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Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
He's like 5'10" and ran like a 4.65 at the combine..... What's so good about him? Just what we need. Another small, slow WR. We got tons of those already on the roster.

Folks just see some of his game highlights he is a blur in pads and he ran a 4.43 at his pro day. There are many top prospects who have ran a bad 40 at the combine and run much faster at there pro day especially when the game film shows there speed and quickness, look at Joe Haden hes a prime example.
I don't want to draft a WR in the 1st round. Moss/Crab/Manningham is fine for 2012 and Crab/Manningham/2013 1st rounder is fine for 2013. I don't necessarily like the idea of pairing a high profile rookie with Moss.
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
because wright is by far the fastest player in this draft and that includes stephen hill

hes a playmaker who is a threat to teh house every time and is proven as well

What? He's faster than all the people who beat him by two tenths at the combine?

Field speed is very different from running in shorts and tshirts at the combine.
Originally posted by Sjceruti:
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
because wright is by far the fastest player in this draft and that includes stephen hill

hes a playmaker who is a threat to teh house every time and is proven as well

What? He's faster than all the people who beat him by two tenths at the combine?

Field speed is very different from running in shorts and tshirts at the combine.


How do u measure 'Field speed' ? Can u name some speedy guys he 'supposedly' ran away from? Name one , just one!!

Wright is quick, but not FAST
[ Edited by kronik on Apr 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM ]
Originally posted by kronik:
How do u measure 'Field speed' ? Can u name some speedy guys he 'supposedly' ran away from? Name one , just one!!

Wright is quick, but not FAST

desmand trufant he is fast and quick
Wright is an explosive WR at all levels of the field- Consistently separates from defender and gets good positioning on DB Quote:
Accelerates quickly and smoothly, gets to top speed within the first ten yard




Wright's acceleration is a tremendous asset. He has the ability to get to full speed almost instantly.




Speed: Kendall has track-star speed.Any time the Baylor football team did sprints, Kendall was always one of the top finishers. I've never seen him get caught from behind and he has the wheels to take it for six from anywhere on the field.



Has the speed to simply outrun defenders to the endzone. Has an arsenal of jukes that he uses to get by the first man, and once he's in space he's tough to stop.



A terrific athlete who has world-class speed





Explosive athlete. Great speed and acceleration. Only takes a few steps to get to full speed


Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
He's like 5'10" and ran like a 4.65 at the combine..... What's so good about him? Just what we need. Another small, slow WR. We got tons of those already on the roster.

You're probably one of those bums that thought Joe Haden was slow because of his combine speed, despite his good pro day 40 time.
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
Originally posted by kronik:
How do u measure 'Field speed' ? Can u name some speedy guys he 'supposedly' ran away from? Name one , just one!!

Wright is quick, but not FAST

desmand trufant he is fast and quick

Oh really? What did Trufant run at the combine? How do u know how fast or quick Trufant is?
Originally posted by kronik:
Oh really? What did Trufant run at the combine? How do u know how fast or quick Trufant is?

yikes you dont follow college football much do you

hes a prospect next year expected top 10 to top 15 pick
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
Originally posted by kronik:
Oh really? What did Trufant run at the combine? How do u know how fast or quick Trufant is?

yikes you dont follow college football much do you

hes a prospect next year expected top 10 to top 15 pick


I know who he is. He's Marcus Trufant's brother. Still haven't answered me. How 'fast' is Trufant? Got any official times?

Also would love to see a clip where Wright 'ran away' from him. I want to see if there were any angles when they were running
[ Edited by kronik on Apr 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM ]
look at any scouting report dude find one that shows he isnt fast
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
Wright is an explosive WR at all levels of the field- Consistently separates from defender and gets good positioning on DB Quote:

Accelerates quickly and smoothly, gets to top speed within the first ten yard




Wright's acceleration is a tremendous asset. He has the ability to get to full speed almost instantly.




Speed: Kendall has track-star speed.Any time the Baylor football team did sprints, Kendall was always one of the top finishers. I've never seen him get caught from behind and he has the wheels to take it for six from anywhere on the field.



Has the speed to simply outrun defenders to the endzone. Has an arsenal of jukes that he uses to get by the first man, and once he's in space he's tough to stop.



