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Grade
5.27 ?
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 38.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.09 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 175LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands

Overview

2013: First-team All-Pac-12 pick after starting in all 12 games and leading his team in receptions (83), receiving yards (1,343) and receiving touchdowns (10). 2012: Redshirted due to torn ACL suffered in spring practice. 2011: Played and started in nine games. Was Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week with 11 catches, 284 yards and two touchdowns against California (set Colorado school record for most receiving yards in a single game). 2010: Played all 12 games and made four starts. Misc.: Father, Paul, played wide receiver at UCLA and in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers and New York Jets.

Analysis

Strengths

Jab steps and accelerates into routes. Fluid and field fast. Chews up ground with long strides. Stretches the field vertically and can run under deep throws. Can drive off corners, break off and work back to the quarterback. Can extend to pluck off his frame. Shows he's capable of making the spectacular grab. Productive despite a poor supporting cast. Team captain.

Weaknesses

Is very lean. Needs to bulk up and get stronger. Has been injured and durability could be an issue. Vulnerable to the jam. Does not separate consistently -- needs to become a more refined, deceptive route runner. Average burst out of breaks. Lets some throws into his body and drops throws he shouldn’t. Gets out-muscled at the catch point for 50-50 balls. Limited run strength. Underpowered blocker.

Bottom Line

Very lean, narrow-framed, finesse "X" receiver who made an immediate impact at Colorado before knee injuries derailed his progress. Measurables will go a long way in determining his ultimate draft value, and his success at the next level is dependent upon his ability to make plays in the vertical passing game. Has a boom-or-bust element. Size and durability are question marks.
-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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