Larry has edge among wideouts

Mel Kiper answers your questions about Pittsburgh WR Larry Fitzgerald, the bowl picture, UConn and more in his latest mailbag.

Originally Published: November 19, 2003
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
YOU'VE GOT MEL | Mel Kiper Jr.'s Mailbag
Q: If Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald should become eligible for the NFL Draft would he be taken before Texas WR Roy Williams? Who is the better all-around receiver?
Jordan, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Fitzgerald has caught a TD pass in 16 straight games.
KIPER -- Williams definitely has impressive skills, and in a more wide-open offense his numbers would certainly be much higher than the 59 receptions for 16.4-yard average and eight touchdowns he has right now. As it is, Williams is on a team that has played two quarterbacks (junior Chance Mock and freshman Vince Young) and both have struggled to find continuity in the offense. Williams is also hurt by the fact that Texas has re-established the running game behind Cedric Benson and Selvin Young.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst
Mel Kiper has served as an NFL draft analyst for ESPN since 1984. He is a regular contributor on SportsCenter and ESPN Radio and writes weekly for ESPN Insider.