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theunknownknight
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Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?

When was the last time we didn't have a receiver taller than 6'2"?

For many years our receivers have just been bigger than everyone elses. This year looks to be different. Landry is our big guy but, physically, I am not sure how he compares to RR, Bowe, Clayton, etc.


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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
I thought Armand Williams is 6-4?


Tiger Nation 84
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
As long as Mett plays like today and puts them on the numbers and receivers catch the balls, it doesnt matter how tall you are...


theunknownknight
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
Well yeah, Mett is gonna Mett.

I just wonder how he'd do with a prototypical NFL receiver on his team. That's all.


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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
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I thought Armand Williams is 6-4?


he's #81, right? i really like this guy, thought he played very well


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Jwodie
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
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As long as Mett plays like today and puts them on the numbers and receivers catch the balls, it doesnt matter how tall you are...


/thread.


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theunknownknight
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
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I thought Armand Williams is 6-4?


I'm going off the program that was passed out today at the game. Our tallest WR is Landry.
This post was edited on 3/31 at 4:28 pm


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they might be on the smaller side but landry and odell are both pretty damn good at getting separation so i don't foresee i problem


Tiger Nation 84
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
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I just wonder how he'd do with a prototypical NFL receiver on his team. That's all.



Well looks like you might know in 1 year because he could very well be a 1 and done

Dont look too far into this thought man, with a strong running game and good intermediate routes all game getting the ball in playmakers hands we can put up huge numbers on teams...
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MetArl15
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
While true to a point, a tall WR is always a great Red Zone weapon. Maybe Williams can grow into that role.


Stagg8
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
James Wright has plenty of size and close to a 40" vert. Williams is about the same, but Wright is way ahead as a receiver. Kid is going to be very, very good. Beckham and Landry will be the go-to guys but I expect Wright to end up somewhere near 25 / 350 / 3 at year's end.


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LSUAlum2001
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
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When was the last time we didn't have a receiver taller than 6'2"?


PPJr is 6'3" but a freshman.

6'2" is plenty tall for WRs. Most NFL WRs are not much taller. Megatron is a freak of nature.


Tiger Nation 84
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
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6'2" is plenty tall for WRs.


Dont understand why people dont get this... its not like your playing 6-4, 6-5 Corners out there...


lsudat10
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
In '07, DByrd was the tallest at 6'2.

height only comes in handy close to your endzone or short yardage situations. We can use Armand Williams (6'4) and Chase Clement (6'5) for those situations. Wright (6'2) can get it done in those situations as well. He's a fighter

You don't need to be 6'4 to run a deep route down the sidelines, just speed. We're OK
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Jwodie
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they might be on the smaller side but landry and odell are both pretty damn good at getting separation so i don't foresee i problem


/s/ - Josh Reed


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thunderbird1100
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
Arkansas' two best WRs last year were 5'10 and 5'11...if you're good enough you're good enough. The only cause for concern is fades...which still Wright is 6'2 and Williams is 6'3...


LSUAlum2001
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
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its not like your playing 6-4, 6-5 Corners out there...


Where most CBs are 6' or shorter.

CBs need great hips to be successful in coverage.


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OneMoreTime
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
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While true to a point, a tall WR is always a great Red Zone weapon.
Hopefully Clement and our other TEs can fill that role.


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Tiger Nation 84
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
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The only cause for concern is fades
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Back Shoulder throws and bubble screens can be just as effective if ran right..

And I know cb's are almost always around 6-0 6-1 because of hips and speed. I was just making the point your not just throwing jumpballs to WRs all game long...


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1984Tiger
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re: Lack of Height at WR: Cause for concern?
Height doesn't mean squat when the balls are thrown at the receiver's feet. Give me a 6' receiver with a QB who can hit him in stride and we'll dominate the passing game.


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