Originally posted by D-Money:I answered No. I am a huge Pac-12 fan and college football fan. I hated it when we passed on Rodgers and D. Jackson and Vereen for that matter, cant remember if we even had a chance to select Lynch, but Cal has a proven track record for producing elite skill position players recently. And for that reason alone I would have to do double the homework on this kid if he were available at the 31 spot. But there a lot negatives about his game. First, his stats are boosted because his half brother threw to him on over 60% of pass plays even if he was doubled. Second he doesn't too much after the catch. Third, he is not seen as having elite size or speed. Last, and probably of most important to our management is he when he was hurt, the severity of it was question and it's assumed he didn't come back early to play so he was ready for the draft.
In the end, I'm passing on him as I would rather have Dobson form Marshall assuming Patterson from Tenn is gone. Dobson's route running and hands remind me of Crabtree, everyone thinks we need someone to have a different skill set from Crabtree, but I'd rather have a player just like him or very similar to him on the other side.
Damn, you REALLY have a bad perception of the guy. You don't think him breaking the school record for career receptions had anything to do with being a bonified 5-star talent? Even if he was doubled he was still catching balls. His brother's crappy throws allowed him to show his ability to adjust to a throw and make unorthodox catches. Doesn't do much after the catch? You need to watch more tape. 6'3" is pretty damn good size, and im sure his speed is in the 4.5 range (what was Jerry's 40 again?). By the way, even if your last point is true, Cla had NOTHING to play for, so that doesn't bother me at all.
If you want someone similar to Crabtree, Allen is your guy