No doubt.... Butler makes plenty of NFL-level catches. I've seen several of his tapes and they're full of them. That's why I fell in love with him. But those are his high-lite tapes. I'd love someone to put together a montage of his drops. Let's see the worst of him.
Zierlein made reference of "drop after drop after drop." But I had no idea it was at 16%. Yikes!
I know Ballard and Reich aren't afraid of some drops.... but at some point, one would think they would no longer be acceptable?
Goodness graciouis.... this poster has no idea that he contridicted himself between the first sentence and the last sentence.
First, the concept of non-elite corners comes from Ballard. It's just the posters who are repeating it over and over to those who continue to want to spend a first round pick on one.
And then, you note in your last sentence that good zone corners can be found in later rounds. Thanks for proving Ballard's point.... even though that was never your intention.
Yeah... I'm on the record that I think drops are overrated by fans but 16%(if true) is truly worrying stat. I honestly haven't seen his hands being a problem on tape. He had some concentration drops, but he does well attacking the football, high pointing it, catching it away from his body. 16% though... wow! I guess I have to rewatch his games. That's like every 6th pass should be a drop.
About Mitchell... I have no idea how to evaluate those things, that's why I'm resigning myself to just watching the tape and leaving the intel to the people with the resources.
edit: just watched his Texas tape again:
He has one drop at 5:55, but just look at how many great NFL-type catches he had before that. I will keep watching other film, but so far I still think the playmaking ability is great and if I had to have 1 drop every game like this one for performances like this, I'm OK with it. And this is not even a particularly excellent game for him. It's run of the mill 99 yard game where his QB was under pressure and running for his life for most of it.
“CoCorners,,People need to stop preaching this deal about how a 4-3 zone defense doesn’t need elite corners like it’s the gospel. I hear the same narratives over and over again. “good zone corners can be found in the middle rounds, our old 4-3 never had elite corners