Going forward at WR??

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  1. Nawledge

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    Kenny Stills
    Devante Parker

    Jakeem Grant
    Leonte Carroo
    Rashawn Scott
    Isaiah Ford

    Drew Morgan
    Malcolm Lewis
    Francis Owusu


    These are the receivers we currently have on the roster.

    Im assuming Jakeem Grant will see an increased role in the slot. We saw his playmaking ability in the limited snaps he got.

    But, i was reading a few different articles about what Miamis going to do going forward and i thought it would be a good discussion. One article said we could target some slot receivers in rounds 4 and 5, another article was saying Miami should go after allen robinson and i saw some people here wanting to draft a receiver with the 11th pick.

    Do you think someone currently on the roster steps it up? Do we bring in a free agent? Do we draft a top receiver early in the draft? Do we draft a receiver in the later rounds?

    What do you think we do at WR now that Landry has been traded?
     
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    I still think DVP, Kenny Stills, Jakeem Grant, and Leonte Carroo are a better group than many others we've had in the past couple decades. With all of these players having larger roles, (100+ catches up for grabs) I think we will finally really see how well these guys can play.

    I don't think we need to do much to address the position. Sure I'd be stoked if we got a legit #1, but I really doubt it happens. Not as long as DVP is on this roster. I think we barely address it this year. Maybe a late round pick.

    I hope we address LB, OL, and TE instead.
     
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    I might be in the minority but I think we're perfectly fine at WR... Especially if we can add a decent TE...
     
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    Draft Tre'quan Smith in the mid rounds. Charge on
     
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    That’s the key. We’ve gone too long without a stud TE. Which is something Tannehill has never had in his career.

    Adding a nice TE will take this offense a lot further than another WR.
     
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    Regardless of what the team ended up doing with Landry, Grant is someone the coaching staff needs to get more involved in the offense. He has big play ability, which we have seen in his limited touches.

    I think Miami mostly stays status quo at wide receiver, but the big addition will be a tight end. This is likely an early draft selection, maybe someone like Andrews in round two. That would certainly help in the slot.

    Still with the team kept Landry, but i have to move past that.
     
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    Hopefully Carroo can step up but I'm not getting my hopes up. Still hard for me to believe that Miami traded Landry for a 4th but use a third, fourth, and a sixth round picks on a guy who only has 10 catches.
     
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    I'm ok with Grant as your 5th receiver, maybe 4th in some cases, but not as the 3rd. I think Miami needs to add a receiver in free agency and another in the draft. There are a number of combinations that sound good and reasonable... Paul Richardson and Dante Pettis in the slot could happen with a mid range free agent deal and day three draft pick. Stills, Parker, Richardson, Grant, Pettis with either Carroo, Ford, Morgan or Scott as the 6th works.
     
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    Amendola? Feel like he would be a cheap alternative, if Grant and Carroo don't step up in camp. Situation isn't that dire, sometimes you just have to turn to the young guys on your team.
     
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    I was a big supporter of Grant's when everyone was call for his release 10 months ago. He wasn't as bad as people thought. But I don't think he's starting receiver material and Miami runs a ton of 3 receiver sets so I think you need a legit 3rd receiver. I could see getting Grant 30 to 40 touches per season at best.
     
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    I'm interested to see if they do much to this unit. Wanna see dvp be consistent and see carroo step up.
     
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    I think a TE will go a long way to making the offense better....a TE like Hurst or Goedert

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    Funny how the front office passes up on Njoku. They draft Harris and still trade for Quinn. Njoku played in the same damn stadium!!!! They bring in two washed up bums instead of drafting an obvious play maker and 1 year later still trying to find a TE to make an impact.
     
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    Despite Parker regressing a bit, I'd rather not invest much into WR this year unless it's depth or a very high value pick (which won't exist at #11). I like Grant. I think he can contribute plenty to the offense. Drake can also get more involved in the passing game and I agree with what others have said that a big TE will do a lot more for the offense than another WR.
     
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    They need to feature the TE not just get one, the QB has to call plays for them, there's nothing wrong with Thomas they need to feed him the rock, or the kid from UCLA just throw them the ball, Miami's problem was the QB last season or the lack of one.
     
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    Yep, if he's there in round 4 snag him!
     
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    Anyone who watched the TE play last season saw that it was completely evident there was a problem with Thomas.

    His spirit animal nowadays is a sloth.
     
