Just looking over the mock draft in the mock forum I cant believe Odell Beckham fell to the 3rd.
Looking over the metrics on Rotoworld he is the best deep threat in the draft. And it's not even close. His route tree is far and away better than any other WR and he gets separation from beating his man on routes not on screens like some of the top guys.
I think he is a legit late 1st, early 2nd round talent.
Striking though, is the fact that Odell Beckham caught 62% of balls thrown to him past 10 yards. Beckham is clearly the deep threat here while Landry shows a tendency toward more intermediate passes- If we want to advance a pretty strong narrative we can put Jarvis Landry in the ‘possession receiver’ bucket where 36% of his receptions were on hard breaking in/out routes and another 33% were on slants and posts/corners. He does have a wide range of route running experience which is really a positive.http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/cf...-wr-metrics-20- Odell Beckham, like Landry, has a wide variety of route running experience (and runs those routes well) which should translate nicely to the NFL.
-If you want a guy to throw quick hitters and screens to make him get YAC draft Watkins
-If you want a monster WR to beat his man 1 on 1 downfield draft Evans or Benjamin
-If you want a classic WCO WR draft Lee
-If you want a scary deep threat draft Beckham
-If you want a nice possession receiver draft Landry, Matthews or Robinson
-If you want a nice 3rd WR/slot guy draft Cooks
A few things, watch out for
-Matthews and Lee's hands. They dropped ALOT of balls
-Cooks lack of YAC is alarming
-57.43% of Watkins catches came on screens
-Only 3.51% of Lee's catches came past 20 yards
-Evans has caught the highest percentage of receptions past 20 yards amongst the top 15 WRs in this class
-25% of Benjamin’s receptions came on throws deeper than 20 yards
-30.77% of Landry's catches came between 6-10 yards
-44.83% of Beckham's catches came between 11-20 yards
-Landry only dropped 2 balls all season
I think if I had to rank them:
1- Mike Evans (legit #1 WR. Big play after big play. Best overall WR in this draft IMO)
2- Kelvin Benjamin (legit #1 WR. Monster WR who will outmuscle his CB downfield. )
3- Sammy Watkins (legit YAC #1. Get the ball to him in the screen game and he is scary. A smaller Demarius Thomas)
4- Marquise Lee (Nice #2. Hands are a big concern. Doesn't offer much downfield. Ideal WCO WR)
5- Odell Beckham (Legit deep threat)
6- Jarvis Landry (Ideal #2 possession WR. Best hands in the draft)
7- Allen Robinson (Good move the chains guy)
8- Jordan Matthews (See above. Not very explosive)
9- Brandin Cooks (Nice slot WR. Not a great YAC guy but will rack up the intermediate catches)
10- Davante Adams (Lots of talent. Maybe best as a #3. Route running? )