We may have a battle of the minds.
Greg McElroy, an ESPN college football analyst and former defender for Alabama and the Jets, called the best candidate for the 2022 NFL Draft, Kayvon Tibodou, a great duel.
This challenge stems from Thibodaux tearing up academics in Alabama.
“I already hate the stigmatism of players being dumb,” Tibodo said in an interview with Fox Sports when asked about Alabama’s choice of Oregon. “So now you know the stigmatism of education in Alabama? This is not the West Coast. It’s not Harvard. “
Thibodaux played a defensive line for Oregon and had seven sacks last season. Many fake checkers force him to rank No. 1 overall for the Jaguars.
“If I had been to Alabama … I don’t know what my degree would have meant,” he said.
McElroy, who played for Alabama in 2007-10 and was a Jets reserve defender in 2012, was shocked by the humiliation. He spoke about it at WJOX
“McElroy & Cubelic in the morning.”
“I’m just personally insulting, man,” McElroy said Thursday. “I really do,” he said. I do not care. kelmang. If you think very little about us, don’t come. Good for me because I know the people who live in this state. I chose Alabama because I love Alabama. … If you don’t want to see Alabama for the greatness it can offer you, it’s up to you. You are missing an opportunity.
“He says he doesn’t like the stigma that athletes are dumb, but he looks dumb. I don’t understand why he felt the need to cut Alabama. And as someone who has always taken his academic status very seriously, I address him with this – if he wants to take an IQ test, I’m ready. If he wants to take the Wonderlic test, I’m ready. As a proud alumnus with multiple degrees from Alabama, I put my degree on it any day of the week. “
The NFL will remove Wonderlic from its pre-draft protocols this year. Over the years, people have wondered how the intellectual ability test relates to how players eventually play on the football field.
Still, it would be great to see McElroy and Thibodaux get involved in this challenge.