Originally posted by Nicks240:Baldwin doesn't see the field, so he doesn't count. But yes. 6'1" is freaking tiny. If it was up to me, I would draft anyone under 6'4" And don't say a word about how Jerry Ricer was 6'2", there is always an exception to the rule but tall receivers are just better. Them tiny receiver would have been destroyed by Ronnie Lott if the NFL still had any balls. Tired of all these little guys popping up everywhere. Desean Jackson would have had like a 6 month career 10 years ago.
Tiny? The average height of a WR in the league is around 6'1-6'2. Crabtree and Boldin are NOT tiny WRs, they're the average height at their position and among the more physical receivers in the league.
You wouldn't draft a WR under 6'4? Thank goodness it's not up to you because you sound eerily similar to Al Davis who'd draft any receiver that ran a sub 4.40 in the 40. Being big or fast doesn't make automatically make anyone a good WR. Outside Mike Evans, you won't find another 6'4 or taller WR in this draft that's a better prospect than OBJ and Cooks.
It's not height so much that we need more of but more so speed. I think an argument can be made that this receiving core is severely lacking speed and a verticle threat to take the top off defenses. Seattle has no problem shutting down bigger receivers, but they had their hands full dealing with 5'9 Ty Hilton (speed kills). Imagine if we got OBJ or Cooks, both better prospects coming out of college than Hilton was.
I think that's the missing element of this offense. If we're taking a WR in the first round, you're probably going to be in for disappointment dude. Lol.
[ Edited by NeonNiner on May 4, 2014 at 4:54 PM ]