hidn wrote:What exactly are you basing his lack of upside on?
Combine.http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/rob ... id=2540169
He is one of the more polished WR's in this years draft.....with that said, what you have is what you get. He is a number 2 WR....nothing more. I would prefer they draft for upside if they were to move up. I also think at the pick they have there will be others available with more upside that could potentially replace Rice at some point.http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/ ... id=2540179
WAYYYYYY More upside.
For me its the difference between the Ruskell era and JS era. Ruskell would go with Woods.... I think JS would make the risky upside pick of Rodgers.
The thing about wide receiver, at least in my position, is that it's not all about the measurable's. He's going to be a good wide receiver not because he is super fast, or super big.
He has superb hands, quickness out of his cuts and reads zones really well.
To put my opinion into some perspective:
Larry Fitzgerald runs a ~4.6s 40. He doesn't get a ton of separation, but has a high football IQ and great hands.
Jerry Rice ran a ~4.7s 40.
Steve Largent on a good day ran a 4.5 40.
It might be a Ruskell pick to you, but the truth is that there is more to the game then just speed.