Oh, I agree that he's an above average route runner. I'm not calling him raw by any means; But I think he's limited in his open field elusiveness and ability to win at the catch point. His YAC is mostly a product of running really fast, eg. if you can't catch him he blows by you for 50+ yard TDs.. but the players in the NFL are a lot faster than college.. while he'll still get these long TDs, it won't be as easy at the next level.Cameron Giles wrote: ↑Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:13 pmI think what makes Ruggs have massive upside is that if he refines his routes and releases more, then it's going to be difficult to stop him. Speed means nothing if you can't win off the LOS. If he can get his releases to be more consistent, then the natural talent takes over.IZigUZag wrote: ↑Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:59 pmI honestly see a lot of similarities between Ross and Ruggs; which isn't a bad thing. I believe Ross would be a solid WR2 if he could stay healthy; and while Ross is faster than Ruggs (and was far more productive in college) I do think Ruggs has better hands.
I definitely like Ruggs, but I personally don't agree that he (or Ross for that matter) has "massive upside" and very strongly believe that Reagor is the WR people high on Ruggs hope he is. Reagor look a lot like Steve Smith with his dynamism, physicality, and ability to rip the ball out of the sky even as a shorter receiver.
People see the speed and think that's all he is, but he's much further along in his development than you think.
I see him being a productive player in the NFL, but reliant on big plays to get his fantasy production.