Originally Posted by OldSchool
I would like Moncreif if he didn't drop the ball so much and just look plain lazy at times. For a WR of his size, his run blocking leaves something to be desired as he can get pushed around by much smaller corners. Reminds me way too much of Dwayne Bowe.
Matthews is a try-hard with an incredible work ethic and great measurables; I'm just not sure that he has the ability to separate at the NFL level because he struggled with it in college against decent corners. Also, for how big his hands are, he was inconsistent at catching the ball in 2013, just like Moncreif.
Beckham has fringe #1 measurables. Best thing about him is his ability to go up and get the ball and his bigger than normal hands for his size as well as his relatively long arms at 32 3/4". Explosive player with a 38.5" vertical and it's on display in game tape as well so he's not just a workout warrior. He has the catch radius of a much larger WR with the ability of a smaller WR to create separation with his explosion. He does have concentration issues once in a while though and will look to run before securing the catch. Needs to be more consistent in reeling in contested catches as well, his hands are too strong for him to drop as many passes as he does.
This is ridiculous:
And here against my favorite corner in this draft, sorry Verrett, he got you good on this one:
If he were more consistent with everything that he flashes as a WR, Beckham would be in discussions with Watkins as the top WR in this class.
Re: Moncrief, are we talking about the same guy? He's a great blocker. He also never seems to get caught from behind. He's a vertical threat compared to Bowe's. I think he takes the top off of defenses but will fight for the ball also.
I agree that Matthews is a motor guy...which is what I like about him. He probably learned that from his older cousin. But he's not slow like you're suggesting. 4.46 is a very solid WR speed.