A terrific athlete who has world-class speed





Explosive athlete. Great speed and acceleration. Only takes a few steps to get to full speed


With the NFL on the precipice of what could be the decade of the pass, it's not a surprise that quarterbacks such as Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are garnering the bulk of the draft headlines.



Quarterbacks can't make it happen without pass-catchers, however, so let's take a closer look at what the metrics have to say about the top 10 wide receivers in this year's draft.



Each wideout was ranked in the following categories: age, height, weight, 40-yard dash time, overall yards per attempt (YPA), short pass yards per attempt (SYPA), vertical yards per attempt (VYPA) and stretch vertical yards per attempt (SVYPA). (Note: Short passes are aerials thrown 10 yards or less downfield; vertical passes travel 11 or more yards; stretch verticals are thrown 20 or more yards. Each player's metrics are based on a tape review of a minimum of nine 2011 contests against BCS conference-caliber opponents.)



The players' rankings in each category were then tabulated on a 1-10 scale with the best score getting a rating of 1. The category rankings were then added up and are listed under the ranking points heading (with a lower score being better).



Now that we have the prelims out of the way, let's take a look at how the rankings turned out.

1. Stephen Hill



Birth date: May 1, 1990 (21 years old) Height/weight: 6-foot-4, 215 pounds 40-yard dash time: 4.36 YPA: 12.0 (43 targets) SYPA: 4.0 (13 targets) VYPA: 15.5 (30 targets) SVYPA: 17.2 (22 targets)



Ranking points: 27

Hill is highly rated on many draft boards, but a combination of factors puts him at the top of this ranking chart, factors including his showings in YPA (first), VYPA (second), height (first), 40 time (first) and birth date (third). There is every reason to think he could be just as explosive in the NFL as Georgia Tech predecessor Demaryius Thomas has been, but without the nagging injury issues that have held Thomas back.


2. Rueben Randle



Birth date: May 7, 1991 (20 years old) Height/weight: 6-3, 210 40-yard dash: 4.55 YPA: 10.7 (70 targets) SYPA: 7.2 (38 targets) VYPA: 14.7 (32 targets) SVYPA: 18.6 (17 targets)



Ranking points: 31



Randle ranked in the top four in every YPA category and did so in an offense piloted by Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson, two quarterbacks who were so limited that the LSU offensive coaching brain trust never did let them cut loose in the passing game. He also posted these numbers against SEC-caliber competition. Randle is also the second-tallest wideout of this group and is easily the youngest (no other player was born in 1991).


3. Jarius Wright



Birth date: Nov. 25, 1989 (22 years old) Height/weight: 5-10, 182 40-yard dash: 4.42 YPA: 10.9 (88 targets) SYPA: 6.5 (50 targets) VYPA: 16.7 (38 targets) SVYPA: 19.0 (23 targets)



Ranking points: 38



Wright's speed (he ranked third in the 40-yard dash category) was the primary reason he topped this group in VYPA and was third in SVYPA. He does have some potential roadblocks in that he is the second-lightest and fourth-shortest wide receiver in this comparison, but he did post these figures against SEC-caliber competition, so the positives well outweigh the negatives.


4 (tie). A.J. Jenkins



Birth date: Nov. 8, 1990 (21 years old) Height/weight: 6-0, 190 pounds 40-yard dash: 4.39 YPA: 9.4 (102 targets) SYPA: 6.0 (60 targets) VYPA: 14.3 (42 targets) SVYPA: 16.3 (27 targets)



Ranking points: 44



The main issue in Jenkins' relatively low-ranking points total is that he's here because he ranked second in both the 40-yard dash and age categories. He ranked no higher than fifth in any of the YPA categories, and those numbers were actually skewed by the 90 yards he gained against blown coverages last year. Jenkins is also the third-shortest and third-lightest wideout in this analysis. Put it all together and he might not be as good as the overall points suggest.


4 (tie). Kendall Wright



Birth date: Nov. 12, 1989 (22 years old) Height/weight: 5-10, 196 40-yard dash: 4.61 YPA: 11.4 (100 targets) SYPA: 8.1 (55 targets) VYPA: 15.4 (45 targets) SVYPA: 20.7 (19 targets)



Ranking points: 44



Wright ranked third or higher in every YPA category but still has a few concerns. A review of Griffin's numbers showed that his vertical metrics were actually better on passes to other Baylor receivers than they were on passes to Wright, so Wright may have benefited more from RG3 than vice versa. Wright is also the shortest and slowest wideout of this group (though he plays faster than his 40 time), as well as the second-oldest and fourth-lightest.


