The amount of love and people defending McCaffrey PRE DRAFT is insane. I've never seen anything like it in the 10.5 years I've been on this board. The common denominator, his last name.
I'm not saying people don't want him for his merit. But the fact that he comes from true bronco blood, that's the cherry on top. People go from hope to have, to Illogically defending the guy. Gameday threads gonna get ugly if we do indeed draft McCaffrey.
It's impossible to say "he plays like this guy, so expect these kinds of results" They may be similar players, but you can't forecast the results just from comparing college careers.
I guess my big beef with this back and forth has been the "we only want him because of his name" and the fact of the matter is, he's an incredibly hyped player, the name adds to that, but it's not just us that are hyped, it's a lot of NFL teams and fans. I've got a Panthers fan at church that really hopes the Panthers draft him. He doesn't really have much of a clue who his father is because it's not his lineage that is getting him hyped up, he's standing on his own merit, not his name.
I understand not wanting a RB and preferring someone else, it was mainly the assumption that we only gave a crap about the name that just got me riled up personally...
The Kid is going to be Good for what ever Team that Drafts him I can only hope that Team is the Denver Broncos.
Lots of people in any thread he comes up in trying to discredit someone's opinion due to his last name supposedly making us homers.
I really, really like CMac. I'd love for the Broncos to get him... but I think the idea of moving up in the first, or even using #20 seems like a stretch to draft a specialist. Honestly, at this point... who knows?
A lot of media spinning around CMac could very well be other teams trying to hype him to see if the Broncos will get desperate and give something up to make a move. Everyone knows the Broncos are high on him. The time between the combine and the draft is straight-out disinformation, propaganda, total mind-games. Good teams are "leaking" information non-stop to try and dissuade people away from their picks, while talking up picks to force conference rivals to reach. This time in the NFL is nuts. At least 70% of what we're hearing is probably bogus.
At this point, I don't really know what to think of any of it.
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TBH, it is quite natural for people to want it too. It's no different than people who hire for their companies. They like to relate past success to future output. They see themselves as successful so when they get a candidate that is similar or reminds them of themselves they assume they would be successful.
For bronco fans, seeing kid McCaffrey tear up college would be natural to want him. His dad was a great bronco, so with good genes, a great college resume, kid McCaffrey will too. There's nothing negative for those who think like that. It may not be reality, but it makes sense to come to that conclusion.
I can see CMAC having an even better career than his father and that is saying something. Go ahead and blast me however when it is said and done you can call me a wizard.
Now I do want to ensure that you and others who are of the same opinion of you understand something. I see McCaffrey as a special player but at the same time like with any special player there is a risk reward...for me I see that sweet spot being pick 20 through to the very early 2nd round. Trading away our top two picks for one player - imo makes no sense especially when we have so many other needs. Then there is the risk of injury. After all he did enter into draft season less than 100 percent. So even if we were to draft him we'd still need to keep someone like Raymond as a WR/return guy and keep McCaffrey as either his backup there or visa versa.