Bigger isn't always better, but size matters

Impact players are welcome by any NFL team, writes Keith Kidd, but personnel men are always swayed by size at receiver.

Updated: October 22, 2008, 7:17 PM ET
By Keith Kidd | Scouts Inc.

The list of big receivers who have flopped in the NFL is a long one, and there are countless more who have had just decent pro careers instead of fulfilling lofty expectations coming out of college.

That said, all things being equal, give me the big guy every time.

There's a reason -- plenty of them, actually -- that most personnel evaluators agree on this subject. As much as I love WR Wes Welker (5-foot-8, 185 pounds), it's QB Tom Brady and WR Randy Moss who make that offense in New England. ...

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