Originally Posted by eaglenj
What historical data is that? Better data then the fact that an equally tall, equally fast WR, from the exact same college, also had 25-30 catches his first year and is now bordering on super-stardom?
No. It's the list of WRs that were drafted specifically because of their combine numbers and not because of their play on the field that ended up stinking up the NFL.
Thomas wasn't even #3 option in his rookie year. Broncos depth chart was:
So that's hardly a good comparison.
Like I said, I'm judging this on WRs that were drafted because they had size/speed... the old "you can't teach that!" abilities. All of those except the actual ability to play WR in the NFL.
I'm not saying he can't get better. I'm saying based on how he looks right now the odds are against him. I'm certainly not gonna call it a 5 catch 40 yard receiving day a "good game" even if it was for his standards. It was improvement. If he gets better I have no problem admitting how impressed I am at his improvement, trust me. However, to call me out for thinking he sucks is BS.