looks like next year will be a better year to find a bona fide #2 in the 1st round
It's not even an issue about your size," Sinorice Moss said. "If you can play football, and you have the heart to go out and make plays, size doesn't matter."
It still matters to the scouts. They prefer the bigger receivers, but if they can get a small, tough guy who won't be bothered by the jam, that's okay, too.
In this draft, any receiver who they think can make plays is a good thing.
"Guys will be forced up because of the scarcity of the position," said the AFC offensive coordinator. "That's when mistakes happen. Teams have to really be careful with this class."
Fret not, though. The receiver group should be outstanding in 2007, particularly if a handful of juniors enter the draft.
Georgia Tech's Calvin Johnson, USC's Dwayne Jarrett, Tennessee's Robert Meacham and Ohio State's Ted Ginn Jr. are all juniors who can be top 10 receivers next year. In addition, Notre Dame's Jeff Samardzija and Washington State's Jason Hill should have a chance to go in the top 20.
So Holmes made a good decision. Heck, he might not have even been the first Ohio State receiver taken next year.