Thread: Rookie Buzz: Greg Childs
05-27-2012, 11:30 PM #11
I personally wanted us to address WR earlier in the draft, and possibly or first pick, but what is done is done. I feel that the league is turning into a put a bunch of WR's on the field, and see if the defense can stop you. That being said, we have not shown that we have a ton of WR talent on our roster.
I hope that Childs turns out to be a great pick for us, and I think he will be. He had a great season before the injury, and it looks like he is getting some of that back. If he does, he could be a great target for Ponder.
05-28-2012, 09:22 AM #12
05-28-2012, 06:48 PM #13
Since the third season is usually the breakout season for receivers, we likely will not know if any of the rookies are superstars. Some do breakout early though, and many play a role.
Greg Childs looks like a value pick. If he returns to form, he could be really good. He was one of my favorite Vikings draft picks this year, so I hope he does well, but I hope many of the other picks can step it up in the NFL as well.
05-29-2012, 06:42 AM #14
05-29-2012, 09:50 AM #15
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Busting The Third Year Wide Receiver Breakout Myth | The Big Lead
Basically, it says that WRs improve significantly more in their second year, not their third. HOWEVER... I said this before as well - of course the second year tends to see the most improvement, because the standard they set in their rookie year is normally relatively low. Even with significant improvement, they still tend to be playing at just an average level in year two.
The reason that the third year is thought to be the "breakout" year is because this is the year that WRs are most likely to break into the above average ranks of WRs.
The good news - watching the improvement from year one to year two is often a good indicator of whether or not they will have a "breakout" year in three or four. And over half of the receivers who will be considered "good" WRs in their careers will establish themselves by the third year.Zeus wrote:
When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?