Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Again, i respect and enjoy reading your opinions, but sometimes your off when it comes to player evaluations, as we all are, and in this case your flat out wrong
That all remains to be seen of course, depending on how the draft goes, depending on how Saunders performs. I'm just not a big fan at all, average speed, not a vertical threat, built with a very slight frame, 160 pounds, a slot guy all the way, but once again if that is my intention, I'd rather go with Campanaro who is far better built for the beating they'd receive in the NFL.
Gil Brandt, ESPN, DraftCountdown, all have Herron ranked higher. Just from watching myself I see a guy who is simply a better football player all around. Tell you what, we'll bet $50 for the next draft, if Saunders goes before Herron, you'll make some money, deal?
Also, the only other Fresno State player i was high on in recent years was Thomas last season.
You just made a Carr thread below. I just think you get a little carried away with guys who play(ed) for your favorite teams at times. I just don't see anything about Saunders that makes him special in anyway. Undersized slot receiver? Why Saunders when the 49ers can have a full-sized guy such as Patton play the slot?
And as far as "No one" having him ranked above Herron, its simply not true, hell even though its early he is ranked ahead of Herron on cbssports.
Like I said, I'll bet you $50, we can do it via mail or Paypal if you really think Saunders goes before Herron. I don't.
BTW Saunders runs a mid-low 4.3. I wouldnt be supprised if he is faster than Herron in the slightest.
I don't buy that at all, Joe Haden supposedly ran a 4.32 in college, how did that turn out? When I watch Saunders, I see 4.5-4.6 speed all the way. If he really runs that fast in shorts then he certainly doesn't play like it. He's not a deep threat. Combine that with him weighing 160 pounds and the first time some NFL safety buries him, dude might not get up ever again. At his weight I don't know that there's a receiver that is lighter in the NFL right now.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Oct 19, 2013 at 1:20 PM ]