Originally posted by ruthless49er:
Originally posted by oregonniner:
Hill reminds me of Darrius Heyward-Bey, exceppt Hill is 6'5" and Bey is 6'2". What scares me about Hill is it might take a few years for him to be productive, therefore I would not draft him in the first round.
eh a low end first rounder is a second rounder. That should be good enough to bring in to develop right? i mean it doesnt matter who the hell we pick at our spot theyre gonna have to sit and learn, why not take that chance on a guy with Hill's measurables? It kinda reminds me of Josh Morgan. I remember when he came out V tech they were talking about how he never ran many routes and was unpolished etc. dropped all the way to a sixth but the guy still was relatively productive for us. In fact i think hes gonna break out big time with the Redskins.
Gotta disagree, there is still 1st year starter talent in the late 1st round. IMO Randle and Hill shouldnt even be considered in the first round when there is higher value at other positions. There is a good chance a good receiver is still there in the 2nd round, could be one of these two or Jeffry, Quick, Sanu etc.
But to the OP no Randle is the better player at this moment. Hill has allot of work to do to be anything more than a jumpball candidate in his first two years. Damaryius Thomas was more polished than Hill and still hasnt justified his draft slot (with Dez Bryant still on the board) outside of two games last year. His QB's werent steller but Ive seen every Bronco's game over the past two years and he is just now starting to be NFL caliber starter.
Randle isn't as much of a long strider as Hill which will allow him to help in the intermediate game and both play very aggresive. Just from watching them in college I personally feel Randle is a much better all around athlete and could provide more sooner. Heres how I compare them if they reach their full potential... Randle probably take 1 year to develop and turns into a "Hakeem Nicks" , Hill make take 1.5-2.5 years to develop and could turn into "Megatron-lite". Since this offense needs help sooner than later, I prefer Randle and think he would provide more to this offense with his athleticism. But if we were Pittsburg, then I'd probably prefer Hill because Big Ben's "break 3 tackles and throw it 60 yards" would take more advantage of Hill than our WCO/small ball scheme.