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Wide Receiver Class of 2014

Originally posted by gold49digger:
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by tatdwolf49:
Originally posted by outside4949:
The front office is in love with lee

N u know this how ???

anonymous source, of course

Florios source

I think they LOVE Lee and Evans.
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Found my old thread regarding scouting trips from last season.

Baalke was at 2 USC games and was reported to have been specifically watching the WRs during the pre-game drills. If I can find the original source I'll post it, that way it isn't just me saying it.

So while we could've very well been eying Robert Woods for last season, you have to wonder why Baalke was so focused on them. I've long wondered if the FO scouts prospects for multiple years in person or if they just review game film. If I had been able to get similar information for this season I'd have a better idea of if there is anything to it.

I guess we'll know if that is the case if we take anybody from VaTech since we had scouts at 6 games last season. In a way to link this back to the WRs....perhaps we had scouts and more USC games this year watching Lee. Guess we'll find out if we select Lee....
Originally posted by buck:
Bryant flashes 'big upside' in film session

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl says Clemson WR Martavis Bryant "flashed big upside on tape."

Bryant is an athletic freak who, at 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, ran unofficial forty times of 4.34 and 4.35 seconds at the combine (and posted a 39-inch vertical and a 10-yard split of 1.53 seconds). "He is a bit straight line and can have trouble dropping his weight and separating from underneath coverage. However, in Bryant’s defense, he was not a great fit within offensive coordinator Chad Morris' scheme at Clemson which relied heavily on quick hitting underneath throws," wrote Weidl. The analyst believes Bryant will be a nice value selection on Day 2.

"Bryant has the talent to become a strong No. 2 with a few years of development," he wrote. Weidl sees some of the late Chris Henry in Bryant.

http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/cfb/30314/bryant-flashes-big-upside-in-film-session

Every time I read through the prospects lists of WRs I find someone else to love...such an amazing year! When a guy like Jenkins jumps into the first round it's a weak group, but this year I would be shocked if there were any first round surprises. Bryant is likely moving up, but he has moved up to 2/3 round according to CBS, and his physical attributes make him very unusual...or would in most years. Walters has him 3/4, just below Moncrief...who is 2/4. Draftek has him jumping up 60 into the 68th spot.
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draft daddy ranks the wide receivers

1. Sammy Watkins Clemson 2
2. Marqise Lee South California
3. Mike Evans Texas A&M
4. Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt
5. Kelvin Benjamin Florida State
6. Odell Beckham Louisiana State
7. Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin
8. Allen Robinson Penn State
9. Donte Moncrief Ole Miss
10. Josh Huff

http://draftdaddy.com/ranks/top10_WR.htm
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Great Blue North

1.Sammy Watkins Clemson
2.Mike Evans Texas A&M
3.Marqise Lee Southern California
4.Brandin Cooks Oregon State
5.Kelvin Benjamin Florida State
6.Odell Beckham LSU
7.Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt
8.Allen Robinson Penn State
9.Davante Adams Fresno State
10.Donte Moncrief Mississippi
11.Paul Richardson Colorado
12.Jarvis Landry LSU
13.Martavis Bryant Clemson
14.Bruce Ellington Carolina
15.Cody Latimer Indiana
16.Mike Davis Texas
17.Jared Abrederis Wisconsin
18.Brandon Coleman Rutgers
19.Robert Herron Wyoming
20.Kevin Norwood Alabama
21.Jeff Janis Saginaw Valley State
22.Devin Street Pittsburgh
23.Mike Campanaro Wake Forest
24.Quincy Enunwa Nebraska
25.Damian Copeland Louisville

http://www.gbnreport.com/2007wrs.html
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CBS Sports

1 *Sammy Watkins Clemson
2 *Mike Evans Texas A&M
3 *Marqise Lee Southern California
4 *Odell Beckham Jr. LSU
5 *Brandin Cooks Oregon St
6 *Kelvin Benjamin Florida St
7 *Allen Robinson Penn St
8 *Davante Adams Fresno St
9 Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt
10 *Paul Richardson Colorado
11 *Donte Moncrief Ole Miss
12 *Jarvis Landry LSU
13 *Martavis Bryant Clemson
14 *Bruce Ellington South Carolina
15 Robert Herron Wyoming
16 Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin
17 Josh Huff Oregon
18 Mike Davis Texas
19 Ryan Grant Tulane
20 TJ Jones Notre Dame
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optimum scouting

1 Sammy Watkins
2 Marqise Lee
3 Allen Robinson
4 Odell Beckham
5 Jarvis Landry
6 Brandin Cooks
7 Mike Evans
8 Kelvin Benjamin
9 Davante Adams
10 Jared Abbrederis
11 Robert Herron
12 Brandon Coleman
13 Jordan Matthews
14 Bruce Ellington
15 Josh Huff
16 Mike Davis
17 Martavius Bryant
18 Michael Campanaro
19 Donte Moncrief
20 Jalen Saunders

http://www.optimumscouting.com/rankings/static/wide-receiver-rankings.html
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National Football Post

1 Sammy Watkins
2 Mike Evans
3 Marqise Lee
4 Odell Beckham Jr
5 Brandin Cooks
6 Allen Robinson
7 Kelvin Benjamin
8 Davante Adams
9 Jarvis Landry
10 Paul Richardson
11 DeVante Parker
12 Jeremy Gallon
13 L'Damian Washington
14 Kevin Norwood
15 T.J. Jones
16 Marcus Lucas

