I'm not an expert but Odell def doesnt come at me as a Victor Cruz for sure.
I havent really been able to compare Odell to someone else, but if I have to I would go with Jeremy Maclin (I think). Probably more Desean Jackson. It's hard to give a comparison with Odell, but he's def not Victor Cruz. Guys need to doing more watching bc that comparison with Odell and Cruz is just so off.
OBJ reminds me of Cecil Shorts with more versatility.
Expected and expendable sans maybe Harper, they'll have like almost 4 mil in cap right now, heard Pierre Thomas and Lance Moore are likely gone as well. After they finish releasing those players they might have 9 mil in cap, with almost 7 of that going towards Graham with the TE tag, and they still have 20 other roster spots to fill out. Talk about buying a budget.
Kyle Fuller is awesome and he best succeeds in the intermediate zone where most NFL throws take place
- Fuller’s metrics here instantly stand out. His pass defense rate, where he gets his hands on one out of every 3 targets, is best for second in the two tiers behind only Jason Verrett. He was targeted more often than every other CB, but his leading burn rate of 24% more than makes up for it. With that stat, he edges out Darqueze Dennard for the least burned CB in this class.
Joyner is quite possibly another Honey Badger with his ability to line up anywhere across the formation as a slot CB or another safety
- Joyner’s array of targets makes a lot of sense for a slot type corner/ safety. He was challenged heavily on shorter patterns, while seeing deep throws less than average 17% of the time.
Everyone will view a prospect differently, some guys become completely enamored with a player and rank them higher than you'd expect, some just completely dislike that guy and rank him way lower. Its all in the eye of the beholder. I will say if he does somehow miraculously fall to 28 its a no fuging brainer we draft him. One of his best attributes is working his way back to the ball that we'd desperately need when Cam starts scrambling out of the pocket.
Oh man, great job upgrading the skill players on both sides of the ball. Mutual love of OBJ aside, Bryant is a pretty interesting talent with his size and vertical speed. Grimble is a wonderful pick, really under the radar TE that is going to help whoever drafts him. I'll have to check out Brooks a bit more, but really good draft.
i just said that same thing about Adams, he is by far the best high point catcher in the draft to me. he attacks the ball like no other. every cut up i watched of Carr, Adams had a red zone TD in, and i watched like 10 games from 2012 and 2013. routes were either fades, screens, or slants.
I was watching I think the Nevada game, there was a nice throw by Carr to Adams in the endzone, just went above the DB to get the ball, ended up getting it knocked out, but showed great ability to get his body up their to high point it. That and his concentration on the slants to seamlessly catch while in stride was just awesome.
Dude if we get like Robinson/Beckham in the 1st, an OL/CB/DE in the 2nd and he falls to us in the third, that'd be a quality scenario. I'm excited to follow Devante through the draft season.
Thats what I'm thinking, OBJ and Robinson are pretty much 1A/1B for me right now. Then in the 2nd target a Fuller, Mewhort, or Trent Murphy then get Adams in the 3rd. Thats a helluva way to start out the draft. Then round it out with an Arthur Lynch, Justin Ellis, Brandon Thomas, maybe even take a flyer on Seantrel Henderson.
Got bored today and started checking out some other receiving stats for this class. One of the biggest things for our offense has been redzone passing and targeting a big RZ threat that could be the next big step for this offense.. When we are 20 yards from the goal line, Cam threw 17 TDs to 3 INTs, within 10 yards he had 9 TDs and 0 INTs, now imagine that with an actual RZ target. Which brings me to what I was looking up, WRs and their ability to convert in the RZ. Of course you'll have to consider QB play (or lack thereof) and scheme when looking at these numbers, but interesting nonetheless.
For this I looked at their splits from 9 yards to the Goal and get a feel for how well they could convert in the RZ.
Sammy Watkins TD splits match up with his consistency to be a threat from anywhere, in Goal to Go situations, he caught 2 passes for 2 TDs.
Mike Evans - 4 catches, 3 TDs
Jordan Matthews - 3 catches, 1 TD.
Allen Robinson - 1 catch, 1 TD.
OBJ - 1 catch, 1 TD
Brandin Cooks - 12 catches, 8 TDs.
Davante Adams (led the nation in TD receptions) - 12 catches, 8 TDs
Kelvin Benjamins - 4 catches, 4 TDs
Brandon Coleman - 2 catches, 2 TDs. Also of note, Coleman only had 4 TDs on the season, all 4 of them came within the opponents 20 yard line.
Obvious players that stand out, Cooks and Adams both with high catch and high TD numbers in the RZ, then KB and Coleman being the big bodied receivers that both did well converting every catch for a TD.
I've started enjoying Peshek's work, and 2 other stats he mentioned that didn't make it into that piece. 83% of OBJ's receptions went for a first down and Cooks caught 25% of his total receptions in the redzone.