Originally posted by shaneblonien:
Originally posted by Rascal:
Simple. Kyle for the slot, Crab and Anquan are possession receivers as you said. Tell me who is our x receiver ? Who is our deep threat receiver ? Are you going to bank on AJJ breaking through ? Ricardo perhaps ? What if 2 wideouts go down again ? Last season, we literally ran out of receivers as deep as we thought we were at that position.
OK, "inconsistency with the hands", well you know what ? If his hands are as bad as you say they are, he still cleared 1,000 receiving yards plus being rusty coming back from an ACL, can you imagine what if he further improves his hands ?! 1,200, 1,300 yards ?
you've sold me on him, just not with pick 31. I do not want another Brett Swain situation, or Chad Hall. I'm hoping Jenkins develops into a deep threat but who the hell knows with that guy
That was how bad the situation was, we tried to play AJ, but the fact that he couldn't be a factor, we even had to play Chad Hall. I would have been OK with it if it was during the regular season, but come on not in the playoffs !!
I am a realistic guy, let's just say may be 1 of the 2 between AJ and Ricardo breaks through in training camp, that will give us Crab, Anquan, AJ or Ricardo and Kyle. We have no idea when Mario will be able to come back given he didn't just blow his ACL, but PCL as well. That to me is still very thin. And if 2 guys go down again we will be in deep you know what.
Justin Hunter might not even survive till 31st. And if you don't want to pick a WR at 31st, the selection will be very different. Personally, I am not entirely sold on the other supposedly high round WR picks such as your Hopkins, Patton, Goodwin and Woods. To be honest with you, I would rather look at a few guys in the later rounds. There are 3 prospects I am looking at :
- Marquess Wilson - Washington State (6'3', 194 lbs, 4.45 40, rated 33rd, projected to go in 7th or FA)
- Marcus Davis - Virginia Tech (6'3", 233 lbs, 4.47 40, rated 29th, projected to go in 7th)
- Tyrone Goard - Eastern Kentucky (6'4", 205 lbs, 4.46 40, rated 36th, projected to go in 7th or FA)
Out of the 3, I got to say I kind of like Marquess Wilson, I think he has great hands, can play the deep ball well, but can also be versatile for the shorter routes. Marcus Davis, is the physical guy out of the lot, pretty much like another Anquan, but only bigger. Tyrone Goard is the dark horse, just not enough film on him, but I can see him a legit deep threat wideout.