David Anderson  WR  Colorado St

Strengths

David is an “always in the right place at the right time” receiver.  He has Velcro hands and reads a defense as well as any QB coming out in this draft.  He is quick in and out of his breaks and runs consistent, excellent routes every single time.  He never stops working until the whistle blows and will give you more than his best effort in blocking.

 

Needs to Improve

By today’s standards, he’s not as tall as most of the top WR’s that have been coming out, but he’s as good.  He is not as fast as the top WR’s in this draft, but he’s as quick or quicker.

 

Talent Board Round   3

David plays the game very much like Brandon Stokley (fourth round pick by the Ravens) and Wayne Chrebet signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Jets.  He is made for the slot because he runs precise routes and is too quick for the LB’s and safeties to stay with.  Also, putting him in the slot will help him to stay away from the big hits in the middle of the field.  Most of the slot receiver routes are run from the inside of the field to outside of the hash marks.  The smaller receiver is running away from the bigger backs and into the smaller cornerbacks.  I believe that making Wayne Chrebet a WR was a big mistake and is what got him injured.  When he was in the slot, he was more of an impact receiver and took less big hits.  David will be overlooked by a lot of teams in this draft and that will be a big mistake. The first priority of scouting a WR in the draft is not height, it is not weight, it is not even speed.  It’s the ability to catch the ball!  That’s what David does -- he catches the ball.  No matter where you throw it, he will catch the ball.  He could be falling from a bridge attached to a bungee cord and he will catch the ball.  He could be on a raft going down the Colorado River and he will catch the ball.  I know for a fact that some QB’s have been accused of secretly being married to players like David and do you know why?  That’s right, because they can catch the ball.  David will be a core player and a fan favorite for the team that drafts him because…. HE CAN CATCH THE BALL!
by Drew Boylhart

THR

November 2005