Originally posted by eastcoast49ersfan:
Originally posted by genus49:If someone takes Bryant before Jordan Matthews they deserved to be flogged.
CBS and Walter football both rank Bryant ahead of Matthews. I'm not saying Bryant should be taken before Matthews, but it wouldn't surprise me if he was. 6'4 receivers with Bryant's speed and decent hands aren't that common but he is one of the rawest prospects given he mainly ran go routes at Clemson and may need to add some more strength. I don't think Matthews will fall all the way to the 3rd round like CBS projects.
Bryant is going to go way high solely because of his speed/height combination. Sad that it happens, but it's always been like this. Teams can't seem to pass on the idea of having a tall burner on the team if they think he'll be a matchup nightmare.
I think Bryant is a decent, but very raw prospect.
I would argue that Latimer is a better prospect than both Matthews and Bryant. Vastly superior in strength (The guy looked like an offensive lineman against CBs in the blocking game), and natural hands with undeniable explosiveness. The level of competition and polish is the primary question mark, but if I had to choose between the two, Latimer's tape against Dennard showed that the former (level of competition) is clearly not an issue, and I would pick him above Matthews right now based on the upside to be the complete package at WR.