Tell me something: How do most reputable websites have Fitzgerald as the number 3 receiver while "most people" think his QB will be replaced?
Also, please provide the links that show Fitzgerald as the number three receiver. Yahoo has him at 9 (Derek Anderson is ranked 23rd with only 4 ranked lower), Sportsline has about the same.
No one doubts he is talented enough, but when you have a guy like Anderson throwing to him, his value falls. And that was really all I was saying- maybe Anderson does have an outstanding season, but the point I was making is that why take a chance on that happening when you have guys who you know are better?
Thousands of Sportsline mock drafts make Fitzgerald the 25th overall pick, the 7th overall WR taken. That's about right, considering people would rather not take the chance on Fitz while getting Andre Johnson, Moss, Wayne, Austin, White, or Calvin Johnson.
While it isn't impossible that Anderson shines, I don't think most people think its likely, therefore allowing Fitz to slip a bit.
The question becomes, what happens when you take the third best receiver and pair him with a 20 plus ranked QB? I'll let someone else find out that answer, thanks.
Time will tell.