2015 NFL Draft wide receiver comparisons

This is what I see when I watch the wide receivers in this year’s draft class. If you disagree with me you’re probably right. I will revisit this after the Combine. Amari Cooper: Torry Holt. Smooth route-runners who are fast, big-play receivers. Value: First round, top 10. Kevin White: Sidney Rice. Tall, lean downfield threats who jump high and crash to the ground. Both accelerate quickly, but neither creates much…

February 10, 2015

Ranking the top 10 wide receivers in the draft

This is my list of the top-10 wide receivers in the draft. I’d be interested to read your top-10 list, too. WIDE RECEIVER 1. Tavon Austin, WVU. Extremely quick and fast, can play split end, flanker and in the slot, not to mention running back and punt returner. 2. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee. Patterson is like a bigger, less-experienced version of Austin. 3. Keenan Allen, Cal. Like Austin and Patterson, Allen…

April 23, 2013

Cosell breaks down the best WRs in the draft

Greg Cosell broke down the draft’s top wide receivers Friday on Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner Podcast. Here is Cosell’s breakdown. On Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patteson COSELL: I think Patterson will be drafted solely because of his size and because of his dynamic movement. I don’t think he’s anywhere close to being a quality receiver in terms of the subtleties of how to run routes. In fact, he’s much quicker and more dynamic…

March 21, 2013

NFL combine results: Deep threat wide receivers

As we know, the 49ers are searching for a deep-threat No.2 receiver to complement Michael Crabtree. That No.2 receiver may or may not be on the roster already. If he is not, he may be at the Scouting Combine right now. So here’s a selected list of the wide receivers’ combine results, sorted by fasted 40-yard-dash time. To see the complete combine results, click here. Tavon Austin: 5-9, 174, 4.34…

February 24, 2013