Hmmm, I initially expected him to make it quite far on the basis of him being a football player. He might still, but just going by what I know of him so far (which is limited), I don't know if I even see him making the top 3. He's not like most of the other football players. Someone used the word arrogant, and I wouldn't use that word at all. But he's very kind of boisterous, big personality...not the super smiley, oh so charming, laid-back type that typically does extremely well on this show.
Even if he dances well (and I agree with the OP, that he seems very light on his feet), it probably won't matter, if he doesn't tap into the usual type of vibe that does well on this show. I'm just not sure I see him as the typical type of charming football player. For me that's a good thing, but for the rest of the audience it's probably not.
I was watching Cheryl's On the Carpet interview, and she nailed it when she says that she believes that 80% of it is about what you see in the rehearsal footage & backstage with Brooke, and she looked at the interviewer like he was crazy and was like "do you really think that this show is a real dance competition?" She gets it.
He's got to play the game, and so far I'm not seeing that, but it's early.
Edited by QueenL, Feb 28, 2013 @ 10:09 AM.