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  1. carolinatony

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    I'm sure Welker is lost for 1/2 the year and maybe longer so we need a WR.
    Any FA's you like?

    If we draft a WR, I hope its not the first 2 rounds. We have bigger needs and there's a bigger chance of a bust imo.
    Some here like Golden Tate but if we went skilled position I think RB C.J. Spiller would make more.

    If anyone know anything more about Wes I would like to hear it. Is he having surgery, what's the Normal rehab time?

    thanks
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    WR is such a tough position to predict as far as what will become of their pro career. A couple of guys that intrigue me in the mid rounds are from the big 12. Denario Alexander was a beast for missouri this year but has had knee injuries in the past. I also like Desmond Briscoe alot and Jordan Shipley could be an exciting slot receiver, not saying he will automatically put up wes welker numbers but i see no reason why he couldnt become what jordy nelson is to the packers. Riley Cooper from Florida should be available in the mid rounds as well.
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    I like Eric Decker: Good hands, crisp routes, tough guy with nice frame. Would like to see him get drafted by the Patriots. One FA I would like to see brought in is Kevin Walter. I think he could emerge as a nice #2 threat.
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    Welker may start the year on PUP (6 weeks) but I have a good feeling about his availability and health. Obviously we need players though, since Aiken/Stanbeck won't get it done and Tate is an unknown.

    Breaking down the free-agent class of an unpredictable offseason is a old but comprehensive list of all UFAs in an uncapped year, assuming no re-signings which obviously won't happen. It's pretty dire.

    WR: Arnaz Battle, Marty Booker, Antonio Bryant, Nate Burleson, Tim Carter, Chris Chambers, Antonio Chatman, Terrance Copper, Bobby Engram, Brian Finneran, Mike Furrey, Greg Lewis, Brandon Lloyd, Derrick Mason, Shaun McDonald, Sean Morey, Muhsin Muhammad, Kassim Osgood, Terrell Owens, Josh Reed, David Tyree, Bobby Wade, Kevin Walter, Kelley Washington, Ernest Wilford.

    Out of those: Bryant, Burleson, Muhammed and Owens are the ones that I know as credible starters. Derrick Mason is a great player but may retire and has huge health issues. I've heard of Osgood positively but nothing more.

    More likely is picking up a player who will be cut, e.g. Deion Branch or maybe even Donte Stallworth.

    Alternatively look to the draft and try to find a 5th round WR who can catch the ball in traffic and run his routes precisely. Give him simple non-option routes and see what he can do with them, and then slowly build up his playbook.

    In the top rounds I like Arrelious Benn as the next Boldin, but he's probably gone by the end of the 2nd round and we have other needs and opportunities to pick up WRs.
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    Benn, Gilyard, Tate: One might fall far enough for the Pats but...

    So many UFA WRs out there. I think WR is a position to fill in FA
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    Cooper would be a good pick-up, but I wouldn't want him starting his rookie year as a WR3 on this team. Personally, I think the team should look outside of the draft to find a viable third option in the passing game. However, if we were to look into the draft for one, Golden Tate would be my pick. He played in a similar offensive system at Notre Dame, is versatile, is a deep threat, and is smart. This is a guy that could probably come in and contribute immediately.
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    Sounds like we can grab a good WR in FA. WE all know our needs and be nice to address WR here and use our draft picks in those other areas.
    thanks
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    And he's a great Yards After Catch guy having been a RB in the past. I wish he were a couple of inches taller but he's my pick among the WR as he should be most ready to help immediately.
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    Don't forget that size was a big knock on DeSean Jackson coming out as well.
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    Golden Tate Early
    Jordan Shipley 2-3
    Riley Cooper late.
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    Good post sir. I agree.
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    I like them all. This class is strong. Bryant and LaFell are the two best, but i like Benn and Damian Williams and Gilyard and Tate too.

    Later rounds I'd be interested in Barnes, Marcus Easley and Jacoby Ford.
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    Freddie Barnes WR out of Bowling Green
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    I like him too-- saw his bowl game and he was catching everything: high, low, many routes. Small college WRs can be gems. Not a speed guy though.
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    I had forgot about Briscoe from Kansas but now that you mention it everytime I watched this guy play he was very good....He is a big receiver that can go up and get the ball.....I wouldn't mind having him as a mid-late round pick
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    I think we'd be looking for a WR to fill the #3 or #4 slot and would have to have good hands and can run routes well. Doesn't need to be fast or tremendously agile, but just needs to be smart, get open and catch the ball. If we were going to take someone fast I'd rather it be because of their kick return ability. Utilizing Butler on the returns we were lucky to get past the 20. Tate looks decent, but fragile.
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    We need both positions filled, or one of them and the slot if they prefer Edelman be used differently.
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    Tate, Benn and Damian Williams early... Freddie Barnes in the middle.... Donald Jones or Emannuel Sanders late.
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    if Benn falls to the 2nd round I'd love to grab him, wr isnt a big enough need to take him in the first but he has the potential to be a monster.

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