6 (tie). Justin Blackmon



Birth date: Jan. 9, 1990 (22 years old) Height/weight: 6-1, 207 40-yard dash time: 4.46 YPA: 9.0 (139 targets) SYPA: 8.1 (85 targets) VYPA: 10.6 (54 targets) SVYPA: 8.9 (20 targets)



Ranking points: 47



Blackmon is rated first on nearly every wide receiver draft list, but check out his multitude of negatives. He ranked seventh in YPA, eighth in VYPA and dead last in SVYPA of this group. He is in the middle of the pack in height and weight (sixth in both categories), and his 40-yard dash time ranked fourth.



Blackmon's 2011 totals were much worse than his 2010 totals, and the rest of the Oklahoma State pass-catchers had numbers that were roughly equal to Blackmon's this past year. He was kept in check when covered by Texas Longhorns star cornerback Carrington Byndom this past season and, as good as Byndom is, the NFL will give Blackmon that caliber of competition in nearly every game.


6 (tie). Michael Floyd



Birth date: Nov. 27, 1989 (22 years old) Height/weight: 6-3, 220 40-yard dash: 4.47 YPA: 7.3 (136 targets) SYPA: 7.1 (87 targets) VYPA: 7.8 (49 targets) SVYPA: 9.6 (30 targets)



Ranking points: 47



Floyd, in many ways, had by far the most disappointing set of numbers in this entire analysis. He ranked dead last in YPA and VYPA and was next to last in SVYPA. The only saving graces for him were his showings in height (ranked second) and weight (ranked first). When his incredibly low on-field production levels are added to the multiple off-field issues he had in his Notre Dame career, it means he brings a ton of risk to whatever team ends up drafting him.


6 (tie). Marvin McNutt



Birth date: July 4, 1989 (22 years old) Height/weight: 6-3, 216 40-yard dash: 4.54 YPA: 9.5 (99 targets) SYPA: 6.3 (55 targets) VYPA: 13.5 (44 targets) SVYPA: 9.8 (16 targets)



Ranking points: 47



The quandary in analyzing McNutt is that there really wasn't an area he excelled in. His best ranking in the YPA totals was fifth and his rankings got worse the further downfield the passes were thrown (seventh in VYPA, eighth in SVYPA). He has favorable height and weight (second in both categories), but he ranked seventh in the 40-yard dash and is the oldest wideout in this comparison.


9. Alshon Jeffery



Birth date: Feb. 14, 1990 (22 years old) Height/weight: 6-3, 216 40-yard dash: 4.51 YPA: 7.9 (69 targets) SYPA: 5.6 (29 targets) VYPA: 9.5 (40 targets) SVYPA: 12.6 (23 targets)



Ranking points: 48



Jeffery's backers might point out that his low rankings in the YPA totals (ninth in three categories) were a direct result of the quarterbacking woes that beset the South Carolina offense this past season.



The problem in taking that tack is that the Gamecocks' four leading underclassmen pass-catchers last season tallied a composite 9.8 YPA that was nearly two yards higher than Jeffery's. South Carolina's field generals certainly didn't help Jeffery, but if he was truly an elite receiver he would have posted better totals.


10. Joe Adams



Birth date: Nov. 22, 1989 (22 years old) Height/weight: 5-11, 179 40-yard dash: 4.55 YPA: 8.5 (52 targets) SYPA: 5.7 (35 targets) VYPA: 14.2 (17 targets) SVYPA: 21.1 (7 targets)



Ranking points: 59



Adams' No. 1 ranking in SVYPA is more than offset by his subpar performance in overall YPA (ranked eighth), SYPA (eighth), height (ninth), weight (10th), 40-yard dash time (ninth) and age (ninth).
[ Edited by kronik on Apr 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM ]
^^^^^^^ THANK YOU^^^^^^^^ Hill>WRight
Originally posted by fan49:
^^^^^^^ THANK YOU^^^^^^^^ Hill>WRight
by what premise?
physcally maybe ya

but on the field everyone says hes a 3rd round pick thats why before combine he was a 3rd rouf pick

dont get me wrong id love to have hill but hes a project wright can come in and make an immediate impact