January 20th, 2013 at 11:24 AM ^

He was targeted numerous times throughout the game. Unfortunately, most of the passes were poorly thrown and uncatchable. I did notice he was making some nice blocks. One of the blocks contributed to a TD run. He also showed some nice quickness and change of direction on one of his returns. Definitely helped himself with his performance in this game.


January 20th, 2013 at 11:25 AM ^

I was surprised to hear that Roy may be a very late pick, or not picked at all. The guy makes plays. Look at what Avant has done. I think that whomever gives him a shot will not be disappointed.


January 20th, 2013 at 12:03 PM ^

With all respect to Roy, Avant was a VERY good college WR and known for his hands. In all honesty, I can not think of a single ball Avant ever dropped where I thought "he should have had that". Just amazing hands while at Michigan. Roy has decent height but is very skinny and that only seems to fly if you run a sub 4.5 or so and Roy does not. He also doesn't have the most consistent pair of hands as he'll often drop gimme passes but then haul in something shown above or the NW catch or the ND catch. Roy is a "decent-good" at everything but "great" at nothing type. Should make a team somewhere but if he wasn't drafted at all it wouldn't shock me one bit. Might even take him a few rounds through FA and waivers to latch on somewhere. Avant was much higher regarded than Roundtree coming out and Avant runs about a 4.8 on a good day but had/has hands of glue, thick blocker at WR type, etc.


January 20th, 2013 at 1:40 PM ^

I agree.  I love Roy Roundtree, but he's no Avant.  Avant not only caught absolutely everything, but is a good chunk bigger than Roundtree with just as much speed (maybe more).  In fact, Avant has everything NFL teams want in a receiver except elite speed, and Roundtree isn't elite in any category, and pretty average in a few.  

Don't get me wrong, I'm pulling for him, but there's really no reason to compare him to Avant because he's well short of that bar.

EDIT:  Avant was very underrated in college because he always had 2 of Braylon, Breaston and Manningham to compete with for targets, as well as Chris Perry or Mike Hart running the ball, so instead of being THE guy, he was one great option among a number of great options.


January 20th, 2013 at 11:35 AM ^

I was at the game on that same sideline and when I first saw it, I thought it was overthrown and he caught it out of bounds.  It wasn't until they showed the replay on the big screen that I realized what a catch it was.  Good job, Roundtree!

I noticed during the game that a lot of the Big Ten players hung out together.  James Vandenberg, Robert Marve, and Roy were all standing around chatting with each other throughout the game.  I'm glad these seniors all got one more shot to go out there and have fun, many playing in their last game. 


January 20th, 2013 at 11:38 AM ^

Really pulling for Tree to make a roster.  Figures to be a bit of an uphill battle b/c his 40 time, but his hands, route running, blocking, and just about everything else are so solid one would think plenty of teams could use him.  The number of drive-killing drops in the NFL is ridiculous for players at that level.  Give me a reliable pair of hands anyday.

Also, Daffy Duck voice.


January 20th, 2013 at 12:55 PM ^

I always compared Roundtree and Braylon because they seem to make a crazy and clutch catch that nobody else would make. However, they both seemed to drop easy passes way too often. I like the comparison between the two. However, the physical abilities are different, obviously. I sure hope that Roy gets a chance at the next level and has a nice career in the NFL. I'll miss watching him play for Michigan


January 20th, 2013 at 12:06 PM ^

elite heart and willingness to block

early production in slot dropped off as wr-  at least partly system related

average hands and average speed at best

small frame

rarely seperates


Moonlight Graham

January 20th, 2013 at 12:45 PM ^

and is still with the Chiefs. If that's the bar, then that's probably the ceiling for Roy. Although I could see him as more of a possession-type, third-down guy for a team like the Pats or Packers. 


January 20th, 2013 at 1:46 PM ^

I'd think he would work really well in their culture.  Team player, willing to do whatever is asked of him by the coaches, pretty good at finding holes in the zone.  Only issue I could see is the Patriot's have a ton of recieving options already between their RBs, WRs, TEs and I don't know if they realy want more players in that area.  They seem pretty content with somewhat less coveted players mixed with taking on a couple of great players who have had attitude issues at other stops and forcing them to conform to their culture because they win.