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Any Receiver In The Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Talk' started by Wood Chipper, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    If the Packers could acquire any receiver they wanted in the upcoming draft then which one would you want them to have?

    I personally like Justin Hunter (Tennessee). He seems like a good receiver with a bright future,
     
  2. HyponGrey

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    Robert Woods has the "Packers Persona" and fits our prototype.
    Hunter is the best prospect we could hope for.
    Honestly this draft is full of our prototype: 6'+, 4.55- 40yd, YAC receivers who play any receiver spot.
     
  3. Cheesehead625

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    Honestly Keenan Allen, DeAndre Hopkins, or Cordarrelle Patterson. These guys have big frames and could be stars. There's not a ton of amazing talent at the wide out position this draft. It's almost better to wait for a lower ranked player on a smaller school that could be special. That's why I'm big on us getting a big Tight End this year. I really want this team to start running 2 Tight End sets. I think it would work out amazing as far as exploiting defenses, but also giving Aaron a little more time. Also it opens up the middle of the field for slots and makes deep patterns easier.

    *Edit.. another guy would be Cobi Hamilton who we could pick up maybe in the second.
     
  4. HyponGrey

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    Allen yes, Hopkins yes, Patterson is a problem so no, Hamilton yes. Our WR corp is too good for us to run that many 2 TE sets, plus it limits the way we spread the defense. We're not the Patriots and we will not try to be. 3 Wide Single Back sets are IMO the most fun you can have with a defense, and fit this team well. Especially considering after Finley our TE are all blockers.

    TE could almost as deep as WR depending on who declares. The next 3 years will all have ridiculous TE.
     
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  5. Cheesehead625

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    Good point about Patterson... wasn't really thinking about it that hard, but he does have his issues. I know we'll never run a two tight end offense, but it would take a damn good rookie tight end to unseat Finley even though he's not that good. We might not see the kid on the field much. As far as tight end depth.. I agree there's a lot, but as far as wide receiver I really don't think there's a lot of talent this year.
     
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    our prototype is 6'+, sub 4.55, and lots of YAC. All over this draft.
     
  7. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    YAC is not a stat I trust. It fluctuates too much. Drops and how well people run their routes is important to me.
     
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  8. HyponGrey

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    Its a stat that our franchise values. We like shifty guys who break tackles... Well, in our receivers anyway
     
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    I say we go out of the mold for 1 WR and either get a huge one or a speedster.
     
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    We need a speedster who can produce right away if jennings leaves and that guy is Terrance williams from Baylor. At 6'2 205 pound running about a 4.48 40 time you can't get any more prototypical than that. I believe he can come in and take the #4 spot over Boykins.
     
  11. Cheesehead625

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    I have to say I love this guy's combination of size, speed, and vertical leaping ability, but knock on him is his hands. I don't like that he's dropped quite a few balls that should have been easily caught. That being said... he'll fit right in ;)
     
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    I ended up revisiting a post I made on another forum about a month ago talking about Greg Jennings and it ended up reminding me of a few upcoming rookies to take a look at.

    http://seahawks.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=59759&start=20

    Along with having already mentioned DeAndre Hopkins what do you guys think about Markus Wheaton and Tavon Austin?
     
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    Austin has everything we like except height, if he was 3-4 inches taller he'd be top 15. Wheaton would good.
     
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    I realize the rational of wanting to have a WR taller than the opposing DB's, but is that 3 or 4 inches Austin is short something that can be worked with or no/go? I'm curious; I really liked the handful of highlights I found of him.
     
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    I want to see what a legit TE can do in this offense. Gonk or witten 2.0

    To think we could of had Gonzalez ... drools.
     
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    I'd say no go personally. We tend to stick around that 6'0 line. Cobb was the shortest guy we drafted at the position in a long time.
     
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    As much as we'd love the next physical freak, Packers are probably going to look for the quick, twitchy, YAC guy to replace Jennings. Robert Woods fits that mold perfectly. He's a good route-runner and plucks the ball. His stats this season dropped b/c of Lee's emergency. As a result, he'll fall further than he probably should. A nice second-round value potentially. One website compared him to Blackmon entering this season. If that's the case, he'd be a nice 4WR, to say the least.
     
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    What's the point of having that kind of wide out when we don't use slants and short routes? Minus well go big or go home unless we change our game plan.
     
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    We throw the occasional screen.
     
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