Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Tell that Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Josh Gordon.
Tell that to Steve Smith, Victor Cruz and Reggie Wayne.
Tell that to A.J Jenkins or Kyle Williams.
Calvin Johnson: 6-5, 236
Larry Fitzgerald: 6-3, 218
Andre Johnson: 6-3, 230
Demaryius Thomas: 6-3, 229
Julio Jones: 6-3, 220
Brandon Marshall: 6-4, 230
Dez Bryant: 6-2, 222
Anquan Boldin: 6-1, 220
And to a lessor extent:
Crabs: 6-1, 214
AJ Green: 6-4, 207
Roddy White: 6-0, 212
Alshon Jeffery (emerging):6-3, 216 (still pissed
we didn't draft him).
How is this even an argument? Most of the top WR's in the league are tall big bodied receivers - 6-2+ & 220+ - non-slot guys who can get off the LOS and don't always need to be "schemed open" (with motions and bunch formations) while still having adequate enough speed to get open down field. The Steve Smiths (who plays bigger than his size) and Victor Cruz of the league are the exception, not the rule.
I know we haven't had much luck drafting WR's as of late but I'm sorry, we do need to get a big bodied WR on our roster. Lord knows we've been getting, by and large, hasn't worked.