159 receptions for 2,080 yards and 12 TD's. And he was the focal point of the Cal offense. Teams were game planning against him.
Had Matt Barkley been his QB Allen is atop 5 pick.
I would have to be sold on Patterson's interview...But I'm talking in this scenario about talent on the field. The drop off from Patterson to Allen-Hopkins-Woods is more significant than the drop off of Allen-Hopkins-Woods to the next group of WRs that flood the 2nd & 3rd round. So what I am saying is, if you don't get Patterson & you NEED a WR...You should consider going to the depth of the position so you don't overdraft. Austin sticks out as a 1st round because of his God given abilities. But Austin is a "niche" guy. 1st round talent but not the guy you want if you need an "X". He would be more of a luxury pick of BPA for a playoff team looking to severely upgrade their slot. I'm not saying any of this to offend any of the Allen or Hopkins fans. If we don't get Patterson, I would pass on all other WRs at #17. At that point, I would much rather trade back a little and get the #1 TE Eifert. If we have to pick#17, No to all OLBs that may be there (Jones & Moore)....But I would consider Rhodes, Vacarro, & Eifert if they are gone. By the end of the day today Lewis may be gone to NO and I don't think the Steelers would pass if Rhodes is there.
Remember Jerry Rice wasnt straight line fast but on the field in pads he played extremely fast.
By the way in my draft I have....
addressed the void that is James Harrison----check
addressed the soon to be void that is Keenan Lewis---check
added a feature RB----check
found Troy Polamalu's future replacement----check
possibly have found a sleeper NT---check
possibly have found a sleeper ILB---check
Tony Pauline @TonyPauline
UPDATE: Keenan Allen/WR/Cal did not run routes today. Did nothing.
Allen is dealing with both a knee problem and a hamstring issue. He caught the ball while stationary from Stewart. Allen is scheduled to have a separate workout in Greensboro, N.C. on April 9.
Ouch back attcha. ;)