Actually, I liked what Charlie did for the Rams.
He picked QB Connor Cook in the first round for the Rams and then selected a WR
for their first pick in the second round. I liked the WR pick at #38 for the
Ravens better than his #41 selection for the Rams because he, Josh Doctson, was
faster than Tyler Boyd and could get better separation. A big problem the Rams
have is that their receivers can't get separation.
38. Ravens: </span>Tyler
Boyd, WR, Pittsburg-6’2”,190 LBS-has
speed to go with his size, was impressive
against good defensive backs in 2014, including Virginia Tech's tough secondary, broke some of Larry Fitzgerald’s freshman records.
41. Rams-Josh Doctson WR TCU-6’3’,195 LBS-big
strong WR, good in end zone, but lacks speed, and may not gain separation
against NFL backs.
Since the Rams lost this week and the Ravens won,
they have the same record now, but the Ravens beat the Rams. So now the Rams
would be picking before the Ravens.
Strengths: Nice size and strength to beat press man coverage ... Refined route runner exploding out of his cuts ... Outstanding, soft hands ... High ability to focus when ball is in the air ... Knows how to shield corners ... Catches the ball away from his body ... Competitor and is clutch ... Solid downfield blocker ... Red zone threat ... Shows athleticism on jump balls ... Will go over the middle ... Nice instincts; shows intelligence to come back to the quarterback.
Weaknesses: Not elusive in the open field and does not maximize YAC ... Does not generate separation with speed ... Not a deep threat ... Not much upside.
Summary: Nicks reminds me a lot of Greg Jennings coming out of college, and we see what he has become in the league. Nicks is nothing more than a No. 2 receiver, but he shows enough qualities to where I would not consider his skill set to be particularly risky. Nicks is not going to be a stat demon in the NFL, but he can find a role and excel in the right system.
Player Comparison: Jerricho Cotchery. Both players have pretty well-rounded games with similar physical builds and limited upside.