In fact, Kiper doesn't see any tackles at 28 that will would be better pick for Panthers than a WR. Mel Kiper says he doesn't see an OT he's excited about for the #Panthers to take with 28th pick.
"In Carolina, receiver has to trump tackle" -- Kiper on Panthers' pick at 28. Per dave newton. And I agree 100%. I want a tackle but sorry the value just isn't there...
Big frame and longer arms provide him a wide catching radius. However, has smaller hands and fights the ball at times. A lot of double catches viewed on tape. Has a bad habit of allowing the ball into his body especially with underneath routes. At his best catching the ball above his shoulders. Underwhelming finisher in contested jump ball situations considering measureables and leaping ability (39 ½ VJ). Doesn't always time jumps well and has some tightness adjusting to the ball.
Scout's inc on moncreif and my biggest problem with him.
I in no way would reach for some tackle who is maybe a 3rd round talent in the first just because there is not so many of them. The logic of people saying we should grab a tackle just because this class is deeper at wr is flawed. Yes you could get a better wr than tackle in the second but, by your own accord you would be doing the almost exact thing your trying to avoid doing at wr but with another position. That's not bpa that's reaching for need. I would not pass on benjamin or cooks in the first so i could grab turner or benito at 28 just because of the need. Just because a draft is deep doesn't mean that a first round Wr is the exact same talent as a third rounder. Let's not over think this....
It's funny that people knock Benjamin for maybe skipping a private workout but the big story right now is how all these private workouts are really tiring out these prospects. Just something to chew on.
It's amazing the amount of hate Benjamin get's on this board but those say guys will hype u a less productive project like Moncrief...
Yep, that's my exact concern. Calvin Johnson is essentially the same size. He's listed at 236, but it wouldn't surprise me a bit if he's 240+. But again, he's a freak.
When you look at KB's measurements and times, they scream elite NFL TE. They don't scream WR.
The same can be said for olsen. Hes more a wr than a te. But the fact of the matter is the kid is a football player a weapon who cant be defined by a simple position. Yoy can play him te or wr and he wins. That's a valuable asset this day and age.
And your expression of yourself can also be racist to someone else. The kid reportedly misses a wworkout and then this guy says he looks like a thug? Come on...either you see it or you choose not to see it but don't get defensive when someone points out the truth.
I m kinda excited about the kid. He's a sleeper on the same level as brandon williams to me. I don't know that he will dominate hell don't even know if he will make the team. But I am very intrigued by his skills and possibilities of him filling in the rotation.