Originally posted by kronik:
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
If it goes down like that, that would be pretty cool. I was under the impression that Wright would be gone in the 20s, but he's honestly the only WR I would want ahead of Fleener at this point (that includes Blackmon, aka: Crabtree 2.0). I don't know anything about the intangibles on the kid (study habits, work ethic, love for the game, attitude, interaction w/teammates), but his tangibles are great!
U want Fleener over Blackmon? I want what you're smoking
I just don't get the vibe that Blackmon is the type of guy that is going to adjust well when he can't dominate w/superior talent. Dez manages to continue getting by w/talent, but he is more talented than Blackmon. Crab was supposed to be this trancendent talent, but he never adjusted to the increased talent at the NFL by honing his route-running. I don't think Blackmon offers much that Crab doesn't. Go look at the old scouting reports. Reach, hands, timing, positioning, strength, balance, agility, agressively snatches the ball, explosive burst out of breaks compensating for lack of elite speed... it's all the same stuff. People were comparing Crab to Fitz, for crying out loud! The draft brings hope, and we always over-exagerate the new posibilities. Blackmon is THE TRUTH because he is the best in a deep, but unspectacular class. In my opinion, he is a very good athlete w/good hands and balance that is exceptional in neither size nor speed (ie: Crabtree). Just my opinion, I could be wrong, but yeah, that's why I'd prefer Fleener. The guy (Fleener) is a great athlete w/comparable speed to Blackmon (prob a little slower, but not terribly) and hands, and he has elite height and a disciplined game. If the Niners draft Blackmon and he's awesome, I'll eat crow. Of course, they'll never catch a sniff of Blackmon, so meh.