Originally posted by BrianGO:
I don't think Baalke thinks of him as a "speed" receiver, but rather a good receiver.
I know it gets a little lost in the glim and glamour of the draft, but there is more to playing receiver than being tall and running fast in a straight line in your underwear.
Body control, feigning the DB, quickness, separation, hands, intelligence, and last but not least, just good ole fashioned football sense.
Oh yeah, he also runs fast in a straight line in his underwear.
Of course, Baalke thinks of him as more than a speed receiver. Who the hell would draft a WR in the 1st round just because he was fast (except the late Al Davis, of course)?
I know it gets lost in the glim and glamour of the draft, but there is more to playing football than players that score touchdowns. The biggest weaknesses I saw coming into the draft was guard/center & cb. WR was weak too, but did address that to some degree during the FA.
[ Edited by 8to80 on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:02 AM ]