Crayton and Hurd may or may not someday be able to play as #2 and #3 receivers...but there are no guarantees....Crayton has good hands but has a hard time staying healthy and disappears when needed the most over the past couple of years....add that to Parcells claim that he has a hard time remembering or performing at a high level unless he's out there every day, and I don't see a guy who should be expected to be a starter. Hurd and Austin didn't get on the field enough to do much of anything besides special teams....it would be worth gambling if we were only watching 1 starter get long in the tooth, but with both most likely to start declining in the next couple of years, I would jump all over a guy like Jarrett who is young, who runs great routes, who got much more physical and DID beat press coverage the last half of the year and who makes the tough catches in traffic as well.
O.K. Valid point.
You land a guy like Jarrett and you have one of your starters for the next generation of Cowboys, be it #1 or #2.
Pretty big leap of faith, IMHO.
Personally, I think Jarrett's game translates to what we're used to seeing from Irvin more than anyone I've seen coming out in a long time....runs good routes and gets YAC....to me that was Irvin when he was at the U....he was not the top WR in his class either....I know Sterling Sharp went first among WR's that year, and I'm thinking Irvin went 3rd, but I can't remember who the other WR was that year...I could be wrong.[/quote]
I think Irvin was faster and was more of a deep ball threat right out of college.