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WR Crop Looking Pretty Strong for 2014

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If Jarvis Landry comes out, he's the guy I want. He has, IMO, the best hands college. And we need guys who can catch Cam's lasers.

Love his game and his hands are a1. Can catch in traffic, wins in the slot or outside. Slept on his speed but he does a great job at getting vertical on routes and can pull away from defenders....

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Watkins- I'm really high on this kid. Great hands and speed. I would say if we go 9-7 to 7-9 we could have a chance of him falling to us until the combine. He should blow it up. Top 10 pick

 

Lee- This guy is good too. Very big and physical receiver. To me he's a young, faster Bolden. Another top 10 pick.

 

Evans- I watched the Bama game yesterday and he dominated. He's a HUGE WR. Something like 6'6 250. The only thing against him is his speed. If you go back and watch the Bama game he made all the catches but always had a db all over him. While it was awesome for him to still make the catches, I don't see him making all of those, much less the majority against NFL starting dbs. I'd loved to see if he could translate into a TE though. Late first round pick. 

 

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need to keep an eye on the Mizzou WRs. all 6'4+. I believe Washington is a Sr. while DGB is only a Soph

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I may be in the minority but i like benjamin over evans. I think he is more raw but his speed/size/combo is greater. What 6'5-235 do you know is capable of not only running a reverse but breaking 80 yards? He is unfinished and need more seasoning but at the end of the round he would be a great get and the size we need on the outside allowing smitty to fade into the sunset at the slot.

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I may be in the minority but i like benjamin over evans. I think he is more raw but his speed/size/combo is greater. What 6'5-235 do you know is capable of not only running a reverse but breaking 80 yards? He is unfinished and need more seasoning but at the end of the round he would be a great get and the size we need on the outside allowing smitty to fade into the sunset at the slot.

 

i think i am there with you. the last 2-3 games for Evans have been some what bad, while KB game has been improving weekly. also i think KB is a lot more athletic then Evans.

 

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Twice in the first half now Carr has floated it up for Adams. Adams has been unable to get to the ball because 5'10", 186lbs Nevin Lawson (Utah State corner) has jammed him.

Update: Adams fights through Lawson grab and hold for a 3rd quarter touchdown. Adams has 7 catches for 155 yards and a TD with a minute left in the third.

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I'll be watching a lot of college WR highlights soon. Oh how I hope the Panthers find a stud playmaking WR or two

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This team need a stud badly. The way the saints manhandled Smith and the rest of the WR corps was ridiculous. With all the talks about the OL, I think they play very well the whole year. Cam had time to go through his progressions.

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Ive been studying wr's lately, after taken a break from cb's. My thoughts on Moncrief so far

*Great size

*Tracks ball well over shoulder

*Has speed to break away(just ask lsu,m.s.u). Not a track star but very good none the less. No concern there

*Good footwork, nice routes

*Outside the numbers guys, not much over the middle

*Blocking needs work to say the least

*Needs to attack ball in air better

*Performed well against nfl quality talent. Plus I like players that produce for multiple years

Not many weaknesses. Definitely in my top 3 wr's

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Ive been studying wr's lately, after taken a break from cb's. My thoughts on Moncrief so far

*Great size

*Tracks ball well over shoulder

*Has speed to break away(just ask lsu,m.s.u). Not a track star but very good none the less. No concern there

*Good footwork, nice routes

*Outside the numbers guys, not much over the middle

*Blocking needs work to say the least

*Needs to attack ball in air better

*Performed well against nfl quality talent. Plus I like players that produce for multiple years

Not many weaknesses. Definitely in my top 3 wr's

I'm no expert or guru but all I need to do is watch YouTube highlights of Moncrief and I can understand that the kid is a baller. The only thing is I think he will be a late 1st-2nd rounder. I really want to have him in the 3rd. Not gonna happen.

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I realize there is another thread about WRs, but it is rather old and ran its course before the season.   I am not an expert and do not begin to pretend to have an eye for WR talent that will convert to the NFL (I thought Jarrett was a steal), but I look for things I never used to care about now.  These things are:

 

1. Can he beat the jam.  This is huge in the NFL.  If you can't beat the jam, you will be jammed every play.  I shall call thee, "Smuckers." (That is a jam company.)

2. Speed after the cut.  It is not measured with a watch so it is hard to analyze, but I look for separation and explosion out of the cut.  The WRs with good explosion tend to get bigger cushions before the snap.  So, a lot of yards is a bit deceiving.  Players who have speed and no real explosion are often played in press man coverage.  These players occasionally burn the CB. 

3. Watch the Safeties.  A good WR is always on the safeties' radar.  The roll toward him a lot.  Problem here is, on TV, you miss this a good bit.

4. Hands.  Can he catch the ball without a bobble.  I do not like body catchers--body catching is OK for some on here, and, at times, it is smart.  But a WR who drops passes in his hands or bobbles them is not going to make it in the NFL.  Body catching is a sign that the WR does not trust his ability to catch the ball cleanly--that is why he does it when he does not have to.

5.  Route running.  Solid route running reflects a knowledge of football as much as it is needed to get open.  It requires patience because timing is critical in the NFL.  Breaking off routes because a WR feels open is a huge mistake because many NFL defenses make you feel open when you are not.  It also causes the QB to rush throws and the WR to catch the ball on the "wrong foot",

 

That is about all I know to look for, and everything above is what I stole from listening to the pros.  Not an original thought up there.  Not one.

 

Here is why I am excited about the WR crop this year:

 

There are 3 WRs who are legit first rounders, which means that there are probably 3 more who will be by the end of the season.  If there are 5 first rounders, we have a legitimate shot to get one in the first.  However, the second round will have some gems too.

 

First Round Locks

Watkins, Clemson.  He is a stud.

Lee, USC,  He could be a very special WR in the NFL--but he hails from the land of Jarrett and Colbert. 

Evans. Tex Tech.  I love this guy.  He is big, has speed, and can move.  Reminds me of Julio. 

 

Others who may become first rounders with solid seasons

Moncrief, Ole Miss.  This player can get vertical.

Matthews, Vandy.  He is nothing special on paper, but everything to Vandy.  He sees double teams and the best DBs in the SEC every week. 

 

Personally, I think there is some talent at Rutgers, Louisville, and scattered throughout the SEC. 

 

I have not shopped around much yet,but these are names I have noticed.  I say, compared to the last few years, this WR crop is a TON better--- We should come away with one or two in the first 4 rounds.

 

My pick?  Moncrief is realistic.  I expect Carolina to be picking around 20, and he should be there.  If any of the top 3 fall, yes.

 

That is all.  Just peeking into the WR jar for next year and thought I would share my enthusiasm.

Do not be so hard on yourself about Jarrett. The problem was with his determination and work ethics not his ability

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Do not be so hard on yourself about Jarrett. The problem was with his determination and work ethics not his ability

 

You know, Jarhead, I can boast that I was one of the first to suspect that he might bust.  I went to his Rookie OTAs and reported back on a forum that he looked out of shape, slow, and Steve Smith was in his face several times at practice for screwing up--DJ's body language was that he didn't seem to care. 

 

I think Beason was a rookie that year, and I wrote that he was better inside than outside, at least in goal line drills--he saw the hole before the back did.  He was quick. 

 

Looking back, I was all over it.  But I admit that I was pumped when we drafted Jarrett in the second round. 

 

I was also pumped when we got Duke Robinson, Jimmy Clausen, and Eric Norwood. 

I was pissed when we drafted Ryan Kalil, Thomas Davis, and Cam Newton.  I can say that OTAs tell you a lot about a player.  I see why they are so important.

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