Re: 2017 NFL Draft the Wide Receivers
IrishDawg42 wrote:top dawg wrote:
Yeah, that seems to be the main concern. How would you implement Samuel into the offense? All I can say is, if Hue isn't qualified, who is? With this group of receivers coming in in 2017, I rate Curtis Samuel right under the big 3 of Williams, Davis and Ross...
To pull a line from our coach, "I just want guys that can score the football"....Samuel creates mismatches everywhere. Nothing against Juju, I like him too, but I don't think he brings that level of athleticism to the table...Very few can.
"Score the football"-
Samuel-7 receiving TDs in 2016
Smith-Schuster-10 receiving TDs in 2016
And yes, I realize Samuel also had 8 rushing TDs, but we already have Duke to play that role.
What we need, and I hope Britt can be him, is a possession receiver. Smith-Schuster fits that role to a T. That's the reason I prefer him over Samuel.
I hear ya Irish. I like Smith-Schuster too...Your point is certainly valid. I just think Samuel is so intriguing, I'd go with him...
What you are describing from Juju , sounds a lot like what they were saying Higgins was going to bring us...IMO there are a number of potential possession WR's in this draft, including a couple I listed here today.... There's nobody like Curtis Samuel. We can probably agree on that...At the end of the day, does it really matter if our guy finishes the drive with a receiving score or a rushing score?
Believe me. I understand why you and SAS would prefer Juju, in our situation. It makes perfect sense..But the potential to be a gamebreaker that Samuel brings, would be worth the risk for me...Anywhere after pick #40, Samuel becomes too valuable for me to pass up. I doubt he falls that far...
I agree he's intriguing, but I don't see him taking rushing snaps from Duke Johnson if that's what you are eluding to, also the only reason I disagree with your take. If we didn't have Duke, then I would be in the same boat as you are..
Now if you are talking about replacing Duke Johnson, I can get on board...what are you getting in return for trading Duke? If you can garner a 3rd for Duke, then yes, I would be ok with trading for essentially a bigger, faster version of Duke Johnson.