Originally posted by Kolohe:Well unless you know him personally, I think you're gonna have to take his word for it. I mean it's like you're purely judging him on his 40 time, saying a guy who runs 4.77 is REALLY slow....C'mon go back and watch a game will ya cheesus!!! This guy has shown just as much or the same speed as a Michael Crabtree who isn't a burner himself on the field either. Seriously, judging by his play, I would've guessed he runs a 4.5 40 time, its not like he can't run away from DB's.
Not every good college receiver is good in the pro's. I never said the guy can't play at all. I've seen a ton of LSU. He has great hands & he's tough. He has good ball awareness & is a solid route runner. But he's not going up against SEC DBs in the NFL. And no I'm not going to take a pro athlete's word for anything. There are too many things working against him. Slow, small, played opposite a great receiver in Beckham, played with one of the better college QBs out there in Mettenberger.
I actually expect him to make a roster somewhere. But unless he improves upon that 40 time my guess is he's 6th rounder or worse. It's not like it'd just be a slow time; it'd be the slowest time of any receiver in the NFL and slower than the majority of TEs.
Oh yeah, and a short receiver with an attrocious vertical leap is going to have problems going up for the ball.
[ Edited by VPofCarnage on Feb 25, 2014 at 10:49 PM ]