I think that most of Royal's success last year was due to Cutler and the attention that Marshall drew. I watched Royal all four years at VT and he never did anything that made me expect the kind of success he had last year. I missed out on him last year because I didn't believe he could sustain the success he had in his first few games, but I stuck to my guns this year and avoided him. Royal was the 3rd leaving receiver his senior year in receptions and yards(33 rec. and 496 yds). He never seemed to be a very good route runner, and most of his receptions came on short screen plays where he could get the ball in space. He always had plenty of quickness and speed and caught a few deep streaks, but VT never really had the QB's to exploit that talent. He was always excellent as a punt returner and I thought that was where most of his value would be to DEN. To me it seemed like VT ran reverses and screen plays to him to get him the ball in space because he wasn't able to get himself open running routes. I'm not any sort of football expert, but that has always been my impression of Royal.