The more a person researches and looks at everything from interviews, combines, pro-days; the reviews and pundits who say this about that; the videos, the stats, the player's lifestyle the more you can gather a big picture for yourself about draft day selections. I've always said that outside of the Raiders organization, no one knows a hill of beans about who will be drafted, why they will draft a specific player, blah-blah-blah. All of us guess. No harm in that at all, in fact it is rather enjoyable to try and predict what will occur. Who doesn't play the lottery?
I've been going over the crop of wide receivers and it is the consensus that Sammy Watkins has been anointed with being the best pick offensively for that position.
I am one of the few who will put the kabosh on that current thought process.
I'd prefer the WR I draft to be:
1. 6'1" to 6'6"
2. with leaping ability and balance
3. strength enough to pull down the ball in traffic
4. take a smart hit, not getting caught in the defensive cross-hairs
5. know the game situation: timeouts, clock management, getting out of bounds
6. agile and quick enough to elude a defender or defenders
7. explosive speed after the reception
8. finding the seams in the defensive coverage
9. anticipate and create a play when the QB is in trouble
10. "soft", reliable hands with ball protection after the reception
I'm sure Watkins may turn out to be a good or even great wide receiver, but my selections are these, in order of preference, BOLD are my best choices from what I've researched.
1. Mike Evans
2. Davante Adams
3. Martavis Bryant
4. Allen Robinson
5. Sammy Watkins
6. Jeff Janis
7. Brandon Coleman
So, beat me up and call me a heretic for talking bad about St.Sammy.
Just trying to have add a little bit of independent, critical thinking into the mix.
Don't forget some fun, as well.