Originally posted by lamontb:
I don't think anybody thinks he's a bust or terrible. He was just over drafted. Hopefully he really breaks out
As for the Vernon comparison, it's a good one, but it's not without its flaws.
Vernon was a physical specimen and freak of nature, so his projection was sky high based on that alone. You kind of knew that if he got the right attitude and had a more functional offense, he could flourish.
Crabs's physical prowess leaves a lot to be desired, especially in the speed category. Vernon also didn't battle the injuries and miss the time in camp that Crabs did.
I was thrilled AFTER we drafted Crabtree, but with Davis I hoped, prayed and anticipated that the Niners would get him.
With all that being said, I do think he can improve, I just have readjusted my expectations based on what I've seen. When he was drafted, I thought he could be a top talent in the league, I no longer think that's feasible.
Hopefully with the added competition at WR and the fact that teams will have to account for Moss on the other side, Crabs will finally emerge.
Time will tell. Hoping for the best.