Photo of Kendrick Bourne
Grade
5.27 ?
  • 4.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 9 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 125.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.73 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.21 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 203LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Bourne and fellow draft prospect Cooper Kupp were the top receiving duo in FCS history. While Kupp deservedly received most of the headlines, Bourne was a three-time All-Big Sky Conference selection in his own right. He earned second-team all-league honors in 2015 (73-998, eight TD) and 2016 (79-1,201, seven TD) while playing on the Eagles' red turf. Bourne played right away as a freshman (7-117), with the Portland native coming off being named an All-Oregon pick his senior season. He then earned honorable mention All-Big Sky notice as a part-time starter in 2014 (52-814, 10 TD).

Analysis

Strengths

Tall with good arm length and plays the game as a physical receiver. Decent initial burst up the field to take an early lead against press-and-miss corners. Has above average sharpness to his routes underneath. Has very quick, natural hands as a pass catcher. Can react suddenly to pluck throws that are right on top of him. Very good hand fighter down the field to keep himself clean and maintain leveraged position for a viable throwing window near boundary. Excellent ball tracking and route adjustment skills. Has an alpha demeanor when it's time to go win the ball. Competitive, tough runner after the catch with a nifty open-field spin move.

Weaknesses

Didn't face anywhere near the competition level across from him that he will face in the pros. Easy wins against press coverage that turned into long vertical catches will be much more challenging. Rarely saw safety help shaded his way. Lacks acceleration coming out of his route stem. Does not have access to a second gear that can run under the ball and scouts question his long speed.

NFL Comparison

Rashard Higgins

Bottom Line

Scouts expect Bourne to run on the wrong side of a 4.60 40, and if that is the case, it will certainly hurt his draft cause. With that said, he's tall with strong, natural hands and has the good ball skills teams want down the field. He will have to prove that he has the speed and athleticism to uncover against NFL cornerbacks, but he has enough talent and toughness to compete for a roster spot as a possession receiver.
-Lance Zierlein
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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.