Originally posted by jreff22:Been high on Hilton for months...would love to see him replace Williams/Ginn
I know the team talks highly of Williams, but deep down I think they'll be looking for another guy to compete with him. Hilton could be a great complimentary player. He has the speed to break big plays and he can contribute early on STs. He reminds me of Emmanual Sanders (Steelers) as guy that you have to get on the field because he's such an asset with the ball in his hands.
I could see him going in the 3rd. Speed is becoming such a priority at WR and he adds value early as a returner. He's a more natural receiver than Eddie Royal was coming out. He just hasn't had the big offseason that others had. He could see the field early as a #3 or a slot guy.
My only hesitation is that we're probably going to draft a WR early to essentially replace Moss after a year. Of course that guy will have to beat out Mario next year, but that would be the hope. We're going to be heavy at WR this season if we draft two WRs early, which means one of the rookies would be competing for Williams for the 5th spot. Swain can go away, but Williams would probably get cut. He won't last on the practice squad. For that reason, I could see The team bringing in Chris Owusu in the 6th or 7th and letting him compete. If he can't upseat Willaims, he'll probably stick on the practice squad for depth a year from now. Owusu's concussions would probably deter other teams and would give him time to fully heal. That's if Owusu is even drafted. He'd be a nice UDFA as well.
Only 4 more days! Getting exited to see who we'll be rolling with this year.
[ Edited by strickac on Apr 22, 2012 at 8:40 AM ]