Photo of Tiquan Underwood
Grade
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  • 4.41 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 7 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 41.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 129.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 184LBS. Weight

Overview

Coming into his senior season, Underwood was a mid-round prospect because of his quickness and productivity. But like most of the rest of the Rutgers team, his stock fell early in 2008 because of inconsistent play. The 2007 first team All-Big East selection saw his production almost cut in half this year: 65-1100-7 to 40-494-5. Late in the fall, however, Underwood turned up the volume. His nine catches for 139 yards and three scores in wins against Louisville and North Carolina State helped end the Scarlet Knights' season on an up note. Had an arm span of 32 1/4 inches and a hand span of 8 1/2inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good height for the position. Has enough straight-line speed to make plays deep down the seam. Uses his long arms to block defensive backs in space for a short time. Reliable hands and able to make a move after the catch. Good vision as a runner. Has experience returning kickoffs, should get a chance there. Special teams gunner who works hard to keep punts out of the end zone. Negatives: Very wiry build. Long strider who lacks suddenness. Does not get off the line very quickly and lacks the strength to get off a jam outside. Likely best as a number three or four receiver out of the slot. Better when facing the quarterback than trying to track the ball over his shoulder. Hustles to get to his target in the run game, but can gets destroyed due to his lack of upper body strength. Seems reluctant to go over the middle, looks to get hit before the ball gets there although he usually makes the catch.
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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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