I know we've yet to make our cuts, and there is still FA and the draft, but I don't forsee us making a huge splash in either at the position, although I think it's likely we draft a WR at some point.
I'll include TE's in the discussion, just because of how much we use them in the passing game. 12 Colston, Marques WR 6-4 225 29 7 Hofstra
86 Fayson, Jarred WR 6-0 213 25 1 Illinois
17 Givens, Chris WR 6-2 203 24 R Miami (Ohio)
18 Hakim, Saalim WR 5-11 188 23 R Palomar College
19 Henderson, Devery WR 5-11 200 30 9 Louisiana State 16 Moore, Lance WR 5-9 190 29 7 Toledo 13 Morgan, Joseph WR 6-1 184 24 2 Walsh
87 Parker, Preston WR 6-0 200 25 3 North Alabama
15 Roby, Courtney WR 6-0 189 30 7 Indiana
14 Tanner, Andy WR 6-0 183 24 1 Midwestern State 88 Toon, Nick WR 6-4 218 24 R Wisconsin
The tight ends: 80 Graham, Jimmy TE 6-7 265 26 3 Miami (Fla.)
81 Higgins, Michael TE 6-5 242 25 2 Nebraska-Omaha
85 Thomas, David TE 6-3 248 29 7 Texas
I've put in bold the ones I know for sure will be here next year. I'm not up to date on who will be under contract this year, so if you do know, let me know and I'll update.
Nick Toon was wowing people in training camp last year, but he showed some inconsistent hands, and was IR'd before the season began. A lot of people thought his injury wasn't serious and could have played this year. He's a big body guy with deceptive speed. I'm hoping he develops into a faster version of Colston.
However, looking at the roster right now, we have a bunch of possession receivers, except for Morgan. As of right now he's our lone deep threat, as Henderson completely disappeared last year. Again I'm not sure if he's a FA or if he's on the last year of his contract.
I remember hearing good things about Givens last year, but I can't really remember specifics. I like Andy Tanner a lot, but again he's another possession receiver.
This might be a terrible thing. I thought we got away from the short to intermediate passing game in the last half of the year. We kept trying to force the deep ball. We got away from being methodical and moving the chains. To be an effective offense we're going to need big body targets with sure hands.
Still, we'll need at least one other speedster to run off coverage so our short/intermediate passing game will work.
In regards to the tightends, I really like what I've seen from Higgins so far. I think he can develop in to an above average #2. He has excellent size and above average speed. Graham is going to need a good dose of Payton's foot up his ass. I know he was dealing with a wrist injury last year, but a lot of his problems seem to me to be a lack of focus.
This post was edited on 2/8 at 9:22 am