Great, great player at Stanford also. So smooth, as you said.You guys are funny. I get the reference but I never mistake that Lofton with this one who I watched tear up the league as a Packer in the ‘80s (later w Buffalo on their SB teams he was still pretty good). 14,000 receiving yards and 8 pro-bowls - 7 w the Pack. One of the smoothest (Jerry Rice esq) WRs to ever play. Respect.
What a class! I did NOT know that about Gibson. THAT is super cool!Great, great player at Stanford also. So smooth, as you said.
That 1978 draft had a legendary group of receivers at the top in Wes Chandler, James Lofton and John Jefferson. It was a famous trio and touted all year toward how high they would do, especially in still such a run-oriented league.
And there was expected to be another first round receiver...Kirk Gibson. He was a terror at Michigan State. Gibson would run right past you with sub 4.4 speed and he was every bit as tenacious on the football field as the base paths. It was like a wide receiver version of Gronkowski only even more ornery. Before Gibson surprised everybody by committing to baseball prior to his senior season, he was grouped within the other three receivers, amidst heavy debate toward the order of preference. Chandler was always the consensus #1, however.