Ash has been working hard ever since he got here. This whole, "oh only this year he is working hard" is bull****. Wabbit personally observed him working his ass off last year in late January more than a month before the team's workout program began. He has never missed a workout in the voluntary workouts in three years that I know of. Just because, due to his frame, it took him some time to improve doesnt mean he should be hated on. He obviously improved his strength last year. According to the haters, if all he can do is just catch deep balls than his production should be roughly the same each year, but here he increased his catch totals by about 40 percent, and almost doubled his yards. Even though he caught several of his balls via the deep play he clearly got better at the line last year to improve in production that much. In addition, he improved regarding drops. He continues to work hard. I dont know what you people want. He has worked hard every offseason...EVEN in the weightroom.
Well the point we should be focused on NOW is what he is currently doing. I was simply responding to the article that clearly stated his weight room dedication began this year. In any case, he's apparently much stronger now and I'd expect that to transform into him being a much better all around player this year. Stats aside, we need more from him than just the deep threat, and it seems hopeful he may finally be able to provide that. I do agree that taking a guy with such meager strength numbers in the 1st round seems questionable and that is certainly a fair question to ask. Is it not?