Photo of Jared Abbrederis
Grade
5.2 ?
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.80 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.39 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Two-time first-team All-Big Ten (2012-13) selection. 2013: Won Burlsworth Trophy (as nation's best player to begin career as walk-on). Played in all 13 games with 11 starts. 2012: Started in 12 of 13 games. 2011: Honorable mention All-Big Ten pick. Started in all 14 games at receiver with Russell Wilson at quarterback. 2010: Played all 13 games with two starts. 2009: Redshirted. High school: First-team All-State quarterback in Wisconsin for Wautoma High School. Also played defensive back, and led team to Division IV state championship as a senior. Ran track and wrestled as well.

Analysis

Strengths

Uses his hands well to swat away press. Stems his routes. Sells his patterns. Nice hands. Good field and boundary awareness. Gives effort to engage and shield cornerbacks as a blocker. Outstanding football intelligence -- like a quarterback on the outside. Productive three-year starter. Mature and humble. Hardworking and coachable.

Weaknesses

Has a slender build and needs to bulk up and get stronger. Ordinary pop off the line. Builds to average speed. Could struggle to separate vs. quick-twitch covermen. Lets throws into his body and breaks stride to catch. Not an above-the-rim player. Straightlinish after the catch -- pedestrian agility and elusiveness. Has a history of concussions.

Bottom Line

A former walk-on, Abbrederis went from afterthought to scholarship player to No. 1 receiver. While the blue-collar overachiever lacks exceptional athletic traits for the NFL, he's a steady "X" receiver whose hands and smarts could enable him to work his way into a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver role.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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