Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco
Why would you draft a guy specifically for this job? It's an important job...but special teams is a team....if all 11 guys do what they're supposed to do you get good consistent returns. The Chiefs didn't draft Dante Hall to be a return man...he just fell into the job...they drafted him to play WR as well. A laugh at the notion that we can't find a guy on the roster that can do this job(Droughns). My point is draft a guy...for his DB skills....if he can return punts and kicks...it's a bonus...but can he contribute at an offensive or defensive position first....
dante was drafted for a specific purpose as a return man. if it weren't for his return skills, he probably would not have been drafted at all.
my point is this. in later rounds, most teams draft multi purpose players with potential to contribute as a special teamer. they may be jack of all trades, but most don't make the team. since it's a gamble anyway, why not pick a player with an obvious, proven return skill, instead of a "pontential" for a return man, maybe because of 40yd time? a risk is a risk when it's not conventional.