Originally Posted by saphojunkie
I'd prefer if our first round receiver did better than 400 yards receiving in his rookie year.
Cooks is an excellent pick for a team that already has weapons in the passing game. That's not us. We need a legit #1 receiver or tight end.
If we were able to trade back from 23 to say... 26 and pick up a 2nd rounder, then I could see us going Amaro in the first and coming back for a WR with the next pick.
Riley doesn't play his freshmen very much. The Beavers were also uber-bad that year, with a freshman QB (who played out of necessity).
For the Chiefs, I personally believe that a fast TE or a pass rushing OLB would have the biggest impact on the Chiefs. My post was more about being a fan of Cooks.
Originally Posted by OldSchool
So if Cooks jumps 36", his reach and catch radius would still be considerably smaller than Watkins, so what was the point in posting that? Lol. If he had a 40" vertical and Watkins only jumped 30", then you could make a case. But a 2" difference in their verticals doesn't make up for about 8" in reach.
My point was about his athleticism for those morons that say he is only a slot receiver in the NFL. As for your point, Cooks is faster with better change of direction than Watkins, which may make up for some of that "catch radius" (note - this is not a bash on Watkins; just a comparison with arguably the best WR in this draft).