Rogers and Ryan Spadola both have a great chance of making the 53 man roster whether we carry five or six WR's. It would be pretty cool to have not one, but two, potential "diamond in the rough" WR's who are ... you know ... white. (Let's just say it)
Because it doesn't mean "typical".
If you are building a prototype, it should be the exact model for the best performance you are looking for. Look at the top 5 receivers in the NFL last season:
Calvin Johnson, 6'5"
Andre Johnson, 6'3"
Brandon Marshall, 6'4"
Demaryius Thomas, 6'3"
Vincent Jackson, 6'5"
Typically, you would choose the absolute best of the class and build a prototype from that model, but in this case, five players at the top of the class share similar attributes of height.
There are exceptions to the rule, but you don't build a prototype on exceptions to the rule. You build a prototype around the rule.
There are plenty of receivers 6ft or shorter that have been as productive - and in some cases more productive, then those you listed above - here are a few without thinking too hard about it:
Don Maynard 6'0"
Rod Smith 6'0"
Tim Brown 6'0"
Wayne Chrebet 5'10"
Pierre Garcon 6'0"
Davone Bess 5'10"
Jason Avant 6'0"
Randall Cobb 5'10"
Brandon Gibson 6'0"
DeSean Jackson 5'10"
Brandon Lloyd 6'0"
Jeremy Maclin 6'0"
Danny Amendola 5'11"
Percy Harvin 5'11"
Roddy White 6'0"
Chris Givens 6'0"
Reggie Wayne 6'0"
Victor Cruz 6'0"
Brandon Stokely 6'0"
Wes Welker 5'09"
Santanna Moss 5'10"
Laverneous Coles 5'11"
Steve Smith (Panthers) 5'09"
Mike Wallace 6'0"
Cecil Shorts 6'0"
Andre Roberts 5'11"
Santonio Holmes 5'11"
Hines Ward 6'0"
Donald Driver 6'0"
As you can see, they are all 6 feet or shorter, and they all were, or are, extremely productive WR's and this list goes on and on.
Some of these guys are players from the past, but, the overwhelming majority of players on this list are still currently playing in the NFL and playing well at that. I am sure I am missing quite a few as well, these are just guys I am recalling from memory without doing a full blown search - but this list is more then adequate to prove my point.
That being said, 6 feet to about 6 foot 2 inches or so, is probably about average/normal height for a WR.
As for you questioning my knowledge of the definition of the word prototype / prototypical....
Here are the top 2 definitions from Dictionary.com:
pro·to·type - verb, pro·to·typed, pro·to·typ·ing.
1. the original or model on which something is based or formed.
2. someone or something that serves to illustrate the "typical qualities" of a class; model;
So actually your understanding of the meaning of the word "prototype" is what's wrong, because "typical" is right in the definition.
Next time you try to question someone else's vocabulary, you might want to be sure you know what you're talking about because you are coming out of this looking pretty stupid - to put it bluntly. :rolleyes:
6 feet tall is an adequate height for a WR and about the norm.
Wayne Chrebet was white. Just sayin'
I would take another Chrebet.
Plus, he benefited from playing with Patterson, Hunter and even his TE Rivera. Zach drew little attention from opposing defenses as they were more concerned with stopping Patterson, Hunter and Rivera. Zach picked up some scraps and took advantage of this lack of attention at times.