You cant compare guys off of height weight 40 time etc its unfair. Josh Gordon and Stephen Hill both 6-4 4.4 40s 215 does that mean they will have the same production?? That is what your basically saying comparing a guy like Evans to David Nelson. Mike Evans legitimate top 10 pick to David Nelson undrafted free agent. Kerley 5th round pick to bonafide first Brandon Cooks. UNREAL
agreed. I'm certainly not equating. Was hoping the jist would come through between the lines.
My two main points were you can't just pencil in Evans a star based on size/speed ratio, bc they're basically the same as Nelson's. So now you look at college performance. Evans has amazing hands and body control. As I said Iove him but he did have some issues w separation. Will he maintain his amazing body control and aggressiveness against NFL CBs a la Michael Irvin is my only question. But he's not gonna scare too many D's taking the top off with pure speed. Looking at the jets roster they have similar style guys in Decker and Nelson...granted neither w the amount of upside as Evans.
Which leads me to my second point, a guy like Cooks may play a more dynamic role in MMs offense as he can stretch the field both ways, also has great hands, and really has the tools no other Jets WR has, including Kerely. We all love Kerley for his toughness but he's less like Cooks than say Decker or Nelson is to Evans IMO.
I'm w you on comparisons. It really bothers me when someone says we don't need Cooks bc we have Kerley. It's absurd.
Player comparisons are fun but should be taken w a grain of salt.
However NFL is about creating mismatches, certain players do gave similar styles and you don't want the same type of WRs on the field at the same time.
Kerley is a shifty guy who is a natural finding soft space in zones but he's not scaring anyone w blazing speed either.
Guys that come to mind that could legitimately scare D's is Cooks, Beckham, Richardson to various degrees.
Lee isn't great on paper (40) either but I love him too. He has as much upside as Evans, (or Watkins) pending what you're looking for.
Edited by HessStation, 22 April 2014 - 10:36 AM.