Poll: Keenan Allen or DeAndre Hopkins?
October 20, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears wide receiver Keenan Allen (21) carries the ball against Stanford Cardinal cornerback Alex Carter (25) during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Ok Ravens fans, lets start some draft polling.
First up, Keenan Allen vs. DeAndre Hopkins.
Keenan Allen, as you probably know, is one of my favorite players in the draft. Allen wouldn’t be anywhere near the Ravens range if it weren’t for a knee injury that has lingered and delayed Allens’ draft schedule. Allen finally had his pro day a few days ago and he was a bit disappointing, that was music to my ears though. Every time Allen slips another couple spots lower, he slips a bit closer to the Ravens. Allen is a stud over the middle though and he could immediately replace Anquan Boldin in the Ravens starting line-up. Allen has excelent hands, is probably the best pure route runner in the draft and is great on jump ball passes.
Oct 20, 2012; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (6) is run out of bounds by Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kyle Fuller (17) during the first quarter of the game at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
De’Andre Hopkins, in terms of draft stock, is the opposite of Allen. Whereas Allen has consistently fallen in projected position, Hopkins has consistently risen. He came into the draft season as a fringe second rounder and has worked his way all the way up to having a very good shot at being a late first rounder. At worst he is a mid-second rounder. Hopkins has drawn many comparisons to Anquan Boldin. He is tough, physical and strong. He runs very good routes and is a handful across the middle. He also has excellent hands.
Both are very solid players, both could possibly be Ravens. So I leave it up to you guys, Who you got? vote below.