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What did you think about the draft?
I don't use one game, I've watched several for both prospects. I use games as examples. Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Tavon Austin all have elite abilities. Hunter is by far the best schematic fit for the team. We lack a true deep threat, which is why we were willing to pay Mike Wallace TONs on money. Hunter could easily come in and stretch the defense and be a big-time red zone target for Ponder. He might not produce as much as Hopkins, but I guarantee you the team as a whole would be better with Hunter vs with Hopkins. Hopkins is good but he isn't what the team needs. When I watch film, I look mainly at what the opposing side is doing and what mistakes they are making to give the player I'm watching success. More times than none, the little mistakes I see are ones that won't happen in the NFL.
His 3 drop performance against South Carolina...very impressive. You don't draft average WRs in the first round. It's about production, upside, and skills that translate to the next level. I would take Stedman Bailey in the 2nd or 3rd over Hopkins in the 1st all day. Bailey easily has the best hands in this year's draft class.
He has zero elite qualities. Average speed, average hands, average ht/wt, average route running, he's just plain average. He was shut down by Xavier Rhodes. His long reception came from a terrible play by the safety. He won't be able to burn people deep the the NFL.
I don't think Allen breaks a 4.6. He was 100% healthy. He even said at the combine how he was running in the "4.4" range... He's a scrub. Hopkins is good but doesn't offer much upside. He played in an offense with Sammy Watkins, Tajh Boyd, and Andre Ellington. He pretty much was left one on one with a teams 2nd and 3rd DB.
You must be in love with slow players, Keenan Allen ran between 4.71-4.75. Too slow to get separation against the big boys.
Geez ole fat boy, Te'o, ran a 4.80....TOO SLOW.
Your boy Hopkins ran a 4.57.....SLOW.
Te'o was a lot smaller than advertised.
To be completely honest, I would love to trade Percy Harvin for a 1st, 3rd, and a conditional draft pick. What's your take?