As all Browns fans know, Skip Bayless isn’t exactly great at predicting what will become of draft picks. In fact, I would argue that groundhogs have a better chance of guessing lottery numbers, twice, than Skip does accurately predicting the career of a draft pick. However, it’s twitter, and the gems are generally not in the original tweet.
If you must read the original, here it is.
Tennessee just passed up a whole lot of impact defensive players to take Corey Davis too high, to make Marcus Mariota look better.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 28, 2017
Now, a lot of the experts had Corey Davis in their top 10 players in the draft, so grabbing a receiver at 5, in a draft that is short on impact receivers, isn’t a reach. Or at least you wouldn’t think. Let’s see what some other people think of Skip’s assessment.
@RealSkipBayless wasn't sure about their pick but you just convinced me they made the right call— TheHammerOfThor (@TK221122) April 28, 2017
This isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement of Davis, but I like this guy’s line of thinking. It’s not surprising to me that a lot of people around the country wouldn’t have an opinion of Davis one way or the other, since so many have probably never seen him play.
That’s a ringing endorsement from someone that likely saw him play. While I think it’s a little premature to start tailor fitting the gold jacket, I don’t think anyone that watched him on film can shred taking him at 5.
@RealSkipBayless We got another pick. We are OK, and drafted the best WR— Freddy G. (@Freddy___G) April 28, 2017
This is a solid endorsement from someone that likely isn’t a huge WMU fan.
@RealSkipBayless You've probably never seen Corey Davis play a down.— Steve (@Steve_424) April 28, 2017
And I think this one hits the nail on the head. There is no way with all the time that Skip Bayless spends yelling nonsense into a camera that he can sit and evaluate every NFL draft prospect from every school. I don’t know how anyone can watch Corey Davis, and not see a special player.