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Skinny Tee 05-01-2008 03:16 PM

Picking Kelly over Sweed
Why do you suppose that the Skins chose Kelly over Sweed. Todd McShay had Sweed as the highest rated receiver on his board. They are similar in size but Sweed posted a quicker 40 time and doesn't have the knee injury history.

I like Kelly now that he's a Redskin and also trust the Skins scouts picked the best player for the squad. Sweed was available at our pick so I was wondering what Skins fans thought about the Kelly over Sweed selection.

J. Spanky 05-01-2008 03:30 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
kelly runs better routes and is more proven as far as consistent, year to year, production

DGreene28 05-01-2008 03:34 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
Sweed has his own injury questions with his wrist.

HOGTIMUS PRIME 05-01-2008 03:35 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
I wasen't a big Sweed guy, knee's aside I think Kelly is the better WR.

wilsowilso 05-01-2008 03:37 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
Kelly has a higher ceiling, but is more of a gamble due to three things. Timmed speed, knee concerns and attitude. Kelly plays faster than he was timed, his knees were cleared by most teams doctors and lastly while he threw a tantrum at his pro day he didn't have a character red flag before that incident so nothing is positive about any of the three negatives.

On tape Kelly was much harder to press and generally keep track of. He is very elusive for a taller receiver.

SmootSmack 05-01-2008 03:51 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
I think the biggest differentiator is Kelly's hands. He probably has the surest hands of any WR drafted. Sweed is the more explosive playmaker, but the Redskins have guys like that. What they need is the move the chains receiver who can consistently catch the ball with bodies draped over him going 9 yards over the middle on a 3rd and 8

TheMalcolmConnection 05-01-2008 03:53 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
I remember reading that Kelly only dropped one ball in his career at OU.

TheMalcolmConnection 05-01-2008 03:55 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
Even the people who have criticized him are saying he's like a Keyshawn Johnson clone.

We could do a LOT worse than to have another Keyshawn sans the 'tude.

Dirtbag59 05-01-2008 04:10 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
Sweed never seemed to get involved when Texas played ranked opponents. I mean maybe he would get a touchdown catch, but "maybe he would get" is not what you look for when you try and draft a game breaking reciever. Plus he only averaged 3 or 4 catches a game. Kelly seemed to have a better track record against ranked opponents.

wilsowilso 05-01-2008 04:44 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
Oh yeah and like others have pointed out Kelly has sick hands. Sick!

Daseal 05-01-2008 05:14 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
Kelly's body oozes stick em' I'm pretty sure. The dude doesnt drop balls, something that cant be said of sweed.

Stuck in TX 05-01-2008 05:28 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
yeah Sweed liked to drop balls and not only that but the Redskins spent alot of time with Kelly and I feel that they knew they were going after him from day one. We have good scouts and for some reason, Sweed didnt bait our scouts. I am excited about Kelly's hands and I think he will be good.

NYCskinfan82 05-01-2008 06:34 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
a repeat of what most post said Kelly's hands are the best

Bubba305-ST21- 05-01-2008 07:00 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
is kelly gonna be number 86 when he was introduced? or number 12 which it says on the official site? just curious bc thomas is number 11 on the site but when introduced he was 85

hooskins 05-01-2008 07:15 PM

Re: Picking Kelly over Sweed
On Redskins Radio, they said worked out Kelly alot. They actually brought out Campbell and made him throw to Kelly, which is apparently rare for workouts. Campbell and Zorn liked his ability to catch the fade in the endzone and were not concerned about his speed.

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