CBMGreatOne wrote:So Noise, you didn't go into much detail in your article about the Henderson/Meachem situation in N.O. How do you see this playing out?
Oh and I'm a very loyal reader. The pop culture references and player nicknames have to be useful as mnemonic devices, if nothing else.
I'm convinced that if Meachem can return to camp on time and prove to the Saints staff that his knee is at full-strength he has an excellent shot at breaking camp as the No. 2 opposite Colston. To me, Henderson operates best out of the slot. He's lightinging quick downfield and can outrace just about any CB in the league, but he isn't a sharp route runner and doesn't possess natural hands or size (5-foot-11).
Henderson's weaknesses are Meachem's strengths. Physically, Meachem has the size, strength and YAC burst to be a prime target for Drew Brees. However, like Henderson, he does suffer from lapses in concentration and his route running ability is far from stellar. Scouts have compared him to a raw Anquan Boldin and if that doesn't sound appealing than Giselle Bundchen isn't shaggable.
Time will tell, but by mid-season I think Meachem will be a fairly consistent WR3 in deeper formats and a solid bench asset in shallow 12-team leagues. If I was looking for an upside receiver in the midnight hour of my draft, Meachem would be a superb choice based on his physical talents and given the explosive nature of the Saints offense.