Originally posted by 49oz2superbowl:
I wouldn't call it so much of an abundance. The only legitimate PR/KR on the team is Tedd Ginn (with ). Lamichael James and AJ Jenkins have served in role return roles at times and Perrish Cox is a solid return man, but Tedd Ginn is really the only guy I would feel safe back there returning punts game in and game out.
At WR we have:
Michael Crabtree (lock), Mario Manningham (lock), AJ Jenkins (lock), Randy Moss (high risk/high reward), Kyle Williams (fringe), Tedd Ginn (should only be viwed as a PR)
That's 6 WR's, with two of them that could very easily not be on the team at the begining of the season (Williams and Moss) and another that is just a return specialist at this juncture. With that said, I only see three wr's that we are committed to on this team.
A player like Devon Wylie or Joe Adams, if determined to be the BPA should very much be considered with our 2nd 4th round pick or 5th. They would provide a great 4th wr (with potential to be elite slot players) AND be above average return men in the NFL.
True, that we shouldn't count on Moss' inclusion in either the short or long-term. But, he can't be ruled out, either. (Personally, much of me wishes he wasn't even in the discussion, but the brass didn't ask my opinion.)
Ginn is, barring injury, definitely the man this year, as that's THE reason he's on the team. But, if Harbaalke/Seely envision James, for example, the eventual man for kick return duties, I would imagine that in Harbaalke's minds rules out an Adams or Wylie.
Personally, I hope that's not the case. As much as I like positional versatility in a player, if LaMichael is going to be counted on to do some big things, his returning kicks simply creates an added injury liability.
So, depending on how they envision the futures for the players currently (& about to be on the roster) I hope there's room for Wylie.