Originally Posted by JerryAdvocate
Knox wasn't very good at it which is why you probably didn't see those
Small school guys who are fast does not automagically equal return guys.
He was a good WR in college but a very average return man.
The guys who have done well as punt returners include Mike Thomas and Joe Burnett mentioned above, DJ Moore out of Vandy, Robert Dunn out of Auburn.
Punt returners need elite quickness to make guys miss as well as being able to take a hit.
Kick returners need enough strength to break a tackle and good speed to get to the blockers.
Punt returners are seldom running around untouched so speed is not as important as its played up. They need the ability to juke a guy or two and then get forward.
But I still don't know what any team saw Thursday night that would have made them comfortable with waiting a round or two for the offensive lineman they wanted. ---Todd McShay
We just converted half our LB to DL. We have a 30m starting DL, it better be pretty friggin good.