Originally Posted by saphojunkie
The real question is whether
1st rd TE + 3rd rd WR
is more valuable than
1st rd WR + 3rd rd TE
Actually, wouldn't it be more:
Top 5 WRs vs Ebron
Would you take Sammy Watkins over Ebron? Yes. Watkins is pretty much guaranteed to be a #1 WR in this league with his talent.
Would you take Mike Evans over Ebron? Yes. Evans is 2nd to only Jarvis Landry in making those contested catches and has good speed for a WR his size. He's no Calvin Johnson but he can be a Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Vincent Jackson, or Larry Fitzgerald (is he improves his route running a lot) type.
Would you take Odell Beckham Jr. Over Ebron? Yes. #1 WR potential with great speed and versatility as a special teamer.
Would you take Marquise Lee over Ebron? Depends which Lee you're getting; are you talking about 2012 Lee or the 2013 version? If it's the 2012 one, then yes. 2013, probably not.
Would you take Brandin Cooks over Ebron? Depends who you think is more valuable. Cooks can dominate the slot and provide Kendall Wright/Victor Cruz type production from there, but there are a lot of slot guys in the draft who can do the same thing. Ebron gives us the ability to run a lot of different things out of double TE sets if Kelce proves that he can stay healthy and perform as well as our coaches think he can. Alex Smith would love to have two giant receivers who could run, allows him to really check in and out of pass/run plays and keep the defense guessing. However, that leaves us with the prospect of having to depend on Avery/Jenkins and Bowe on the outsides again.