The Boldin comparison Mayock made almost seemed rehearsed. It's an automatic comparison for any receiver that runs slow, especially if they're injured when they run. Boldin's physicality, strength, and balance are so rare that any comparisons made to him couldn't legitimately be used but once a decade.
I like Keenan Allen's stock in the range of where guys like Muhsin Muhammad were taken. He's more of a possession receiver that favors a guy like Muhammad that produces with their natural size, natural smoothness, and route running. If Allen had the work ethic and drive that Muhammad had, he could be that type of receiver.
Otherwise, he's Brandon LaFell. I think he'll fall somewhere inbetween.
I would like an accurate measure of Allen's 40 times b/c it seemed like those times were all over the place from the mid 4.5s to low 4.7s. I still see him as a bigger version of Reggie Wayne.
Here's something Kiper posted about Reggie back in the day:
Here's a rundown of what I've had to say about Miami WR REGGIE WAYNE since the beginning of the college-football season.
Ranks as the most skilled route-runner in the draft and also has the strongest hands of any wideout on the board. The only reason he'll likely drop into the late first or early second round is due to his less-than-spectacular 40 time of 4.56 to 4.59. With Wayne, however, he plays faster than he times. It's always important to remember that we're looking for football players, not track stars.
I bet there are a LOT of teams that wish they had overlooked his 40 time and judged him more on his short area quickess, route running and hands. That's how i see Keenan. The high 40 time does concern me a little, but then again i don't know how healthy he is yet. He's definitely not 100% and several accounts said he had bad starts on both 40s......oh, and these guys don't start there routes from runners stances in the NFL so while i do look at 40 times as a way to separate guys who i have ranked close, it doesn't typically change my view of a player that much unless it's like the Jarvis Jones 40. Allen is lethal off the line of scrimmage and gets separation immediately. His long speed might be an issue but still a good WR.
Brandon LaFell is a good shout.
allens a better prospect than brandon lafell...probably a better one than muhsin muhommad when he came out also...allen can separate in and out of cuts and has better burst off the los than either of those guys...
hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"