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Grade
5.12 ?
  • 4.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 8 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.63 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 199LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Two-time first-team All-Conference USA (2012-13) selection. 2013: Finished season with 77 catches for 1,039 yards and nine touchdowns. 2012: Started in all 12 games and had seven 100-yard performances. Finished season with 76 catches for 1,149 yards and six touchdowns. 2011: Started in one game. Had 27-yard touchdown catch before suffering a season-ending sports hernia injury and receiving medical redshirt. 2010: Played in 12 games and made six starts. 2009: Played in nine games as a true freshman.

Analysis

Strengths

Good size. Smooth accelerator off the line. Good flexibility to sink his hips. Tracks throws and shows terrific body control to adjust. Impressive hands catcher -- quick, soft mitts. Makes NFL-caliber catches, snatching throws out of the air away from his body. Determined runner with the ball in his hands. Nice upfield quickness to pick up yards after the catch. Good field awareness.

Weaknesses

Could stand to improve functional strength and physicality. Can be jammed and rerouted at the line. Pedestrian speed. Is an unpolished route runner and does not consistently separate -- drifts into patterns neglecting deception and does not snap off breaks. Limited route tree. Marginal blocker. Appears lackadaisical at times -- intermittent intensity, urgency and compete level. Questionable courage to work the middle of the field.

Bottom Line

Productive, monotone, unrefined, enigmatic mid-major receiver with one of the best pair of hands in the draft, though he comes with concerning tweener traits he will have to overcome. Lacks ideal speed and physicality to survive outside and lacks ideal suddenness and toughness to thrive inside. Workout numbers will be critical.
-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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