But, according to Kirk Cousins, his size had a distinct advantage for a quarterback who started the season out rather erratically.
"I feel like sometimes he makes me a more accurate quarterback with the way that he chases down the football and brings it in," Cousins said of Crowder, via The Washington Post.
While that may be a complement to Crowder's speed and ball tracking ability, it's also a nod to Cousins' completion percentage, which seems to have risen alongside the number of targets for Crowder, a 2015 fourth-round draft pick.
Over Cousins' first three games, he completed 63.71 percent of his passes while targeting Crowder a total of 25 times (10 in one game against the Steelers back in Week 1). Since, he's completed nearly 70 percent of his passes, with 32 more targets for a receiver drawing Victor Cruz comparisons from scouts around the league.
In a matchup this weekend against the Vikings, it will be interesting to see if a speed threat with possession skills and short-yardage capabilities can break the Vikings defense wide open. Mike Zimmer's Minnesota (5-3) defense is not the indestructible force we thought it was four weeks ago, but can still dominate a team that doesn't have three or four solid options on offense.
Crowder was the scale-tipper many thought 2016 first-round pick Josh Doctson would end up being in 2016. Should a healthy Doctson develop anywhere near the speed Crowder has, Cousins will have receivers making him more accurate for years to come.