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Old 04-16-2013, 03:48 PM   #15
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I think that the "speed" aspect that most view as game-changing is overrated. Being able to hand-fight effectively off the line while maintaining correct body control/positioning and aggressively using hands to catch, as well as explosiveness in and out of breaks is much more important to me personally than speed when evaluating a prospect. Speed is an excellent tool that can't be taught however, and shouldn't be undervalued.

As an example (and without watching Keenan, I have no idea if this comparison is valid or not) but Bowe doesn't have elite speed. However, he does possess the qualities I listed and those are some of the primary reasons he's been able to maintain his productivity with the horrific QB play he's been subjected to.
This is all fine and good. But when you're going against the insane athletes that play as #1 corners in this league, 4.7 speed is not going to do shit.

Remember Dwayne Jarrett? Me neither.

Keenan Allen is Dwayne Jarrett.
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