Originally Posted by Mr teX
Like Braylon Edwards or Corey Bradford or Jacoby Jones? I could go on for days naming guys who had everything but good hands & failed in the NFL b/c of that. So as you have probably garnered by now, i disagree completely. ..you either have good hands or you dont.
Catching isn't a skill that is honed easily like that...the level of skill needed to be a good hands WR in the NFL where db's are all over you takes alot longer than 5 years and whomever waits for that guy that long to develop into a pro bowl WR is either a moron or they've got GB depth a WR. If we select him, then you already know the answer to that question. Dude will be expected to produce in 2. He should be expected to produce in that time frame anyway if he goes in the 1st. But if this guy can't even handle catching in traffic amongst college cb's, whomever takes him is going to be in for a rude awakening when he gets to the pros.
You never hear of a guy who came into the league with marginal hands, they work hard on catching for a few years & they become a good to great WR let alone 1 who was selected in the 1st round like this guy is projected.
Stay away from this guy Rick PLEASE!!!!!!!!
1. Did you see marginal hands from Hill at the combine or in several plays last season?
2. Catching the ball in traffic is one thing; you can't expect a receiver who had to catch the ball with a defender coming straight at him to be able to hold on to the ball every time (due to a late throw by the QB; ie. Andrew Luck's style.)
And when did you notice that Hill didn't do a good job at catching the ball "in traffic"; can you bring up a few examples - there must be several to make you feel so uncomfortable about the guy.