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It's one thing to gamble on a guy coming out of college after a major injury. It's another thing to gamble a 2nd Round pick on said player. Yet, that's precisely what NFL Network Analyst Charley Casserly did when he nabbed Tony Hollings in the 2003 NFL Supplemental draft, costing us a 2nd Round pick in 2004. I'm having a hard time finding a scouting report for Hollings, so if you have one better than this, please post it!
Before the Vernand Morency Experience, and the year after Jonathan Wells glaciered his way into our hearts, there was the pre-Domanick Williams savior, Tony Hollings. As I mentioned on Bennie Joppru's entry, Casserly just flat out failed to address offensive line and general defensive problems, taking three offensive players to kick-off his 2003 Draft. Did I mention we had to give up our 2004 2nd Round pick to take Hollings, who had started only four games in his college career at RB? Sorry, I digress.
Hollings simply never recovered from a torn ACL suffered against BYU, and when he was with the Texans, he was constantly missing time due to other injuries (toe, other knee, etc.). To be blunt, his speed and burst were lost on the operating table, though did he ever have the necessary skill set in the first place? Four college games at RB is a pitifully small sample size to place a 2nd Round call on. For his career, Hollings managed just 149 rushing yards on 49 attempts and had 71 yards receiving.
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