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#37 MadHatter


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

From the little I've seen, it looks like his ceiling is a reliable #2. Good hands and ability to make tough catches and decent route running.

He lacks that explosion of a #1 and I'm not sure how well he'll do v press coverage and route running could be better.

I think DG/Ron has seen that in him and will give him a chance to prove himself. King as well.

King and Pilates both have more skills in the slot
than Edelman.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:40 AM

Isn't Pilares still on the roster? If he is, I would think that he'd be considered our #1 before McNutt. But it really doesn't matter at this point.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

McNutt and King on the outside with Kp in the slot.

Team drafts cook and you can put him in Kings spot.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:50 AM

McNutt is a 6th round practice squad player who has more tackles (2) in his career than receptions.


He shouldn't even be on our depth chart much less our #1

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:58 AM

McNutt is a 6th round practice squad player who has more tackles (2) in his career than receptions.

He shouldn't even be on our depth chart much less our #1

LMAO!! Thanks I needed that laugh

#42 Mr. Scot

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

Hes the number 1 in the all important part of the season where no games are played or even practices are held.

What? Don't you realize the final roster is always set in stone by mid-March?

It's time to PANIC!!!

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

Of the two "next Victor Cruz's" I like King better.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:31 PM

Circus catches are nothing more than knowing that a receiver has a wide catching radius. That means even if a ball is thrown less than perfect, the wr still has a high potential to catch it.

I don't know if your being sarcastic as well but if you are I do appreciate you playing along. If this were my thread that would have to be highlighted as the best answer.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:59 PM

I may be flamed but i'm actually a little excited to see if maybe Pilares has progressed.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:53 AM

I'm really hoping to see Brandon Williams emerge and with our shotty patchwork offensive line, I can see us running a lot of 2 TE sets.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:12 AM

what step in the process is acceptance? B/c that is clearly what this thread is, and it's hilarious. If you're convincing yourself this WR squad is okay, then you must think teams like Oakland have hall of famers.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

Marvin McNutt Srengths Weaknesses


STRENGTHS: A tall, long big-bodied athlete with a solid upper body -- long arms and uses his upper body limbs to beat press coverage. A long strider and gliding athlete with build-up speed. Does a nice job using his size to create separation with good body control to shield defenders -- fearless in traffic. Has outstanding body control and ball skills, showing very good hand-eye coordination with large, soft hands -- won't drop many balls and plays confident. Highpoints the ball well and makes many of his catches away from his frame -- strong possession target who can move the chains and make some "wow" one-handed, acrobatic receptions. Tracks the ball very well to make tough catches look easy and shows very good awareness, always knowing where the sticks are. Has the physical nature and toughness to fight for every yard after the catch. Still improving as a route runner, but does a nice job of using head fakes to hold defensive backs. Showed steady progression at the position and improved each season -- a natural, despite only three years at the position. Was consistently productive (28 career TDs), leading the Hawkeyes in receiving the past two seasons and finished his career with several single-season and career records. WEAKNESSES: Not a sudden or dynamic athlete and is more of a one-speed guy who lacks natural burst. Not explosive and appears herky-jerky in his actions, lacking the quick-twitch movement skills to quickly change directions and create consistent separation. Still maturing as a route runner and needs to sell routes better to keep defenders off-balance -- will round off and tip his intended route. Needs to use his body to be effective and shows streaky focus at times. A former QB, McNutt has only three years at receiver and is still developing and learning the ins and outs of the position -- quiet final two games of his career lined up against two very good cornerbacks (Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska and Jamell Flemming, Oklahoma). Has some durability concerns, battling wrist and shoulder injuries as a senior -- also has asthma and struggled managing this condition early in his career. NFL Comparison: Roy Williams, Chicago Bears -- Dane Brugler

Player Overview

McNutt was a top-50 quarterback recruit out of high school, choosing Iowa over Missouri, Wisconsin and Nebraska. After redshirting in 2007, he was listed as the third-string quarterback in 2008 as a redshirt freshman and saw limited action in three games. McNutt made the full transition to wide receiver prior to 2009 and made an instant impact there as a sophomore with five starts, finishing with 34 catches for 674 yards (19.8) and 8 touchdowns. He started every game in 2010 as a junior (13 starts), recording a team-best 53 receptions for 861 yards (16.2) and 8 scores, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors. McNutt had his best season in 2011 as a senior with 13 starts, finishing with 82 catches for a conference-best 1,315 yards (16.0) and a school single-season record 12 touchdowns, earning First Team All-Big Ten honors and was named the conference's receiver of the year. McNutt is a talented all-around athlete and was a stand-out prep performer, receiving scholarships for baseball, basketball and football -- didn't play football until his sophomore year in high school because of asthma. He played quarterback all through high school and didn't accept the transition to wide receiver until his redshirt sophomore season at Iowa -- still learning the nuances of the position, but had a near-flawless transition and has a natural feel as a receiver. McNutt isn't a sudden or explosive athlete, but was productive in a traditional passing offense and has just enough long-striding speed to keep the defense honest -- will be valued more by certain teams and could find a fit as a strong, possession target with his hand-eye coordination, body control and soft hands.