Originally Posted by BroncoMan4ever
You can't teach speed. I just wonder if he could take constant poundings on offense. As a return guy he operates in space. On average he has maybe 4 total returns a game. On offense he faces much bigger opposition and is subject to bigger hits.
I'm not talking about him taking "constant poundings". I'm talking about installing some packages and trying to get him the ball in space on a few plays a game. For instance you could line him up in the slot and then throw it to him on a bubble screen. Or maybe run a reverse. That kind of stuff. I seriously doubt he could ever be more than that in an NFL offense, but all the same I could see it accounting for a few big plays here and there.
Oh and I'm not sure where you got the idea that offensive players take bigger hits. Returners are generally at more risk of big hits than anyone other than the possible exception of wide receivers going over the middle.