Originally Posted by Kemp17
I've heard a couple different people knock Montgomery and Moore for not having enough "upside" for their liking. I don't really understand what that is based on- perhaps you can fill me in. We don't have any workout numbers and I haven't seen anything in-game that would lead me to believe either of those guys are markedly less athletic than the guys labeled as "high upside" like Jeffcoat and Mingo. This year, it seems like "upside" is the word used to describe talented pass rushers who can't seem to produce.
Over the years, I've put less and less into the workout numbers. I go by what I see. That might be too subjective not objective enough for some, but I find it helps me form my own opinion. Now if Mingo runs a 4.9 and Montgomerey a 4.6, not gonna say that I didn't notice.
From what I have seen, Mingo does flash explosion, and quite often. Now right now he isn't producing, to the point that he reminds me of Bruce Irvin. Just seems to be fast, lacks moves and isn't stout against the run. Montgomery is the opposite, producing, but his sacks have been more coverage/effort/technique sacks versus that pure ability sack. Mingo has a higher ceiling, lower floor, but more often the pure ability guys are higher valued.