The wideouts this year look like interchangeable guys. Not the same, but that each has a potentially fatal flaw to their game. I really don't want to pick one of those guys in round one. Will Fuller, for example, seems indistinguishable from Troy Williamson to me. I'd rather pick up a guy mid-2nd to mid-3rd (assuming trades get us there rather than staying put at late second).
Take Tyler Boyd for example. Pitt guy who broke Fitz's records. He runs a 4.5. His negatives:
Relatively low touchdown production to target rate.
Bad QB play?
Marginal long speed. Isn't a threat to run by corners and has to win with routes and hands. Just a possession receiver much of the year.
He's faster than Jerry Rice, way faster than Treadwell.
Limited YAC potential due to lack of shake in open field and power to break tackles.
Generally not what you are drafting a receiver to do...
Became a fumble factory on punt returns this year and ball security must be addressed. Lacks juice to be full-time kick returner.
He won't be a returner. Done.
Separation windows close quickly due to average getaway quickness out of breaks.
Might really be an issue if true.
Needs to use body better to protect the catch rather than just relying on strong mitts.
He uses his incredibly strong hands to catch, because that's his strength. That's the way Anthony Carter did it. He caught the ball in his hands while using his body to shield off the defender.
Meanwhile, the positives:
Ultra-competitive. Known for powerful hands that clamp instantly onto ball and finish heavily contested catches. Has over-the-middle toughness. Plays with outstanding body control and has ability to gyrate and contort in midair in order to make acrobatic catches look easy. ... Able to create window through route polish. Sinks into breaks and comes out low with good turn radius when needed. Sits in space and slows routes when necessary to prevent safety from crowding him in deep middle.
Those strengths, combined with what I don't see as deal breakers on the negative side, combined with the fact that he'll almost certainly be there at our pick in the second round make me wonder why we'd even consider going WR in round 1. Let's get better value with our first pick (CB? DL? OT? someone who is dropping out of the top ten surprisingly? trade down?), and pick up a pretty decent prospect in R2 while using only have the draft power points.