A recent Stephen Hill hamstring injury has prompted me to think for a second– What kind of depth do we have behind Stephen Hill? If he were to miss a game or two?
The answer right now is: Not much. Not much at all.
The depth surrounding the 21 year old Hill is slim. Yeah, Holmes, Kerley, and Keller are all great targets. But none of them can really serve as a tall, deep threat to opposing defenses. Chaz Schillens could be that guy, but how do we know for sure?
The only players that fit the characteristics of a tall, physical, and fast receiver are Schillens, Patrick Turner, DeMarcus Ganaway, and maybe Eron Riley. Only in so much, as none really fit the definition of a tall deep-burner.
It was easy to see from a fan’s perspective that we really missed Edwards last year.It felt like Plaxico Burress was only worth starting during our Red Zone Offense. The dude couldn’t do much after 20 yards downfield.I do, however, feel that we addressed the hole we had there by drafting Hill. But now we can add to our depth. Edwards won’t be looking for a blockbuster type of a deal, so the risk/reward looks favorable for us. If he’s healthy and the price is right, that is.
Considering Schillen’s reputation– injury-prone, it would be in our best interest to find some better insurance at wideout. This situation reminds me of the LaRon Landry scenario and the durability concerns we had with him. So what did we do? We added depth. We picked up Yeremiah Bell. It’s always better to be safe than sorry; without a doubt.
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