concerns this wouldn't be close between he and Peterson.
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I'd probably say Fairley is the best right now, but that will only translate to the pros if his motor runs all the time. Three years from now, I won't be surprised if the correct answer is Julio Jones or JJ Watt.
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Nick Fairly. Abuses interior OLinemen and puts pressure on the offense to double team him. Take him away and you open things up for Doom and the LBs behind him. Fairley isn't the same caliber player as Suh but he will have a huge impact and career... If he doesn't go all ego on a team. If he had no character concerns this wouldn't be close between he and Peterson.
I like Dareus more as a prospect, but for terms of this thread I definitely agree that Fairley is the better PLAYER.

Still not nearly of Peterson's league though
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Peterson is too stupid to be the best player in the draft.

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This isn't an easy question to answer. In terms of sheer talent and upside alone, Peterson and Miller top the list for me. But Dareus, to me, has the fewest question marks of any of the elite talents and possibly has the highest floor. So if you are saying who is the best right now and can step in and start for any NFL team Day 1 and be productive and successful, its Marcell Dareus. But if you are saying who will be the best player if everything works out for them and they fully live up to their potential, then Peterson and Miller probably top Dareus. If I am picking between those two, I say Peterson.
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Peterson is too stupid to be the best player in the draft.

Brains matter.
Stupid at tests but, have you heard him talk he doesn't sound stupid to me,
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Peterson is too stupid to be the best player in the draft.

Brains matter.
Since you are basing your statement on unofficial internet rumor mill site, how do you know if Peterson is "too" stupid to play? Logic would dictate that you don't make factual statement without clear proof of your declaration. It would be like declaring Dirk Nowitzki the best forward to ever play in the NBA.
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