Originally Posted by JB1089
I'm not a Holmes fan. I don't think he's a #1 receiver.
Holmes is a very good receiver and a long way from being a JAG. Kerley is a JAG. Hill is a rookie. Turner is worse than a JAG, as are all of the other receivers on our team (until proven otherwise).
A JAG is a replacement level player. It does not mean "average starter." There are almost 200 WRs in the NFL. Holmes is in the top 25 (I don't believe there are 32 #1 receivers, or "go to guys"). That has him in the middle of the highest quintile of NFL receivers, and far from JAG status.
Kerley actually had an exceptional year for a 5th round WR.
This board is SO QUICK to judge players.
Antonio Brown, one of the top young WRs in the leage for 2012 had 16 catches as a rookie, before getting accustomed to the pro game and breaking out last season. Kerley had 30 his rookie seaons. He is also 5'10 186 lbs which compares favorably to kerley at 5'9 188lbs.
Kerley was a fantastic college player, amassing big stats on special teams and receiving. Lets give him this seaon to see what he can do with a full offseaon (minus TC with his injury) to grow into a role in the NFL.