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Wr free agency 

 

Just like most graduates coming out of college these recievers are lacking experience. Often times the job goes to the person whom has already worked in a similar or same role. This Free Agency look at the WRs is just that. It doesn't necessarily mean we shouldn't draft a WR early but acknowledges that these guys have already proven to be some type of commodity at the NFL level.

 

The Classic no. 2 WR

These guys can play on the outside or inside. They exhibit the ability to take over for a stretch of time and take pressure off of the no. 1 WR. Adam Thielien , Robert Woods and JuJu Smith Schuster has proven a that the classic no. 2 can take the offense to new heights.

 

 

Devin Funchess 6'4 235lbs 24 years old

 

Funchess has a great frame to box out and run the fade. He has strong hands, a wide catching radius and good body control when the ball is in the air. This pass year he proved he couldn't continue his success as the no. 1 wr in Carolina.

 

https://youtu.be/Kx_LVnsNb_w

 

Best Trait: Box out ability/getting open on broken plays

 

Worst Trait: Not a no. 1 WR

 

 

John Brown 5'11 180lbs 28 years old

 

Brown has the speed to take the top off the defense while also displaying the heart to run the intermediate routes. He could take some of the strain off of TY going vertical during the season. 

 

https://youtu.be/ExPfRWb0Dzk

 

Best trait: Speed/Yards after catch

 

Worst Trait: Height

 

 

 

Devante Parker 6'3 210lbs 25 years old

 

Jay Cutler said "Parker is the faster version of Alshon Jefferies". That statement somes up his career, he has so much potential. Can Reich unlock Parker upside similar to Ebron. I almost put him in the rebound group but the least amount of games he played in a season is 11 games.

 

https://youtu.be/_mam-41AfMM

 

Best Trait: Potential 

 

Worst Trait: Potential/Health

 

Robby Anderson 6'3 190lbs 25 years old 

 

Robby was a undrafted free agent out of Temple. He has fought his way into the starting lineup for the Jets. Providing excellent speed and ball tracking. Even though he is widely known for his vertical threat he has a good route tree.

 

https://youtu.be/VaXOhYkFTCo

 

 

Best Trait: Ball tracking

 

Worst Trait: Off field issues and Restricted Free Agent 

 

The Chain Movers

These guys mostly play in the slot. Providing a safety net and picking up those 3/4 yard 3rd down plays that keeps the drive going. Jarvis Landry, Julian Eldeman and more has proven the value of the slot WR.

 

Justin Hardy 5'10 190lbs 27 years old

 

A sure handed possession reciever. Hardy is a decent blocker for his size. He also returns kick and punts. He hasn't found away to catch 25 balls in a season.

 

https://youtu.be/Klw8mJNw6iI

 

Best Trait: Multiple usage

 

Worst trait: Speed and Lack of Volume Slot WR only

 

Cole Beasley 5'8 175lbs 29 years old

 

Beasley has proven to be a hustle player. He outworks LB and Safetys out of the slot.  Volume reciever who averaging close to 60 catches a year through the pass 3 seasons.

 

https://youtu.be/vO1SJceN_Lc

 

Best Trait: Volume catcher, chain mover

 

Worst Trait: Age, size

 

Jordan Matthews 6'3 215lbs 26 years old 

 

Jordan has two 8 tds season. Throughout his career he has avg at least 11 yards per catch. His usage has dropped tremendously but has experience in the offense that Reich runs.

 

https://youtu.be/QQWrfDoYyyU

 

Best Trait: Age

 

Worst Trait: His arrow has been pointing down sense his sophomore season

 

The Rebound guy

These guys are seen as a bust because of where they were drafted. They have shown enough ability to stick on a team but has failed to even secure a spot as the no. 3 WR.  Guys like Cris Cater, Keenan McCardell and Eric Moulds had their best careers away from the team drafted them.

 

Justin Hunter 6'4 200lbs 27 years old 

 

Justin is a long speedy reciever. He's been labeled a bust for where he was drafted (2nd round). Justin has shown glimpse but really has only been a wr 3 at most so far.

 

https://youtu.be/Yw73c3a1UvA

 

 

Best Trait: Athletic ability

 

Worst Trait: Isn't a great route runner, not a volume catcher

 

Brashaud Perriman 6'2 210lbs 25 years old 

Perriman is a speedster. His height, speed and jump ball ability gives him elite qualities. His health on the othet hand has been underwhelming.

 

https://youtu.be/At2QsJdoxGE

 

https://youtu.be/SmSCFkEWZhk

 

Best Trait: Speed 

 

Worst Trait: Health, inconsistent hands

 

Kevin White 6'3 215lbs 26 years old 

Kevin White has been missing  in action since he was drafted.

 

https://youtu.be/Z67qi6Hmms8

 

 

 

Best Trait: Potential 

 

Worst Trait: Injuries

 

Laqoun Treadwell 6'2 215lbs 23 years old 

 

Laqoun is a good route runner and a natural cather. He is a willing blocker and can work from the outside or inside. Unfortunately he is slow and doesn't create much seperation.

 

https://youtu.be/Xpts0wtvqTk

 

 

 

Best Trait: Blocking ability, Natural catcher, Age

 

Worst Trait: Lack of actual playtime even though he was healthy

 

 

 

 

Likes, Dislikes, contract estimates, Do any of these guys fit our scheme, needs and team personality, and whats the likelihood we sign any of these guys (do your best Chris Ballard impression)?

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Man I really thought Treadwell was going too be something special. I remember watching him at the combine (got tickets too actually watch it in person) and he hands down looked like one of the best. Just goes too show you can never tell.

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