Originally posted by Timdiz:
Originally posted by Rascal:
Agreed dude doesn't have the speed to burn people deep(and rarely did it college...) which is what confuses me to why he's winning the poll...Give me Stedman Bailey or Markus Wheaton..
To me, Da'Rick Rogers is more of a possession type receiver. Justin Hunter is more of a X receiver, the deep threat guy. Well, only based on highlights tapes.
The fact that I am after a legit deep ball wideout, right away I have screened out Da'Rick Rogers. But, if you want to talk about "rawness", then I would argue Cordarrelle Patterson is even more raw. I have not noticed the issue of body-catching with Justin Hunter, but rather much more with Patterson to be honest. I would say, in terms of catching ability alone, Justin Hunter probably trumps Patterson especially for the high ball when you need to go up to get it against DBs. What Patterson has is his pure genius running ability, be it after the catch or more so with kick returns.
Amazing that he has double the votes of any other receiver in this poll so far.
Let's talk about how he compares to other receivers in another poll, the "Who is quick off the line?" poll.
At the combine, out of NEARLY 40 receivers, Da'Rick Rogers ran THE SLOWEST 10 yard split.
Maybe he's a possession guy, maybe he's a redzone guy, but he's not going to be the deep burner of this draft, regardless of "value."
Said it before, I'll say it again: He's outrageously overrated by this board. But only time will tell for sure!