“Character issues.” We hear about this one EVERY year. We see guys falling down the first round and we ask aloud wtf is going on. And quietly, we understand that there is obviously something else going on that is causing every team to shun the player like the plague. Warren Sapp was the beast DT who fell from the top of the draft to #12, where he was finally taken by the Bucs. Risk finally met reward. Marijuana turned out to be his greatest issue, and he went on to a Hall of Fame career. But for every Sapp, there are so many more Pacman Joneses. This year we get a discussion of five first rounders who allegedly have character issues.
Wonder has his own spin on this year’s crop of problem draft picks: “Food for thought…although I personally think Raji and Andre Smith (OT-Alabama) have a “BIGGER” problem- they’re both FAT SLOBS and will get ripped apart in the NFL if they don’t “shape up”…how Kiper, McShay, et. al. continue to believe Smith is still a top 10 pick is mind-boggling..if you can’t get in shape with the motivation of MILLIONS at stake, what does that say about your “drive” and work ethic?? Are they browning NUTS ?? I wouldn’t touch Smith with a ten foot pole…as for Raji, not TOO bad..but do you really want to draft a guy who’s so out of shape he can barely play 30-35 plays a game ? in the TOP TEN ?? NOT ME.”
Obviously Wonder is not TOO concerned about Harvin’s issues, saying that if he drops, the “Jints should either trade UP to grab Harvin” or can stay put or even trade down.
Ultimatenyg note: Wonder’s remarks were made ~24 hours before Smith fired his agent.