Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in NFL | Posted on 17-03-2009
The Sporting News just published an article suggesting the Jaguars will draft Michael Crabtree if he’s available at the No. 8 spot.
Another receiver? Are you kidding me? Yea, I think it’s a little nuts but I began thinking about it and it does make sense on a couple of levels. If Crabtree fell to the Jaguars at the eighth pick, barring the Jags don’t trade down, he would represent excellent value. Selecting the Texas Tech product would be a smart decision that exemplifies a pick where both need and value met. While the team has a multitude of other needs Crabtree may be too good to pass up.
With the recent cuts of Jerry Porter and Matt Jones, plus the loss of Reggie Williams to free agency… that leaves the Jaguars with Dennis Northcutt (legal troubles) and Mike Walker as their top two receivers. Damn!
The Jags need another WR like Kerry Collins needs another beer. They have a terrible history of drafting WRs and their offense doesn’t exactly scheme around throwing the ball, but Crabtree could be a nice fit for Jacksonville. As the go to option from the first game, Crabtree will have every opportunity to succeed.
What do you think?
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in General Crabtree | Posted on 05-03-2009
Since the combine, nothing has gone right for Michael Crabtree. He’s failed to run for the scouts, he underwent surgery, and now two teams in the Top 10 that were looking at WR ended up signing free agents.
Almost every expert had Michael Crabtree going to the Seahawks No. 4 overall, but they just signed TJ Houshmanzadeh. The Cincinatti Bengals at No. 6 then seemed like a likely landing place for Crabtree until they just signed Laverneous Coles. This leaves the Raiders at No. 7 and the Jaguars at No. 8 at possibly landing spots. But even those teams have far more pressing needs then WR.
It’s not just free agency though. Many people are starting to doubt Crabtree’s durability. They also found out that he’s really 6’1″, not 6’3″ as was listed in his media guide. I love the guy, but things just aren’t looking good for him. Maybe it’s just a smokescreen for some team to move up and grab him.
Anyway, at least his surgery went well.
Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree underwent “successful” surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot Wednesday. We’ve never heard of unsuccessful surgery, but this sounds good. Crabtree faces 8-10 weeks of recovery and should be healthy by mid-May. It’s worth noting that NFL Network’s Charley Casserly reported most teams drafting in the top ten encouraged Crabtree to have surgery ASAP. That shows they are genuinely happy with Crabtree’s tape and not as worried about his 40 time.