I thought about it, and I couldn't think of another player to avoid ridicule, so I'm gonna go ahead and say it.
He catches the ball like Jerry Rice.
He just kind of absorbs the ball into himself.
He also seems to have a very quick mind, with very quick movements.
Jerry Rice is the one player he reminds me of.
Rice never wasted an inch of movement, or nanosecond of time.
He looks like a very raw Jerry Rice, because Rice ran crisper routes (no one has ever run better routes) and always instantaneously made just the right move which gave him the most yards possible after the catch.
Crabtree is not close to that, but physically and mentally, it is very similar.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Oct 26, 2009 at 11:10 PM ]