Just a little side note while all the draft talk is making everyone crazy and excited and irritable...
I like that Whaley did that. I don't think TJ will ever be confused with Wallace but it's good to see the front office trying to get these guys to do whatever they can to get better. TJ struggled last year. We need to see some substantial improvement.
He has the speed, that's not the problem...He needs to learn how to deal with contact with defenders, which was one of his biggest problems IMO last year, only eclipsed by his obviously terrible hands. I just believe those are things that come naturally to a player, and can't simply be taught.
He also ran poor routes, but I believe that is something that CAN be learned. The inability to deal with physical contact and his poor hands will concern me to say the least until I see proof that he can actually improve in those areas though.
He dropped the ball a lot in college, and he showed that he can drop the ball in the pros. Living here in Raleigh, the NC State faithful were driven crazy by his drops in college. I hope he overcomes this problem, otherwise all his speed will be wasted by bad hands. Have not given up on him yet, but he will need to prove it with action on the field.
Absolutely agree with this ^
Bold prediction: TJ Graham would be a better wr with Big Ben as his QB than Fitz. Also, Wallace would be a worse receiver with Fitz. I love everything about Fitz, except his arm. He was absolutely the worst QB for a guy like Graham. Doesn't mean TJ will come close to Wallace but I'm going to bury him after one season with a QB that struggled mightily to throw deep.
But this illustrates why I HATE the idea of a receiver in the 1st round. It is the most dependent position in football. Fitzergald is a top 3 wr and he was absolutely wasted in Arizona.
But guess what...The same guy that wasted Larry Fitzgerald last year, is projected to be the guy throwing the ball to TJ this year...
Edited by Turbosrrgood, 24 April 2013 - 02:24 PM.