Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
Kensat30 wrote:I'm leaning more and more towards Charles Rogers being the leading WR in Detroit in 2005. We all saw Roy Williams last year and know what he can do, but Charles Roger is almost universally forgotten by the masses. This guy was one of the most talented WRs to come out of the draft in the past decade....
So was Roy and BMW...
Its good to be a Lions fan.
Roy and Mike Williams are good and all, but I didn't consider them to be elite level WRs. Charles Rogers was on a different level entirely from these guys, even above a standout, freak of an athlete, like Andre Johnson.
I mean when you look at Roy Williams and Mike Williams you don't really consider them as the #1 overall pick in a dynasty rookie draft like Charles Rogers was. The have the potential to be very very good players, but I don't think they reach the level of Charles Rogers when all is said and done.
Roy is a playmaker, but he lacks some of the fundamentals and consistency to be one of the top5 in the league. He probably will develop that consistency in time, but he has a lot of things to learn in that department. I'm really not seeing the explosiveness (TO type ability) to score 15 TDs in a season without amassing huge catch numbers. I don't know if we ever see Roy evolve into an elite 90-100 catch WR or if he hovers in the 70-85 range of "very good".
Mike Williams was a brute in college, but how will his lack of explosiveness translate to the pros? Keyshawn Johnson was a force early in his career but he never ascended to the level of the top guys. Maybe Mike Williams is probably a much better version of Keyshawn, but I don't think he has the homerun ability that the best of the best WRs all have. Can this guys maintain much more than a 12-13 ypc average throughout his career?
Charles Rogers could very well be the complete package that many had him pegged to be out of the 2002 draft. He can catch the ball like nothing, he is big enough to be a legit redzone target, and he has the speed and agility to break the big plays. Granted he has very little NFL experience in 2 years, but I think we will see him on much more even playing field across from Roy Williams (in terms of receptions/yards/TD) than many people imagine.
Last edited by Kensat30 on Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.