Originally Posted by OldSchool
Fact of the matter is, the odds stacked against the possibility of Brandin Cooks becoming a legitimate #1 WR threat in the sense that guys like Julio Jones, Megatron, AJ Green, Fitzgerald, etc are, are taller than Brandin Cooks is.
I'm going to use the same argument that everyone else uses against drafting interior linemen in the 1st round.
Great slot WRs can be found in the mid to late rounds in the draft. That's especially true in this draft which is the deepest its been in a while, especially at the WR position.
Wes Welker - UDFA HOF QBs
Victor Cruz - UDFA HOF QB
Randall Cobb - Round 2 Pick 64 HOF QB
Danny Amendola - UDFA 1 year of production + HOF QB
Lance Moore - UDFA HOF QB
Kendall Wright - 1st round pick 20
Cecil Shorts III - 4th round pick 114
Doug Baldwin - UDFA
T.Y. Hilton - 3rd round, pick 92
I think you get the picture now.
One could make arguments that Short is GT productive and Baldwin and Hilton play outside quite a bit.
Additionally, it could very well be the case that Baldwin and Hilton are also playing with HOF QBs.