Since: 3.5.03 From: Georgia bred, you can tell by my Hawk jersey
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#1 Posted on 21.12.04 1936.59 Reposted on: 21.12.11 1937.34
I think it's clear Adrian Peterson is by far the best freshman running back in the country, and quite possibly the best running back in the country period. Are there any comparable players at the WR position?
I'd like to nominate Calvin Johnson of Georgia Tech. He was recently named ACC Rookie of the Year, he caught 46 balls for 776 yards for 6 touchdowns, and he was EASILY the #1 receiver for GT this year. What the stats don't capture though is the number of ridiculous highlight reel catches he made this season. If GT can find a quarterback with at least moderate ability to throw accurately and perhaps also a viable #2 receiver, I don't see why CJ can't find himself contending for All-American honors. It's too bad at least one of those two factors currently ain't there..
EDIT: "Randy Moss wasn't this good!" -- Lee Corso re: Calvin Johnson after yet another acrobatic catch in tonight's bowl game