Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by communist:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:Would rather take Landry and Herron or Abbrederis and Herron, or Moncrief and Herron. Drafting 2 projects at WR doesn't seem like a good way to go.
Still will need that infusion of speed. I don't see how we let the 2014 draft pass without at least one real burner back there and I'm hoping for two.
I would be so let down and disappointed if we didn't do a single thing to combat the lack of an elite speed element on our team at the receiver position. I would be happy to have some great receivers added to the team, no doubt, if we added some big 4.50-timed receivers -- sure. But I would be concerned at our lack of effort put towards balance. Our GM has specifically stated we look for an exact target at each pick and if he's not there, we try to move around. We don't employ a true BPA system.
This draft is going to be very exciting due to the immense talent at so many positions. I admit, there are a handful of players that I can mark as players that my eyes would light up with excitement for if I saw their name called for our team on draft day.
My top two that I would freak out over are Sammy Watkins and Donte Moncrief.
I believe we have zero chance at getting Watkins, so I won't get my hopes up there. Moncrief we should have every opportunity to get, though. Here are some others of varying skill sets that I really like:
1. Jarvis Landry, LSU:
Tough, not afraid of contact, willing blocker, circus-catch ability, not elite speed, but above average speed.
2. Robert Herron, Wyoming:
Great speed, short but a thick build good for absorbing hits, simply knows how to get open one-on-one.
3. Mike Campanaro, Wake Forest:
Terrific quickness, solid speed, great open-field moves, gritty player and one of the top slot receivers in the nation, in my opinion.
4. Allen Hurns, Miami:
I've been trying to tout him all year. No one talks about him, yet he broke receiving records set by Andre Johnson and Leonard Hankerson, both early picks. Aside from his production in a major conference, he showed a knack for catches passes in traffic and being a big play threat (see YPC average for further evidence) and is also a solid blocker. Hurns is also a high-character prospect who earned the Team MVP award for his sensational performance on the field and his outstanding character and leadership off of it.
So there you have it, those are a few of my favorites I'd LOVE to have on our team. There are plenty others I'd be happy about, but those specific players are the ones I've grown to like the most.