First of all, I dont think he’s a 4.3 runner. If you’ve seen him play in a game, he definetly does not look like he has the speed of a 4.3 guy. Also, he didnt start at Miami cuz there was a guy there named Frank Gore, who’s pretty damn good. Personally, I didnt think he looked like NFL material, but that’s just me.
Payton is not near that fast, I’d say about 4.6 is more accurate. He doesn’t have the football skills to be a player. He has the necessary physical skills but he just doesn’t have great football skills, that’s why he probably will never make it, he’s just riding his name.
I think that he does not have the motivation. I was eating at the Fridays accross the street from the “U” one day his Sr. year and he was sitting beside me talking to a girl about how hard it is to play in the NFL at the running back position. He was only talking about the negative, the average back only has 3 good years and all of the pain that you go through ect. I was thinking wow, we all know the difficulties, but what about the possiblities.
I think he psyched himself out already. It is a shame because he is really a good guy, always polite and freindly.
I didn’t say all were. But I did say typically they’re bs. I do believe that there are some very fast high schoolers that when they’re still in high school run faster because they don’t have the extra mass (especially sloppy mass) is necessary to be successful in college football. The fastest I’ve ever had a kid is 4.44.
when they show up on campus and can’t compete. But honestly, not a lot. You can compare it to kids who test (through cheating or some other method) well on the SAT and get into a good school but just can’t compete academically with the demands. Testing (or cheating) above their own level.