I've loved reading through everyones mock drafts and am as anxious as everyone else here to start getting some real news. But in the meantime, I think that there is a prudent notion to take note of: WE SHOULD IN NO WAY ASSUME THAT WE ARE EVER GETTING CHILDS BACK.
Don't get me wrong, I would be as excited as everyone else if he comes back healthy and gives us some meaningful production, but making an assumption that he will is borderline foolish. He has now had the same knee injury 3 times in 3 years (twice in one knee once in the other). Others may be able to speak about reinjury risks and whatnot, but these are very serious knee injuries that most athletes probably don't come back from, and certainly not in the same shape as before (resident cyborg excluded).
I keep seeing people list Childs as a part of our future WR corps as if he will be able to give some meaningful production to our ailing passing game. This is optimistic, but frankly silly. It's begging for a let down. It makes considerably more sense to assume that he will never be a productive player. This way we can focus on replacing his optimistically provided minutes with realistic minutes from another receiver in FA or the draft or something. Plus, this way if he does have some actual production then it's just icing on the cake!
If someone has a different take on it I'd love to hear it! Also, this is my first FanPost and I love the community here!