View Full Version : Dolphins could find WR Eric Decker under the radar

03-01-2010, 10:34 AM
Every year an untimely injury results in a quality player falling in the NFL Draft. This year, among the most intriguing guys to meet that criteria is Minnesota wide receiver Eric Decker, who remains slowed by a Lisfranc foot injury he suffered last October.

Dolfans will recall that running back Ronnie Brown also was lost with a Lisfranc injury, going down Nov. 15 against Tampa Bay. Brown still isn’t at full speed, though he appeared to be getting close last time we talked to him during Super Bowl week.

A 6-foot-3, 217-pounder with size and speed, Decker said at the NFL Scouting Combine last week that he will undergo another surgery March 15 and, while he won’t be able to run until June, expects to be at full speed by training camp. But he was unable to do any of the running or agility drills last week, and teams in need of a receiver might be inclined to look elsewhere. NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock said that would be a mistake.

“I think somebody’s going to steal him,” Mayock said. “I’ve done a lot of work on him and he’s a heckuva player.”

Decker is an excellent athlete, as evidenced by the fact he was a two-sport star in college, also playing center field for the Golden Gophers baseball team. In eight games last year before being hurt, he finished with 50 receptions for 758 yards and shattered the Gophers’ all-time reception record with 227.


03-01-2010, 10:41 AM
Decker reminds me a lot of Hartline. He has the ability to stretch the field and somehow always seems to find a crease to get open.

03-01-2010, 03:27 PM
don't need another # 4 guy. There are only a few guys at WR worth taking and Gilyard and Decker are not among them. Benn(hands might take him out of consideration), Bryant, Lafell, Tate, Thomas, Easly, and Williams(Mike and Damian) are the guys that have #1 WR potential.