“I’d take Ruggs”

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  1. JosiahLee

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    I was listening to an interview on ESPN radio today and former NY Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum said when asked if he was drafting at #7 or #8 would he take Jeudy or Lamb, without hesitating he said “I’d take Ruggs.”

    He went on to explain that if there’s one thing that coaches like Bill Belichick hate, its WR’s with neck-breaking speed...He mentioned Ruggs is like a Tyreek Hill and talked about the big catch he made late in the super bowl to help secure the win.

    I just thought it was interesting as everyone is talking about Jeudy and Lamb but no one is really considering Ruggs....
     
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    Former for a reason you can't always reach for potential at some point you need guys that have done it at a college level JMO
     
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    Same guy who said he wouldnt take Kyler.
     
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    I wouldn't mind if they liked Ruggs over Lamb or Jeudy. I would just be mad if he went 8 instead of in the teens.
     
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    I would take other two right now, but by a very slim margin. I think they are both better suited to be number ones in a vacuum, but Ruggs could actually be more impactful on an offense that already has weapons. Hope that makes some sense?!!
     
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    Completely makes sense. Not sure you could say our offense has true weapons though outside of Kyler.
     
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    I’d take Ruggs before Lamb.
     
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    Me too.

    I can't remember which but Allbright or Jeremiah has Ruggs as thier top WR too.

    I have nothing against Lamb but I would never draft a Big12 receiver that high.
     
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    I’d take Riggs over both Juedy and Lamb. I don’t see big time Star WR when I look at Juedy or Lamb I see two guys who are god but are kind of second tier guys at WR neither is a Fitz, Megatron, Julio or a Moss

    but who’s going to be the biggest weapon and game breaker I’d say Ruggs
     
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    The team already has the lil speedster guys and could hardly get them the ball.
     
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    It's Jeremiah although he really doesn't explain why. He just keeps saying it's a 3 person race not just Jeudy or Lamb, Ruggs is the guy NFL coaches don't want in their division, he just runs by people etc. He makes a passing mention of the lack of production and then goes back to the speed.

    I get it, he's blazing fast, state record 100M as a senior in HS, he's not just a track guy like that kid at Auburn looks to be (Ruggs ran a 10.52 in HS, the Auburn kid Swartz(?) ran a 10.09 at Auburn) he is a football player. To me at some point you have to look at production, 46 catches is his career high, they had 4 guys this year who will play in the NFL, he was 3rd in catches and Waddle wasn't that far behind despite playing less.

    He's probably going to break the NFL combine record for the 40, he's that fast, he's going to be an NFL Wr and maybe a very good one, but I think if we picked him over Jeudy and Lamb we'd discover immediately there's a reason he wasn't more productive in college, he's just not that polished.
     
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    If we trade back a few spots in the 1st round..... I'm all for looking at Ruggs. His speed is Olympic level.
     
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    He also played on maybe the best WR core in the history of college with 3 legit 1st round picks.
     
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    Just to nitpick, Ruggs is fast but he's not close to Olympic level. To even make the US Olympic trials you have to run a 10.05 or faster in the 100m, Ruggs personal best is 10.52. the fastest college football player is Auburns WR Schwartz, his personal best was 10.15 in HS, he's run sub 10.3 in college and even he hasn't qualified for the US olympic trials, he's probably retiring from track to pursue the NFL. the 2019 NCAA 100m the top 3 finishers all were sub 10 seconds and would have qualified for the Olympic trials(one was Nigerian another was not from the US either).

    Ruggs is very fast but not even close to Olympics.
     
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    https://bleacherreport.com/articles...ares-for-2020-nfl-draft-forgoes-senior-season

    Christian Coleman is the world champion in the 100m dash.
    He ran a 9.76 in 2019 at the World track and field championships last year.
    In 2016 at the NCAA Div 1 Championships he ran a 10.23 placing second.

    I think if Ruggs had stuck with it........ He could have easily competed at the Olympic trials. And with 3 to 4 more years under his belt (like Coleman) could be world class.

    I'm not saying he's a Usain Bolt level freak....... Just that he has Olympic level speed. Very few can say that.
     
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