Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:26 AM
I disagree that the WRs in 2013 Draft are sub-par, there are some talented WRs in this draft that Draft Evaluators just aren't as high on because they don't have the "total package" that AJ Green, Juilo Jones had, none of this years WRs grade out as a Top 10 pick currently who knows what could happen after the combine but there are some solid guys.
Robert Woods, Keenan Allen, Marques Wilson, Terrance Williams, I still like Da'Rick Rogers, I've never seen in games the big deal with Justin Hunter but I did see Cordarrelle Patterson look really good in a few games.
Robert Woods reminds me of Reggie Wayne coming out of college neither of them has the "break away speed" but is very sure handed, good route runner, hard worker, I think Woods evaluations are so average because people think of how athletic and dominant M.Lee was opposite of him.
Of course their are always unknown WRs that play great in the NFL but went unnoticed.
This past season the WR class played well Blackmon had a strong second half of the season even with Poor QB play.
TY Hilton was great as a returner and WR for Colts. Josh Gordan for the Browns looks like a stud for years to come.
Chris Givens emerged as a top target for the Rams. A.Jeffery could have had a bigger impact for the Bears but he suffered several injuries that kept him off the field.
Cardinals QBs were so pathetic that Larry Fitzergarld didn't even get 800 yards WR this season, so can't fault Michael Floyd for a so-so Rooke Year when QB play was so abysmal that it even made a top 5 WR like Fitzgerald look average.
Also it's always unfair to evaluate the WR position so quickly the WR class from (2010 class) 3 years ago certainly didn't look great at first, Remember Mike Williams -TB looked like a stud that year every one else looked average, now fast forward to this year :
D.Thomas, D.Bryant, V.Cruz, A.Brown all are stars in the making. the class also boasts other WRs like E.Decker, A.Roberts, D.Amendola, M.Williams, G.Tate, D. Alexander.
Sometimes it takes WRs time to develop in the NFL.