Originally Posted by jasonvol18
Disagree..Hunter is the better athlete and football player. Plus we don't know that Patterson or Croom couldn't step in and be better than Rogers. Yes he's a great talent but nobody knows if those 2 won't be better than Rogers. But in saying that I'm glad he's not leaving our receivers overall potential is off the charts.
I think we're comparing apples to oranges to an extent. JH11, CP and Croom are all different receivers than DR. Rodgers has a different body than all of those guys for the first thing. He is built like a truck, and he runs a lot more crossing routes than any of them will during the course of a year. He's not necessarily your home run threat. JH11 and what I've seen of the other two, they are outside receivers. With the addition of CP, in a three wide set, DR will likely play in the slot.
Bowles and Pig have similar bodies to DR, but it's unlikely that they will know the playbook well enough to step right in and make a sizable impact. I mean, DR and JH11 didn't really have HUGE freshman seasons, and we can all see what they are capable of.
EDIT: I have to add, that we are a better team with DR. Someone said earlier that he subtracts more than he adds to the team. Potentially in the locker room, yes. However, we need him on the field. I agree with the OP wholeheartedly on the spot CDD is in. He's got to produce on the field, and DR helps that become a possibility.