Re: Sports Illustrated 2013 Mocks
Honestly, the highest upside WR in the draft is Da'Rick Rogers IMHO.
In terms of potential, that group of Tennessee-ish WR's is on a whole different level. None of them are what we would call polished by any stretch, but those are the gamebreakers. Gambles for sure, but wow. Patterson is the most ready of this group, then Hunter, then Rogers. Rogers has those off the field issues as well, and Hunter has some unknowns with his injury history. Still.
Guys like Hopkins, Allen, and Patton are guys that can step on the field next year from day one and give you 600 yds and 5 TDs. They are talented and ready to play. The thing with these guys is at the end of their rookie contracts, you'll still be getting 800 yds 6 TDs. Which is nothing to shake our heads at, but it's also not enough to be a WR1 and command attention from the rest of the offense.
That's why I don't want to see us take Allen, Hopkins, or Patton in the first. And no, I don't think Austin even qualifies for discussion for WR1.
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we had when we created them.
Last edited by YoungTexanFan; 03-30-2013 at 08:10 PM.