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WR Crop Looking Pretty Strong for 2014

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We should move Steve Smith to the slot next year if we get some quality talent at the WR position . Why cant he do what Wes and Amendola are doing?

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The key with receivers is release, catching and route running. Most big-time college receiver get let-down by the first as they aren't used to playing against good press coverage in the NFL. Receivers who might not go high in the draft but who have proved themselves against he press in college are usually the biggest steals, e.g. Steve Smith and Keenan Allen. 

 

Watkins is a very good receiver but has yet to show he can get release from press coverage. Until he can show that then he is always going to be a but of a risk, much like Tavon Austin last year.

 

Marquise Lee has faced good press coverage in college, but he has really struggled against it. When he went man-to-man against Ipre-Olumu vs Oregon last year he looked nothing like an NFL 1st rounder. A big play receiver who will not develop into an every-down guy, similar to Ted Ginn in many ways.

 

Mike Evans is the best receiver in the class. At 6'5 225lbs he is a match-up nightmare. He has good hands and gets very good release, just watch the 'Bama game for evidence. Although he might not have the speed of Watkins or Lee he is a far more pro-ready WR, with just as much upside.

 

Summary: PLEASE GET EVANS!

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I'm not sure what game you were watching, but Ifo pressed Lee four total times last year. One of them was blatant holding in the end zone that wasn't called. Two others Lee beat the press pretty well, got open enough to make the catch but didn't finish the play. The other Ifo held and was called. Those are the only plays Lee was pressed by Ifo. Other Oregon DBs pressed him in that game too, and he had a decent amount of success against those too. Lee still needs to get better against the press to be elite like most guys, and at times he can struggle against more physical corners, but to make a general statement that he struggles against press like it's a way to negate his impact just isn't accurate....

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there are some WR studs playing in the Clemson/FSU game

 

Kelvin Benjamin will get a lot more talk after this game

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i like Moncrief.. 

this.

 

Been on his bandwagon for awhile now.  Evans had a big game today, I like him as well.  I believe we can come out of this draft with a #1 WR.  We need one, especially with it being painfully obvious that Smith has lost a step or two. 

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