Originally posted by communist:
Phoenix what do you think about him in terms of primary WR-attributes? Any clear strengths or weaknesses?
He makes some bad drops at times, generally a hands catcher but relies on his body too much at times. He's very dangerous with the ball in his hands after the catch but his biggest strength is his quickness and fluidity. He's not the fastest guy, not a pure deep threat but definitely has enough speed to take it to the house, however his biggest strength IMO is his lightning first step off the line and his ability to move very smoothly into his cuts. That right there tells me he'll be able to get separation in the NFL and ultimately, isn't that what we want most when drafting a WR? His quickness and smooth transition into his routes will dust off a lot of cornerbacks and once he gets the ball in his hands, he'll be able to do some damage after the catch too.
I've seen the Jeremy Maclin comparison floated around all over the place and I think that is as good a player to compare Lee to as any. I think if the 49ers could retain Crabtree long term, a group featuring Crabtree, Lee and Patton would be a very damn good one.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 3, 2014 at 7:47 AM ]