"I want guys who want to make an impact on and off the field. Good human beings. Guys who want to get better. Guys who want to improve. They want to be great, want to win. Those types of guys we can work with every day." --Joe Philbin
- Defending the Read Option - What do you think?
Blah. I have such a problem with his hands. You see the drops on tape and then you realize that he had a 12.1% drop rate on all targets. That's turrible.
I want to like him so much, great size and athleticism. Everything you could ever want out of a prototype receiver. It's just whenever I think about him I see drops and the him constantly running backwards trying to gain more yards after the catch. He had more instances of negative yardage after the catch than any wide receiver I looked at. Just run forward! Anyway, it's not that I don't like him, he's just not breaking top 5 or maybe even top 8 WRs for me.
NUGap: are you still planning on runningback metrics? Real interested in those (particularly for my dude Gio) to see what kinds of stat breakdowns you came up with - you were onto some number crunching I had never heard of before, very curious.
I combined yards after contact and broken tackles to give a feeling for their "elusiveness" then divided by weight (since those stats are more power oriented, I wanted to give smaller guys a little bit of an advantage). Gio Bernard came out 1st as the RB who generated the most extra yards. Then J. Franklin, Eddie Lacy, and Andre Ellington in that order. The worst guys at generating extra yards were Marcus Lattimore, Mike Gillislee, then Christine Michael.
Your guy Gio averaged 5.83 YPC running up the middle (which he did 59% of the time) and 7.89 YPC running to the outside. In 3rd down situations, with 4 or less yards to go - Bernard averaged 3.2 YPC the same as Gillislee and Montee Ball. Eddie Lacy averaged 5.1 yards in these situations, which means he averaged a first down while running in short situations.
Gio was consistent running out of different formations, averaging 6.86 yards under center (the best in the group) and 6.6 YPC out of the shotgun. Eddie Lacy averaged 7.46 out of shotgun and Montee Ball averaged 7.04 out of shotgun.
And since this is a thread about Justin Hunter, let me say that I would prefer any of J. Franklin, G. Bernard, or E. Lacy in terms of value over Hunter in the second round any day.
I think phins will draft more of a slot WR anywhere from 2 to 4th round.
Anwhere from top of first to third. He had a bad knee injury where he wasnt hit which concerns some teams. He may be excellent value in the second or third round as he has first round credentials if he regains his form prior to the injury. He's fast, tall and can run and jump, prior to the injury I saw some comparisons made to Randy Moss. That may be stretching it however.
bad hands and bad knee injury
bad hands and bad football IQ