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Grade
4.96 ?
  • 4.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.18 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 205LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Shorts is a smooth, reliable, intelligent receiver prospect who was highly productive against lower competition but lacks a "wow" factor in terms of size, top-end speed and big-play ability. Is a smart, fluid route-runner who can beat zone but may lack the quick-twitched burst needed to separate from man coverage in the NFL. Susceptible to press coverage and doesn't win many 50/50 battles due to lack of strength but is still a highly competitive guy willing to take punishment over the middle and has very good hands. Shorts is a natural leader and a hard-worker who should be a mid-round selection.

Analysis

Strengths

Shorts possesses a nice build and good speed. Incredibly fluid prospect and is a crafty route-runner. Extends and catches away from his frame. Can open his hips for the back shoulder or off-target throw. Flashes the ability to get over the top. Shows a high compete level. Has great intangibles and leadership qualities.

Weaknesses

Does not possess difference-making explosiveness, straight-lined speed, or size. Does not show great burst out of his breaks. Lacks strength to beat press coverage. Not overly effective in jump ball situations. Not a dangerous threat in the open field. Will face a steep competition level increase coming from D-III.
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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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