Cotchery will be an excellent #2 receiver for the Jets and a very good #3 receiver for fantasy. With Coles getting the majority of attention from defenses, Cotchery is tall, strong, runs great routes and has great hands. He also has a very accurate QB throwing him the ball. Cotchery doesn't have the speed of Coles but he is shifty and makes people miss. Also, the deep ball is not really in the Jets gameplan and the Jets are struggling in the running game. Cotchery should catch a slew of short to medium range passes from Pennington. In a PPR league, he's gold.
I watched Cotchery all 4 years at NC State. Just too clarify, he didn't break ALL of Torry's records, some, like total receptions iirc.
He did have Phil Rivers throwing him the ball as well, which can't hurt. But to J-Co's credit, he was never known to run the fastest 40....but he has game speed. He's a legitimate deep thread and has velcro for hands. Solid, solid receiver.
Yeah, I'm biased, I'm a die-hard NC State fan, I went to school with J-Co. I'm proud of him. He's a great guy and I hope he has a long successful NFL career.
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on a more serious note, my gut feeling for this year is that his performance will greatly depend on whether coles performs like a stud or not... JC will have a very nice year if defences are forced to key on LC. (that and if the jets get a semblance of a dencet running game going, which i think they will).
LMAO, and good info. Concerning Cotchery, I picked him up off waivers right after draft day (passed on colston ) But when Vernon Davis went down I had a bonafide problem. What did I do, traded Cotchery straight up for LJ Smith. I felt this was a good deal for me due to a strong receiver corps (Chambers, Driver, J. Walker Berrian) and the fact the TE position scored 0 points in Wk 2&3. However, if Coles plays well Cotchery could be a very good FF option due to the amount of single coverage he will see, but I felt his high value worked better for me to improve my team as a whole.