Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Our window to the Superbowl is now. I have read all 3 books and have loved them all. I would say it is up to her maturity level. Jareb loves the books but he also has a high maturity level since he has read a lot of books like it. Yes there are killings in the book but it does not go into detail it leaves it up to the readers interpretation.A rookie Wr will rarely come in and be a game changer. Most people on this board will tell you that a Wr takes at least 2 to 3 years to really learn the speed and route requirements of the NFL. In addtion, we are picking so far back in the first that it is unlikely we can get a "cant miss prospect." We are much better off picking best player available which hopefully is a passrushing OLB/NT or TE. We should solve our Wr problems with a vet FA.....Garcion/Colston/Mannigham/Wayne/ or any elite WR will be better than any 1st round rookie wr we could get (99 percent probablity). OUR TIME IS NOW!!
1. This is what bugs me with the Crabtree hate, I know he was picked 10th overall or whatever but he needed time to develop, I'll put my own limited on it that if he doesn't break 1K yards, and show some consistency when facing better DBs I want a change. Back on topic, the last 2 years the highest total statistical output from WRs in rounds 1 and 2 during(specifically picks from 15th - 60) their rookie year was like this
1. Torrey Smith 50 rec 841 yards 7 TDs
2. Greg Little 61 rec 709 yards 2 TDs
3. Titus Young 48 rec 607 yards 6 TDs
4. Dez Bryant 45 rec 561 yards 6 TDs
5. Arrelious Benn 25 rec 395 yards 2 TDs
6. Randall Cobb 25 rec 375 yards 1 TD
7. Jon Baldwin 21 rec 254 yards 1 TD
8. Golden Tate 21 rec 227 yards 0 TD
#1, 2, and 4 come from pass happy offenses and on top of that out of the 3 with 2 years experience only Dez Bryant was able to make a big impact his 2nd year(900+ yards, 9 TDs). The other 2 only showed marginal improvement, whether that was due to qb play, coaching, etc remains to be seen.
All situations are different, we arent the cowboys, seahawks, or bucs so we cant say our hypothetical 1st or 2nd round WR would be the same way but its just a barometer for talent. WRs picked between the 15th - 60th picks(and typical WRs in general) have a fairly substancial learning curve when going into the NFL.
No one on this board should be thinking that a WR picked at #30 or at #60 will come in and put Crabtree to shame, in fact it would either make Crabtree look better or at the very worst show Crabtree is #2. If we are looking to win now we will throw tons of cash and Vincent Jackson or Marques Colston otherwise get used to watching Crabtree and a rookie WR develop for a year or 2. We got to the NFCC with nothing but Crabtree and VD as viable pass catchers, so adding a quality rookie let alone a beast like Colston or VJAX will probably put us over the top.
[ Edited by sfout on Feb 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM ]