Originally posted by jersey49er:I seen this debate brought up in another forum so I thought id start it here and see all of your opinions..it all started basically asking what position we draft 1st and 2nd..and honestly it was an almost tie between taking a WR then CB or CB then WR..so my question is what position in yours eyes are we great and bad at developing..
I say great at CB or RB
bad at WR
Who exactly have we "developed" at RB? Gore, who's been around for 10 years, no. Hunter? Debatable, though a solid backup. James? For a 2nd rounder, he shouldn't need developing, yet hasn't done anything but be a return man. Dixon? Good ST, not much of a RB honestly. Lattimore? Yet to be seen. Hampton? Not yet. Coffee? No. I'll include Bruce Miller, and say yes. So we've developed only a FB since drafting Gore.
And why are we bad at developing WRs? Missed on Jenkins, Ok I get that. Patton, so far has shown only flashes in limited time. Kyle Williams, who was a 6th rounder, out played his drafted position and stuck with the team for awhile and was even a #2 for a couple games in 2012. Think he was developed better than anticipated. Ronald Johnson, missed that one. Crabtree, shouldn't need developing as a top 10 pick, yet still the best WR we've had since TO. So we have 2 misses (Jenkins, Johnson) and 2 hits (Crabtree, Williams) with one to be determined. How us that bad at developing WRs?