Earlier in the offseason I was down on Brad Smith but now I think he can be a useful 3rd or 4th WR. He was the better receiver than Graham last year. Gailey had Smith practicing as a quarterback-- allowing him to focus solely on being a WR will help him. And in an offense that'll have west coast elements, his ability to run with the ball will create yards after catch.
I could see the WRs being Stevie, Woods, Smith, Goodwin and Rogers (if he doesn't raise more character concerns), with Graham potentially getting the axe.
I completely agree with everything you said about Brad Smith but I believe that his contact will ultimately cause him to get cut. This is assuming the rookie WRs show that they can contribute right away. If they struggle, BS has a shot.
I disagree with your statement that Graham could potentially get cut, I think he is basically a lock to make the team. He was impressive in the voluntary workouts (I know playing in shorts doesn’t mean a lot) and I don’t think there is any way we cut ties with our 3rd
round pick from last season if he shows even a tiny bit of improvement. WRs typically take a few years to develop and you can’t teach speed.
Lindel and Potter will both get axed if the f'nug out kicks them in camp.
Choice may be a prime candidate. With the addition of a couple of UDFA pounders and the presence of Dickerson and Gragg as HB's, I wouldn't be surprised. Also, don't we still have White?
Potter got the axe last season. The Packers signed White off our practice squad. He ended up on IR and was released with an injury settlement. I believe that both are currently FAs.
Choice should be gone as well. I was surprised that we resigned him. He is mediocre at best with no upside. I’d have to think there is someone better than him that we can bring in…and maybe we did with the UDFAs. Camp is going to be interesting.
Edited by cnico, 10 May 2013 - 03:01 PM.