Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
Absolutely he got better, I don't think anyone would dispute that. Not falling down makes him a million times better than he was last year. The problem is, we could do better, so if a CB/return guy is available in the 3rd like Boykin, I'd take him and let Jason Allen leave. Boykin would be a great ST gunner too, so I think he would be valuable. Gives KJ competition and incentive to improve, and makes the team deeper at a key position. Still have Roc Carmichael and Brandon Harris coming back in 2012 to compete too, so CB#2 should be pretty young either way.
You can do better? Come on that's not a real reason, until you have Jerry Rice catching passes from Montana with Reggie White on the DL and..................anyone CAN be upgraded, the thing is value. If Boykin is selected in the 3rd, decent value but it would mostly be for his return ability. As has been pointed out, CB is young including those 2 guys who are basically just rookies with experience. Lots of talent left in the 3rd but is it more valuable to pick up a depth CB/return man or an OL that possibly pushes to start? Or a WR that probably does start?
While we sit here and project players futures...why not look at KJ's future? If he makes the same strides he did this past year, what level of play would you say that is? He's still young, only 2 years experience so it's not like he's an old dog learning new tricks. He was vastly improved and clearly has better coaches and better leadership around him too.