Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by sfout:
Think about that if you want statistical production, Randle caught a mere 10 passes more then the next closest receiver and had DOUBLE the yards.
Stephen Hill is coming out of a triple option that doesnt have the recruiting clout of LSU and averaged 29 YPC... Coby Fleener, who may also be available at 30, averaged 19.6 YPC, Streeter who is pretty close to Randle in receptions had more YPC.
It's all relative, and everyone sees players differently... I just dont see him as a first round pick which was the initial argument in the first place, not saying he doesnt have skills or potential.
Bro you just shot yourself in the foot with this argument.
Hill is a 3rd round possible 2nd round prospect because as of right now he is nothing but a go route guy. He blocks and runs go routes, he has a ton of upside because of his athleticism and the fact that he is physically similar to CJ and Demeryius Thomas who are an elite and solid receiver respectively is helping him in terms of hype. He is way more raw then Randle.
Fleener doesn't even play WR but he is adept at running seam routes and is big and strong enough to shake off extra tacklers to gain YPA.
I laugh because you pointedly said you question Randle because of his lack of stats then you flip over and say it's all relative and their could be better options because talent.
Randle is by far one of the more complete receivers when you look at the top 10
1. Blackmon - complete
2. Floyd - complete on the field but off field issues
3. Wright - complete except for the lack of bulk makes him ill suited for RZ
4. Randle - complete if not for lack of statistical production
5. Jeffery - great hands and jumping but slow, bad routes, character
6. Sanu - great hands but slow, lack of separation.
7. Jones - lack of concentration, not the great routes
8. Criner - lack of concentration, off field issues
9. Streeter - go route, jump ball guy needs to improve routes
10. Hill - go route, jump ball guy, and not as fast as streeter
Just pulled that out of my a** and its almost spot on.
[ Edited by sfout on Feb 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM ]