My post-combine mock draft:
1. NT Louis Nix, Notre Dame
2. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
3c. S Deone Bucannon, Washington State
4. OT James Hurst, North Carolina
5. WR Jeff Janis, Saginaw Valley State
5c. CB Walt Aikens, Liberty
6. DE Deandre Coleman, California
7. ILB Max Bullough, Michigan State
My problem with Wallace is that I look around the league and I see A LOT of receivers that I could get for the $$ amount he wants or less. And a lot of those receivers are better in my eyes. They pass the eye test. Now, a lot of people will bring up stats to prove that Wallace is superior. Also, people have a tendency to forget the fact that some WRs, although very talented, have crappy QBs. It's not just about stats. You need to look at all aspects of a players situation and his overall ability.
With Wallace, I see elite speed and not much of anything else above average.
Here's a question... where would Wallace be on the GB Packers depth chart?
Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb. Would Wallace even dress on Sundays?
Is Wallace the better deep threat than all of these players? Quite possibly.
A more interesting question... Is Wallace a better overall WR than ANY of these players? Maybe not.
I guess I would like a little more of a taller physical WR that can go up against DB's and actually use their hands and out physical the DB's and come down with the ball.
I think Brown has a lot of really good tools but needs to mature and improve. I could see him being close to what a Holmes was when he was here.
If you are running a quick passing game a big bodied great handed WR can be more valuable to move the chains then a speedy small guy that isn't physical.
# Name Team Rec. Yards Snaps in Route YPRR 1 Victor Cruz NYG 1536 499 3.08 2 Jordy Nelson GB 1263 423 2.99 3 Antonio Brown PIT 1108 427 2.59 4 Wes Welker NE 1569 607 2.58 5 Malcom Floyd SD 856 337 2.54 6 Percy Harvin MIN 975 390 2.50 7 Calvin Johnson DET 1685 692 2.43 8 Marques Colston NO 1143 473 2.42 9 Brandon Marshall MIA 1214 513 2.37 10 Steve L. Smith CAR 1394 590 2.36 11 Dwayne Bowe KC 1159 504 2.30 12 Johnny Knox CHI 729 321 2.27 13 Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK 975 431 2.26 14 Doug Baldwin SEA 792 354 2.24 15 Larry Fitzgerald ARZ 1411 632 2.23 16 Mike Wallace PIT 1193 554 2.15 16 Laurent Robinson DAL 858 399 2.15 18 Roddy White ATL 1296 613 2.11 18 A.J. Green CIN 1057 500 2.11 20 Julio Jones ATL 959 456 2.10 20 Demaryius Thomas DEN 551 263 2.10
Give Ben the rope Haley.