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Ricky Proehl and Don Gregory having dinner with WR Lattimer

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Jonathan Jones mocked us taking Kelvin Benjamin.

 

I may have missed it, but I don't think he put Lattimer in the first round.

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I will be happy if Latimer is there at 60 and we take him but at 28 idk. You don't draft a guy early just because you are afraid someone else will draft him after you if you don't. If you board does not have the value on him at that pick then let someone else take him. And you take what you view as the better player.

Drafting guys early because you are afraid of someone else drafting him after you is how you take Mike Williams over Demarcus Ware.

Demarcus Ware was like the Latimer of his draft, while Mike Williams was like the Mike Evans of his draft.

Both Mike Williams and Mike Evans are/were projected to be the #2 WR taken, both projected to go early in the first round, both were huge WRs without elite speed. Walter Football had Williams going #7 and wrote: "In my opinion, Mike Williams is the best player in the draft."

Ware was like Latimer, a guy not even expected to go first round until his stock started rising late. For example, Mel Kiper had Ware going at #25 (and Williams at #9).

http://blackandgold.com/saints/7872-march-6-2005-mel-kipers-mock-draft.html

And Sports Illustrated's Don Banks had Ware going at #31 (and Williams at #7)

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/03/15/mock.draft2.part1/

And Sports Illustrated gave Ware a 2nd Round grade

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2005/draft/players/66970.html

etc.

Dallas had the #11 and #20 overall picks, but Jerry Jones was afraid Ware wouldn't be there at #20 and took him at #11:

"Cowboys Owner/GM Jerry Jones decided to overrule then head coach Bill Parcells who wanted to select Roger Delair or Marcus Spears (later drafted by Dallas at #20), and decided to draft Ware with the 11th overall pick."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeMarcus_Ware

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Dallas had the #11 and #20 overall picks, but Jerry Jones was afraid Ware wouldn't be there at #20 and took him at #11:

"Cowboys Owner/GM Jerry Jones decided to overrule then head coach Bill Parcells who wanted to select Roger Delair or Marcus Spears (later drafted by Dallas at #20), and decided to draft Ware with the 11th overall pick."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeMarcus_Ware

I always felt that jerry jones knows good talent, he just has no clue how to value it... If that makes any sense

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Steelers blogger:

"Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer has created quite a buzz over the course of the last few weeks and Friday evening I had a request from a reader that wanted to know if I could find out..his completion percentage.

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According to my research, Latimer was targeted 110 times in 2013 and his 72 catches resulted in a 65.5% completion ratio. That's pretty damn good when you consider that I saw him overthrown a lot and that he was predominantly targeted 8 or more yards down the field.

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I do not have Latimer's drop rate, but I am willing to bet is below average. He has really good hands.

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There are several draftniks that think the Philadelphia Eagles , New Orleans Saints or Carolina Panthers might be interested in taking him in the first round

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Latimer, in my opinion,..could very easily be this year's version of Keenan Allen. ... In short, there's not much not to like about this big wide receiver."

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