Originally posted by MikeRumph:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
well where am I wrong? He's more likely the next Limas Sweed than Josh Gordon.
Everything I've seen based on about 12 full games (mostly against SEC opponents, but a few against Texas as well) over his 3 seasons at Ole Miss shows me a very consistent, above average hands catcher, the ability to consistently beat press coverage when applied (wasn't often though), an uncanny ability to run past defenders and a very smooth athlete on the field. He's a more than capable blocker though people won't confuse him for a FB. Getting open "using your hands" is a skill that can be taught....being 6'2", running a 4.40, jumping nearly 40" all while producing against the best competition that college football has to offer are special skills.
You see Limas Sweed in the "few games" you've watched; that's cool. I see a faster version of Michael Floyd, the Cardinal WR that we'll have to deal with twice a year and who blew past Seattle's Byron Maxwell for a 31 yard winning TD catch late in the season.
I'm not trying to be an ass, but the guy you describe in the games you've seen isn't anything like the guy I've seen. I'm one of those guys who (unlike you) doesn't have a life and enjoys spending his weekends going over games, rewinding them over and over and over to make sure I saw what I thought I saw (pretty sad, huh?). You don't have to believe me, but I spent last Saturday re-watching about 8 full games in total (two Clemson/FSU games, Rice vs. Miss St., Missouri vs. South Carolina, LSU vs. Ole Miss, Ole Miss vs. Vandy, Texas v. Baylor and Oklahoma vs. Alabama). Yes, it's almost embarrassing to admit.
But hey, maybe I'm getting old and can't see straight any more, or maybe I'm biased. Or maybe you haven't see much beyond his YouTube clips. Who knows...but your impression of him doesn't match at all what's on my screen.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:54 PM ]