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to be a bust 10 games in....ppl are way to anal. BE was being asked if he was a bust this year...3 years later, give the guy some time, i mean hes 22(?) with raw ability. Besides the interior is quite weak(I think)all they have to worry about is the DE's
He's already very solid at playing the run, which was the first thing the coaches asked of him. He's been less good in the passing game, but he's got the natural athleticism, he's very raw, and he will get better.
Uh...DE in College VS Pro is WAY different...WAY different...in college he was told get the QB...and he did...he also wasn't playing against people who are going to be in the NFL week in and week out. OTs are priority because there are SO many in college, but only a few that actually hold up at the NFL level. In the transition from college to NFL he's just going to have to learn how to set up OTs in plays and series prior then hitting them with an inside move.
Also, I've seen times when he has been doubled (which seems somewhat ridiculous when Abraham is on the other side). That's a sign of some respect from opposing OC's.
I think that it would be an error to expect too much out of Anderson til the latter stages of his soph year. I'm just repeating myself really, but it wasn't as if we thought that he was a finished product when he was drafted. Hopefully he'll fulfill his potential; but what he has done this year is insignificant as an indicator of future success.
When Anderson was coming out he was always considered a project. He has the tools to be a top-5 DE in the NFL. Admittedly he hasn't played well, but I think he needs another year to see how he progresses. Remember, it usually takes defensive ends couple years to hit their stride. Look at Mario Williams' first year (4.5 sacks) compared to now (9.5 sacks, 10th in the NFL).