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This week we tackle the 2017 classes wide receivers.
However, before we again, a foreword on trading for the top rookie pick in your dynasty drafts.
On twitter we posted a trade: Amari Cooper for 1.01.
This trade should win heavily in Amari Cooper’s favor, but the #DynastyTrades community seems to agree. Well, about 40% seem to disagree.
Amari Cooper is only 22 and was won of the best wide receiver prospect in any of the recent drafts. However, many people seem to be jumping ship just because he hasn’t been a defacto wide receiver one his first two seasons. But trading him now is a colossal mistake.
Before Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, and Odell Beckham Jr. redefined the expectations for rookie wideouts, the standard rule of thumb was that it took about three years to transition from the college to the NFL for wideouts. Therefore, we must all realize that Amari Cooper is no where near the top of his potential. He’s going to continue to get better and better as he matures and learns more about having success as an NFL wide receiver.
Now onto the rookies:
Strengths: He has quick feet and is tremendous after the catch. A very smooth route runner. Great hands and good feel for coverage. Fast and a definte downfield threat. He plays bigger than his size.
Weaknesses: Super thin, Inconsistent speed, rarely challenged physically, Character Concerns
Strengths: Athlete, quick cuts, varies speed, Uses speed to press coverage and create space, Amazing Vertical Threat, Great tracking skills, works back to passes
Weaknesses: Gets pushed off route easily, ok hand strength, not elusive, needs route work, weak run blocker, doesn’t run complete route tree
Strengths: FBS Receptions leader, hands catcher, not afraid when surrounded by bodies, great at high pointing ball, good focus and footwork
Weaknesses: Average speed, thin, weak against press, received a lot of short throws and screens, weak after catch and against tight coverage.
Strengths: Great size and knows how to use it, tremendous football awareness, works back to ball, Good Routes, Strong Hands, Good Body Control, Tough after catch, Good Blocker
Weaknesses: Lack of acceleration out of cuts, No Second gear, Slow against press
Strengths: History of Production, Strong Hands, Plucks and Tucks, Varies Speed, Competitive, Circus Catches, Good Ball Tracking, Shakes defenders
Weaknesses: Not very quick, Fakes too much, Used primarily in slot
At this point in the show Jordon and Bryan consumed Ghost Pepper Salsa and attempted to give their evaluations for their top wide receiver. It did not go very well. Check it out to experience their pain.
Strengths: Great all four years, Competitive, Deep focus on the ball. Tracks Ball Well. Great Second Gear. Good Route Running. Great at changing speed. Works back to the ball. Able to win 50/50 balls.
Weaknesses: Would like to see him quicker out of his breaks, Drop issues, Never saw him block, Got a lot of free releases, Body Catch
Strengths: Great Height, Weight, Speed combo. Very good at 50/50 balls. Long arms and Big Hands. Great at tracking the ball in the air. Always catches with his hands. Nice Body Control. Works in middle of field without fear. Good after the catch.
Weaknesses: Run blocking needs work. Drops. May be too reliant on physical ability. Like to see him quicker out of his cuts. Can struggle vs. Press. 2015 Neck injury causes worry.