We need a receiver who is fearless going over the middle. Morgan is pretty good in this regard and Williams tried but the 9ers did not do well in the short middle range of the passing game. Smith excelled in the long ball at times and VD, Walker, Ginn, Williams and Morgan can all go deep (Crabtree can as well).
But how many of these guys are really strong in the middle in traffic? Williams is too small and Crabtree seems timid in the middle at times (don't blame him) but he's a pretty big guy and this should be his bread and butter. Morgan showed the ablility to play a physical game, though he was less physical in 2010. Edwards was the best receiver last year playing tough in the middle but after his injury he disappeared...didn't heal? Or?
The 9ers desperately need a guy who can own the middle and at the same time be a target in the RZ--same kind of situation, congested and a lot of contact. So, to me it guts over size or speed.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Feb 11, 2012 at 8:04 AM ]