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vt_dolfan
11-23-2006, 08:35 AM
Hey all...Im a big WVU fan, and I wanted to get your thoughts on whether or not you view Pat White and Steve Slayton as viable NFL players. If Pat White stays ot WVU and develops further as a passer, I think he becomes very intriguing. Slayton is lacking in size...but the boy is fast. Lets hear your thoughts!!!!

MikeO
11-23-2006, 08:45 AM
Slaton will be a Top 5 pick. When he goes pro, he might be the best RB to enter the NFL since Reggie Bush

White will get tryouts as a kick returner or something

Stitches
11-23-2006, 08:46 AM
Right now Slaton does, but the best Pat White could hope for is to switch positions.

Agent51
11-23-2006, 09:40 AM
Slaton will be a Top 5 pick. When he goes pro, he might be the best RB to enter the NFL since Reggie Bush

White will get tryouts as a kick returner or something

That's not a very attractive comparison right now, as Reggie hasn't really done much :D

MikeO
11-23-2006, 01:10 PM
That's not a very attractive comparison right now, as Reggie hasn't really done much :D

Are you seroious???????

Taking into account all of the endorsement money, Bush is the richest rookie to ever enter the SPORT!!!! PERIOD!!

Yeah, he isn't doing much!!:shakeno: :shakeno:

Majpain
11-23-2006, 01:16 PM
Playing wise.

FLOUNDER
11-23-2006, 01:21 PM
Its funny you say your a mountaineer fan, but cannot even spell Steve Slatons name right. I say Steve will leave after his junior year. and be a top 5 pick. But with some other sophomore sensations this year also such as Ray Rice. He may be taken higher or lower because of that. Because in my opinion, steve slaton is the fastest running back in the game right now. and nobody can disagree with me on that one

For patrick white, he'll stay and graduate, while then he'll work on his passing game. And i think in the draft, he'll be one of the top choices for QB. look at mike vick. There is nothing mike vick can do that Pat White cant

HysterikiLL
11-23-2006, 02:21 PM
They're both Sophomores who look to have incredibly bright futures, but it'll take time to see what they're really capable of doing. Personally, I think White will need to show much more to make it in the NFL -- his spead option has no real place in the NFL.

As for Slaton, I love him, but the dangerous offense he is a part of, mixed with a speedy, elusive QB certainly helps him out. I think he'll be a high pick, and a Heisman fave next season, but I like McFadden as a better pro back.

DonShula84
11-23-2006, 02:46 PM
Are you seroious???????

Taking into account all of the endorsement money, Bush is the richest rookie to ever enter the SPORT!!!! PERIOD!!

Yeah, he isn't doing much!!:shakeno: :shakeno:

Making a lot of money makes him a great NFL player? Interesting.

And I wouldnt touch Pat White to play QB, and he wont be a top pick as a passer

HysterikiLL
11-23-2006, 04:22 PM
Making a lot of money makes him a great NFL player? Interesting.

:lol: Shades of Kim Ethridge aka "TO has 25 million reasons to live".

Agent51
11-23-2006, 05:51 PM
Are you seroious???????

Taking into account all of the endorsement money, Bush is the richest rookie to ever enter the SPORT!!!! PERIOD!!

Yeah, he isn't doing much!!:shakeno: :shakeno:

Umm, yes, I am totally serious :confused:

You can make all the money in the world, it doesn't make you a good football player, it makes you a good marketing tool.

Yeah, he ISN'T doing much. What are his stats? 1 rush TD, one return TD and some VERY low yardage numbers. I'll take a guy that can produce in the game over a guy that makes millions in endorsement money any day :rolleyes2

FLOUNDER
11-23-2006, 06:13 PM
I personally thank Reggie Bush was a bust this year. Not saying he wont ever turn good. But for this season so far, he's not doing jack

Agent51
11-23-2006, 06:37 PM
I personally thank Reggie Bush was a bust this year. Not saying he wont ever turn good. But for this season so far, he's not doing jack

He's doing exactly what I expected him to do. I was a Reggie fan when he was in college, just because watching him play was awe-inspiring (I HATE USC with a passion otherwise), but I definately didn't think he would be tearing up the NFL like he did in college, as most people apparently did. This is by no means a knock on Reggie, the guy has an amazing gift, but not only is the level of play tougher and he doesn't have the size to get the tough yards up the middle, but he also doesn't have LenDale White to help change up the pace and make the D protect the inside as much, and he doesn't have Matt Leinert throwing to Dwayne Jarrett and the rest of the guys to make the Ds play the pass, thus opening up the run. NFL defenses know exactly what to expect from him, so they are able to contain him, just like my Longhorns were able to shut him down in the Rose Bowl :D.

I wish him the best and I hope in the future he ends up being Barry Sanders-esq, because I think the league needs a new flashy "little" back. We have LT, who is my favorite NFL player, and who is always entertaining to watch, but he is a bigger back, more like a power guy that has the moves of a smaller back, but I want another flashy small guy in the league, and I hope it's Reggie. Hell, it better be, he's the only real prospect that fits the mold right now, lol.

Nappy Roots
11-23-2006, 07:21 PM
im going to go to the other side of this....

i love slaton and white as college players, but im not sure either will translate into the NFL. im not saying they WONT, im just saying i dont know.

and even if Slaton does stay till his senior year, hes going to be really raw entering the NFL because of the offense hes in.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-23-2006, 07:32 PM
i think if white works on his passing more when slaton leaves, he can become more of a passer. until then...he's not a NFL QB at all.

djfresh47
11-23-2006, 09:12 PM
I think both will be NFL players although I don't think White will be a Qb. I looked at a WVU football site and they listed White at 6'2 185 and Slaton at 5'10 185. Neither of them look close to that size.

FLOUNDER
11-23-2006, 10:36 PM
I've met slaton in real life before the maryland game. Thats his REAL size. I dont know about white though

djfresh47
11-23-2006, 11:53 PM
I've met slaton in real life before the maryland game. Thats his REAL size. I dont know about white though

It maybe but I recall that during the Lousiville/WVU game I believe they were talking that Slaton was not as heavily recruited as other guys because he was like 5'7.

vt_dolfan
11-24-2006, 04:45 PM
Its funny you say your a mountaineer fan, but cannot even spell Steve Slatons name right. I say Steve will leave after his junior year. and be a top 5 pick. But with some other sophomore sensations this year also such as Ray Rice. He may be taken higher or lower because of that. Because in my opinion, steve slaton is the fastest running back in the game right now. and nobody can disagree with me on that one

For patrick white, he'll stay and graduate, while then he'll work on his passing game. And i think in the draft, he'll be one of the top choices for QB. look at mike vick. There is nothing mike vick can do that Pat White cant

What are you talking about. I speeled Steve Slayaton's name right. Im a Dan Mureeno fan also...I even like Dante Culpeeper. Hmph, as if one speeling mistake means your not a reel fan. I live in the Unites Staets...but I think I speeled it wrong. Does that mean I dont realy love here? Maybe I dont. Hmmm...neever thought about that. That really something to conseeder. Iasked about Steve Slayaton beaucuse spped in college does not always translated crrectly in the pros. John Avery was reeeeeely fast in colleege to!!! Oh...I spelled John Avery right...I must actually like him more....hmmmm...

phinphan896
11-24-2006, 04:57 PM
no because steve slaton is faster from sideline to sideline than everyone in college but in the nfl its different as reggie bush has seen. the best rb right now that i can see translating to the pros has to be darren mcfadden(arkansas). hes got speed and hes got moves but he can also go downhill.

FLOUNDER
11-24-2006, 08:04 PM
What are you talking about. I speeled Steve Slayaton's name right

and you still can't spell his name right

vt_dolfan
11-25-2006, 01:45 AM
and you still can't spell his name right

Knock..knock.....the preceeding message was meant to be highly satorical.

I recognized the spelling mistake after you pointed it out...and then decided to make light of it. Just because I misspelled his name..doesnt make me less of a fan. In fact..it has more to do with the fact that I was born in Clarksburg, lived in Bridgeport, and for a spell....spent some time in Morgantown, furthering my education at the school that resides there. You know....WVU.

Getting back to the point of the thread in the first place....as big as a fan as I am of them...I still recognize that both players will have some obstacles to hurdle of they are going to be NFL players. Major Harris had a great arm...and could scramble with the best of them..and what kind of career did he have in the NFL?

FLOUNDER
11-25-2006, 02:19 AM
Thats funny, i live in southern wva. Bluefield to be exact. And i will be attending WVU next fall. Forensics and investigations my major

I knew you were being sarcastic, kind of hard not to knotice