One of the things that amazes me about the NFL Draft process is that intelligent people can watch the same tape on the same players and come away with completely different impressions. We had a great discussion here last night in a thread comparing a pair of wide receiver prospects, Brandin Cooks of Oregon State and Odell Beckham, Jr. of LSU. Both are possibilities for the Jets with the 18th pick.
So I'll pose the question to you. Which player do you prefer and why?
I'm a Cooks guy. I think he's more explosive. I agree with something our own Jeff W. said about Beckham. He has elite agility, the ability to change directions, but I don't see consistent top level speed on film that will annihilate you. He's fast, but not like Cooks. The other thing that bugs me a little about Beckham is that he was a nonfactor a bit too frequently against top competition. That isn't necessarily a death knell, but it is something in the back of my mind.
I like Beckham at a certain point in the Draft, but 18 feels too early for my tastes. There are a number of prospects I like better, and Cooks is one of them.
What do you think?