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Grade
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  • 4.34 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 185LBS. Weight

Overview

Knox was rated one of the top 10 receivers coming out of junior college after two successful seasons at Tyler JC. His production continued in Abilene, as he twice made first-team All-Lone Star South with 121 receptions for 2,227 yards and 30 touchdowns. A potential contributor in the slot and as a returner, he's a good bet to be drafted or at least be on teams' short lists of the top free-agent receivers. Had an arm span of 31 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Adequate height with wiry upper body strength and good muscle definition in his arms. Not your typical slight small-school receiver. Good initial quickness off the snap to get into his route. Reliable hands; snatches the ball and adjusts to poor throws. Gets up to high-point and secure the catch. Sinks his hips and displays quick feet going into and out of routes. Has good vision and is elusive running in the open field. Works hard to block downfield, and will sustain and even dominate against smaller corners. Experienced as a punt returner. Negatives: Thin through the hips and legs. Gets a lot of his yardage after short routes, screens and swing passes. Lacks elite speed or quickness, but had enough to be special at the FCS level. Easily tripped up in the open field. Does not switch the ball to the outside hand. Despite his strong effort, he lacks the bulk and strength to be effective against NFL defenders. Dances and runs backward too much after the catch or on returns -- will not get away with that 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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