Originally Posted by Direckshun
Well you've got several receivers I've got a first round grade on, and one that I believe has a chance to rocket up this year.
Marquise Lee (USC) and Sammy Watkins (Clemson) are the same player, basically. They both are very dynamic in the open field, they can run routes pretty well, and they both have extremely good speed. I suspect Watkins has a little more explosion and has put in a lot of time in the middle of the field, but Lee has outstanding, glue-like hands and is more of a pure outside talent. The Chiefs never seem to have outside talent aside from Bowe, so my natural inclination is to go with players like Lee. Plus I get sick of constant ****ing drops, and Lee is the antidote to that. But Watkins would be a great talent for us.
Either could drop to us, too. Hard to tell this early.
My favorite receiver, and a player I think has a chance to go Top 15 if he has the showing this year that I think he will, is Donte Moncrief (Ole Miss). This guy reminds me a ton of Torrey Smith. Extremely quick, loves to stretch the field, can play out of the slot and out wide. Pretty sharp routes. He doesn't climb the ladder like Lee can, but I'd love to throw him out there in 2014 as a one-dimensional deep threat and slowly flesh out the route tree as he comes along.
I think Mike Evans (Texas A&M) is a bust waiting to happen. He's basically Johnny Baldwin. Absolutely huge frame (6'5", 225), doesn't look to me to be a particularly sharp route-runner, doesn't seem like he's going to get separation at the next level. There are plays he looks like Jordy Nelson with his ability to get open, but you have to keep in mind that Manziel is buying him tons of time.
i'll keep an eye out for moncrief, wasn't familiar with him...if we aren't going QB first, i want an offensive playmaker
re: Evans...a fine line between a Baldwin and a Demaryius(?) Thomas, but I'd prefer a more traditional WR like those mentioned first