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Grade
5.14 ?
  • 4.69 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 178LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Relocated to Dallas suburb after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Lost both of his parents and older brother to tragic events before age 6. 2013: Second-team All-Big 12 selection at wide receiver. Played in 12 gamse and started 10. Led Oklahoma State in receptions (60). 2012: Honorable mention All-Big 12 pick after playing in 13 games and starting 10. Led OSU in receptions (101), receiving yards (1,210) and touchdowns (7). 2011: Played in all 13 games, but did not start.

Analysis

Strengths

Good balance and body control. Runs routes with tempo and gear change to create separation. Nice stop-and-start quickness in short area. Flexible lower half to get in and out of breaks cleanly and execute speed outs and double moves. Shifty and slippery. Tracks and adjusts to throws very well. Quick hands. Attacks throws in the air. Experienced working from the slot. Can flip field position as a punt returner -- makes one move to elude the first wave and runs to daylight. Confident and mentally tough. Pleasing, coachable and well-liked.

Weaknesses

Size is just adequate -- lacks ideal height. Needs to bulk up and get stronger. Struggles to get off the jam and can be rerouted by more physical defensive backs. Lacks elite top-end speed to separate vertically. Ran an abbreviated route tree. Limited run strength. Underpowered blocker. Ordinary playmaking ability -- averaged less than 12 yards per catch from 2012-13. Production decreased as a junior.

Bottom Line

Small-framed, quicker-than-fast slot receiver and punt returner. Is not uniquely electric, and will have to get his foot in the door on special teams. Stewart, who has a son, would have benefited from another year of college development, but is the type you root for, having persevered through tragedy and adversity.
-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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