I actually think Pittman's athleticism, given his size, is one of the things in his favor. He's not quite the athlete that Mims and Claypool are, but I think given his size he's a better athlete than Lamb, Jeudy, and Higgins. He's also probably a better athlete than Jefferson and Reagor, again considering what he's able to do with a bigger frame.Blueboy wrote: ↑Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:01 pmFinished my big review of rookie WRs today (late, I know) and my takeaway is that Pittman is criminally undervalued. This guy's going as the 10th WR off the board based on ADP. He should be going fifth at worst, I'd take him third.
The analytics pros and cons speak for itself. He's not an elite athlete, he'll need to back up his size with considerable technique in order to dominate at the NFL level. One's answer to that question comes down to what you think of his tape and landing spot. In a sense, this isn't going to be a super helpful thread, because I don't have much more to say other than that my takeaway from the tape was incredibly positive.
But I'm throwing my advice out there: don't let this guy slip by you. I'm not advocating to take him as the third WR off the board, but I am advocating to aggressively pursue him at the value he's falling to. Trade into the mid second, or move sexier assets to grab him cheap-ish if your draft's already done. If you want a bold claim, I'll plant my flag on a 1,000-yard rookie season.
also, grab Devin Duvernay in the late 3rd
My concerns are that he really didn't break out until his age 21 season, and I can't find a good reason for that. In 2017, he turned 20, and he was outproduced by Deontay Burnett, Tyler Vaughns, and Steven Mitchell.
I have a couple drafts this weekend where I have picks in his range, but I think I view Pittman, Higgins, and Mims kind of similarly, so I'll probably be moving back unless he's the last guy available in that tier.