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/scouting_department.html

They only list 16--No Moncrief or Matthews on this list
[ Edited by buck on Mar 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM ]
Originally posted by buck:
optimum scouting

1 Sammy Watkins
2 Marqise Lee
3 Allen Robinson
4 Odell Beckham
5 Jarvis Landry
6 Brandin Cooks
7 Mike Evans
8 Kelvin Benjamin
9 Davante Adams
10 Jared Abbrederis
11 Robert Herron
12 Brandon Coleman
13 Jordan Matthews
14 Bruce Ellington
15 Josh Huff
16 Mike Davis
17 Martavius Bryant
18 Michael Campanaro
19 Donte Moncrief
20 Jalen Saunders

http://www.optimumscouting.com/rankings/static/wide-receiver-rankings.html

Mike Evans 7th???

"Optimum" scouting...I don't think that word means what you think it means.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Mar 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM ]
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The top ten wide receivers or so they say


[ Edited by buck on Mar 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM ]
Originally posted by buck:
draft daddy ranks the wide receivers

1. Sammy Watkins Clemson 2
2. Marqise Lee South California
3. Mike Evans Texas A&M
4. Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt
5. Kelvin Benjamin Florida State
6. Odell Beckham Louisiana State
7. Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin
8. Allen Robinson Penn State
9. Donte Moncrief Ole Miss
10. Josh Huff

http://draftdaddy.com/ranks/top10_WR.htm

wow. no Brandin Cooks in the top 10?
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Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Mike Evans 7th???

"Optimum" scouting...I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
wow. no Brandin Cooks in the top 10?

Interesting to compare these lists.

To make the comparison easier, I did a post that combines the various lists.

National Football Post, CBS Sports, Optimum, and Draft Scout do not include Moncrief in the top 10.
[ Edited by buck on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM ]
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by buck:
Bryant flashes 'big upside' in film session

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl says Clemson WR Martavis Bryant "flashed big upside on tape."

Bryant is an athletic freak who, at 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, ran unofficial forty times of 4.34 and 4.35 seconds at the combine (and posted a 39-inch vertical and a 10-yard split of 1.53 seconds). "He is a bit straight line and can have trouble dropping his weight and separating from underneath coverage. However, in Bryant�uro;�„�s defense, he was not a great fit within offensive coordinator Chad Morris' scheme at Clemson which relied heavily on quick hitting underneath throws," wrote Weidl. The analyst believes Bryant will be a nice value selection on Day 2.

"Bryant has the talent to become a strong No. 2 with a few years of development," he wrote. Weidl sees some of the late Chris Henry in Bryant.

http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/cfb/30314/bryant-flashes-big-upside-in-film-session

Every time I read through the prospects lists of WRs I find someone else to love...such an amazing year! When a guy like Jenkins jumps into the first round it's a weak group, but this year I would be shocked if there were any first round surprises. Bryant is likely moving up, but he has moved up to 2/3 round according to CBS, and his physical attributes make him very unusual...or would in most years. Walters has him 3/4, just below Moncrief...who is 2/4. Draftek has him jumping up 60 into the 68th spot.

He has a ways to go as far as his development, but if we believe we can mold him into a good player, I am all for this pick, because he has a lot of quality attributes and the potential is massive.

This is why I feel he's a prime candidate for the 49ers to select. Martavis Bryant is no Randy Moss -- not even close -- but he is young, he has the size, the blistering speed to take the top off a defense like Randy did, and the major upside that Baalke seems to majorly covet among his prospects. We lost a tall, downfield threat when Moss left. We could use that now.

Where he is on their list, who knows, but I believe he's on there as a target.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM ]
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Mayock: Watkins amongst best WRs of decade

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock calls Clemson WR Sammy Watkins one of the best wide receivers he has seen on tape in the last decade.

This is a truly impressive statement when you consider the WRs Mayock has scouted over the past 10 years, a list that includes A.J. Green (Georgia/Bengals), Calvin Johnson (Georgia Tech/Lions), Dez Bryant (Oklahoma State/Cowboys), Roddy White (UAB/Falcons), Larry Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh/Cardinals), Julio Jones (Alabama/Falcons), Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech/49ers) and DeSean Jackson (Cal/Eagles).

Watkins is a top-10 lock, and some (including NFL.com's Gil Brandt) insist there is no chance he's falling below Oakland at No. 5.

http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/cfb/30345/mayock-watkins-amongst-best-wrs-of-decade
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by buck:
optimum scouting

1 Sammy Watkins
2 Marqise Lee
3 Allen Robinson
4 Odell Beckham
5 Jarvis Landry
6 Brandin Cooks
7 Mike Evans
8 Kelvin Benjamin
9 Davante Adams
10 Jared Abbrederis
11 Robert Herron
12 Brandon Coleman
13 Jordan Matthews
14 Bruce Ellington
15 Josh Huff
16 Mike Davis
17 Martavius Bryant
18 Michael Campanaro
19 Donte Moncrief
20 Jalen Saunders

http://www.optimumscouting.com/rankings/static/wide-receiver-rankings.html

Mike Evans 7th???

"Optimum" scouting...I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Outside of the CBS partners of NFLDS, I would not trust any other source. Not even NFP.