Underwood has some promise and can return kicks as well. I think he's a good signing considering the cost. Hopefully he can be an effective piece of the puzzle. He's a good athlete and was both the starting QB and the starting point guard for his high school team.
Acting like he's a bust is ridiculous. Any 7th round pick who can stick around and get playing time for 5 seasons has to be counted as a success.
Agree with most of that. Underwood can definitely contribute in his role. Only part I disagree with is the returning kicks. He's not a return man. Or I should say he wouldn't be a good return man.
What needs to be understood is that speed isn't the end all be all in the NFL. Players like Percy Harvin aren't good in their roles because they are fast. They are good because they can accelerate quickly and change direction without losing speed. Again, that is not Tiquan. He has very good straight line speed but he isn't quick, he is a long strider so he doesn't accelerate or change direction quickly either. He would not be a dynamic return man.
That's a good signing, Underwood was Glennon's security blanket last year. I remember seeing him make a lot of big catches and plays for TB.
Tim Wright was the security blanket. Tiquan Underwood was about the furthest thing from a security blanket. Had a couple solid games but again, he is not a short yardage, underneath receiver nor is he a volume receiver.
Underwood is a great dude and a great teammate. For a team looking for bargain wideouts, you could do worse. Ted Ginn is a better player though, no other way to slice it.
Underwood is serviceable working underneath and thats about as far as that goes. He isn't a catch in traffic kind of guy Good news is Cotchery can fill that role for you. Underwood is best used to stretch the field with his straight line speed. Ginn had that ability as well but what Ginn has that Underwood doesn't have is quickness and change of direction speed/acceleration. Underwood isn't anywhere near as able with the ball in hand as Ginn was. He isn't going to give you YAC's unless he is already behind the defense.
Not a bad signing but if he is anywhere above your #4 option at wideout, you need to upgrade the position more.