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Kealoha Pilares (WR)
  • Height:
    5'10"
  • Weight:
    199 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Hawaii
  • Conference:
    Mountain West
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Selected by: Carolina Panthers
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 1 (132)

Pick Analysis: The Panthers continue to add intriguing options to their receiving corps with the selection of Pilares. He will jump into the mix as a possible fourth- or fifth-receiver on their roster.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash- -
  • Bench Press19.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump- -
  • Broad Jump- -
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Pilares tore his PCL in the Hawaii Bowl and must first demonstrate that he is healthy. If he recovers from his injury, he can be an effective slot receiver. He has great foot speed and regularly separates from linebackers and defensive backs on crossing and drag routes. He also finds soft spots in zone coverage and is very difficult to tackle in the open field after the catch. He lacks the speed to stretch the field, but this converted running back is shifty enough to move the chains. Pilares will be a late round pick if his rehabilitation is successful.


Strengths

Pilares is thickly built and strong. Possesses quick feet and reaches top speed almost instantly. Runs precise routes and has a knack for getting open on underneath routes. Elusive in the open field after the catch and can run over defensive backs. Tough kid that is fearless going across the middle.

Weaknesses

Short receiver with limited speed that is not a vertical threat. Struggles at times to maintain momentum in transition on double moves. Has a small catching radius and does not always secure the ball after the catch. Converted running back that is still learning the nuances of the position. Needs to overcome a torn PCL suffered in December.

Grade

3.1

 
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