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Not sure exactly what Sentimore is thinking. Frankly, I'll be surprised if he is drafted.
Bray will have to remake himself to have success at the next level. He has basically gotten by at Tennessee on the strength of his right arm. When I think about all the qualities that are required to be a successful NFL quarterback, the only one Bray possesses is his arm strength. The other needed traits, leadership, character, poise, work ethic, mental approach, are all woefully lacking in Bray's total package.
Hunter and Patterson, I think we all agree, are the most likely of these four to have success as pros. I think there are a couple of things that both these guys have in common. Their raw athletic ability are their biggest assets. And like a lot of guys like that, they pretty much got by on their raw talent. Hunter had way too many drops this past season, indicating a lack of concentration and focus. Both Hunter and Patterson, primarily because they have such immense physical talent, are a little sloppy and lazy on their route running. They will have to improve on that at the NFL level.
Often times, players that are physically gifted coast a little in college, primarily getting by on their raw talent. That won't do in the NFL. But, once players move onto the next level, they understand that fact, and adjust accordingly, once they start getting paid. Some others don't get that, and as a result, they fail. Bray, Hunter and Patterson all have the chance to be successful. Bray has the most work to do. Hunter has everything to be a very good NFL receiver; he just needs to step up his focus. Patterson is simply in the infancy of what he can be. Tremendous raw talent that is just waiting to me molded by good coaches into a premier receiver.
My thoughts on the probabilities for success for these 4 guys: 1) Patterson; 2) Hunter; 3) Bray; 4) Sentimore.
Whatever their shortcomings have been, I thank each of these four young men for their contributions to UT and wish them healthy and successful careers in the NFL. God speed.
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