Quote Originally Posted by skeeter01 View Post
Per Todd McShay :

In the wake of the 2020 NFL Combine, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said he believes the Broncos could add "fighter jet" speed to their offense with the 15th-overall pick.
McShay projected the Broncos would select Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III in the first round of April's draft. He also suggested Florida cornerback CJ Henderson and South Carolina's Javon Kinlaw could be other potential options at No. 15.
"With Ruggs and his fighter jet 4.27 speed still on the board, I'm getting a burner opposite Courtland Sutton for second-year quarterback Drew Lock," McShay wrote in his most recent mock draft. "Ruggs is explosive and has a skill set that offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur can design plays around. With some development to his route running and some tacked-on strength, Ruggs has the chance to be special in the NFL and could instantly be a favorite target of the big-armed Lock."
McShay previously mocked Ruggs to the Eagles at No. 22.

Ruggs, a 6-foot, 190-pound player, appears to have improved his stock with a 4.27-second 40-yard dash at last week's NFL Combine.
He recorded the fastest time of any wide receiver and was one of just two players to break the 4.3-second mark.
"Ruggs ran the only 4.27 in the history of the Combine that might've been met with a little bit of disappointment, just 'cause [of] the hype," McShay said in a conference call Tuesday. "But he's such a stud. In a group of receivers [from Alabama] that has four potential first-round picks in this year or next year's draft, he was the alpha dog. He loves playing special teams. He'll block. He had one dropped pass the entire season last year.
"Usually the 4.27 receivers, those kinds of guys, they're inconsistent catching the ball, they're divas, one-trick ponies. And he's anything but."
The Broncos may not have the opportunity to select the speedy Crimson Tide receiver; McShay said Tuesday some teams have Ruggs ranked ahead of Jerry Jeudy.

Ruggs caught 40 passes for 746 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019. { 40/7 = That is called scoring on 20% of your touches, Total Stud }

For those of you who think he was a third option in Alabama, wasn't Kamara NOT the primary running back in Tenn., I'm sure there's other examples that prove one can develop into more than what they were in college.
I will not be disappointed if we selected Ruggs. Personally I prefer Jeudy and Jefferson to Ruggs but it is clear to me that he would add significant speed, and I agree he is not a one trick pony. If Jeudy and Ruggs were both there at 15 I think it would be silly to take Ruggs and I would probably prefer to move back 5-7 slots and take Jefferson. If Ruggs is the choice I will still be happy.

That being said, I don't really like the last argument you made. There are certainly examples of players who were not the primary option in college that became something more in the pros, but that is the exception not the rule. If a guy is the third or fourth option on his team in college it should be a warning flag, IMO. Ruggs may have enough skills that it should be overlooked.

My ONLY concern about Ruggs is that he disappears at times. In some of the biggest games, he was a non factor. He often looked like the 4th best receiver Alabama had on the field. Devonte Smith and Jeudy always seemed to overshadow him. Weddle even looked like a bigger factor many times last year. Ruggs may blossom in the NFL, but I worry about the disappearing act.

If we draft him, no doubt it changes the landscape. The safeties and corners will have to stay back. It would take the heat off. I can get behind the pick but it would not be my first choice. If I was a betting man, my money would be on Jeudy, Lamb, and Jefferson all being better pros than Ruggs. But who knows, the draft is a bit of a guessing game and I am wrong as often as anyone.