Originally Posted by steelreserve
Speed alone does not make a player a big-play threat or a "possession" guy. It gives you a slight advantage, but I'd put it about 15th on any list of things that would separare a good receiver from an excellent one.
That's a ridiculous statement!... you gotta tell me the first 14 things that are more important to a wide receiver than speed. Some receivers have done well with what is not considered a fast 40 time, but it sure helps.
Alot of people put too much stock in the 40 times, but I think it is important in this case. I want to them to find a player to play in the X spot opposite Ward. That is the position that runs most of the deep routes. The ability to get off the line, accelerate, and find that extra gear down the feild is very helpfull.