So are you suggesting there is a jinx or curse in panther land saying its impossible to draft a successful rookie receiver?
Your basing our history off of 3 2nd round receivers and 1 1st rounder 27th overall)since 95.
That's silly logic IMO. If we went by that logic then we should zoom in on a LB or RB as we have had better rookie impact from those positions than any other.
If we find a noise or smitty in the first wouldn't that be a success anyway? We need to start grooming someone to replace Smith instead of being stuck overpaying a FA receiver or expecting a rookie to come in and immediately be the new # 1.
Just sounds like you don't like him as a prospect and that's fine. The problem is you are using reasons totally unrelated to him to justify your stance.
Funny thing is, if Allen was completely healthy and ran a 4.4 then I don't think anyone would believe he'd be there at 14 anyway.
Every prospect has causes for concern and lower the pick the more amplified the concerns are.
Of course I am not suggesting there is a jinx in us picking receivers in the draft, where did you get that stupid idea. Your whole premise and post is built off faulty reading comprehension and a leap in convoluted logic I never said. It would be stupid logic to say that, and you are the one who said it not me. You Allen nut huggers need to take a few deep breaths and actually see what people are saying before going off on a ridiculous tangent to champion your injured warrior.
But lets review what I did say to make it easy for you.
So I said that we need to avoid injured players or guys with injury histories because our experience has been lately that they struggle to play right away and some of them like Otah or Hogan played very little for us. Stupid?? No.
And if we have 5 players in the draft, your coach is on the hotseat and we need to draft an impact player in the first we should not take a receiver who often needs a few years to learn the position in order to perform at a high level. We should avoid taking a flier on a rookie receiver who is injured and isn't even the highest rated receiver in the draft on many boards particularly if he isn't Julio Jones or an AJ Greene and is a can't miss pick who is 100% healthy. Stupid??? No.....
And to the point that if he ran a 4.4 everyone would be fine with it. Of course they would. If he ran a 4.4 then it would be faster than he ever been recorded running and it would show he was 100% recovered and not injured going into the draft. He would be one of the best receiver prospects in the draft and as I said earlier would be a good option at 14.
But he didn't, and he is still rehabbing and this is a non surgery injury which appears to taking quite a bit of time to heal. So some of us are reticent to pull the trigger on him.
Now take a few breaths, read what I actually said, and then respond to avoid looking like a confused Alllen Groupie this time.