Most people are saying we need to draft a " Burner " WR this year to compliment Bowe's short route possession style of play. But we don't really need a burner in my opinion we need a PLAYMAKER.
People want the burner to stretch the field and move back the Dfence but. Some people say Cassel can't throw the long ball and that's debatable because aside from Randy Moss in his first real season of play he hasn't had a speed threat to throw to.
But back to the point. We need someone who can make a ten yard catch into a deep play because deep 50 yard throws don't happen often and really only work once a game or so.
But like Wes Welker, or even Bowe at times, catches for 5 or 10 can become 20 or 30 happen alot if you have the right player. I'd rather have a quicker WR with amazing hands than a speed demon with debatable hands. Everybody is fast in the NFL and CB's and Safeties get faster every year to me, just look at Reed, Potamalu, Revis, Eric Berry and D. Hall. All are very fast so the odd's of burning one of them deep is slim, but running a slant and being quicker than them is definitly possible.
They say speed kills in the NFL but I think quickness kills more often, just look at JC he's fast but it's how quick he is in and out of cuts that allows him to get into open space to use his speed. I would love to have a fast WR but I think a quick WR who can make plays is more what this offense is built for and no offense to DMC but he's not it. DMC is a Dante Hall to me cause I never see him as anything more than a return guy trying to play WR. Plus I see a plague of injuries in DMC's career.
That's why we need a 6' to 6'2" WR who can make plays and has speed but it doesn't need to be blazing speed. I would take another Bowe anyday because he has the whole package to me he can beat guys deep at times but will also go over the middle ad take a hit. Bowe also is a guy that Ifeel on any catch has the strength, quickness and smarts, yes I said smarts, to take it all the way. By smarts i mean he sees the whole field and devises way's to get into open space so he can move much like the TD against I believe the Jags or Arizona where he broke like to tackles and scored.