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What do you think was the deciding factor in choosing Eli over Rivers or Ben?

Scouts flat out thought he had more talent
7
22%
His family heritage
20
63%
His college statistics
1
3%
Other
4
13%
 
Total votes : 32

Why was Eli taken first?

Postby Azrael » Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:37 pm

Choose why you think Eli was taken first. When I ask this, disregard the fact that the Chargers probably took him because they knew they could trade him for Rivers and some other picks. The Chargers would have kept him if he hadn't thrown a hissy fit. Most teams had him ranked as the highest QB. I'm asking what do you think was the deciding factor?
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Postby KingGhidra » Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:54 am

I'd say most scouts had him about equal with either Rivers or Roethlesberger. His family Pedigree pushed him over the top.
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Postby NittanyLions » Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:31 pm

Id's have to agree with KG.

That definately influenced their decision. I think some scout may have him a little higher talent-wise, but that being influenced by his last name. I would have to go with a combination of choice 1 and 2 ;-D
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Postby Mercer Boy » Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:43 pm

Just like good toilet paper, it's all in the brand name. You wouldn't want to wipe with a cheapo one-ply sandpaper roll, you want the squeezably soft Charmin!!!

Eli fits this one perfectly. ;-D
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