|Were you surprised very few WR's were picked in the first round of the NFL draft?|
Some sportscasters say that they're basically a dime a dozen so they should be able to be gotten cheap in later rounds. IDK about that. Teams should go for best available if they have the chance.
Nah, alot of good wide recievers come out of the later rounds.
I was so disturbed by my Dolphins taking Ted Ginn (who clearly is about the 20th best reciever in the draft) that i have a hard time focusing on your question.
Not really surprised. The talent pool at WR hasn't been the best lately. Plus, there have been too many times where a teams has invested a high draft pick for a WR and he turned into a bust (Peter Warrick, Koren Robinson etc.)
Yes you are right, if there's a good player on the board then YOU HAVE TO because you can give them time to develop but some really good players can get the starting job right when they make the jump to the NFL. Unlike the Eagles, Kevin Kolb wasn't the brightest idea. Dwayne Jarrett was even a better pick up than Kolb. But you'll never know because a lot of NFL players went late in the draft and you can find some that have been a huge impact to their team. Like Tom Brady for instance, he was like 2-3rd round out of Michigan.
Colts know how to draft, and they picked up that gonzalez from Ohio State, so id say Colts repeat haha
It was a draft the was very deep with WRs. So they could take a linemen for example. That was talented and harder to come by. Then get a decent WR in a later round. I think what it's coming down to is WRs are a dime a dozen. An average WR can get the job done with spreading the ball around. Example would be the Patriots. And people buy into flashy WRs being game changers suchs as Randy Moss and TO. When actuality they rarely are worth the attention and money they get. With solid offensive planning, you can be successful with average WRs and this is the way the NFL is heading.
a lack of good quality recievers with the exception of the WR for GT. The rest were average at best at the next level. Some tall and physical guys that were able to out physical the smaller db's
after calvin there was a big drop off in talent for the WR's. after him you could of picked any reciever to be the 2nd best. i think gonzalez will have a better career than most of the other recivers picked other than calvin.
The two receivers from LSU are going to be very good in the NFL. Im not at all surprised they went in the first round.
not really. there were teams that had more pressing needs other than WR's.
No not really. After Calvin Johnson there was a big talent drop off. Most teams thought they could get a good WR in later rounds as not much set anyone apart. They concentrated more on value and filled other positions first.
The WR position in this years draft was good but not great the problem was some GM didn't have a clue i.e. Green Bays Ted Thompson.
Not at all... most of the teams were drafting based on need instead of best available player. This year's draft was so deep that teams were able to do both in one shot. One example was the Giants' first and second round picks. They needed a corner and Aaron Ross was there. WR was also a need and Steve Smith was there for them.
That is precisely what the Saints did.
No i wasn't surprised at all. The wr's in the draft were pretty good, but most teams needed help on defense. Most teams were looking for CB's, S's, and D-linemen. Also there were plenty of receivers on the trade block and as free agents that picking up a receiver in the 1st round would be stupid if you could pick up an already NFL experienced receiver in the FA. Look at what New England did, they picked a few receivers, which was their most pressing concern, and then saved the rest of the needs for the draft. Although, I do hafta agree with anyone who is a Miami fan, u guys got screwed. There was so much more talent than Ted Ginn, Jr. I hafta to apologize to all of you for your GM. The reason Dwayne Jarrett didn't go in the first round is because he didn't wanna workout, and I think he's kinda slow for an NFL wr.
You are right that there may have been too few WR's taken in the first round for several reasons. This year, there were what I would say 8 receivers worth first round consideration. However, there were only 5. Many players, at many positions, were passed up on that were first round caliber players. And some first round picks aren't good enough to go as high as they did in my opinion. Ted Ginn at 9? Why not Sidney Rice instead? He's just as talented, and went 46 overall. Dwayne Bowe is not bad at 23, but when there are other guys better than him still around? Meachem, Anthony Gonzalez, or either of USC's products are more talented. Even Craig Davis, his LSU teammate, is better. Joe Staley, Ben Grubbs, and Justin Harrell are second to third round talent, and they were first rounders. All went to teams that could use another receiver. And WR's are needed in the NFL anymore. Teams need to have 2 receivers to compete, and some teams don't have any. But the fact that most quality receivers went in the first 2 rounds isn't bad. The only later round receivers that may pay dividends are Paul Williams in Tennessee, Jacoby Jones in Houston, Troy Smoth if he truly is converted to receiver in Batimore due to his pure athletic ability, and perhaps even undrafted and unsigned rookie free agent David Ball. Ball is the guy who broke Jerry Rice's division 1 receiving TD record at New Hampshire. He's considered too small and too slow for the NFL. But keep in mind, alot of the same was said of Jerry Rice.