From: Tucson, AZ
ORIGINAL: Tom Sykes
ORIGINAL: kurt bilben
ORIGINAL: Todd M
It's gonna be Thielen/Diggs/Mitchell/Badet/Bebe/Johnson
Drop Badet to last in that group and I think you got it just right.
I like that group quite a bit. Quite an athletic WR room there.
Kinda sad how Todd drops Treadwell completely off the team and nobody bats an eye, but true indeed.
Not to be contrarian, but Taylor has been taking 1st team reps. P Manning was impressed with him (before injuries) and as Zimmer pointed out, has history with G Kubiak. Cousins has already been singing his praises.
I would include a 7th or 6th to trade Treadwell and free up 1.8M in cap space. Cap space is so much more valuable to us at this point and we already are slated to have 10 draft picks next.
Its so early, projections are meaningless at this point. But I'll make mine:
Digg/Thielan/Taylor/Beebe/Badet. Zystra/Johnson/Mitchell battle for that 6th spot.
I agree. If Taylor stays healthy - there is no way he’s not the 3rd or 4th guy (and backup or punt returner). Same with Beebe.
Not sure Badet is well-rounded enough but if nothing else he’s Robinson II and we did protect him from being swiped by the Jets. For what little that is worth.
5 WRs (thiels, diggs, taylor, beebe, badet) zylstra if we keep 6 / johnson on practice squad.
(I think well-rounded Johnson is a darknorse to bump one trick pony badet and stiff zylstra)
4 TEs (rudy, smith, morgan, conklin)
I think if te Hikutini has improved enough as a blocker, he may just bump Conklin)
I include Badet just because he adds an element that no other WR on our team does. Pure speed (Much faster than Robinson). Williamson proved you need more than that, but if Badet has hands and can run the route tree, it would add great value. Plus, if I remember right Badet had offers to sign a future/practice squad contract with another team.
EDIT: I missed the Jets part of your post. I do think it means something.
I don't know enough about Hikutini. I'm good if either develops into a serviceable player. Need one of them to step up with Morgan and Rudy in contract years.
You would have to presume we thought Badet could be more than Robinson (and both better than a useless track athlete like Williamson) – otherwise, why not just keep Robinson (yeah we're cap strapped but he seems like an easy cap finagle).
Atleast I hope so.