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    Quote Originally Posted by akashicrecorder View Post
    Smith and Jones I'm confident in....
    I have no confidence that Jacoby Jones will ever be anything more than a #3/4 receiver. I love what he brings to the table as a game-changing return man, and the occasional 9-route, but his hands are really suspect. The Ravens have to give Flacco a better weapon.




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    I would much rather have Williams than Doss but Doss is Joe's boy. I am sure the coaches know best but williams looked mush more comforaqble with contact and with fighting for the ball.




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    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    I have no confidence that Jacoby Jones will ever be anything more than a #3/4 receiver. I love what he brings to the table as a game-changing return man, and the occasional 9-route, but his hands are really suspect. The Ravens have to give Flacco a better weapon.
    I'm sure Oz and John know this. We will not go into the season with Smith, Jones, and Pitta as our only productive receivers. Expect at least 1 drafted WR in the first 3 rounds as well as a late camp cut vet FA.




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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleApocalypse37 View Post
    That's not true about him dropping everything that hit him in the hands. He dropped 3 vdifficult passes
    in the Colts game, and dropped a very difficult pass sometime during the regular season. He did make a few pretty hard catches during the regular season, and had a really nice 39 yard catch while Cameron was still here. He also drew defensive pass interference in both the Broncos and Patriots (both blatant). I'm not saying he's the next Jerry Rice, but I think that he's been written off a bit prematurely because of those drops in the Colts game. He's been the 4th receiver, behind Boldin and Torrey who he had no chance of supplanting unless he played outrageously good. Come on. What player will be very productive at the 4th receiver position in a Cameron-led offense? Hell, Boldin and Torrey in 5 combined seasons couldn't crack 1,000 yards once. I think Doss can be good. He's pretty fast and does have good hands and physicality.


    People forget that Boldin went through a case of the drops as a veteran. He dropped a big one against Pitt in the playoffs. The next season he had quite a few drops. There was a thread on here where people were arguing he lead the league in drops. I am not sure why people are so quick to write off Doss. He was at least getting separation. Torrey Smith also dropped balls at alarming clip as a rookie. The one thing that was used to describe Doss coming out of college was great hands. With more playing time he may be fine.

    I am also excited to see what happens with Deonte Thompson. He looked great in the preseason last year. He has speed. He did not play in a passing offense in college so he was a bit raw. Streeter was very raw coming out of college as well.

    The Ravens offense under Cam was not one that enabled wrs to thrive. The Ravens did not have wr in the top 20 in any stats last year. There was very little opportunity for anyone outside of the starters. It is hard to know what the Ravens really have in the young guys because we did not get to see them much. There was no way they were playing a young guy over Boldin or Smith.

    Hopefully the Ravens offense opens it up a bit and we get to see what some of these kids can do.




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    I would completely expect the Ravens to draft at least 1...maybe 2 receivers in this draft.

    Nuk Hopkins, Da'Rick Rogers, Quinton Patton, etc...There are some solid prospects that could fill in as a slot/#2 nicely.

    I still think Doss could emerge as a good player.


    Hopefully Streeter starts to put things together as well. It would be nice to have a 6'5" guy down in the red zone.
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    Why is Doss the latest scapegoat? I really don't understand it.

    Sure he's had some drops, but he's also had very limited snaps. Give him a chance to develop because he's only 23. Torrey Smith had all kinds of drops early in his career, and people on this board were calling Torrey a bust.




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    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    I, for one, do not. I think he's overrated in a lot of minds because he is a local feel good story. I think he is a decent special teams guy, but that's about it. I don't think he has a future as a productive WR in the NFL. I like him and his story and wish he would be more than I think he is, but I really don't see it.
    This is how I feel. I think his niche was special teams, and frankly he got outplayed this year by more productive players in other areas. He barely played while Reed coming back from ACL played a larger role. At this point since his ST contributions are in question, he may see himself get bumped for Streeter who can be a Red Zone specialist and be more proficient use of roster space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Hopefully Streeter starts to put things together as well. It would be nice to have a 6'5" guy down in the red zone.
    I did read an article the other day that said coaches were "really happy with his progress" and that he was starting to put it together as to what it takes to be a pro. No idea if that implies hell be starter worthy, but good news none the less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    I did read an article the other day that said coaches were "really happy with his progress" and that he was starting to put it together as to what it takes to be a pro. No idea if that implies hell be starter worthy, but good news none the less.
    I think he really has a shot to do some things. You can't teach 6'5" and a 4.40 40 yard dash. Lets see what he's got after being basically redshirted last year.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    I think he really has a shot to do some things. You can't teach 6'5" and a 4.40 40 yard dash. Lets see what he's got after being basically redshirted last year.
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