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View Poll Results: Best Receiver In Draft Class

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  • Sammy Watkins

    21 70.00%
  • Marquise Lee

    3 10.00%
  • Mike Evans

    1 3.33%
  • Other - Please Specify

    5 16.67%
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    Best Wide Receiver In This Class?

    Had a bit of time today, watched a little bit of tape on Watkins/Lee/Evans. Now, I'm far from a draft expert or scout expert, but here were my thoughts on each of them:

    Sammy Watkins:

    Pros:
    -Big Body
    -Strong, Fast, Agile
    -Doesn't take plays off
    -Blocks Well
    -Quick First Step

    Cons:
    -Had a drug issue
    -Runs sooooo many screen routes (JXD is definitely right on that one)
    -His hands aren't "great"
    -Don't see a great route runner

    NFL Comparison: Torrey Smith

    Mike Evans:

    Pros:
    -Stephen Hill's body but 10 times more physical
    -Can jump through the roof
    -Good hands in traffic
    -Strong as hell

    Cons:
    -He looks slow on the field (I bet he'll run a fast 40 though)
    -Doesn't create separation well
    -I feel like he'll get called for Offensive PI all the time in the NFL
    -Slow first step

    NFL Comparison: I don't see Vincent Jackson, I see him as more of a Colston

    Marquise Lee:

    Pros:
    -Good instincts
    -Tracks the ball down extremely well
    -Fast as hell
    -Great route runner

    Cons:
    -Not that physical or strong
    -Injury concerns (his knee)
    -Undersized (Needs to gain weight)

    NFL Comparison: Reggie Wayne

    So after reviewing these guys, if I were to rank them in my preference, I'd go:

    1) Lee
    2) Watkins
    3) Evans

    With that said however, I can easily see Evans posting a great 40 time, which would make teams pick him first out of all the receivers. Honestly, he doesn't impress me.

    So who does most people agree is the best receiver in this class? I'm particular interested as a Jets fan. Does anyone think that the best receiver isn't one of these guys? Please specify.
    Last edited by Jets012; 01-07-2014 at 09:00 PM.

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    watkins is the best

    2. is kelvin benjamin

    3. marqise lee

    4. jordan matthews

    5. allen robinson
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    Gabbert is actually 24 now.
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    Yeah, in human years. In Gabbert years he's still 22.

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    Watkins. I think you can go a lot of ways after that. I still like Lee.

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    I'm sticking with what I said in the other thread:

    1. Watkins
    2. Lee
    3. Evans

    I'm not sure why everyone is so down on Lee. He has two seasons of dominant tape. He lost his QB and was injured so his production went down. If he makes it to the 20s whichever team gets him will be getting a ton of value IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCB mwat15 View Post
    I'm sticking with what I said in the other thread:

    1. Watkins
    2. Lee
    3. Evans

    I'm not sure why everyone is so down on Lee. He has two seasons of dominant tape. He lost his QB and was injured so his production went down. If he makes it to the 20s whichever team gets him will be getting a ton of value IMO.
    Draftnik websites hate him again. He was top 10 if not higher in Sept, now he's not R1 lol.

    Dude is a star. He will go high if the medical is all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCB mwat15 View Post
    I'm sticking with what I said in the other thread:

    1. Watkins
    2. Lee
    3. Evans

    I'm not sure why everyone is so down on Lee. He has two seasons of dominant tape. He lost his QB and was injured so his production went down. If he makes it to the 20s whichever team gets him will be getting a ton of value IMO.
    Completely agree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormSizedMidget View Post
    Draftnik websites hate him again. He was top 10 if not higher in Sept, now he's not R1 lol.

    Dude is a star. He will go high if the medical is all good.
    same he will still be a first round. if hes not whoever gets him will get a huge steal
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    Gabbert is actually 24 now.
    Quote Originally Posted by NormSizedMidget View Post
    Yeah, in human years. In Gabbert years he's still 22.

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    I'm not a college FB expert so this is a real question. Shouldn't we take into consideration the defenses playing each of these guys when judging them versus each other? If we do, which of the 3 WR mentioned had the toughest competition (vs Defenses) Watkins.. Lee or Evans? From what I have heard, USC WR tend to look better in college then they do when they translate to the NFL. I assume this is due to their weak competition?

    Could someone more knowledgeable on this topic please expand on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowdeth View Post
    I'm not a college FB expert so this is a real question. Shouldn't we take into consideration the defenses playing each of these guys when judging them versus each other? If we do, which of the 3 WR mentioned had the toughest competition (vs Defenses) Watkins.. Lee or Evans? From what I have heard, USC WR tend to look better in college then they do when they translate to the NFL. I assume this is due to their weak competition?

    Could someone more knowledgeable on this topic please expand on this?
    This is somewhat true. I think the reason in terms of scouting it isn't taking into consideration much, is because they expect you to have a trained enough eye to see on the film if he's beating a guy because of good defense or not. Plus you can always find a USC guy against at least one or two star CBs over the season.

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    Evans has this scary intensity about him. He may not have the natural gifts of other receivers in the draft but he seems a lot more focussed and driven to succeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Dog:27783700
    Evans has this scary intensity about him. He may not have the natural gifts of other receivers in the draft but he seems a lot more focussed and driven to succeed.
    as well surely being flagged for offensive pass interference on the daily

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    The thing that really concerns me about Mike Evans, is getting separation at the next level. NFL officiating isn't going to let him get away with the kind of push-off's he does on a consistent basis.

    1. Watkins
    2. Benjamin
    3. Lee
    4. Robinson
    5. Evans

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky recon View Post
    The thing that really concerns me about Mike Evans, is getting separation at the next level. NFL officiating isn't going to let him get away with the kind of push-off's he does on a consistent basis.

    1. Watkins
    2. Benjamin
    3. Lee
    4. Robinson
    5. Evans
    They said the same about Alshon Jeffery a couple years back. He was drafted in the second round and is probably the best receiver out of that class.

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    Where do you all rate Davante Adams? Top 5 WR in this class? Top 6? 7?

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    It's a very deep class. I think there were 20 WR who came out early this year, which has to be a record. Most of them would have third round grades or higher to make the jump.

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