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Jom112
01-12-2010, 05:27 PM
What are you guys thoughts on the WR's in this years draft?

Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State - Definitely my favorite at this point.

Golden Tate, Notre Dame - Not the ideal size, but the toughest receiver I've seen. Love this guys play making ability and attitude.

Arrelious Benn, Illinois - Haven't seen him play much. Good size and speed from what I hear. What are you guys thoughts on him?

Damian Williams, USC - I like him, but I'm also weary on USC WR's.

Brandon LaFell, LSU - Undecided on him. Seems slow but then again all LSU receivers seem slower to me for some reason.

MaxAMillion
01-13-2010, 04:46 PM
I like Bryant but the timeoff concerns me.

I think Benn will be the steal of the draft among WR he is a first round talent who did not put up numbers because of Illinois sorry offense/QB. I would not be upset if Benn was taken by the Steelers in round 3.

Tate is the best playmaker of the group listed. He was a RB in high school and he has great skills after the catch. He would be a lock 1st round pick if he was taller. He gets compared to Steve Smith and I can see why.

I don't think much of Williams or Lafell. neither seems particularly explosive. I wouldn't draft either unles they were around in the 4th round or later.

RuthlessBurgher
01-14-2010, 11:34 AM
Not a good year for top WR's. Jordan Shipley is interesting as a mid-round prospect, though.

Jom112
01-14-2010, 01:52 PM
Not a good year for top WR's. Jordan Shipley is interesting as a mid-round prospect, though.

It does seem to be a thin crop of receivers this year. Dez Bryant and Golden Tate stand out as my favorites. Benn seems intriguing but no one else I think is worth a 1st or 2nd round pick at this point...

Jom112
01-14-2010, 04:06 PM
Has anyone seen/heard of this guy before?

Ricardo Lockette, WR, Fort Valley State
6'2 1/2 - 205 lbs.
Supposedly runs a 4.36 forty

RuthlessBurgher
01-14-2010, 04:35 PM
Has anyone seen/heard of this guy before?

Ricardo Lockette, WR, Fort Valley State
6'2 1/2 - 205 lbs.
Supposedly runs a 4.36 forty

Just looked him up. Apparantly he tested positive for high levels of testosterone prior to a track meet this past summer and was declared ineligible at Fort Valley State and had to transfer to an NAIA school. Based solely on that, sounds like a guy the Bengals would like! :mrgreen:

Jom112
01-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Has anyone seen/heard of this guy before?

Ricardo Lockette, WR, Fort Valley State
6'2 1/2 - 205 lbs.
Supposedly runs a 4.36 forty

Just looked him up. Apparantly he tested positive for high levels of testosterone prior to a track meet this past summer and was declared ineligible at Fort Valley State and had to transfer to an NAIA school. Based solely on that, sounds like a guy the Bengals would like! :mrgreen:

hahaha. Maybe, but not till the 7th round...

steelblood
01-20-2010, 05:29 PM
LaFell will be a great value. He'll be a good pro. I'm not sure why you say he looks slow. Scouts expect him to run in the 4.5 range at the combine. That will be very good for a receiver his size and will probably be faster than Bryant who will certainly be overpayed.

I also like the Demaryius Thomas from Ga Tech - huge at 6'3 and about 230. He is not a great route runner yet, but he is almost as big as a TE and runs pretty well. He is also a very good blocker and has one of the nastiest stiff arms I've seen.

My later round stud is David Reed from Utah. He has decent size at 6'1 and average speed. But, he has great hands and amazing body control. He'll be a successful possession receiver with enough size to play on the outside. He is a strong and slippery runner who is effective on all routes.

Jom112
01-21-2010, 11:03 AM
LaFell will be a great value. He'll be a good pro. I'm not sure why you say he looks slow. Scouts expect him to run in the 4.5 range at the combine. That will be very good for a receiver his size and will probably be faster than Bryant who will certainly be overpayed.

I also like the Demaryius Thomas from Ga Tech - huge at 6'3 and about 230. He is not a great route runner yet, but he is almost as big as a TE and runs pretty well. He is also a very good blocker and has one of the nastiest stiff arms I've seen.

My later round stud is David Reed from Utah. He has decent size at 6'1 and average speed. But, he has great hands and amazing body control. He'll be a successful possession receiver with enough size to play on the outside. He is a strong and slippery runner who is effective on all routes.

I'm not sure why I think Lafell is slow but like I said for some reason a lot of LSU receivers over the past couple of years have just looked slow to me when I watch their games. I don't know why, maybe it's just a perception thing.

Early Doucet and Dwayne Bowe both looked "slower" to me as well when they came out. But both don't look too slow now in the NFL...

steelblood
01-22-2010, 03:38 PM
This is a good TE draft with nice second and third round WR talent. The Bengals will benefit.

Jom112
01-22-2010, 03:50 PM
This is a good TE draft with nice second and third round WR talent. The Bengals will benefit.

I'm hoping the Bengals go after all three of the following:

Jermaine Gresham, TE 6?6 258 lbs.
Demaryius Thomas, WR 6?3 229 lbs.
Danario Alexander, WR 6?5 215 lbs.

Imagine trying to stop even 2 of those 3 and Chad in the Red Zone...

Steel Life
01-27-2010, 09:42 PM
Here's three value picks in the Steelers mold...

1. Eric Decker, WR, Minnesota - Rnd. 3-4
2. Riley Cooper, WR, Florida - Rnd. 4-5
3. Marcus Easley, WR, UConn - Rnd. 4-5

steelblood
01-28-2010, 09:39 AM
This is a good TE draft with nice second and third round WR talent. The Bengals will benefit.

I'm hoping the Bengals go after all three of the following:

Jermaine Gresham, TE 6?6 258 lbs.
Demaryius Thomas, WR 6?3 229 lbs.
Danario Alexander, WR 6?5 215 lbs.

Imagine trying to stop even 2 of those 3 and Chad in the Red Zone...

I don't love Alexander. He is not sudden enough. He has good long speed, but he is awfully thin and slow out of his breaks. He may struggle to get open underneath. I think he had a really bad knee injury a few years back. I question his durability in the NFL with that long, thin frame.

Teams at the top of the 2nd round would be nuts not to take Thomas. He is dynamic and huge. I think he'll become a good route runner too.

Jom112
01-28-2010, 11:24 AM
This is a good TE draft with nice second and third round WR talent. The Bengals will benefit.

I'm hoping the Bengals go after all three of the following:

Jermaine Gresham, TE 6?6 258 lbs.
Demaryius Thomas, WR 6?3 229 lbs.
Danario Alexander, WR 6?5 215 lbs.

Imagine trying to stop even 2 of those 3 and Chad in the Red Zone...

I don't love Alexander. He is not sudden enough. He has good long speed, but he is awfully thin and slow out of his breaks. He may struggle to get open underneath. I think he had a really bad knee injury a few years back. I question his durability in the NFL with that long, thin frame.

Teams at the top of the 2nd round would be nuts not to take Thomas. He is dynamic and huge. I think he'll become a good route runner too.

I read somewhere a scout wasn't sure if Alexander was more Colston or Baskett. He added some bulk before the senior bowl so I think he's closer to Colston at this point. But Colston isn't really the most durable receiver either...