Originally Posted by Insideop
That's not all he's a "stickler" on. Blocking is another skill he wants in a WR. That's how Walter stuck around so long and I think it's one of the reasons Martin and Posey didn't see the field as much earlier in the season. Is Patterson known for being a good blocker?
I guess I'm looking at this WR selection thing differently than most on this MB. Most here seem to want a potential #1 to develop and replace Johnson in the next few years. I don't see that WR anywhere in this draft. Patterson may be close on the physical end and with his "potential." But, there are 2 reasons I don't think it will happen; one is, he'll be long gone by the time we pick at #27, and two is, with the loss of Walter and possibly Posey (for the year), they need a #2 WR that will start day 1. Are Patterson or Hunter, with all their "upside", potential, and question marks that guy? My guess is no. I think the Texans will be looking at either Allen or Hopkins at #27 if either are still there. Neither has the "upside" that Patterson or Hunter do, but both are way more NFL ready (route running, blocking, hands, etc..) and should be solid #2 WR's for years to come.
That's the way I see it as well. Very well presented. DeAndre Hopkins has been my fav for a while. He just seems more complete and NFL ready 'day one' than Keenan Allen. I think he runs better routes, has better hands, not afraid of the middle and YAC as well as being able to get separation from what I've researched as well as deceptive playing speed. I know there are probably just as many if not more folks in Keenan's camp so I wouldn't be disappointed.
Also think we need a fatty in the middle for the first time.
I can't wait till draft day!
Doesn't matter though. The brain trust will turn in a card out of left field that will make folks think WTF? Maybe this year things will be different. I hope so.