Originally Posted by singersp
Deion Branch 5'9" 195 lbs.
Santana Moss 5'10 205 lbs.
Small receivers coming up big
Ideally, teams would like every small receiver to be built like Smith or Moss – strong, compact, fluid and tough enough to take a jam from a “hard” cornerback in a Cover 2 defense. Excluding physical freaks like Andre Johnson and Calvin Johnson, most small receivers have a few distinct advantages over their “prototype” counterparts: quickness, change of direction and acceleration to top speed. All three of those things can help provide the separation that truly matters in successful passing offenses.
“They’re more explosive coming out of their routes because of their body types,” said Redskins offensive coordinator Sherman Smith, who starts a pair of 5-10 receivers in Moss and Antwaan Randle El. “Deion Sanders was talking about it the other day, about guarding a bigger wide receiver and how they are slower out of their breaks than a smaller wide receiver.”
“Regardless of how fast you are, you probably will get to your top speed quicker than a 6-foot-3 guy,” said Jennings. “You’re going to put that stress on a defensive back quicker than a 6-foot-3 guy would.”
Welkers sure has helped, but I think, like everything in this league, things go in cycles. As the teams try to make up for the bigger stronger receivers and go bigger and stronger with their DB's, we will see a influx of smaller faster WR's (again) who can make breaks faster than they can.
Again, an interesting chess match for those that care to watch.
Almost seems like we are following the followers.
I don't see ole Musgrove creating anything my friend. I still hope, but I doubt it will happen.
Tricky plays don't cut it.
Id like to see both work out here, if i'm honest i'd like to see Child's healthy and see what he can do, he has the size and speed to be a big player, but he had a bad injury and story's coming out he has had trouble running routes since.
The Wright pick had me a little baffled.