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Has Crabtree lived up to being a top 10 pick?
Yes- he's lived up to it
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No-good player but not top 10 worthy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject: Has Michael Crabtree finally lived up to his top 10 pick? Reply with quote

For the last few years Crabs has been a good, solid player but nothing special (which is what a top 10 pick should be). It seemed like he always suffered from nagging small injuries that hampered his effectiveness, and until 2012 he never played in a preseason game (which can hurt with establishing early season chemistry).

Last year he seemed to turn a corner- 72 catches and 4 TD's in 14 regular season games. This year, the light's come on (and he's been healthy since middle August) and he's really done well for himself. He's been a 3rd down machine and is showcasing that YAC ability that got himself so highly drafted. He's also started to become more featured in the deep passing game. His 2012 stats- 85 catches, 1105 yards, 9 TD. He's had 3 100 yard games in his last 7 starts, with another 90 yard game there too. And he's stepped up with other WR's getting injured.

What do you guys think of Crabtree? Has he lived up to his top 10 pick? And how would you rank the 2009 WR's?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is pretty good. Hasnt come close to living up to his hype or draft position though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those who actually paid attention to the way he played in college knew that this is the kind of player he'd be. He was never a burner or an elite deep threat.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nbanflguy wrote:
He is pretty good. Hasnt come close to living up to his hype or draft position though.
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Dude held out forever and has one 1,000 yard season...he overrates himself.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, he has really been that true number 1.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has impressed me. I think he's a solid #1.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Colt45fool"][quote="Nbanflguy"]He is pretty good. Hasnt come close to living up to his hype or draft position though.[/quote]This

Dude held out forever and has one 1,000 yard season...he overrates himself.[/quote]

It's not like this season was a fluke for him. The 49ers started passing more, and this off season he finally got his foot surgery he needed since coming out of college. This was also his first off season, which has helped a lot with his chemistry.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he repeats this year's level of production for the next few seasons, then yes. If 2012 was a fluke and his production regresses, then no.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A top 10 pick should have more than a single thousand yard season. End of story.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cryptkeeper wrote:
If he repeats this year's level of production for the next few seasons, then yes. If 2012 was a fluke and his production regresses, then no.


I agree with this. He's been playing great this season and has been a first down machine. But to justify a top 10 pick selection, you have to consistently play at a high level...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top WR from the 09 NFL draft in my opinion.

1. Mike Wallace
2. Hakeem Nicks
3. Percy Harvin
4. Jeremy Maclin
5. Michael Crabtree
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, but he still could.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheVillain112 wrote:
The Cryptkeeper wrote:
If he repeats this year's level of production for the next few seasons, then yes. If 2012 was a fluke and his production regresses, then no.


I agree with this. He's been playing great this season and has been a first down machine. But to justify a top 10 pick selection, you have to consistently play at a high level...


Agreed. He started to play well last year too. But he needs another year of production like this
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crabtree may not be flashy but he is an elite WR. He rarely if ever drops a pass, always runs a crisp and clean route and is one of the top after the catch WR's in the game. He is also insanely clutch on third and 4th downs. A typical situation for Crabtree: 3 and 7, QB throws a 4 yrd pass to crabs, crabs turns it into a 12 yard gain. He is so deadly with the ball in his hands. He finished 7th in the NFL In YAC with 465 yards and 5th in the NFL in third down conversion receptions.

Yes, he may not run a 4.3 or jump outta the gym but the guy can flat out play the WR position. He knows how to use his body and hands to manipulate the defender to be in the wrong position.

Best part about Crabtree, he is one of the most humble guys you will ever see. He had a really bad public image because of his idiot agent and a few injuries early in his career. He's not a trouble maker or a diva. He's a hard worker and very humble.

Kaep to crabs is going to be an elite combo.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NinerNation21 wrote:
Crabtree may not be flashy but he is an elite WR.


No...he is nowhere close to an elite WR, and its extremely silly to claim that he is. He is, at best, the 4th best WR from his draft class and none of the players above him are elite.

As far as living up to the top 10 pick, he is getting close, but isnt there yet.
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