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Juaquin Iglesias (WR)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
College: Oklahoma
Conference: Big 12
Hometown: Killeen, TX
High School: Killeen
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Selected by: Chicago Bears
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 35 (99)
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Pick Analysis: Iglesias is a two-fold talent. First, he's an excellent kick returner. Secondly, he's a very good second or third wide receiver. He's fearless over the middle and is comfortable catching bad balls. One of the great things about Iglesias is that if you're a member of his team and you need a haircut, his dad's a barber.
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Overview

Playing for one of the most explosive offenses in the history of college football that featured Heisman Trophy quarterback Sam Bradford, All-American tight end Jermaine Gresham and former All-American receiver Malcolm Kelly, Iglesias didn't get as much publicity as his more heralded teammates. However, he did lead Oklahoma in receptions (68 in 2007, 74 in 2008) and receiving yards (907, 1,150) the past two seasons.


Iglesias also scored 10 times as a senior en route to second-team All-Big 12 Conference honors, which was a difficult task given the league's prolific offenses. More solid than flashy, his size, speed and ability to gain yards after the catch made him a natural for the West Coast Offense. His experience as a kickoff returner (876 yards in '07, 475 in '08) also added to his value.


Before he concluded his career, Iglesias made his mark in the school and Big 12 record books. His 202 receptions rank second in school annals and placed 11th on the league all-time chart. His 2,821 yards receiving also rank second in Sooners history and 10th in the Big 12.


His 26.41-yard average on kickoff returns is second on the conference record chart and the Oklahoma mark. He also set school records for most kickoff return yards in a career (1,664) and season (826 in 2007), most receptions and receiving yards in a game (12 for 191 yards vs. Kansas in 2008) and set the 2008 Fiesta Bowl record with 195 kickoff return yards, the second-best game total in school history.


Iglesias earned All-Area honors as a junior and All-District 16-4A accolades as a senior at Killeen High School. He registered 42 catches for 886 and 10 touchdowns and also threw two passes, both for touchdowns, while also returning kicks as a senior. The three-sport standout also was a starter on the basketball team, where he averaged 17 points per game. In track, he competed in the 400, 800, and 1,600-meter relays.


As a true freshman at Oklahoma in 2005, Iglesias appeared in 12 games, starting four contests as a slot receiver. He finished fourth on the team with 19 receptions for 290 yards (15.3 avg) and a pair of scores. He played a major role the next season, starting 11 contests as a flanker. He ranked second on the squad with 41 grabs for 514 yards (12.5 avg) and two scores, as he also averaged 25.9 yards on 14 kickoff returns that included a touchdown.


Being a good soldier on a multi-talented team, Iglesias managed to receive only All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention as a junior. He led the team with 68 receptions for 907 yards (13.3 avg) and five touchdowns. He started 10 games at flanker, but also made a name for himself as a kickoff returner, ranking third in the league and 16th nationally with an average of 28.48 yards on 29 attempts. His 1,833 all-purpose yards led the Sooners and rank seventh on the school single-season record list.


Bradford's march to the Heisman Trophy in 2008 would have been impossible without Iglesias being the team's featured receiver. He hauled in 74 passes for 1,150 yards (15.5 avg), both ranking second on the school single-season record list, as his 10 touchdowns rank tied for fourth. He amassed 1,631 all-purpose yards, the 10th-best season total in OU annals.


High School

Attended Killeen (Texas) High School, playing football for head coach Sam Jones...Earned All-Area honors as a junior and All-District 16-4A accolades as a senior...Registered 42 catches for 886 and 10 touchdowns and also threw two passes, both for touchdowns, while also returning kicks as a senior...The three-sport standout also was a starter on the basketball team, where he averaged 17 points per game...In track, he competed in the 400, 800, and 1,600-meter relays.


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Analysis

Positives: Good initial quickness off the snap to get into his route. Experienced route-runner who can generate separation from defenders due to his agility. Reliable hands. Can pluck the ball outside of his frame and quickly secures it. Tracks the ball well over either shoulder. Experienced as a punt and kick returner. Good vision and a naturally elusive runner with the ball in his hands. Not afraid to go over the middle. Will fight for extra yardage. Classic build, quickness and hands for the West Coast Offense. Better quickness than pure straight-line speed, but is elusive and has the burst to separate.


Negatives: Questionable straight-line speed. Relies on his quickness and agility to create separation and may never become a classic deep threat. Has never operated as the go-to target while at Oklahoma, and has to prove he can handle the pressure of lining up opposite the opponent's best corner. Viewed by some as only a complementary receiver whose best NFL position might be as a slot receiver.


Injury Report

No major injuries reported.


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