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NFL Draft 2009 Review: WR Patrick Turner

Last year the Miami Dolphins were the surprise location to find sleeper fantasy players.  Chad Pennington rejuvenated his career, Ted Ginn started to justify his Top 10 draft position and a complete unknown named Greg Camarillo was on pace for 1000 receiving yards before getting hurt.  

Looking to build on that success, the Dolphins drafted Patrick Turner, a 6’-5" wide receiver who looks like he has plenty of skills, but he’s from USC so the odds are he’s not as good as he looks.  NFL teams LOVE USC wide receivers, especially tall ones.  After watching teams draft Steve "Bust" Smith, Dwayne "Chrysler Bankruptcy" Jarrett and Mike "GM Implosion" Williams out of USC, fantasy owners need to be wary of the hype when yet another Trojan WR is selected

Turner could end up being a solid possession receiver, especially in the end zone, but he has plenty of competition from Ted Ginn and Greg Camarillo. Both those guys understand the offense and Pennington far better than Turner, but Camarillo is shorter at 6'-1" while Ginn is only 5'-11".  Height isn't everything, but it's something to keep in mind.  Turner may play a role, especially if there are WR injuries, but he’s not worth a fantasy pick right now.