By Mike O’Connor, Staff Writer
When analyzing prospects for the NFL Draft, their are so many important qualities to note when scouting Wide Receivers. As most of us know, it’s not just about speed and being a game-breaker with explosiveness after the catch, these are just added bonuses that boost player’s stocks.
However, the closer we get to late April and further away we get from our first tape evaluations, these added bonuses have begun to take over, taking away from the essentials a top prospect must possess. The swooning over receivers with the ability to shock viewers with yards after catch, athleticism and size begs the question: what ever happened to the basics?