Originally posted by buck:
The video you are talking about is less than three minutes.
The kid has played in 26 games.
I find it next to impossible to evaluate a player by watching a short highlight video, but your take on the video seems a bit harsh.
I don't watch short highlights video when evaluating player. I watch full games and edits of every snap that player is on the field. I find this to be a very reliable method of evaluating a prospect. You get to see a players weaknesses and strengths when it really counts. However I will admit I have only seen 2 games of Coleman, Arkansas and Vtech. I guess you could say that this sample size is simply not reliable and your probably right. That is why I said I'm not judging him. I just have a feeling that Colemans strengths are the fact he's playing against much "smaller" competition. His weaknesses will get him eaten up in the pros because when a corner can jam your route and still run it better than you your in trouble. I just don't see what all the hype is about but hey we have a whole season to figure it out.
Originally posted by SaksV:
Jordan Matthews - cousin of Jerry Rice. End thread.
I would love for us to draft him in 2014. In reality I don't think he makes it to us but it would be nice. He seems to always make the tough catchs. We need a WR that can do that opposite of Crab.
My Top 5 WR list:
#1 Marqise Lee 6'1 195 USC 118 rec 1721 yrds 14 tds (Most favorite player this year. He can beat anyone and catch anything. A pure workhorse in every since of the word. Any game he plays he is the best at his position in kickoffs, punts, screens, drops offs, sweeps, underneath routes, and deep balls. He can even play RB. This is the kind of guy you scheme your offense around. He needs to try to bulk up as much as possible just to help protect his body from hits but besides that I think he could've joined the draft this year and been the #1 WR easily. )
#2 Jordan Matthews 6'3 205 Vandie 2012 94 rec 1323 yrds 8 td (I love how this guy just makes plays. I think the QB production at Vandie is weak but he still makes it happen. A legit QB and NFL coach could make this guy a 1000 yard receiver. I really don't see any weaknesses in his game. He lacks effort in run blocking but still I've seen him block Zac Stacy into the endzone. He could polish up his route running but really that would be nitpicking.
#3 Sammy Watkins 6'1 201 Clemson 2012 57 rec 708 yrds 3 td. (Im calling him Marqise Lee Lite. They have pretty much the same game. Both are ridiculously fast and excellent route runners who can create plays from the line. I haven't seen much of Watkins' ability to get behind the safety but I'm sure with all the speed he can create some deep ball plays.)
#4 Mike Evans 6'5 218 Texas AM 2012 82 rec 1105 yrd 5 td (matchup nightmare. He wasn't the primary receiver at AM but I think hes most valuable being the #2. This guy was trucking SEC DBs and I think this will be his breakout year. He has a very smooth running motion which usually doesn't equate with a guy his size. This makes him a good route runner and in combination with his size a very special creator of YAC.
#5 This is my wildcard. Brandon Carter 5'11 161 TCU 36 rec 590 yrds 6 tds. (Carter is an enigma. He started 2012 with 460 yards 4 td non 28 catches in the first 7 games. Then he missed Okla St. for an undisclosed injury but returned the next week. He returned a shadow of his former self. The remaining 5 games he only made 8 reception and 2 Tds. From the games I watched of TCU he's one of the most athletic receivers in college football. He has the speed to beat his man but it's his ability to adjust to the throw is what makes him special. In the end I think his size may not make him a viable prospect especially since injury hampered him last season but if he can stay healthy I would love to see what this guy can do to a secondary.