Photo of Niles Paul
Grade
5.48 ?
  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.14 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.75 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 224LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands

Overview

Paul has the physical tools and mentality to become a valuable backup wide receiver and special teams player in the NFL. Has very good hands and makes some impressive grabs but route-running and separation skills are far behind his ball skills. Getting open on a more consistent basis would really help to complete his game. Can make some plays down the field vertically and in open space after the catch but won't really scare defenses as a true homerun threat. Tough player who has returned kicks, works hard when blocking, and will go over the middle. Paul's a mid-round prospect.

Analysis

Strengths

Paul is a nice combination of size and speed. Extends to pluck the ball away from his body, can make the back shoulder catch and get under the deep ball. Can slip the first defender in the open field and break some tackles. Tough, competitive and has return experience.

Weaknesses

Not an adequate route-runner at this time. Idles down in and out of his breaks, needs to sharper his routes and do a better job setting up defensive backs. Isn't a true downfield threat and doesn't possess a wide catch radius to consistently go up for the jump ball.
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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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