Originally posted by iowa49er_75:
Hunter is a good "athlete" per say but he isn't in my mind near the football player that Patton is. Hunter has the height and speed to be able to do some things but isn't near the route runner that Patton is. To go along with that Hunter doesn't offer a whole heck of a lot after the catch,(don't really see to much fighting for yards after the catch, all he usually tries to do is run sideways and get around defeneders, but usually ends up losing yardage.) And to go along with what Phoenix49ers said, Hunter has unsure hands and also catches the ball with his body to much. Another thing I have seen with him is he doesn't play very physical, wait and see what happens when he gets matched up with a press corner.
As far as Ertz goes, he isn't a bad player, he can do some good things, but isn't a player that I am going to be like OMG we didn't draft him. We had a more pressing need at the beginning of the 2nd round and I think we filled that nicely with Tank Carradine- can get after the quarterback, relentess pursuit, high motor, and athletic.
And thinking that for some reason our offense won't be able to function this year, because "we don't have a guy that can blow the top off of defenses" is obsurd. Look man we got guys that can make plays on offense. Crab, VD, Boldin, Gore, Hunter, James, Williams, & Manningham. Throw in Patton and McDonald and a quarterback who has a cannon for an arm and runs like a deer, along with one of the best offensive lines in football and I would say we got a pretty well-oiled machine on the offensive side of the ball. To sum all of that up we nevered "needed" Justin Hunter, our offense will do good things this year, and I am as excited as anyone to have Quinton Patton be a niner.
That is all for now and go Niners
Justin Hunter's drop rate in 2012=12.5%
Quinton Patton's drop rate in 2012=0.9%