Originally Posted by Steve4192
I don't mean to ding him at all. But getting praise for your makeup and actually using that makeup to deliver tangible results are two very different things.
Billy has delivered tangible results. He has shown MASSIVE improvements since the day he was drafted. Billy's makeup is no longer a matter of opinion. Stephenson's makeup might be just as great, or even greater, but he has yet to prove anything. All we have to go on is scout's opinions, and scouts have been known to be wrong.
I hear what you're saying. The two are actually starting from different places. Billy was very raw and those guys often wash out. When they don't they deserve a lot of credit and attention. I have always liked Billy's desire and ability to adjust.
It is likely going to be a while before we see Stephenson have to face the upward pressure of equal or better competition. Plus, he was drafted with a much more complete profile and has only had a little time to prove his wares (in which time he exceeded many people's idea). Saying his desire or ability to adjust isn't as strong as Hamilton's isn't the best way to judge Stephenson. I'll give him credit for developing into what he is so far, and coupled with the positive things I've gathered, consider him just as likely to improve and push to be great as Hamilton is.