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Old 04-11-2007, 12:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: #1 pick should be a WR...

Not only are there much more pressing needs than WR, people overrate the value of having a "big" WR. When was the last time a team won the super bowl with a "big" WR? maybe the bucs in 02 with keyshawn, prior to that you could say rod smith on the broncos, and maybe before that you would have to go all the way back to micheal irvin.
Irvin was arguably the only "big" WR you could actually have considered a major factor in the games that were played. Has TO ever won a championship? Randy Moss? Plaxico Burress? The jags have nothing but "big" wideouts, looks like that is working out for them really well. The most effective WR's in this league are the ones who understand routes, run them crisply and have the speed burst to create seperation after the cuts. i.e. Marvin Harrison, Steve Smith, Reggie Wayne, Deion Branch, Torry Holt, Terry Glenn, and soon to be on this list is Santonio Holmes. Holmes fits the exact mold of wideout that we need. Arians knew that, and I would assume that he was pivotal in the choice. In the final game of the season, against the bengals, holmes made the winning catch on a short slant. He saw the seam, created the seperation and sprinted 67 yards to the endzone. Plax could never have done that. As far as Ben missing Plax, statistically he was better in '05 w/o Plax than in '04 with Plax. Hines is 5'11 and Randle el is 5'9".
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