Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
That's a laughably weak analysis. Most colleges these days don't run traditional routes, and many WRs lose the ball in the air, uncovered or not..it happens to college players and pros alike. But if that's your analysis, it's not worth going back and forth on this.
I'm not nickbradley, but I'll chime in anyways. I have serious reservations about drafting a WR who has only caught 49 passes in his entire college career. The only thing he has proven is that he is big and can fly down the field. Yes his YPC average is incredible and he has Calvin Johnson-esque size and speed. While I wouldn't go so far as to say that he can't
play WR, I will say that he hasn't proven he can do much besides be a deep threat in the NFL. He has a lot of work ahead of him, and it would hardly be a shock if he doesn't ever become the type of receiver his physical attributes say he should be. There have been plenty of receivers with off the chart measurable who never develop into anything more than a #3.A guy with his type of skills will always have a place in the NFL, I just personally am skeptical that he'll approach anywhere near his ceiling.
While AJ Jenkins is hardly guaranteed success, he has a much more reliable combination of measurables, college production, and polish that bodes better for NFL success. I feel much more confident about his chances to become a top-20 receiver than I do about Hill.