I would definitely have Beckham in the mix for my pick at 19. He's the second best receiver in the draft if you were fielding a team tomorrow.
I also doubt its a smokescreen. The guys we've been linked to range from pick 19 to our third rounder, so what exactly are we trying to tell the other teams? Genuine interest IMO.
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If Mosley's there I'm taking him, i think the misi to ilb is a smokescreen and CJ will provide us an instant playmaker at that position as a leader, versatility within our schemes, and intangibles that are higher than Misi's. Allen Robinson in the second wouldn't be that bad of a consolation.
I hope we're not elevating his value because he can return punts/kicks. He's good enough to see the field early as a WR, and he's not Cordarrelle Patterson. If you're set on a 1st RD WR, and you feel you need to upgrade Thigpen, draft the best WR on your board at 19 (if Lee is off the board, Beckham might be the next best scheme fit - outside of Watkins), and draft Dri Archer later. I'd be fine with any of the realistic WR options at 19 - Lee, Beckham Jr, Cooks, Moncrief (might be able to get him in the 2nd) - with the exception of Kelvin Benjamin. I wouldn't draft him in the first two rounds. Of that group, I do prefer Lee, but I think there's a good chance he'll be off the board.
Moncrief just has so much upside with his size/speed combo, and the fact that he's not even 21 years old yet. Yea he could be a little more crisp and physical, but again, he's 20 years old. Caught a nice number of balls from bad QBs at Ole Miss, straight-line fast but still sudden into his breaks. I don't think he'll make it out of the first. At least he shouldn't, imo.
Does anyone remember Ted Ginn JR? We took him at #19 last time we had the 19th pick. Lets go tackle or Linebacker please.