I don't know why I'm feeling so pessimistic today.
mondry wrote:Glass half-full:
Jennings is a much better receiver who's used to being in sync with the QB, runs better routes, understands timing, a much better target to see if Ponder "gets it." 2 yard passes to Harvin are nice but not a good way to "test" your QB
I just don't know if he's an overall better receiver. Harvin stays healthy all 16 games last season and I would bet he eclipses Jennings' best season with an arguably much worse QB.
Simpson should be healthy and makes a fine #3 WR
He's still a very large question mark.
J.Wright makes an even bigger impact in his second year. Averaged about 44 YPG, translates to 708 yards in a full 16 games, not bad for a #2 / rookie.
He showed promise, but the jury is still out on him. He performed well when given the opportunity. That's all that could've been asked from him.
Carlson will be working hard to prove himself, he has to if he wants another contract in the NFL (not just the Vikings)
All I'll say is he has a lot to prove. I don't see him being much of a threat/factor, but I hope I'm wrong. At this point I think Ellison brings more to the table.
Jenkins is gone but was outperformed by a hobbled simpson anyway, wouldn't want him on the field anyway.
I think you're mixed up. Jenkins had a 40/449/2 stat line compared to Simpson's 26/274/0. I'm actually relieved Jenkins is gone. An early round rookie should have considerable
I still expect a WR in the first 3 picks, but I wouldn't be blown away if they didn't take one. If we got a combination of BPA's at LB, G, DT, or CB none of those would be bad moves in my book. I wouldn't under estimate the effect a good guard could have on Ponder and the offense either, their inconsistent play really hurt the passing game at times and Charlie Johnson isn't getting any younger or better sadly.
While guard isn't a strength and there's room for competition at both spots, I think our receivers are more of a weakness in the pass game. Johnson and Fusco are serviceable (I'm being a little generous).