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Grade
5.2 ?
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 115.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.74 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 3.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.53 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 1/4" Arm Length
  • 188LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team All-Mountain West pick after starting in all 13 games and finishing second on the team with 100 receptions (Davante Adams, 131). 2012: Honorable mention All-Mountain West pick after playing in all 13 games and making 11 starts. 2011: Played in all 13 games with one start in the season-opener against California. Set FBS records with 75 kickoff returns for 1,606 yards. 2010: Played in 12 games; did not play against Utah State in second game of season. Finished third on team in all-purpose yards (Jalen Saunders led the team).

Analysis

Strengths

Good athlete. Shows some suddenness as a route runner to climb defensive backs and can create separation when he needs to with short-area burst and speed cuts. Keeps working zones to come free and has a knack for finding soft spots in coverage. Scrappy competitor. Carries a swagger. Strong-handed. Field-fast. Catches on contact and fearlessly crosses the middle. Sifts through traffic and fights for extra yardage. Good vision, elusiveness and cutback ability in the return game. Football smart. Respected team leader.

Weaknesses

Has a small frame with short arms and tiny hands. Does not track the ball very well over his shoulder and makes some easy drops. Lacks run-after-the-catch strength and does not power through tackles. Average long speed -- lacks top gear to kick it into overdrive and pull away from the pack. Could improve as a blocker

Bottom Line

Quicker-than-fast, short-striding slot receiver and sudden punt returner with the competiveness and swagger desired to earn a role in multiple phases. Is crafty, fiery and tough enough to make it.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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