Originally posted by WildBill:
Originally posted by fan49:
Draft is good. But missing an explosive reciever. We need a 4.3 guy. Now way around it.we have no 4.3 guys. And a size reciever will not open anything up.
A fast guy doesn't necessarily translate to production, no production, no threat, no threat, means you don't loosen up the defense. How many speed receivers like Ted Ginn, never materialize for their draft worth. Where as Jerry rice had a bad 40 but we all know how that translated. Plus there are only so many 4.3 guys in this draft who may produce.. Size receiver is good for red zone or short yardage/moving the chain. Case in point Dwight Clark who made the catch, he is 6-4, who by the way also ran a 4.6 40. There are many factors that contribute to a receiver being a sucessful deep threat. Some of these guys go to specialty training for the combine, yet on film that speed doesn't seem to translate. Some guys have no drop off in straight speed when the pads go on. Others are smooth coming out of their breaks, cuts and stutter step, and they are also good actors with their body language in selling the opponent. Watkins did not run a 4.3, are you saying you would not draft him?
Bear in mind we re-structured Baldwin, I think they might be viewing him as the size guy or red zone target as historically our FO don't give up on people immediately.
We also have Vance, so I'd prefer a deep threat to stretch the field rather than a physical guy battling that Seattle secondary.