Mercer Boy wrote:
Seems to me that they were just going with the prevailing theory of "bad friends, bad player." The talent was there, and everyone knew it. When people started to question his possible "head-case" nature, they dropped him down. I really doubt that it had anything to do with ability. Moss had the size, speed, and hands to be better than all of those guys ahead of him, and he obviously has done that.
Sure, he may take plays off during the game, but he's there to make the big plays and help his team win games. The media chose to focus more on his personal life.
I totally agree with taking a player's character into consideration (see Phillips, Lawrence). However, I was amused at the quote that Moss would get buried by the bump and run, and that he wouldn't even be in the top 20 WRs of the draft.