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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman Lists His Five Underrated Wide Receivers
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Richard Sherman’s Underrated Wide Receivers
As one of the best defensive backs in the league, Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman often gets asked what it’s like facing the top wide receivers in the NFL. But this week, Sherman is giving some attention to the wide receivers he doesn’t get asked much about.
For The Players’ Tribune, the veteran wrote about five NFL wide receivers — including two former teammates — he believes are underrated. Below are each of them with a little bit of what Sherman had to say about them:
Overall, he’s an incredibly crafty receiver who does all the little things right. He’s sure-handed, consistent and he’s very adept at using his hands to create separation. He has this subtle kind of chicken-wing move that he uses — it’s just a slight push-off, like an elbow or forearm nudge as he’s cutting at the top of his route — and it helps him create a little extra bit of separation. And sometimes that’s all a receiver needs to make a play.
He’s what some guys might call a thundercat — a young kid who comes into the league and is incredibly explosive. He’s fast, he’s quick, and he’s a home run hitter. He can burn you on a deep route or he can catch a slant and take it 70 yards.
He’s a handful at the line of scrimmage. He’ll block you off the line and he’ll be physical at the touch point. He’s got great hands, and he’s a sneaky good jumper, too. He’s only 5′ 11″, but he’ll go up and get a jump ball over a bigger corner with the best of ’em.
One thing I always talk about is the subtle things that occur within a route that the average fan might not notice or appreciate. The pulls. The pushes. The tugs.
Marvin does a lot of those things really well.
But I think he’s more than just a system guy. You just don’t see a lot of wide receivers bring that kind of toughness to their game, especially at his size. And as a defensive player, that’s something that I definitely respect. Read
Tweet Of The Day
Today’s “Tweet of the Day” comes from Pro Football Focus, who highlighted Bobby Wagner as the highest graded linebacker in their grading this season:
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