JavonWalker084 said:The Green Bay Packers picked up some depth at linebacker by signing Michigan's Roy Manning.
slackerbacker said:Thankfully, a few here understand the significance of drafting from major universities w/ successful football programs. It's just common sense that more than likely these players have recieved better coaching, practiced and played against better competition on a regular basis, have been more successful and therefore are more likely to be NFL ready. Sure, you could probably find a good family doctor from the Uni of Memphis, but wouldn't you rather have one from Northwestern or Vanderbilt? No doubt, you can and there have been quality players found from small schools, but aren't the odds against you in the long run. GB needed to hit on this draft, yet they spent at least 1/2 their draft picks on players from small school programs or mid majors. Sherman did a lot of this in his drafts as well. I think history shows it hasn't been all that successful. I was suprised at the number of small school selections N. E. made. Then again they're a little better off than we are...not quite so many holes to fill.