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Why you should say NO to Sammy Watkins

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Parcells4Life, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Active Member

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    This will be a dissenting opinion but I am not a fan of Marquise Lee and Sammy Watkins as opposed to Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin.

    13 of the top 16 WRs last year were 6-3 or taller. The days of the smaller quicker receiver being a true #1 are over. Even a 6-1 guy like Watkins is ok as a #2 but not worth a top 10 pick IMO.

    The reason Seattle has the best secondary? They're the biggest so they can match up best.
  2. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Okay.....Yeah being bigger is more ideal but it doesn't guarantee a superior football player. Both Lee and Watkins are the real deal.
  3. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Just about every scout I have an ounce of respect for thinks Watkins has star written all over him.
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  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    No offense, but that was a very, VERY narrow minded OP with a short term "fad" type of view.
    Just because maybe you watched Todd McShay (see ESPN's draft lab) mention the number of really good tall QRs last year does in no way rule out a talent like Sammy Watkins.

    And btw, Watkins is McShay's top WR anyway.

    The trend is bigger right now though, no arguing with that. But talented is talented.
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  5. CowboysLaw87

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    All things equal, sure, give me more size (that sounds terrible). But I'm not sacrificing actual skill for height just for the sake of it. Now, I'm not drafting a 5'10 WR in the top 10 in all likelihood, but at 6'1 with a very physical style? Nothing at all wrong with Watkins.
  6. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    What's next? Khalil Mack only wears a size 10 shoe, don't draft him!!!!

    Watkins is incredibly talented with freakish athletic ability, great hands, and the mentality to run like a RB once he has the ball. Good luck passing on that guy.
  7. Parcells4Life

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    Again didn't say he'd be a bum. But a top 5 pick is supposed to be a FRANCHISE CHANGER. In this day and age a 6-1 guy is not a franchise changer.

    There is a big difference between Calvin Johnson/Julio Jones and Victor Cruz. Both are pro bowlers but only 1 is a franchise changer
  8. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Active Member

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    I get where you're coming from. This observation isn't totally without merit. It would be nice if Watkins had a couple more inches on him. Do you personally like Evans better?
  9. Parcells4Life

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    I think his size gives him more chance as well as scouts reviews that he's the one who made Johnny Manziel to become a dominant franchise changing receiver.

    Obviously I don't want a Randall Holmes over Watkins so size isn't everything but I think there's a ceiling on the impact of receivers 6-1 and under lately.
  10. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Who is Randall Holmes?
  11. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Active Member

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    Andre Holmes I meant.
  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Are we looking for a #1 WR or do we already have that in Dez?
  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If Steven Smith were in this draft, I'd draft him in a minute. That guy is only 5'9" but what a WR he's been.
  14. dbonham

    dbonham Active Member

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    I wish we had the opportunity to say no to Watkins
  15. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that 6'2" Dez Bryant really sucks.
  16. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Active Member

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    I was listing Dez at 6-3 when making that list. I've seen him listed at both 6-2 and 6-3.
  17. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    So that possible inch difference would really make that much of a difference? Watkins is a special talent.
  18. ceerrece

    ceerrece Active Member

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    Size? remember Ramses Barden?
  19. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He's 6'2" on all sites.
  20. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    What franchises have those guys changed? Julio just missed the entire season and Calvin has only been to the playoffs once, with 0 wins, if I'm not mistaken.

    And, not for nothing, Sammy Watkins will be a better pro than Victor Cruz.

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