Originally posted by Rascal:I'm sorry to say this but Paul Richardson reminds me of A.J. Jenkins in the fact that he has all that speed in the world but plays very poor against press coverage. I mean don't get me wrong I believe if he ever got off the press coverage into the open field he would good but he lacks the strength and elusiveness to get past press coverage so that's a big if. Also he gets man handled by CB's for 50-50 balls more times than not because of his soft style of play, lack of strength and thin frame. I'm sorry to say it but it looks to me like he may be a bust.
Originally posted by KaeperVICK_7:
Originally posted by Rascal:I agree. Or maybe even another grind you up RB like Carlos Hyde or Terrance West. With that said, the only reason I would hesitate on getting 6'3 3/4" WR Martavis Bryant as a deep threat is the fact that he's not a good route runner, has inconsistent hands and is prone to making wide open drops. Besides WR Donte Moncrief is faster, is a better route runner though not that much better, has more consistent hands and at 6'2 3/8" is almost as big as WR Martavis Bryant
Originally posted by KaeperVICK_7:
Originally posted by Rascal:
The question is how do you classify Dri Archer apart from his special teams impressive kick return ability ? Didn't be play both RB and WR for Kent State ? So, do you grade/judge him as a RB or WR ? If you look at his clips, he can probably do both actually.
I would classify Dri Archer as a change of pace specialty RB. I classify him as that because you can place him almost anywhere on the field and he would be special and make the running game fast paced with his speed, quickness and elusiveness from that of Frank Gore and Marcus Lattimore's bust through the hole grind you up style of running. The way I can see it is having him in different spots on the field periodically to give defenses different looks. I can see having him in the backfield with the Read-Option, in two back sets, in the slot catching short passes for long gains, having him in motion across the back of the O-Line receiving hand-offs from Colin Kaepernick, on reverses, sweeps, screen plays and on fakes of them all. With his speed, quickness and elusiveness added to the Niners beastly O-Line he would threaten the second level of any defense on almost every play and give defenses nightmares in the game and in preparation for the game. Not to mention the fact that his presence alone would open up the passing game. However he wouldn't be the only answer for the Niners passing game that still has a need for a deep threat and Red-Zone target. Add a deep threat like WR's Marqise Lee and Donte Moncrief and a Red-Zone target like WR's Mike Evans and Brandon Coleman and we would be nearly unstoppable on offense.
I can't agree more. The only thing I would say is I would like to add Lache Seastrunk to pair up with Lattimore as the dynamic backfield going into the future. Other than that, my choice of deep threat WR would be Martavis Bryant. I don't think you need to be small to be fast, Bryant is both fast and big. As for additional red zone targets, Mike Evans will be too costly in my opinion, Brandon Coleman could be a bargain and should worth a slight gamble who can be had in the lower rounds.
I have been having a rethink on my WR picks. Given Kap's lack of progression reads and accuracy at times, we might want to consider a guy who really can get separation, I have gone through the film again, I believe that person could well be Paul Richardson. One, he is fast, two he is not exactly that small at 6' although somewhat light, but three his run after the catch is something else. What's your view on the guy ?