Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
College returners rarely translate well to the pro's, guys that are specialists in anycase, I remember the hype about LeRoy Vann a few years back. There's plenty of high talent WR's who can contribute as wide receivers, but also have the ability to be quality returners as well. I'm not a fan of rolling the dice on a guy just because of his return ability.
Trindon Holliday does well in NFL as a return specialist and he was more successful as a return man in college than he was as a running back or a wide receiver.
Chancellor can return punts and kickoffs and he has shown decent to good skill as a wide receiver.
Among all FBS wide receivers, he is ranked 54 in receiving yards per game.
Among all draft eligible wide receivers (FBS, FCS, and D2), he is about 30th in receiving yards per game.
Using a mid to late round pick on a player with the potential to solve our return problems could well be a good investment.
[ Edited by buck on Oct 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM ]