Originally written on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The reason why so many people fail to take these “best of”, “preseason”, and “top 5, 10, 15, 25″  lists seriously is because they don’t seem to be based on any real criteria. This is never more apparent than with Athlon Sports latest list du jour which surmises who the Top 50 draft prospects will be in 2013—I’ve reprinted the first six guys as they appear on the list: …1. Matt Barkley, QB, USC (6-2, 230) While he might get knocked for his overall lack of height — he is generously listed at 6-2 — there is no better passer of the football than Barkley. He is the picture-perfect face of a franchise off the field and in the locker room. Barring a horrific injury, the Trojans will once again have a quarterback selected at No. 1 2. Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU (6-4, 245)* As only a redshirt sophomoe, Montgomery landed on multiple All-American teams after leading his team to the SEC title. He is a freakish off-the-edge prospect who will be a premiere pass rusher this fall for LSU. The Tigers’ leading sackmaster (9.0) also posted 49 tackles and 13.5 tackles for a loss in 2011. 3. Robert Woods, [...]
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