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  • Solution to #2 WR problem

    Draft Eddie Royal in the 2nd round(late)

    he has the speed to go deep(4.39s 40 yard dash)

    better return ability than desean jackson and more strength,
    he repped 225lbs 24 times at 5'10" 184lbs

    He is also a natural hands catcher and quick off the line

    He would compliment B'Marsh perfectly and immediately improve our KR/PR game.

    What do you guys think?
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  • #2
    I agree that he would be good!

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    • #3
      Yup. I've been thinking it for a few months now, and I've been preaching it here on these boards the past few days. All on the Eddie Royal bandwagon. If I had any Photoshop skills I'd throw something together, some sort of signature. Maybe I'll give something simply a try anyway...

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      • #4
        Unless he is available in the fourth round, I highly doubt we draft him. Or if we make moves to add more picks by trading down, then it becomes feesable...but right now, all bets are off on who we draft until this is all over!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lancane View Post
          Unless he is available in the fourth round, I highly doubt we draft him. Or if we make moves to add more picks by trading down, then it becomes feesable...but right now, all bets are off on who we draft until this is all over!

          I agree, I've had a couple mocks where we trade down and take him in the 3rd, but you've probably seen it anyway. Earl Bennett would be nice too, but he isn't a burner.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bowie Man View Post
            I agree, I've had a couple mocks where we trade down and take him in the 3rd, but you've probably seen it anyway. Earl Bennett would be nice too, but he isn't a burner.
            I have a particular prejudice here. it is probably wrong, but with a burner I typically suspect that he can't catch. I like Bennett and haven't seen Royal, so I'll take your word for it. I do know that we need some help in our return game.
            vote HILLIS in 2009!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by armchair scout View Post
              I have a particular prejudice here. it is probably wrong, but with a burner I typically suspect that he can't catch. I like Bennett and haven't seen Royal, so I'll take your word for it. I do know that we need some help in our return game.
              When I said he wasn't a burner I meant he couldn't stretch the field for Marshall. Defenses can just stay down low if we don't have one. That is all I meant by it, not that it was a minus.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Eliminatrix View Post
                Draft Eddie Royal in the 2nd round(late)

                he has the speed to go deep(4.39s 40 yard dash)

                better return ability than desean jackson and more strength,
                he repped 225lbs 24 times at 5'10" 184lbs

                He is also a natural hands catcher and quick off the line

                He would compliment B'Marsh perfectly and immediately improve our KR/PR game.

                What do you guys think?
                He didn't catch a lot of passes in Virginia Tech's run-oriented offense, so it's hard to tell if he has the skill to get open and catch the ball in the NFL. In the games in which I watched him, he didn't seem to be much as a receiver, but that was partly due to the run-oriented offense.

                Kevin Robinson of Utah State is a better returner, but he played for a weak team, so his receiving skills are hard to judge as well.

                Will Franklin of Missouri is 6'1" and ran a very fast 40 at the Combine. He showed he can get open and catch the ball while being the go-to WR in the powerful Missouri offense. His return skills are questionable, and the draftniks haven't jumped on him for some reason, but he displays all the qualities of a solid NFL receiver.

                Then there's Glenn Martinez, who has worked his way up for a shot at starting. He's barely adequate as a return guy, but he did get open and catch the ball for the Broncos last season.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bowie Man View Post
                  When I said he wasn't a burner I meant he couldn't stretch the field for Marshall. Defenses can just stay down low if we don't have one. That is all I meant by it, not that it was a minus.
                  A 4.6 40 time isn't exactly tearing it up. I think your point is good either way. We probably need two guys to address these two problems. I like a pick of a receiver in the third.
                  vote HILLIS in 2009!

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                  • #10
                    For those of you who are enthused of really hoping for getting Eddie Royal, I made a signature picture. You can see a thumbnail of it in my own signature. (I didn't want to have a huge picture in my signature, if any of you are willing to resize it to about the size of the other picture in my signature that'd be great.)

                    Point being, click on the thumbnail for the link to the actual picture. Feel free to use it in support of Eddy Royal.

                    Oh, and cut me some slack on the quality, I made it in Microsoft Paint.

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                    • #11
                      Nice job on the pic, but I know very little about computers so I won't be showing it, but a nice job just the same.
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                      • #12
                        Eddie Royal

                        I'm not too sure we should be relying on Eddie Royal to be our #2 receiver, let alone spending a second round pick on him. I just don't think he can run all of the routes on the route tree effectively at this level. Don't get me wrong, I'm a hokie through and through, however I've got to be honest here. He didn't light it up at Tech, who was a run first offense, but even when we needed big pass plays, it seems that we would lean on other receivers when times got tough. He has game speed which would be great in the return game, but I just don't think Eddie would be a good starter opposite of Marshall. He would be another third or fourth receiver that we would have.
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                        As a homer I would love to see him be in Denver, but I would be upset if we spend a second round pick on him.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by VA BroncosFan View Post
                          I'm not too sure we should be relying on Eddie Royal to be our #2 receiver, let alone spending a second round pick on him. I just don't think he can run all of the routes on the route tree effectively at this level. Don't get me wrong, I'm a hokie through and through, however I've got to be honest here. He didn't light it up at Tech, who was a run first offense, but even when we needed big pass plays, it seems that we would lean on other receivers when times got tough. He has game speed which would be great in the return game, but I just don't think Eddie would be a good starter opposite of Marshall. He would be another third or fourth receiver that we would have.
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                          As a homer I would love to see him be in Denver, but I would be upset if we spend a second round pick on him.
                          He'd be a good slot reciever behind Stokely.....with a 4th rd pick.

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                          • #14
                            if we were to waste a secnd rounder on a WR id rather stop that and waste our first rounder on either Kelly or Sweed and just have a monstrous WR duo that would be unstoppable in the RedZone (an area we need definite help in) and then use our 2nd rounder on a DT
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by armchair scout View Post
                              I have a particular prejudice here. it is probably wrong, but with a burner I typically suspect that he can't catch. I like Bennett and haven't seen Royal, so I'll take your word for it. I do know that we need some help in our return game.
                              He can't catch, he runs four or five good routes: A go, a post, a flag, a slant, and a bubble screen... He would help the return game but I think that can be addressed later than the second round... Tom Zibokowski might be a good replacement for Lynch and he is more of a Broncos style returner and he'll be available with our second fourth or even third fifth, unless he really decides to become a boxer.

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