With Kenbrell Thompkins, that is of course another matter...
But I think it's safe to say that nobody else is even retroactively according Thompkins a 1st Round Ranking!!
Cougars ~ 6004/238
When evaluating MidFielders, these are the Attributes to which I pay most particular attention:
Run Defense ~ Processing Speed, Power, Agility, and Mechanics as he Works Traffic and of course Tackling.
Pass Coverage ~ Processing Speed, Agility, and Verticity. Tackling.
Pass Rush ~ Power, Agility, and Mechanics.
Intangibles ~ Processing Speed, Field Vision, and Motor.
Pass Defense ~ Magnificent. Turns & Burns like a CornerBack. Phenomenal Processing Speed & Verticity.
Pass Rush ~ Outstanding. Needs more Beef, yes, indeed, but commands extraordinary Fluidity & Speed.
Intangibles ~ Awesome. Not burdened by an ounce of Sanity.
Having so stipulated...
Phillip Steward is, in my view, the quintessential 21st Century MidFielder Prospect ~ A Defender with sufficient Core Strength & Tenacity to hit and hit hard, the extraordinary Lateral Agility & Range needed to effectively cover miles of Green Ground, the incredible Verticity required to Flip Hips & Run with this Century's Athletes in the Passing Game...and above all the Processing Speed to Rapidly React & React after the Snap and attack decisively!!
He's well behind the 8 Ball, already losing his Rookie Year to Injury, but that of course could not've been forecast on May Day 2013, and I'm writing this handful of Retroactives with that date in mind, so's to secure Authenticity.
And in any case I have no qualms about my lofty Evaluation of Young Steward.
I consider him an extraordinary Prospect.
Consensus Market Value