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    Big if like with a lot of our roster, but as long as parker stays healthy we're fine as receiver. What we need is a te.
     
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    I got a fever! and the only prescription is more Jakeem Grant!!!
     
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    In the draft, I'm loving whoever posted the comparison between Mike Evans and Mike Gesicki (TE, Penn State). I'm now on board with him as our #1 TE target.



    I bet he climbs into the late first/early second.
     
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    I don't trust Parker and feel he's a bust. Three years and he has yet to play 16 games, even in the games he does play it's not like he's lighting it up. 24 games started and 3 100 yard games and 0 multi TD games. He's on the same path as Ted Ginn as far as I'm concerned.

    That leaves Stills as our only legitimate proven threat as far as WR's. I know people want to prop up Grant because he had 1 great game but he's a big question mark. Not to mention he's 5-6 165lbs, can he even hold up for 16 games and an increased workload would be another concern.

    I really hope the add a good TE and maybe a serviceable WR because otherwise this could get ugly.
     
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    How does everyone feel about adding a TE like Cameron Brate and drafting a WR or signing a lower tier FA WR?
     
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    I'll be interested to see if Morgan makes the active roster. He had a good camp last year. Reminds me a little bit of Chris Hogan.
     
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    As long as he climbs into Miami’s lap in round #2. Then it be party time.
     
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    I don't expect anyone expensive this time around. Once the first week or two are done then we might do something at that point and I wouldn't hold my breath for a WR in free agency

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    If you look at the teams making deep playoff runs last year, Mia really had a better WR roster than most of them. I am starting to feel more and more like a high quality receiving TE is the way to go, and maybe get a WR in FA or the draft to compliment what we have left (not to replace Landry - they don't make too many guys a tough and competitive as him). I also feel RT would excel throwing to a big TE who can separate down the middle. I think of it as an all new look, versus how to replace Landry, but watch me be totally wrong.
     
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    41 1/2 inch vertical...

     
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    His poor blocking is alarming, which is why he won't be considered until the 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th round
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Heck as far as I’m concerned Drake could play in the slot and deliver more than Landry. Grant is best outside. Carroo we don’t know about yet.

    No need to get a WR. We have bigger needs.

    Go get TE, RB, OG, FS, and LB’ers. Grab backup QB if possible.
     
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    Good, nobody worth a damn can block anyway...I mean, he can block on the perimeter just like Ertz. Ertz eventually got better at blocking.
     
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    Since some of us think we are ok at WR, how do you all feel about Ian Thomas as a TE in the 3rd?
     
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    Would be interested to see what kind of money Allen Robinson is looking for.
     
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    Gronk can block. Jason Witten has been able to block. Kelce is at lest capable of blocking. Clay could block when he was here. Delanie Walker can block.

    If you want more than just a big slot receiver (which is basically what gesicki is) you're going to want to get Goedert or Hurst. Or there are some guys in rounds 4-5 (Fumagalli) who are good all around tight ends.
     
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    Relatively unproven in college, and some concerns of durability. He's got the physical tools to be a tight end, but there are players like that every year who don't amount to much in the NFL.

    Personally, it's hard for me to look at a guy who was limited in college and think he won't do the same thing in the NFL. Production is the biggest factor for me. Thomas didn't have a ton of production.

    Look at Fumagalli for example. He's not talked about hardly at all in this TE class and he has 135 receptions and 1,627 yards in his collegiate career. If Ian Thomas had similar production, with his physical tools, he'd be a first or second round pick.
     
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    I will miss Landry but I'm excited to see Grant get more of an opportunity. He could be like Drake. A guy in front him is gone and it becomes go time.
     
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    I'd look for one of Moore, Sutton, or Gallup to fall further than they should.
     
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    I'm with you. Just last week I was bitchin' about this, but then somebody posted comparison measurables between Gesicki and Mike Evans. Gesicki has better measurables in weird categories like vertical and 3 cone and identical if not better 40 times.

    So I'm like eff it, let him stay outside and be what Thomas was supposed to be. I don't give a ****. Tired of trying different matchups defensively with these freaks. Let's just get one for ourselves.
     
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    That is a good point, for sure. And who knows, maybe he does develop into a decent blocker. If scouts think he can do that, I'm fine with the pick. He was absolutely killer at Penn State as a security blanket for Trace McSorley.

    Also, based on the numbers, he was also very similar to Greg Olsen.
     
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    Get a TE and draft Braxton Berrios. :D
     
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