Originally posted by mike:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
In all honesty, I don't think Wright would even be on Baalke's draft board. Baalke loves size, and if a guy isn't big he better be fast. Ideally he wants a combination of Size/Speed/Production. A perfect example would be Chris Culliver. He had excellent size & speed, and even though people said he was raw, he was a 3-year starter with plenty of experience.
Huh? Culliver is 6'0, 2 inches taller than Wright, and about average when it comes to cbs. He had one of the better 40s, but also produced in college.
Yet he also went for Kendall Hunter. Who was "too short" to a lot of people, and also ran a mediocre combine but showed elite speed on tape. Wright can get separation and has tons of tape showing his playmaking ability. So is he fast or not? I guess it depends on what his job is going to be, are we going to have him running track in the Olympics or are we going to have him running routes?
BAALKE WATCHES TAPE GUYS. He is not just a stopwatch scout...
I'm not solely basing my opinion on a stop watch. If you read my post previous to this I praised Wright for having the best game tape of any WR in this draft. However, there are legitimate questions as to whether he can hold up on the outside, or is he just a slot WR.
And once again, Baalke likes size/speed. He's shown it the past 2 drafts. He did draft Hunter & Williams, who are small, but both are sub-package players. I don't think he would go with a guy who might just be a sub-package player in the 1st round. Remember, its just my opinion. No need to get so touchy about it.