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Drafted By: Jets

Combine Results

Grade
5.4 ?
  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 13 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.21 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.51 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"When you look at what the Jets have done this offseason, they're trying to give their quarterback some help and give him some weapons to play with." -- Daniel Jeremiah

  • 6'1" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 213LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Highly recruited California prep. Began his college career at Notre Dame in 2009 when he saw action in six games and caught seven balls for 61 yards (8.7-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Transferred to UCLA and sat out '10 per NCAA rules. Played 13 games in '11, starting five at flanker, and tallied 19-309-2 (16.3) with 17 punt returns for 115 yards (6.8). Served a one-game suspension against California for his role in a fight against Arizona. Started all 14 games at the "Z" receiver in '12, snagging 60-877-3 (14.6) with 8-85 (10.6) on punt returns. Was the Bruins' leading receiver for the second straight season in '13 when he started 12-of-13 games at the "Z" and totaled 47-709-9 (15.1). Non-start was against New Mexico State when the Bruins had 10 players on the field for the first play from scrimmage to honor former teammate Nick Pasquale, who died in September after being hit by a car.

Analysis

Strengths

Good size. Good enough hands -- catches balls that he should and makes hard catches look easy, yet drops easy catches. Extends outside his frame for the ball and can pluck it. Competes in a crowd and can make contested catches. Tied for the fastest 10-yard split (1.47 seconds) of any combine participant.

Weaknesses

Average production. Lacks top-end burst, acceleration and long speed. Does not threaten the field vertically. Soft-tempered blocker. Displays little creativity after the catch. Struggles to shake tight man coverage and create separation.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Good-sized, sure-handed possession receiver with the toughness to work through the middle and catch in a crowd. Can make a living as a zone-beating, move-the-chains target.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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