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Old 03-19-2007, 08:00 PM   #41
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Default Re: BIG Recievers

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WR in the NFL comes down to one thing (and this is why it's so difficult to project success at the position): Ability to separate. In college there are thousands of DB's, and a good WR can find his way through them. In the NFL, there are only dozens of good DB's.

The single hardest thing to scout in a WR is that ability to separate from a good DB. That's why height and weight and even speed mean nothing. Colsten was considered too slow, but he uses his height and weight well. Steve Smith is WAY too small. Boldin was too slow AND small. Hines Ward wasn't even considered as a WR.

Finding a quality NFL WR is half luck and half art-form.
Wow, great post. I wouldn't say height and speed mean nothing, but there are other important intangibles & less quantifiable things that are critical to success in the nfl.
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You can't be short, slow and weigh 98 lbs, but you better have at least one attribute.

It's all about separation though...read through any reputable scouting source on WR's and they'll address it.
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Obviously Young does not quite have the ability to start just yet. By the way, when was the last time a team won the super bowl with a big receiver? maybe keyshawn on the bucs?
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