I don't see this receiver getting any love in the Zone, however I think he will be one of the top two receivers in the draft class. Its very surprising that theres a lot of you draft guys are showing love to 20 other guys, but hes left out of the conversation. Im not going to act as if I know more than most here, but I did play receiver for a bit (I know, big fn deal), and see a very special player who has star written all over him, 'on' the field anyway.
I will be doing more homework on him, hoping that he can be that high character guy that that 9ers love. Hopefully he is. I know he will be 23 after this season and its almost a given he will declare.
More than anything this draft, I want to pay close attention to the gamebreaking plays that are made on the field, and unbelievable highlight plays, to help me decide who will make it on the next level. I wont seek a player for his big name and try to find what may make him great in the pros. Hope that makes sense a little bit.
I see a gamebreaker in Watkins and Benjamin at the next level.
Pros: I see very good body control running routes and finding the football. I see major production against top level defenses, deceptive speed, big body who welcomes contact, has blocking ability, understands finding the open spot to help out his qb (football IQ). Hes got strong hands but I like to see more catching away from his body when possible. He looks to beat man coverage with his route running and fighting off the snap.
Cons that I see: A little bit of a jump when catching the ball, ala Vernon Davis; catching with his chest at times. I see him not always concentrating on the easy passes (a few easy drops), and his balance Id like to see a little better when fighting off tacklers--nothing major there.
Anyone else other than me see the same???
[ Edited by SFL49ER on Dec 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM ]