Photo of Danny Amendola
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  • 5'11" Height
  • 179LBS. Weight

Overview

The comparisons with former Tech receiver and current New England Patriot Wes Welker are inevitable. Welker's success makes Amendola's slot receiver skill set more attractive to NFL scouts than ever. He'll likely test better in straight-line running drills than Welker did coming out of college, although he is not as strong or explosive with the ball. At any rate, Amendola made his own name as a second-team All-Big 12 receiver in 2007 with 109 catches for 1,245 yards. He also returned 116 punts for 1,283 yards (11.1 per) and a score in four years with those duties.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good short-area quickness. ... Catches balls with his hands in most instances. ... Able to quickly stop and get out of his route, often leaving his corner reeling backwards as he makes the catch on a square-in or similar pattern. ... Tightropes the sidelines when necessary. ... Excelled in Tech's offense as a slot receiver finding holes in zones, where he'll likely make his money in the NFL. ... Solid punt returner with good hands and limits mental errors. Negatives: Looks more like a kicker than a receiver with a thin build, short arms and small hands. ... Can lose concentration over the middle if in the presence of physical safeties. ... Won't worry many corners or safeties with his blocking, although he gives good effort. ... Lacks the upper body strength to sustain those blocks or get off press coverage. ... Is not explosive with the ball in his hands, getting a quick burst but lacking a second gear after the reception or on punt returns.
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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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