Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by buck:
From 2007, the year Calvin Johnson was drafted, to the present 318 wide receivers have attended the combine. (limited to those whose heights were listed)
Of those, 57 were 6 feet 3inchers or taller (17.92 %).
The other 261 were less than 6 feet 3 inches (82.08%).
Yeah, I agree it doesn't matter if the guy is 5'10 or 6'4" but it does matter if he can get open and catch passes. Just was surprised by the top fifteen guys in yards last year...most over 6'2". Would I not want Steve Smith at 5'9"? I'd take (a young) someone like him in a heartbeat!
Being tall or being fast may help a good receiver, but height and speed do not make a receiver good.
I have the list of those 57 wide receivers 6 feet 3 and taller. Some of them are great; others are not.
I have no problem with size, or the lack of it for that matter. Quality is critical, not height, weight or speed.
[ Edited by buck on May 31, 2013 at 8:30 PM ]