I agree and am not in anyway arguing that the black athletes have succeeded for any other reason but talent. However, I do think race plays a part both ways in terms of position selection and perception. Let me ask you this question, You have two athletes that run the same 40, same vertical, same grades, same high school, same height and weight, etc…. They are both corners one white one black who do you take? Same scenario but they are both Quarterbacks now who do you take? Now we can argue that there will always be variables other than race that separate even the most similar athletes but I would argue that based on position their is certainly some prejudice and stereotyping going on. As a prior college football coach I have seen it first hand.