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    Jets receiver coach @UM workout for Darrius Heyward-Bey

    today...and he evdidently looked real good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    today...and he evdidently looked real good...
    I said the other day in another thread that I have a gut feeling this guy will turn out be the best WR to come out of this draft.

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    Heyward-Bey is intriguing.

    6'3 with 4.3 speed.

    But he didn't really produce at all at Maryland. Many will say this was due to crap QB play, but that didn't stop guys like Kenny Britt and Hakeem Nicks from producing on the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    I said the other day in another thread that I have a gut feeling this guy will turn out be the best WR to come out of this draft.
    Many people have said that he has by far the most potential of any WR in the draft including Crabtree. With his potential it's gonna be hard to pass at him if he's there at #17.

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    I want to like Heyward-Bey, the physical tools are just tantalizing, but you gotta perform as well and he hasn't. I don't think I'd be upset if we selected him knowing it's the upside play, but I'd be very nervous.

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    Take it for what its worth, but his highlights are the most impressive of the wr bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maury420 View Post
    Take it for what its worth, but his highlights are the most impressive of the wr bunch.
    And his production is by far the least impressive.

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    DHB has Troy Williamson written all over him.

    His athleticism is going to get him drafted WAY ahead of where he should go.
    Last edited by Green Jets & Ham; 03-11-2009 at 09:07 PM.

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    DHB has Troy Williamson written all over him.

    His athleticism is going to get him drafted WAY ahead of where he should go.
    +1 He reminds me of Troy Williamson alot. High risk, high reward. You never know though. He could end up being a great receiver but my gut says he won't be. My gut also says he will be a Bear come draft day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    DHB has Troy Williamson written all over him.

    His athleticism is going to get him drafted WAY ahead of where he should go.
    I'm curious as to why you think that. Williamson has ALWAYS been a guy who can get open, even at the pro level. Problem and the big knock on him is that he has never been able to catch the ball.

    That doesn't sound like DHB at all to me. He can also get open but he also has a knock for making crazy catches. His stats coming out of college may have been similar, but I don't think that this is a valid comparison at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrorange43 View Post
    I'm curious as to why you think that. Williamson has ALWAYS been a guy who can get open, even at the pro level. Problem and the big knock on him is that he has never been able to catch the ball.

    That doesn't sound like DHB at all to me. He can also get open but he also has a knock for making crazy catches. His stats coming out of college may have been similar, but I don't think that this is a valid comparison at all.
    I think it's a very valid comparison.

    Williamson didn't have great production at South Carolina. It was his athleticism and performance at the combine that caused him to jump up the boards. He was a track star who was considered raw at receiver but with a very high ceiling.

    Heyward-Bey has basically the exact same background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    I think it's a very valid comparison.

    Williamson didn't have great production at South Carolina. It was his athleticism and performance at the combine that caused him to jump up the boards. He was a track star who was considered raw at receiver but with a very high ceiling.

    Heyward-Bey has basically the exact same background.
    But DHB has better hands which can't be over-looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    I think it's a very valid comparison.

    Williamson didn't have great production at South Carolina. It was his athleticism and performance at the combine that caused him to jump up the boards. He was a track star who was considered raw at receiver but with a very high ceiling.

    Heyward-Bey has basically the exact same background.
    DHB was already in heavy consideration for mid-late first round before the combine.

    And again, many people have said Williamson would have been a great wide receiver if he could catch. Dropping passes hasn't really been an issue with DHB.

    There have also been plenty of fast, raw WRs who have performed very well in the NFL. Being a raw speedster with less than stellar production in college does not make you the next Troy Williamson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMikeIsHot View Post
    But DHB has better hands which can't be over-looked.
    Exactly! Williamson had all the physical tools, but couldn't catch.

    DHB has all the physical tools, and CAN catch.

    BIG difference.

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    I'm a big DHB fan.

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    I'm a somewhat skeptical DHB fan...but the people screaming Troy Williamson are just off IMO...it's not like he didn't produce in college...my main problem with him is that he'll need more time than the other WR's because I think he can get stronger and fill out his frame some more.

    He doesn't run with a ton of power and he's not going to break anyones ankles...other than that I think he's pretty alright as a WR prospect...not my favorite in this draft but if he was on the roster I'd cheer for him.

    I think he can at least end up a Donte Stallworth type.
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    Also, Troy is 6'1'', DHB is taller.

    I hate when people just make comparisons to other people without being objective.

    I know Gholston hasn't produced up to his measurables, but that doesn't mean DHB won't either.

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    "We play a pro-style offense," Heyward-Bey said about his career numbers. "We run the ball; that's what we do. Receivers block. We're complete receivers. We do it all."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamaicanJetFan View Post
    "We play a pro-style offense," Heyward-Bey said about his career numbers. "We run the ball; that's what we do. Receivers block. We're complete receivers. We do it all."
    Interesting quote and shows me a good attitude (even if it was a coached line). One thing most people don't remember (or ever knew) about Keyshawn was that he was a very good and willing blocker. He opened a lot of holes even when we weren't throwing him the damned ball. And that's something they can do well even in their first year.

    I don't know much about any of the WRs (hey...I went to a D-III school!) but I could get excited about this kid if the Jets decide he's their guy.

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    I'd like to just say i was the first one on this guys bandwagon, far before the combine.

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