Cade Mays Projected First Rounder

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They do know he no longer plays for UGA right. We took Trey Smith from being the #1 player in the country and projected to 1st round and all of sudden he is drafted 6th round instead. Maybe this staff can actually coach.
Trey was still good. He only allowed 1 sack last year. I think teams were worried about his clots and that was why he fell that low. Something tells me, he'll represent Tennessee well in league😉
 
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They do know he no longer plays for UGA right. We took Trey Smith from being the #1 player in the country and projected to 1st round and all of sudden he is drafted 6th round instead. Maybe this staff can actually coach.
That was because of blood clots. Not coaching.
 
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I must confess, I was absolutely blown away he went that late in the draft. If he stays healthy, KC got the steal of the draft. I understand that he has the health issues, but if he can play 2 full seasons of SEC ball I think he will be fine in the pros.
The only reason was because of his health concerns
 
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Slingblade's take: "Uhhhh....Cade often didn't dun real gud the past cupl-a-years, but looking fah-wahd, and I dunno how much you know 'bout fuh-ball, but changing out his coach from Will My Best Friend will make him dun real gud much more often I fig-ur, looking fah-wahd."

Good golly, I am so glad that moron is gone.
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
 
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Mays hasn't played like a 1st rounder at Tennessee yet. Hard to get excited until I see something.

Trey smith showed me much, much more and he went in the 6th round. We don't seem to get much out of our OL. No coaching up at all.
 
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The blocking schemes were trash for sure, but I think it had more to do with medical's for Trey than ability. I hope he has a good long career.
I agree. I truly felt he would be taken in the late third or early fourth round. However the blocking schemes certainly raise his stock. I am thankful that not only he got drafted, but that he is with a solid team. I hope the issues that interrupted his college career do not come back, and he shocks the world at KC.
 
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That was because of blood clots. Not coaching.
It was both. There was a lot of critiques about his fundamentals and how they deteriorated the longer he stayed. Ive never seen a 4 year SEC starter have "needs to be coached up" in any NFL draft analysis. If we didn't see the same issues with Kennedy, Mays, Wright, and Morris regressing, I might agree with you. But when EVERY draft analyst confirms what we've seen with our own eyes with Friend's coaching....

Yes, the blood clots was the primary driver in the fall but not the only reason. Trey doesn't fall as far as he did if he is a plug and play.
 
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I think "poorly" is an overstatement. His reputation was stronger than his game in 2020 but he showed late Day 2 tape in 2020. His biggest issues for the draft fall were the clots and the time needed to fix the technical, fundamental aspects of his game that had slipped since 2017 due to the coaching situation.
His recent draft status posted here on VN from more than one source stated his numerous flaws according to their opinions. None of them referenced his health issues from what I recall even though I’m sure that is a factor. “Poorly ” is subjective. Maybe I should have stated “not impressive” or “subpar”. I’m not a draft expert , just paraphrasing some of what I read. I agree that poor coaching and the Qb issues hurt all the lineman’s play and morale.
 
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Slingblade's take: "Uhhhh....Cade often didn't dun real gud the past cupl-a-years, but looking fah-wahd, and I dunno how much you know 'bout fuh-ball, but changing out his coach from Will My Best Friend will make him dun real gud much more often I fig-ur, looking fah-wahd."

Good golly, I am so glad that moron is gone.
That really would have been tough to read if we hadn't three years of preparation. :rolleyes:
 
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They have no clue what they’re talking about. He’s a guard which is already against him, and he didn’t play great last year. Not saying it’s impossible, but it’s unlikely
He is a really good guard and his versatility should ensure him a fairly long career but his best position is guard and they don't usually go in the first round. Heck, he played emergency center at UGA and looked like a natural there.
 
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