Originally posted by eonblue:I honestly think he's kind of dumb for coming out this early. He could have had another full season with the Heisman trophy winner, on a team sure to be explosive and a contender for a championship once more while polishing his game, improving as a route runner...etc. He's got nice size, a lot of potential, but he's just a sloppy player right now, very raw.
I really don't see how he's a 1st rd pick but he's being projected there. Im gonna rewatch the NCG to understand him more but a couple of points. First I've read reports he had a weight issue. Im on my phone now but a google search would bring up pictures of a big gut. The way he runs his routes is very sloppy too. All this leads me to believe he has a poor work ethic. Sorry but Im not for drafting guys because they're big. Some functionality is required. We have Baldwin on the roster and he's probably a better athlete.
I also don't see the quickness or lateral movement from Benjamin, he's kind of a plodder that takes awhile to get up to full speed, if you've seen him try a double move.....it doesn't really flow. At times he'll look like the fastest guy out on the field, at other times he'll look like he's playing in quicksand.
Allen Robinson might not have the sort of ceiling as Benjamin does, but functionally, he's far more prepared to be an NFL receiver at this point, better route runner, better change of direction ability, more reliable hands. He may never be a Top 5 NFL receiver but if you're a contender with a coaching staff that can't develop receivers...at all....he's a damn good option.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Jan 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM ]