Listen: Jalen Hurd, Kelvin Benjamin, Funchess discussed on Big Blue View
"I don't know what tall receivers really do when they don't have any other skills. And I think we see that with Kelvin Benjamin who was a Dave Gilbert draft pick. And now I am very scared about talking about wide receivers. Oh, don't forget funchess's. Well, funchess has been useful. I think he's able to separate more and contributes more to offense than Benjamin who is just is just a gigantic human being and has no other skill. Yeah. I I would say that. Separation is the name of the game. Can you get open and a big receiver can do it with his size? He can use his frame and his catch radius to be opened even when he's covered, but he has to know how to do that. Smaller guys like Odell Shepard they play way bigger than their than their listed size because they have forty inch verticals you see that one reception shepherd made over the middle where he was playing like he was about six five. And he high high pointed that ball like guys six two six three might not be able to because he's able to create separation out of his route running and then expand the catch radius with vertical but moving onto maybe later round wide receivers. I will probably always be in favor of the giants drafting Markey's Brown Hollywood Brown out of Oklahoma. He's the opposite. Of what the question to ask for he's a little receiver. He's only five ten one sixty. But he is probably the most exciting receiver in college with the ball in his hand. He's a guy he can take that mesh concept and turn it into an eighty yard touchdown because he plays at a different speed than everybody else on the field. I would say maybe guy like Brian Edwards from South Carolina. He's been productive. He's got a little bit more size. Would he can get open? Denzel mims from Baylor. I mentioned him in the. Bowl game preview that Bela receiver not great route running, but. He's got a good catch radius. And he does have the speed to take the top off of the defense and one other one who is real interesting to me is Jalen Hurd, who if you if that name sounds familiar is because he was the running back for Tennessee a couple years ago, and he was. Big running back like six three to thirty to forty something. Like that really really athletes really good hands. He transferred to Baylor which with everything that's going around going on around Baylor kind of an interesting decision, but I guess you want transfer. That's where he was able to go and he transitioned to wide receiver table put those hands to use and background as a running back. He can pick up yards after the catch. And he's still big and fast. Yeah. That's a lot of that's a lot of good names. And so we haven't gotten into our wide receiver breakdown yet. We have not gotten to them as part of the positional previews we've done so I'm going to be I haven't really looked out wide receiver specifically. But that usually is a position I get pretty deep into every year. I put together a metric of called target yards added, which basically you separate wide receivers yards per target. From their quarterbacks. And I think it's it's a pretty good stat for for college. It doesn't matter. It's not really great that the for NFL receivers in college because quarterbacks are so different. And schemes are so different. When you can kind of isolate what a receiver added to that offense. Now, I think it's been good at singling out. Some guys who were at the top of the list who were kind of overlooked and are going to be those those mid round values. And I think it's also good for three players to set like a baseline in a cutoff for guys who don't get over a certain number where where you start to see flags. Look Treadwell was a guy who had a red flag of someone who did not add a lot to offense. He went in the first round. He's he's not someone who has really contributed at the NFL level right now. So that is definitely something. We are going to dig into more as we get further down the process.."