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    Brandon Lafell over Golden Tate?

    If we dont go corner in the first round, and go to WR, many guru's having us picking golden tate. Honestly, I like Brandon LaFell's body of work and physical measurements much better. Guess it depends on his speed at the combine.

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    Bryant over both

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    I don't know much about him, but Mayock has him listed as his #5 WR behind Bryant, Benn, Demaryius Thomas, and Tate.

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    I like football speed better. It seems like the 40 is just a waste of time these days. Shonn Greene is a prime example recently of that exact fact. Having said that I don't know anything about these guys. I'd prefer a solid starting CB in the 1st round to a WR.

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    LaFell is overlooked by a lot of people. It's not like most people are down on him. He just isn't a topic of conversation very often because I think most people believe he's a 2nd round round pick... maybe a chance to go at the end of the 1st.

    His stock hasn't really moved since last season. He had a solid year, nothing spectacular like Tate, but he played on a running team with a pretty average-to below average QB. I'd love if he somehow fell to #61. Both he and Tate will be picked between 30 and 45 IMO.

    For the Jets, I'd take Tate because he's a little more explosive. But I think they're both pretty good players with a chance to become #1s.

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    I'd take Lafell over Tate because he's bigger. Both are good players.

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    I don't like LaFell.

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    I like lafell but felt he didn't help himself by skipping the senior bowl... had alot of questions to answer... and didn't.

    as for Tate the Jets dont need another slot player they need a #2 with #1 potential... lafell (or damian williams, or demaryius thomas) fits that description better.

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    [QUOTE=ZachS;3505443]I like Brandon LaFell's body[/QUOTE]

    We get it, we get it

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    [QUOTE=TheMikeIsHot;3505472]LaFell is overlooked by a lot of people. It's not like most people are down on him. He just isn't a topic of conversation very often because I think most people believe he's a 2nd round round pick... maybe a chance to go at the end of the 1st.[/QUOTE]

    I agree with this assessment. :yes:

    He kind of reminds me of the Javon Walker (6'3" 215 lbs.) pick by Green Bay in 2002. Walker was considered a 2nd rounder and everyone was shocked that GB picked him at #20 ahead of Antonio Bryant, Jabar Gaffney, & Josh Reed. Walker ended up BLOWING up as a pro until went psycho and was traded to Denver

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    [B]The jets already signed a WR similar to Lafell [/B]in [B]Marcus HENRY![/B] Go with TATE!!! who can do it all as a WR and Returner...:yes:

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    [QUOTE=TampaT;3505511]We get it, we get it[/QUOTE]

    really?

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    Lafell definitely has decent body size, similar to Bryant. Some draft boards actually have him rated as high as 3rd WR behind Bryant and Tate. Honestly if these guys can run good routes and have good hands any of them will fill the bill for us. We need a slot guy and any of these players should be able to thrive as a #3 WR.

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    LaFell's a pretty boy and I have better hands then him.

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    [QUOTE=hatnlvr;3505944]Lafell definitely has decent body size, similar to Bryant. Some draft boards actually have him rated as high as 3rd WR behind Bryant and Tate. Honestly if these guys can run good routes and have good hands any of them will fill the bill for us. We need a slot guy and any of these players should be able to thrive as a #3 WR.[/QUOTE]

    It's debatable if we need a slot receiver or a number two receiver. Cotchery is very good in the slot and we could always move him inside.

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    [QUOTE=Flaming Mo;3506712]It's debatable if we need a slot receiver or a number two receiver. Cotchery is very good in the slot and we could always move him inside.[/QUOTE]

    I think if the Jets take a WR, it should be someone who has potential to become more than just a slot guy -- unless that player is taken in the 6th or 7th round.

    There's no telling what happens with Braylon after this year, and it would be smart IMO to get a guy who could potentially take over for him if it doesn't work out.

    BAP in round 1 and 2. If the player happens to be a WR, so be it.

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    [QUOTE=TheMikeIsHot;3506814]I think if the Jets take a WR, it should be someone who has potential to become more than just a slot guy -- unless that player is taken in the 6th or 7th round.

    There's no telling what happens with Braylon after this year, and it would be smart IMO to get a guy who could potentially take over for him if it doesn't work out.

    BAP in round 1 and 2. If the player happens to be a WR, so be it.[/QUOTE]

    Couldn't agree more. There is really no position on this roster we couldn't use an elite upgrade over. (maybe LT and C...) And even if there is a starter penciled in, we can use depth everywhere.

    Take the best players and find a way to make them fit.

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    [QUOTE=gangGREENinsider;3506497]LaFell's a pretty boy and I have better hands then him.[/QUOTE]

    90% of good WRs are pretty boys. Showman athletes...look I can jump, catch, AND run...bahstids.

    Plus, he puts Cotchery inside. That just makes everything work.
    Last edited by SenorGato; 02-24-2010 at 07:24 PM.

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    [QUOTE=Jets Voice of Reason;3506819]Couldn't agree more. [B]There is really no position on this roster we couldn't use an elite upgrade over. [/B](maybe LT and C...) And even if there is a starter penciled in, we can use depth everywhere.

    Take the best players and find a way to make them fit.[/QUOTE]

    Contractually? There are more than that. ILB being one of them.

    You won't find many 'elite' talented players at 29 and beyond though.

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    Give me Tate over Lafell any day of the week. Some may think he's not going to be a #1. But the guy is so explosive, productive and certainly not limited to the slot .

    If Braylon does leave the year after, having Cotchery/Tate leaves us with a similar pair to the Hines Ward/Santonio Holmes combo.

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