Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
I'm a big fan of his, kind of depends on what he does at the combine though.
sadly if he kills the combine a 6'4" 20 yr old will get picked before 30. thats why i hate picking so damn low unless its 32
Taking him in the first would be a pretty large reach, he's 6'4 but even in a run first offense you would like to have seen him step up in more big games.
- 7 out of 14 games he registered 3 catches or less, 3 of those times he only made one catch... He exceeded 6 receptions once all year with 9 against Arkansas. 3 great games and 2 average games against quality competition, the rest of the games he dissapeared.
It may have been the offense, but regardless there is no consistency in his game. Against Oregon, Kentucky, Alabama x2, Ole Miss and Georgia he combined for 10 receptions, 116 yards...rounding up thats on avg 2 receptions for 20 yards in half the games this season... not first round material.
Highlights and measurables are great, but consistency and production get you into the first round.. with the bottleneck of big receivers after the top 3, this kid is probably getable with a little maneuvering in the 3rd round.
dude you must not watch college football. LSU's offense was atrocious for 2 reasons
1. They run a spread option attack
2. They flip flopped QBs all season because they were both terrible.
I'll address each of your points...
1. Why did he register 3 or less catches? They run a spread option attack and run often with their QBs and have massive doses of RB off left tackle plays. He didn't disappear, LSU's passing attack never existed because their offensive philosophy to begin with. They are the NCAA version of the 2011 Denver Broncos; a ton of running it down your throats then they surprise you with a deep ball and they get a TD. Not to mention they have 3 quality receivers on top of the RBs that the entire offense is funneled through so when your team throws 25 times a game and 5-8 of them go to RBs on screens I would call 3 receptions from probably 4 or 5 targets from an inaccurate qb a good game.
2. Stats dont make first rounders. Talent makes first rounders. This guy has loads of talent and quality game film which is why everyone in the country has said if you put him in Oregon's or Baylor's offense he would've looked had similar statistics to Kendall Wright for his entire career. Stats are what makes picking 1st round WRs so risky, if you become enamored with statistically production and stop paying attention to effort during plays not involving him, blocking ability, personal attitude, etc. That is when you draft busts.
3. This guy has been a 2nd rounder ever since it came out that he might declare. That tells you all you need to know about his talent, he isn't getting some random hype because LSU played in the title game. I've never really supported him but your kidding yourself if you dont think he will be gone by the middle of the 2nd if he runs 4.45 forty.
Bottom line is this kids talent got wasted by Les Miles and LSU's terrible offensive philosophy. He's widely regarded as one of the top receivers immediately following Floyd and Blackmon and most people had him behind Jeffery and in front of Wright leading up to the bowl games. I wont be shocked at all if the receivers come off the board in this order
Both Sanu and Randle offer a more versatile game then Jeffery and will run faster times then Jeffery. Jeffery will only get picked before them if he posts massive #'s in the jumping drills and shows some amazing hands during the catching drills.
[ Edited by sfout on Feb 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM ]