Future writers recruiting

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    2blkk

    2blkk Junior Member


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    If and I say if, usc continues to win with the talent they have at the wrong position, I hope the could go and get some speed . Even they are lower star rating. I think they can afford to develop them
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    Good point. Who was the last "blazer" WR that could take the top off the secondary and could burn? Honestly can't think of one.

    • Barnett was more of a jitterbug
    • Velus hasn't quite worked out as a WR
    • ASB is more a possesion guy
    • Not sure how fast Pie Young was, but he gone
    • Adoree maybe, but not a pure WR
    • Agholar was also a possesion guy
    • Farmer maybe?

    It's going on 10 yrs, and Farmer never quite worked out.

    We're due for a burner.
     
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    The last talented (nfl caliber) WR was probably Keyshawn Johnson.
     
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    But lack speed. Keyshawn ran under 4.5 in the 40s
     
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    I would Velus a shot this year. I think you saw on his kickoff return that he can fly. He is a great fit for this offense. ASB is also fast, he overwhelmed Stanford's DB's when going deep.
     
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    Almost every WR in the NFL runs the 40 in less than 4.5 and speed wasn't Keyshawn's key to success, it was route running and physicality, both traits that Juju does possess.
     
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    You're changing the requirements fellas.

    I'm talking a straight up speedster, not "NFL Grade" WR.

    Agholar, Juju, Marquise were all fine WR's, but none of them "speedsters".

    I'm talking someone that Al Davis would have taken as the top pick, regardless of being able to catch.
     
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    When I was a kid in the late 60's, my dad took me SC track meets. The SC relay team had OJ and Earl McCullouch. McCullouch was a SC receiver and was the world record holder for the 110 meter men's high hurdle sprint from July 1967 to July 1969. That kind of speed?
     
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    I’d say Woody has been pretty damn solid....
     
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    Soward, Kelly and Conway come to mind.
     
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    Well, Kenon Christon ran a 10.30 State Championship....that’s about as fast as you can go in high school football.

    Anybody faster than that is likely a track guy trying to play football.

    (On the other hand.....What’s that thread title mean??)
     
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    Gentleman, read the original thought
     
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    Who are you thinking about when you say that "...USC continues to win with the talent they have at the wrong position..."?

    I'd rather have pretty fast receivers with great hands than a burner who has questionable catching skills. It's difficult to take a sprinter and teach him to be a good receiver.
     
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    SC has had some burner receivers over the years, here are some comparable numbers from track meets ignoring wind:

    Curtis Conway - 10.4 (1989)
    Kareem Kelly - 10.3 (2000)
    Robert Woods - 10.5 (2010 - this is based off a 21.0 second 200m)
    George Farmar - 10.5 (2010)
    Adoree Jackson - 10.4 (2016)
    Velus Jones - 10.6 (2016)

    And for reference, some current burners in the NFL:
    Tyreek Hill - 10.0 (2013)
    Marquise Goodwin - 10.3 (2009)
     
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    Christon is a RB if I recall. That's great, but was thinking a WR to take the top off the secondary and bring a longball threat again (what Farmer was supposed to be).

    I don't think these burners are needed for every game, but they sure do open up the playbook and open things for other WR's when playing the top teams.
     
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    In comparison to say Maryland and Oklahoma, there isn't a whole lot of pure speed talent with our recevers it's true.
     
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    Dominic Davis has been searching for a way to the field. I think we tried throwing to him some out of the backfield. It seems everybody forgot Reggie and his wheel routes.

    St. Brown was 2 steps ahead of the defenders on his long TD but had to wait for the ball.
     

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