Gotta say I don't buy the Wes Welker comparison either. Please someone remind me what was Wes Welkers rookie season receiving stats again? Oh yeah, he wasn't played as a receiver his rookie season (even with a full off season and training camps to prepare).
We can however compair his second season in the league to Danes rookie season.
Welker GP 16 Rec 29 Yrds 434 Avg 15 Lng 47 TD 0 FD 20
Sanzenbacher GP 16 Rec 27 Yrds 272 Avg 10.2 Lng 22 TD 3 FD 16
Pretty simular except the touchdowns.
What I think is Lazy is to discount Dane as a good receiver who could possibly turn into a great receiver because of his rookie year, which by all accounts were a good rookie year for any receiver even if they were drafted in the first couple of rounds. He did have some high points and some low points (the drops he needs to get under control and he will). The high points were two of his touchdowns and the reason they were touchdowns. The third TD he was wide open due to zone coverage, but 2 of them were because he saw how the defense was breaking at the same time Cutler did and adjusted his route at the same time Cutler started throwing the ball. This is veteran receiver play and football smarts some receivers never learn.
I think he will make the team and work his way up with a full offseason to work and learn the offense.