McCaffrey is much more a running back who is an exceptional receiver than the other way around IMO.
Of course, this is no doubt true at this point Doug! He has played mostly RB his entire career both HS and college.
We are all projecting the future when we look at these prospects, how and where they may fit, and where they can develop. If I'm projecting his body type, skills, and where I could see him developing............... its more of an H-back LITE/slot WR role. I go back to what I think the Rams had envisioned for Tavon Austin.
The reason I said I hope he settles as a more than half time WR is because to me its the most realistic way I can get to him as a potential FF stud. As I mentioned he is my fav player in this draft, and I'll be rooting for him no matter, but I don't see his body holding up to feature RB pounding against NFL speed/size DL and ILB...........where I could actually see him holding his own in touches against OLB and CBs.
I get the hope that a team could scheme those kinds of touches for him from a RB position regularly, but we are really limiting his landing places...... and even then, his opportunity to be consistent from week to week in that scenario IMO. (I can already hear the FBN complaints about whoever his OC is getting his head out his as$ and getting more touches for the most talented RB on the roster.) lol
In any case I wasn't saying he IS a WR, just I think maybe he COULD/SHOULD be, which is the dilemma with him. I think he is a pretty safe prospect for an NFL team because he can do a lot of things, contribute in a few areas immediately, projecting his FF production however is not safe at all, in regular leagues IMO.
Hey, since I'm about a third of the way through the profiles, I'd be interested to see/hear if any (or all) of you like the changes I've made this year, most notably the links to the video after most of the strengths/weaknesses.
If I'm being honest I did not click on a single of those links. I have finished my own look at each these guys I made comments here about and to be perfectly honest I like to keep "my own eyes" without influence from the opinions of others. If I was going to make it a point to try and get better at the way I do study you would be near the top of the list of guys I'd like to learn from though. I'm sure most will find the clips at least helpful context for your comments, but forming an opinion from the body of work I look at myself is my preference.