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Compare AJ Legree and Alex Montgomery. They seem to have similar skill sets, from what I've gathered. Obviously, Montgomery has more clout coming in (He was one I wanted most), but are these guys fairly similar?
This post was edited by TheMayor on 2/9/2013 at 11:02 PM
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I would say fairly similar. Legree was Florida high jump champ either 2 or 3 years..kid can flat leap. LeGree also showed he could hang onto the ball while getting blasted..kid made a couple highlight reel grabs. Montgomery is similar..just a tad taller.
That is a prett good comparison. Both dont have great speed but both can jump and have great hands. I think Montgomery might be a little bigger (thicker) than Legree but that is about it.
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I agree with Prince. I don't think either guy has elite speed and will have to become technicians to consistently get open. Both of them play the ball very well at its highest point and have the athleticism to go up and get it. Both appear to have very, very good hands and very good concentration. Legree demonstrated great catch-in-traffic ability last season, as I don't remember him dropping a single ball, even in tight coverage.
I think both of them will work out well in this offense as intermediate-deep receivers who are a threat to catch the ball on the sidelines or over the middle in traffic. Both appear to be physical enough to block well in the short passing game.
Prince, I agree with your final sentence. Montgomery is thicker than Legree in the upper body, and this should allow him to break free on sidelines better than Legree. They both have soft hands and catch the ball in traffic.
Coach Brown's offense is said to use 12-15 scholarship WR's in his system, and with the new technology that we'll use to tell if someone is drained/gased.....well the more WR's that can play the better.
I think that Collins, Badet, Timmons, and Robinson will be great in the slot. Sweat, Blue, Montgomery, Legree, and Cunningham can spread the field on the outside. We do have interchangable parts in this group, and this doesn't even count any position changes...ie. Cobbins, Witlow.
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I'm in the same line of thinking as all of you guys. Very favorable comparison, with Montgomery being the more physical WR. Either way, I think both of these guys will pay dividends in the new offense. I finally feel good about our WR corps.
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