One other NFL Draft cycle is right here, and as soon as once more we’re again with the professional comparisons that don’t essentially make any sense. Let’s be actual: no person in right here thinks Bryce Younger is Drew Brees, and I’m unsure I’d examine Quentin Johnston to AJ Inexperienced, however right here we’re.
So, as an alternative of creating lofty comparisons for prospects that put extraordinarily excessive quantities of stress on them, let’s have some enjoyable, lets? We’re going to check a few of my favourite NFL Draft prospects to individuals and issues from the world of popular culture, that approach NFL Draft evaluation is each insightful and enjoyable. Let’s get began with my primary prospect.
Will Anderson: The Assault Titan, Assault on Titan
Each have leaner physique varieties, however what stands out probably the most with each of those guys is the relentlessness they play with. Anderson performed the 4i(inside shoulder of the sort out) so much on the College of Alabama, a spot usually reserved for EDGEs that weigh round 265-270 kilos. Anderson is 245, and nonetheless wrecked the competitors. Each Anderson and the Assault Titan each need to win with energy, but in addition present the power to win with approach as effectively, Anderson utilizing velocity and refined hand utilization, and the Assault Titan utilizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in his second battle with the Armored Titan.
Let’s simply hope Anderson doesn’t attempt to destroy the world, and solely opposing offenses.
Jalen Carter: Exodia the Forbidden One, Yu-Gi-Oh
Those that are aware of the Yu-Gi-Oh lore find out about Exodia the Forbidden One. You probably have all 5 of the forbidden one playing cards in your hand, you routinely win the duel.
Like, over instantly.
Georgia DT Jalen Carter has that very same impact on opposing offenses. You probably have him enjoying at 100% and in full well being, he routinely defeats opposing linemen. Carter has a stupefying mix of energy and velocity, and his capability to destroy blocks is uncanny. Yugi performs Exodia in opposition to Seto Kaiba within the present, and Exodia utterly obliterates Kaiba, who had three Blue Eyes, White Dragons. Not precisely weak playing cards. Carter is primary on many individuals’s boards due to his capability to wreak havoc, and like Exodia, he can obliterate something and anybody when summoned.
Bryce Younger: Robin, however particularly the Tim Drake model
One of many superb qualities about Alabama QB Bryce Younger is his spatial consciousness. His really feel for the place he’s in relation to the place everybody else is on the similar time is superior for somebody his age. He makes most of his magical performs outdoors the pocket, however is greater than prepared to face and hearth below duress.
Tim Drake’s model of Robin has the identical qualities because the Dick Grayson Robin, the creativity and steadiness he had was discovered from watching the Fabulous Graysons, however Tim Drake’s model of Robin is extra detective than gymnast. Younger does the spectacular performs outdoors the pocket, however he’s cerebral as a passer and will get by progressions shortly.
Oh yeah: they’re additionally fairly tiny. Younger may tip the scales on the Mix at 6’0 194—may. Nonetheless, very similar to Tim Drake, Younger makes up for his lack of bodily instruments along with his thoughts, the last word level man for an offense or against the law preventing duo.
Bijan Robinson: Minato Namikaze, Naruto
Texas RB Bijan Robinson is a particular mix of dimension, velocity and imaginative and prescient. His agility and receiving chops on high of that make him a particular, particular RB on this draft class.
Fittingly, probably the most apt comparability is the Yellow Flash of the Leaf, Minato Namikaze. Very similar to Robinson, Namikaze’s velocity and agility had been at all times on show, nevertheless it was his sheer energy and skill as a ninja that struck concern within the hearts of opposing armies. Namikaze additionally used the space-time Ninjutsu, permitting him to immediately transport wherever he has a seal—very similar to how Robinson appears to immediately transport into the tip zone of opposing defenses.
CJ Stroud: Event of Energy Gohan, Dragonball Super
No, Ohio State QB CJ Stroud is not Tremendous Saiyan 2 Gohan, although you may make that argument. Gohan’s character in Dragonball Z and Dragonball Tremendous is one which has quite a lot of layers, seeming to be latently robust and highly effective, however selecting to repress it whereas doing different actions. Nonetheless, when somebody threatens his household, he unleashes that potential that he has, letting free and turning into the character we noticed defeat Cell within the Cell arc.
