Photo by: Kent Lee Platte
Starting camp as the most likely candidate to take the #3 spot, Kevin Ogletree has quietly had a good camp. Few days stood out as much as today, however, as he was part of the reason guys like Greenwood were having a hard time. Ogletree consistently beat press regardless of who was trying to redirect him, caught everything thrown his way, and most importantly (For me, today) ran crisp routes that showed he’s more than just a fast guy with strength.
Firmly entrenching himself in the #3 receiver spot, he is facing mounting competition from Jeremy Ross and Corey Fuller, so preseason is huge for #11 this year more than any other. If he can keep his routes strong and continue to catch the way he is he should have no trouble securing a roster spot earlier than most and spending more time on the sidelines. Remaining healthy for the regular season.
It has been a pretty big fall for Kris Durham after starting a majority of 2013, but it’s one that many saw coming. Kris Durham 2014 is pretty much the same as Kris Durham 2013. A big bodied receiver who shows inadequate strength for his size with suspect hands and just awful route running ability pretty much sums up everything dealing with the former Seahawk and Matt Stafford Georgia teammate.
On a day where Corey Fuller continued his rise, Kevin Ogletree shined, and Jeremy Ross showcased speed and YAC ability; Durham’s most memorable moments involved the worst in cut I’ve ever seen and what can only be described as a “Stumble Step” move while attempting a double move (I think?). While he might have gotten away with shenanigans like that under Jim Schwartz, Durham was often seen on the sidelines after his plays talking to the coaches than any other receiver. Like Broyles on his bad day on Saturday, Durham stayed after practice to work on his many issues.