Originally Posted by beerlover
Calvin Johnson was the highest rated WR I've ever seen. He was graded out 9.78.
Last Year AJ Green 9.65 & Julio Jones 9.62.
This year Justin Blackmon 9.69. He is considered elite.
He is considered elite by whoever did that rating. It would be nice if it really were all objective and stuff, but while it is virtually universal that he's the top ranked WR in this draft class, I don't think you can say the same thing about his eliteness.
Justin Blackmon is widely considered the best receiver in this month's draft, but the jury is out on whether he's an elite player.
When Rob Rang of CBS Sports polled three NFL teams Friday night, all agreed that two quarterbacks, one offensive tackle, one running back and one cornerback classified as "elite" players in this draft. Presumably that includes Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Matt Kalil and Morris Claiborne.
None of the teams were willing to make the "elite" claim for Blackmon.