Originally posted by LilAzn9er:
This is interesting...according to Daniel Jeremiah (former scout for Browns and Ravens) is saying Spiller is better returning kick-offs than punts and Arenas is the best punt returner in the draft. This raises the question...What is more important to have? A player specializes in punts or kick-offs? Can Spiller be like Cribbs and do both? I'm a lil skeptical about that. I also like Golden Tate as a return guy.
It just happens that Arenas was among the best at both punt and kick-off returns last year. He was in the top ten in both catogories.
Arenas was 4th in punt returns with a 15.4 yard average and 9th in kick returns with 29 yard average.
Arenas can also serve as a nickle or dime back.
Arenas would be my choice for a return specialist, but that does not mean that we should not draft CJ Spiller.
Spiller would bring speed and the ability to hit the edge to the offense.
I really think that we need a player with that ability and create a threat that will open holes for Gore and make coverage of the WR difficult.
I could see us drafting both Spiller and Arenas.
How about this combination.
1B Trent Williams
2 Chad Jones SS from LSU
3. Javier Arenas
[ Edited by buck on Feb 19, 2010 at 13:33:09 ]