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WhoDeyBengals59
04-12-2008, 12:05 AM
I really like this guy, heard that he is being looked at as a slot receiver and return specialist by many teams. Look how he compares to Eddie Royal whose supposedly one of the better slot prospects in this draft.
Royal did play better competition in the ACC, but Chris Johnson caught more passes than him and rushed for 1,400 yards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhUhLtAC_Ok

Eddie Royal
5'10 184
4.39 40

GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
13 33 496 15.0 4 56 38.2



Chris Johnson
5'11 197
4.24 40

GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
13 37 528 14.3 6 78 40.6

JagHombre22
04-12-2008, 12:08 AM
I don't see how you can compare the two....one will be a return guy most of his career and one will be a very versatile running back...ala Westbrook style....

Mr. Stiller
04-12-2008, 12:16 AM
Eddie Royal looked great as a slot receiver when he didn't have the Terrible VT Qb's throwing in his General Direction

LonghornsLegend
04-12-2008, 12:18 AM
Its not even a comparison if you are comparing strictly WR skills, one guy IS a wr, and a good one, the other guy is a RB who has good hands...I just want Chris Johnson on the cowboys because we need somebody we can line up in the slot or put in motion, outside of that he's not a great inside the tackles runner, he's a homerun hitter and we have Barber for the dirty work.


I dont think anyone wants to put him primarily at WR, but he will get used alot like Reggie Bush was if he goes to a team with a creative offensive coordinator like Payton or Garrett.

WhoDeyBengals59
04-12-2008, 12:44 AM
Its not even a comparison if you are comparing strictly WR skills, one guy IS a wr, and a good one, the other guy is a RB who has good hands...I just want Chris Johnson on the cowboys because we need somebody we can line up in the slot or put in motion, outside of that he's not a great inside the tackles runner, he's a homerun hitter and we have Barber for the dirty work.


I dont think anyone wants to put him primarily at WR, but he will get used alot like Reggie Bush was if he goes to a team with a creative offensive coordinator like Payton or Garrett.

On ECU's website they list him as RB/WR..he has good hands..amazing speed..runs good routes..I'm sticking to my guns and saying he will be a steal for whoever drafts him and he'll be a damn good WR.

LonghornsLegend
04-12-2008, 01:34 AM
But he's not going to be drafted to be a WR is what im telling you, he will be drafted as a RB, he will just be able to line up at WR the way Reggie Bush does, no one is going to draft him to primarily be a WR...Im very high on him and I think if he goes to the right offense he is going to be very explosive.

Mr. Stiller
04-12-2008, 06:44 AM
But he's not going to be drafted to be a WR is what im telling you, he will be drafted as a RB, he will just be able to line up at WR the way Reggie Bush does, no one is going to draft him to primarily be a WR...Im very high on him and I think if he goes to the right offense he is going to be very explosive.

there are supposedly a few teams looking at him like that.

I believe his soph/jr. years he was a WR. Their RB graduated last year and he took over.

He has been top notch at both.

AtariBigby
04-12-2008, 07:23 AM
Chris Johnson is a Robert Smith-type of RB. A guy who can carry it 15 times a game and if he gets a crack, can score from anywhere on the field.

I like Eddie Royal's skills, but coming from that offense with those QBs Tyrod Taylor and Sean Glennon, who knows how he will be in the NFL. It's always hard to project WR's at the next level.

Chris Johnson is electric though..... I want my Packers to compliment Ryan Grant with either him, Ray Rice, or Grant-clone Matt Forte.

BamaFalcon59
04-12-2008, 07:57 AM
Jerious Norwood in 2006 was talked about the same way. He was drafted to the Falcons and is still a runningback.

LonghornsLegend
04-12-2008, 09:34 AM
there are supposedly a few teams looking at him like that.

I believe his soph/jr. years he was a WR. Their RB graduated last year and he took over.

He has been top notch at both.

His stock as a RB right now is late 1st, early 2nd, your telling me someone is going to draft him at that point to play strictly WR? Dont think so, maybe if he was to be around in the 3rd yes, but he will be long gone before anyone is thinking about playing him full time at WR...I know this is a weak WR class and all, but nobody will take him early in the 2nd to be their WR...His versatility at WR is what's going to help him out, I can most definately see him play WR, and line up out there time to time, but that doesnt mean somebody wants him to be full-time out there.

Incinerator
04-12-2008, 10:57 AM
I believe his soph/jr. years he was a WR. Their RB graduated last year and he took over.


only his junior year did he play primarily WR. and that is mainly because Brandon Fractious was a senior and skip holtz likes to give seniors as much playing time as possible.

his freshman, sophomore, some of junior, and senior year, CJ was our starting RB.

Mr. Stiller
04-12-2008, 11:58 AM
His stock as a RB right now is late 1st, early 2nd, your telling me someone is going to draft him at that point to play strictly WR? Dont think so, maybe if he was to be around in the 3rd yes, but he will be long gone before anyone is thinking about playing him full time at WR...I know this is a weak WR class and all, but nobody will take him early in the 2nd to be their WR...His versatility at WR is what's going to help him out, I can most definately see him play WR, and line up out there time to time, but that doesnt mean somebody wants him to be full-time out there.

Um.

Reggie Bush and #2 overall mean anything?

I'm not saying Strictly WR, but some team looking for an electric Slot WR/RB Hybrid will be looking at this guy.

You just said that one is "Actually" A WR. Well, For 2-3 of his 4 years at ECU Johnson was a WR. and A good one at that.

LonghornsLegend
04-12-2008, 12:18 PM
Um.

Reggie Bush and #2 overall mean anything?

I'm not saying Strictly WR, but some team looking for an electric Slot WR/RB Hybrid will be looking at this guy.

You just said that one is "Actually" A WR. Well, For 2-3 of his 4 years at ECU Johnson was a WR. and A good one at that.


I agree with you, so I dont see where the disagreement comes from...I agree he is a hybrid and will be a hybrid, I have him listed as a hybrid in my sig, but I was saying he would not primarily be drafted to play WR...He is going to be drafted as a RB, who plays RB, and will line up at WR and play WR in certain formations...Were not going to see him lined up as a WR 95% of the time is what im saying, because the teams who will take him in that late 1st, early 2nd range will want him as a RB...There might be teams who would be willing to play him as a WR, but not that early.