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Grade
53.5 ?
  • 4.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 125.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 34 1/8" Arm Length
  • 219LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Childs' career at Arkansas lacked consistency but showed enough that he should be considered worthy of a late-round pick to a team who can hope to tap into and develop the talent and ability he showed early on his career. Fortunately for Childs, he showed up as an effective playmaker in the last game of his career, the BCS National Championship Game, which could show teams he is capable of being the player he was early on at Arkansas. The single most influential play of Childs' college career was when he suffering a torn patella tendon injury during the 2010 season, which left him obviously uncomfortable when running routes throughout 2011. If Childs can convince teams he is the playmaker they saw in the final game of his career, he could continue to rise.

Analysis

Strengths

Childs understands how to use his body in the short game to create enough space to be effective. He builds up his speed throughout the route but is good to battle with corners underneath when trying to work slant and drive routes to gain position. He isn't a physical player, but he will use his big frame to shield when necessary. When running the fade route, he understands how to use the sideline to his advantage. He can make any catch within his large radius and is good to torque his body when running in-phase.

Weaknesses

Childs is a slow mover, and it's obvious when running routes with destination points deeper than five to 10 yards. He is not explosive and struggles to separate from receivers, a trait that is growing increasingly important in the NFL, especially with more accurate quarterbacks. He is not a deep threat and makes all plays downfield solely off his size. Childs is just an average athlete who will struggle to make an immediate impact at the next level.
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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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