You're way off here.
He didn't get into a fight with someone, he yelled at someone. Completely different. Still stupid but different.
The diluted sample isn't a huge red flag because it's pretty common according to guys like Bill Polian (who also said teams knew way before we did). And it might be true because he was in the hospital why he was going through the process. Unlikely that its true but he has a pretty good alibi.
He might not be the smartest person in the world but most NFL players aren't. To call him "weird and unstable" is pretty dumb
Just saying I would be surprised if his IQ is over 80. He's not Mike Singletary let's just put it that way. He might be Lawrence Taylor or Ray Lewis, though, so maybe I'm way off base saying stay away from him. In fact, you're right come to think of it. He has the perfect mentality for an NFL linebacker.
Doesn't change my mind that he's mentally unstable. I know that when I see it. He scares the hell out of me. You don't just get thrown out of the combine for yelling at somebody. He must have said something pretty bad or was threatening.
He doesn't seem to want to take responsibility for anything though. He didn't say "I was wrong and immature and acting like an idiot"... he said "It was crazy, man"... "I apologized to the head doctor.. to all the doctors" blah, blah.
The red flag I was talking about is that he was drinking water to put on weight to get to 230. He said he wanted to weigh what the coaches told him he should weigh.
You are 100% correct. I should not judge him. I just didn't like the kid at all from his interview.
But, he probably will make one hell of a linebacker, regardless. So, I retract my statement of staying away from him in the draft. If he's there in the 2nd round, or even late 1st, you take him.
He committed to Auburn and got the tattoo because he and his cousin wanted to play together with the ultimate goal of playing in the NFL together. His cousin was later shot to death and he changed his Auburn tattoo into a design that honors his cousin.
and... this I did not know. Changes things a little regarding that. I thought he just has an Auburn tattoo- that was what they showed. I didn't know about his cousin and getting shot to death and all that.