Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Boltergeist, Jan 24, 2007.
Ginn is a World Class Speedster... yes, World Class...
Bowe probably secured first round status based on the senior bowl, but again what the chargers need primarily from receivers is speed. and higgins is that in a nutshell. Besides at the rate he's going Bowe might actually shoot past Jarrett
and Ginn does have great speed
Focus on Defense, Lines and then just get someone who is fast...
I beleive thats what they're going to do. LInebackers and saftey. And they really seem to be checking out o-lineman and 2nd tier wr's.
Secondary is still our main weakness, followed by WR.
Funny you worry about Ginn who at Ohio St played against a lot better competition than Higgins did at UTEP. While I find Higgens a wr worth charting he sure has not stood out at the Senior Bowl and at this point is a 2nd round WR who will need a lot of work on his routes as they are horrible.
His speed and ablity to escape after the catch are his redeeming features but at this point he pales in comparison to Ginn. The size and health concerns I do think are a issue for both players not that they have been a issue in college but clearly the N.F.L. is a bigger faster league and as such brings more injury risk.
While that always effects a players draft slot when you see the Steve Smiths Leveres Coles of the world it may be a risk worth taking. All in all Bowe with his speed , size ,strenth tri fecta maybe the best fit for the Bolts if they in fact take a WR in the 1st round and if Bowe is on the draft board.
Having seen Rice and Bowe play a good bit Bowe is a much better WR right now in that his routes are much better and he plays much faster and gets better separation due to his strength .
He is a outstanding blocker on the edge and a safety's night mare in that regard.
Higgins has to gear down going into his breaks which alerts the CB that in fact that is his intention as a result he tips the routes big time. His size hurts in the run game but if he can be schooled his escapability makes him a good project wr for the 2nd or 3rd rounds imop.
1st and formost the Chargers need a wr who can run short to med routes vs man press coverage that get open if the wr can not do that then the roster is full of redzone fade big WR.
Foobs what ever the reason you have of not liking WR in the draft ,don't hold your breath that the Chargers will try and sign a F.A.WR . Smith likes to build thru the draft and if McCardell (37 yr old) who only caught like 6 balls in the last 6 games and is in line to cash a ck AT 3.6. MILLION OR SO does not get asked back and looking at the fact we have (1) One WR on the roster who is average on press short route in Parker and who just choked .
This team needs a WR who can run very good short to med pass routes that fits the Charger offense and it will be a bonus if that player can break tackles and or other wise be elusive and get a lot of yards after the catch and if that player can also block for the run.
It would also be a great fit if that player had decent size so that player could play inside the twenty in addition to outside the twenty's so as to offer more versatility in the passing game.
Now the Wr who fits that bill most likely will be found in the 1st round all though their is a chance a WR that can fill that bill and start will also be in the second round I would have to say that chances are the second round player would be a developmental 2 or 3 yr player with a lot of upside unless we took USC WR Steve Smith who has limited up side and isn't a big play threat but is a player very ready for the N.F.L. and could come in and help in his 1st season. His game is very similar to McCardell's. Brandon Myles, WR, West Va is another wr who fits that bill as well.
Other wise the Bolts may take a big DL if one falls to them in the 1st both Adam Carriker DE and Amobi Okoye DE/DT could come in and start at DE for us and improve the pass rush and allow Igor to rotate between DE and NT.
I bet Smith takes the B.A. that drops at a position of need , but Foobs Wr is a position of need.
I think AJ realizes that Igor can be upgraded. MTL is always five steps ahead of the rest, calling for Igor's head last offseason and getting a serious beatdown at SDUT for it when he wasn't banned :yes:
Carriker is simply an outstanding player who reminds me of Aaron Smith of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is great at disengaging+tackling, applying pressure and taking away throwing lanes. The guy can make plays and doesn't get moved off the line. Igor can hold his own but is far from a playmaker. It's time to stop licking Igor's nutsack and come to the realization that if we want to take a step forward as a defense, we need to upgrade him.
Interesting breakdown....In a perfect world, you get a guy with blazing speed who can also block a la VJ and Floyd....Bowe will be interesting to keep an eye on as the draft approaches.
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