My opinion is we should use every available draft pick on the defensive side of the ball despite needs at WR and OT.
But between Jeffery and Blackmon I am torn. I think Jeffery would be a better fit and would compliment Smith, Naanee, Lafell, and Gettis nicely.
Jeffery is a beast in the red zone and is virtually unstoppable on the one on one fade route. Something we do not have right now on our offense but I don't think he has the ability to get enough separation to be a true #1 WR in the NFL But I think as a #2 or slot receiver he would be huge
for this offense.
Blackmon is sort of the opposite. I think he can be a #1 receiver and is a big playmaker but does he fit with our personnel? Right now we have a lot of speed guys (granted not as good as Blackmon) but not a "hands" guy who can make catches in a crowded space, i.e. the red zone.
i kinda envision Jeffery as a Keyshawn Johnson in his prime and Blackmon as a Desean Jackson.
So either one would be an upgrade and I would be super happy if we drafted either one. I do think that Jeffery would be a better fit with our current personnel but I don't think he is a #1 receiver but a perfect compliment to the WRs we currently have. But should we use a high draft pick on a complimentary player? Blackmon has the ability to replace Smith eventually as a #1 receiver but I don't think he will help us as much in the one area that it is needed most, the red zone.
Big plays and moving the ball from 20 to 20 hasn't been the issue this year (for the most part). It is when we get to the red zone that we are struggling. I think Jeffrey changes that. But again do you use a high draft pick on him?? I don't know.
Just my opinion.
Edited by teeray, 18 November 2011 - 02:05 PM.