Smith is the small speedy guy.... but oh wait, so is colbert.... so whos the possession move the chians guy??? certainly neither of them.
Gardner is a big target with a great leap and sure hands. He is a very talented player who couldnet get outta the coaches dog house. Gardner is the perfect compliment to a guy like Smith... filling Mooses role to a tee. Colbert would mean the offensive co-ordinater has some serious changing his plays to do.
Id say colbert comes in as the 3rd wideout.
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Up for grabs at this point between Colbert and Gardner. It's really hard to say in a situation with a young emerging WR and then a veteran WR comes in... The only sure thing is Delhomme in Carolina IMO, but Gardner or Colbert could be a nice surprise.
If I had to bet money which guy ends up seeing more reps at the #2 spot besides Steve Smith, right now I would lean towards the veteran Rod Gardner. Colbert is still young and gaining experience and would seem like a better candidate to work his way up from the WR#3 role.