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NFL.com's senior draft analyst Gil Brandt tweeted his early top thirteen for next season. Some interesting picks in there, including having UA as low as I've seen so far.
"If I had to vote in an FBC poll today, this is how my top 13 would look: 1) Ohio St. 2) Texas A&M. 3) Oregon. 4) So. Carolina. 5) Florida 6) Alabama. 7) Louisville. 8) Georgia. 9) Stanford. 10) TCU. 11) ND. 12) Clemson. 13) Okla. St."
This post was edited by Charles Power 13 months ago
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Not very bright is he?
Glad to see he thinks we are better than Louisville. Thanks Gil.
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Knew it was going to be dumb once it said NFL.com.
They dont have a clue when it comes to CFB
I'll add- and unrelated to this tweet and doesn't really matter at all- that Brandt, while considered to be a legend by some, rarely offers anything that I agree with.
Yea that is interesting...you'd think they'd learn we are working hard to redefine the term reload. I suppose I can accept this due to our losses on the lines and the fact that this drives what you are able to accomplish. I have zero issues with the DL, plenty of experience there...the OL has question marks no doubt, but we've proven the ability a few times that we are resilient in that area...I guess my frustration all this is the fact that the same considerations are rarely applied elsewhere. I get OSU, I don't get USCe, Oregon, aTm but I suppose I'd have them up there in something I put together too, with my Bama bias pushing us closer to the top. How will thes teams not used to top 5 pressure handle it? History tells us not very well.
"You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you deserve"
Clearly Bama has given him reason for doubt over the last handful of years....(g)
I'd say no way that many SEC teams are better than Bama. Even before any of them has played a game.
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The only way I think you could rationalize having South Carolina up there is that they have an easier schedule than in the past, aside from the SEC East games. Still lost a good load of talent- Lattimore for good, Ace Sanders, DJ Swearinger, TJ Johnson, Devin Taylor, etc. And we all know how history has shown ranking by schedule might not be the smartest (Florida State last year).
He should prob stick to things he is good at, like evaluating NFL talent.
I've seen people rank us at one because of schedule. And while we lost a lot of talent of both our lines, I think the talent at all other positions will be better.
I wish everyone would put us outside the top 5...give us a little extra fuel, not that we need it. I can't see anyway to justify not having us top 3 though, even with my crimson glasses off.
I think people are really undervaluing our talent on the lines going into 2013. Is it as good as last year ? Not likely but it is still very good. McCarron is also one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. Our skill position talent takes a back seat to very few teams out there and the schedule is fairly manageable. I thought the schedule last year was much tougher on paper than this one. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but having Alabama ranked #7 is not a very well thought out opinion.
Yeah, guess I meant that as a major deciding factor like last year with FSU.
You bring up an interesting point on the whole thought of reloading...really have to have an understanding of recruiting/young talent on each team to be able to best forecast this stuff.
Their college football coverage/draft is just brutal. Like oh look another article about a top 10 prospect, anybody else doesn't exist
But fair enough it is a free service.
What's funny is that you hear "Bama is reloading at certain positions" - but then a team like TAMU that lost just about everybody they had except JM is not even graded on the same scale...
OSU and Oregon both sit comfortably in the driver seat - they return a lot of players and play in wimpy conferences. But how many nail-biters against bad teams can OSU squeak out in a row? Surely they will play at least one ranked team this year, and lose. And how good will Oregon be without Kelly? Seems like that needs to be seen first.
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