Sunday, April 06, 2008

New @ Bleacherreport: 2008 NFL Draft For the Buffalo Bills, Size Matters at Wide Receiver

I've got a new article up at Bleacherreport.com - 2008 NFL Draft For the Buffalo Bills, Size Matters at Wide Receiver. Here's an excerpt:
Last year, New England, Green Bay, New Orleans, Dallas and Arizona ranked first to fifth, respectively, in passing yards per game. Look at passing touchdowns per game, and you have four of the same five teams, just switch out Pittsburgh for New Orleans, which was still highly ranked at number nine overall. 
One of the common factors all these teams shared was at least one of their two starting wide receivers was over six feet tall. New England, New Orleans, Dallas and Arizona all had starting receivers at six foot three or above. Then again, San Francisco and Tennessee had a multiple receivers on their rosters over six feet tall and were statistically among the worst passing teams in the NFL last year.