Originally posted by iLL49er:
honestly if you want speed cooks doens't have blazing speed on tape and neither does beckham
marquise lee does and of course watkins does but watkins is a pipe dream
I think Cooks has terrific speed on tape. You can see it especially everytime he turns the corner on a sweep, good speed and very good acceleration. Beckham doesn't have elite speed but he does have elite quickness and enough speed that he will threaten defense's deep.
Both are incredibly dangerous once they have the ball in their hands. Both add a new dimension to the 49ers offense that opposing teams would ignore at their own peril.
And its not just their athleticism, but the mentality both these guys play with, the way they go after the ball aggressively, snatching it right out of the air, not caring if they are single or double covered. I have a preference for Cooks over Beckham but either one works for me.
In the end, regardless of who the 49ers pick, I definitely see them going for someone with a lot of speed and quickness, someone who has similar or better traits than AJ Jenkins, with a much better mindset and a more aggressive, tougher demeanor.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on May 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM ]