Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:I would be ECSTATIC to have either player, but Moncrief has the slight edge.
I was high on Moncrief... am still high on him... but the big thing for me... especially having a QB like Kaep? Give me the guy with the better hands. I'm not sure anyone would try and debate whether Moncrief has better hands.. I think it rather clear that he doesn't. He catches some nice passes away from his body every now and then... he goes up for the ball every now and then... but it's infrequent enough to be a concern. To me, I have them both rated fairly close... but the better hands and aggression to go get the ball comes from Latimer.. so he has the edge for me.
Speaking in terms of who I'd want? It's even. As a prospect, I think Moncrief has the edge and most teams probably see it that way. But personally, I see the upside in both guys and think both have the size, speed, blocking, and playmaking ability to be long-time NFL starters. Moncrief gives you a little bit more in terms of a vertical threat and potentially lessened learning curve and competitive adjustment, based on system and level of competition.
Lots of factors to evaluate. Think if we were able to somehow get both? We'd be set for years. Won't happen, but I'd love it. Personally, I think we should take the approach that the best teams typically do, which is do three things:
1) Stock up on players at positions where the lack of an impact player is the greatest
2) Stock up on players at the positions of the weakest overall depth
3) Add players in preparation for future holes
WR matches all three of those qualifications (one part one, it's more an impact slot WR). Lots of question marks. Boldin's age/sustainability, Crabtree contract, Patton's unprovenness. Lloyd having been out for a year and only on a one-year deal. We should really add two WRs, but drafting two early would either mean Lloyd is cut, Osgood is cut, someone is traded, or we run with 7 WRs. If it were me, I'd still draft two regardless. The depth is so great, there is bound to be a player at a spot he wouldn't be in any other draft.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:52 AM ]