Originally Posted by Qwickdraw
Neither does Jerry Rice.
Don't get too caught up in measurables.
I'm certainly not saying Avant is the next Rice.
But he could very well be the next Deion Branch.
He has plenty of speed.
Yes, and those guys had to establish those things in the NFL. He is what he is in the draft, and that is a medium-speed, slightly above average wide out. He has (by far) the most average body type of all prospective wide receivers, and very few of that build ever see consistent success. It is usually the exceptions that break through.
Avant could be good, but if a guy with better measurables and speed is on the board, you take what you've got in front of you.