""Hunter excels are getting separation and makes catches . . . and has the productivity to show it . . . so I'm confused how you are discounting him based on productivity"".
I guess it may boil down to your definition of productivity. To me, production is best judged by # of TD's, but # of catches and yards are also very important evidences of production (over "potential" production).
Justin Hunter, WR:
2012 = 73 catches for 1083 yards, 9-TD's, (#26 of all WR's in 2012 by yardage)
Career = 106 catches for 1812 yards., 18-TD's
Steadman Bailey, WR:
2012 - 114 catches for 1622 yards, 25-TD's, (#3 of all WR's in 2012 by yardage)
Career = 210 catches for 3218 yards, 41-TD's, (Bailey's career TD total is more than 2x Hunters.)
Bailey had more catches in 2012 than Hunter has had in his career. IMO, Bailey had more productiuon and it's not by a small margin. I'm not touting Bailey as a 1-st round pick. I'd like to see him drafted by the Seahawks in round 2 (or possibly in round 3, if they are lucky) - which would be optimum VALUE for the Seahawks. I would hope they also draft another, taller WR in the mid to late rounds to satisy that element. (B. Kaufman, M. Wilson, M. Davis, C. Fuller, etc.) I could also see the Seahawks having interest in Tavarres King, WR, 6'/189, 4.47/40 that had 42 catches for 950 yards last season, that's 22.6 average yards per catch (#1 in that stat.) A probable round 4/5 pick from Georga. I think the Seahawks just need more arrows for RW's quiver. IMO-both speed and the ability to seperate trump undeveloped height in a WR, of course they also have to catch the ball (which is the bigest gripe on Hunter).http://espn.go.com/college-football/sta ... 2/group/80