CJ Stroud is a cerebral pocket passer, with the contact and accuracy to all three ranges to be a good QB within the NFL. Nonetheless, he’s proven the potential to be nice, along with his greatest knock being that he doesn’t prefer to play out of construction. Though, Stroud can truly play out of construction, and do it very effectively (see: Ohio State vs Georgia, Peach Bowl). If the appropriate coach can unlock that block to let Stroud play free and succeed out of construction, the sky is the restrict.
Adetomiwa Adebawore: Graveler, Pokemon
Northwestern DT Adetomiwa Adebawore is a enjoyable participant. Regardless of measuring in at 6’1 and 284 kilos, Adebawore makes up for that with extraordinarily lengthy arms and being extraordinarily muscular. This permits him to keep away from being rooted out within the run recreation, and he can use his power within the move rush division to knock defenders again.
Graveler isn’t regarded as one of many tremendous robust Pokemon, however he’s actually a rock with extraordinarily lengthy arms. That’s gonna be extraordinarily helpful if you wish to cease the run.
Adetomiwa Adebawore DT #99 Northwestern had a GREAT displaying on the Senior bowl. Displaying off the get off with a hop/euro to swipe-rip mixture. Beloved what I noticed from him pic.twitter.com/HrhjhXzDlD
— Daniel Harms (@InHarmsWay19) February 9, 2023
Evan Hull: Crash Bandicoot with the Aku Aku masks on
Watching Northwestern RB Evan Hull run is extraordinarily enjoyable. The 5’10, 214 pound again isn’t the quickest, however he has distinctive burst and call steadiness, making him extraordinarily exhausting to sort out. On the Senior Bowl in Cell, he additionally confirmed good chops within the move catching division, and probably shot up draft boards.
After I see Hull, I instantly consider Crash Bandicoot. Bandicoot isn’t the quickest, however the fast bursts of velocity make an excessive amount of sense. Once you open one of many crates within the Crash Bandicoot recreation, you could have the potential to get the Aku Aku masks, which makes Crash invincible for like, ten seconds. That means, no matter hits Crash will simply fall off of him.
Additionally, RIP Mel Winkler, the unique Aku Aku.
Evan Hull w/ 12 touches for 84 yards within the 1H
“In a convention with so many proficient RBs, Hull typically finds himself being disrespected. The previous wrestling star reveals his power and lateral motion at any time when he touches the ball.” – @AndrewsterMN pic.twitter.com/v9Efaq4irE
— The Switch Portal CFB (@TPortalCFB) August 27, 2022
Joey Porter Jr.: Sephiroth, Closing Fantasy VII
Penn State CB Joey Porter Jr. is a giant, tall and quick nook prospect, who typically lets his aggression get the perfect of him. His dimension and size enable him to be extraordinarily bodily in press protection, and he’s additionally very robust on high of that. However his size is what stands out probably the most. He can disrupt any move along with his lengthy arms and jam each receiver.
Sephiroth is the primary antagonist from Closing Fantasy VII, and the very first thing that stands out is that he’s actually freakin’ tall. The One Winged Angel additionally has the Masamune, a sword usually held with 2 fingers, however Sephiroth holds with one, making him look even taller. Whereas Sephiroth’s aggression can get him in hassle, his size and energy are extraordinarily formidable as an opponent.
Jordan Addison: Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Initially, I had Jordan Addison because the Pokemon Lucario. Nonetheless, one in all my favourite issues concerning the USC and Pitt wideout is that he simply is aware of how you can get open. He’s not the largest or the strongest, however his extraordinarily nuanced route operating and skill to work blind spots of corners is so cool to see. Addison can work from the surface or the slot, and regardless of being on the smaller facet, he could be a actually good WR2 or WR1 within the NFL.
Edward Elric isn’t the largest particular person—individuals mistake him being the Fullmetal Alchemist for his brother Alphonse, who’s actually a swimsuit of armor. Nonetheless, Elric has the power to do transmutations and not using a transmutation circle, and it makes his energy extremely versatile. Elric can be extraordinarily sensible, each book-wise and in fight. Hopefully Addison doesn’t attempt to carry somebody again from the lifeless.