The main difference between Brown and Kirk is that Brown is also a big play, hence a score, waiting to happen. Kirk was lauded in the draft as being a terror once he got the ball in his hands with RAC yards but seldom did he ever show he could do that on the pro level... if I had a choice of WRs, I would take Brown over Kirk all day for what we runGreat analysis and I agree with most of it. I do question the “Brown will be far more productive than Kirk” take though, mainly because all of the weapons we have on offense and everyone getting their fair share. I think that Brown will be as productive or slightly more so than Kirk, which would be on par with the past history of both players. But, I think that Brown will replicate/slightly exceed his numbers last year in Baltimore while being much more efficient in doing so - given he won’t be as big a focal point in the offense.
I read an article saying that Brown’s number of pass attempts of 20+ yards last year was 61, off which he caught 16 and had 4 drops. This indicates Lamar wasn’t very accurate getting him the ball downfield. I think Brown could easily end up with 16 or more of those 20+ yard catches, but do so on far less than 61 attempts. His ability to take the top off the defense and hit home runs will be a big addition to our offense, as well.
Once we traded for Hollywood and drafted McBride (which was a surprise, but I like the move) they did close to what I wanted:Well...from what I've seen, most of the board is pretty damn positive about this draft overall.
None of the players drafted are bad players. Maybe fit and position can be argued, but I see a path going forward.