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Andre Roberts (WR)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    195 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Citadel
  • Conference:
    Southern
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Selected by: Arizona Cardinals
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 24 (88)
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Pick Analysis: The Cardinals pick up an underrated small school standout to fill the void created by the departure of Anquan Boldin. Andre Roberts posted big numbers in the Southern Conference, and his skills translate well to the pro game. A polished route runner with good hands, he could develop into a quality slot receiver in time.

Overview

Roberts is a dominating receiver at this level of football and has enough of the measurables to make you think he can make the transition to the next level. He is explosive off the line and shows good straight line speed yet still can drop his hips and come out of his cuts crisply and with a burst to separate from defenders. He has natural hand placement and a wide receiving radius to make catches when the ball is slightly off target. He is elusive once the ball is in his hands and has enough speed to be a threat to take it all the way. He will need a lot of work on reading more complicated coverage schemes and will have to learn how to beat the press against the NFL’s top corners.


Strengths

Roberts has good top-end speed. Possesses outstanding quickness and burst allowing him to get in and out of breaks rapidly. Has good, strong hands and very good receiving skills. Is a dynamo after the catch and can really make defenders miss in the open field. Can turn a short pass into a long gainer in a hurry.

Weaknesses

Roberts was a very productive college receiver but at a lower level of competition. Is quicker than fast and does not possesses elite top-end speed. Lack of adequate height and speed could limit his potential as a vertical threat.

Grade

6.9

 
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