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Posted 31 Jul 2014Jeremy Kerley is our #2, just because hes a slot WR doesn't mean he can't be a #2. Look at Welker.
David Nelson or Stephen Hill will be on the outside opposite of Decker. I think Jalen Saunders can be solid.
The battle at receiver is probably the most intriguing out of any, as Decker and Kerley are really the only guys who can be guaranteed to be on the roster opening day.
It would have been nice in the draft to perhaps have selected a receiver earlier than we did (though by going with Amaro in the second round we covered the need to find another offensive playmaker). But the additions we made in both free agency and through the draft have added speed, especially with Ford and Saunders. Aside from Decker, they weren't exactly top quality signings. However with the volume of receivers we have now hopefully the competition will spur them all on.
I liked what Nelson did last year and thought he really came on as the season progressed, and he would be my favourite to start opposite Decker, with Kerley in the slot when we go with 3 receivers. But I don't necessarily think Nelson making the team is a certainty. Stephen Hill probably has more to prove than anybody, while if Gates, Salas or Hakim make the team they will no doubt have earned it given the other guys we have.
Will definitely be interesting watching this group in preseason. And with Johnson and Amaro adding pass catching threats at RB and TE, the wideouts should in theory have more space to do some damage.
Posted 23 Jul 2014Babin has had a strange career path - he didn't achieve much with Houston, did nothing in Seattle or Kansas City then had two big years split between Tennessee and Philly.
Hopefully he can recapture that form with the Jets, though at 34 a season like Calvin Pace's last year will be great.
Saying that and even though his deal is reportedly for two years, I doubt it's a given that he'll be on the opening day roster. Doesn't hurt to have him as an option in camp though, given Antwan Barnes is coming off a season ending injury, Pace is 33 and not guaranteed to repeat his level of play from 2013. The starting job opposite Coples should therefore be open.
Posted 11 May 2014I really dont know what to think of kid. I mean where and how does he fit in is my real concern besides him being 165lbs. obviously everyone thinks special teams but in the 4th rd to pick a guy primarily for specials when we still had needs such as OL, LB, DB and getting guys to play as depth. Leads me to beileve that he'll be used in the offense a sprinkle but how? Look at our core...
Where do we use him on offense? I can't see them using him only for packages.
Thought you were a Sooner Dubb?! You should love this kid.
His size - or lack of it - is something of a concern, but if he can gain separation from DBs, get open and catch passes then it doesn't matter. If you look purely at their build, then Decker, Evans, Nelson and Hill (if he makes the team) can play outside with Kerley, Ford, Saunders and Gates as slot receivers. The quality may not be great, but as I said in another thread, the threat on passing plays posed by Chris Johnson and Amaro should mean defences won't be able to key in on our receivers as much.
Posted 11 May 2014Don't forget that we brouhgt in Jacoby Ford as a free agent, so I'm not sure if we'll add another veteran into the mix.
With three draftees to add to Decker, Ford, Kerley, Nelson, Hill, Gates and Salas, that's ten that we have already. I can't see all three of those we selected this weekend making the final roster, with one preferably going to the practice squad rather than being released. I'm also predicting that it will be curtains for Stephen Hill.
You could say that there's not the biggest amount of quality within that group, which is something I'm slightly concerned about. But with Decker as our new number one, Amaro added at TE and Chris Johnson as a solid pass catcher out of the backfield, I'd say our passing game is much improved.
Posted 8 May 2014Eric Ebron or Brandin Cooks
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