Originally posted by 49ersfan4life:Originally posted by MadDog49er:Originally posted by GhostofFredDean:
Donnie Avery measured in at 5-foot-11, 192....that's pretty solid for a guy who could break 4.30 if he's able to run (bad hammie).
The whole WR board is an entire mess right now, and ripe for the picking. It would not shock me anymore to see a sleeper 2nd rounder jump up, and leapfrog all of the bigger named guys.
Watch out for Andre Caldwell, everyone. He's been training down in Florida with Tom Shaw, and rumors are swirling that he will be closer to 4.30 than 4.40. He's got good height and speed, and is very bright. The Niners have to really look hard at him, in my opinion.
This also opens a crack for Manningham to be the number one wide receiver if he erases doubts about his problems in the past, comes in at a solid weight and height, and runs extremely well. I don't see it happening, but stranger things have happened.
And, don't forget about Adarius Bowman, everyone. He's big, strong, and should time pretty well. If he can show better hands at the combine, he could make a run up the boards as well.
James Hardy has been given a gift by the top two guys. We'll see if he performs, and well.
Avery came about the same height as Harry Douglas, and about 20 pounds heavier. Very interesting. There is a chance Avery may not run.
I thought malcolm kelly was projected to be the number 1 WR?
i know he aint running in the combine but still has that hurt him that much do you think?
Since juniors have not been involved in any post-season bowl games, scouts and coaches lean heavier on the combine to measure a player's speed. One of the issues that Kelly has to resolve to solidify a first round grade, is speed. The combine is a neutral-site gauge to see how fast a player is, in straightline speed.
It should hurt him a fair amount. Maybe as much as a half-round.