Kearse was an athletic and extremely productive receiver for Washington. He is a polished route runner who shows his athletic ability when going after the ball and can reel in most thrown his way. He could play right away as a third/fourth receiver, and has fifth-round talent for that reason.
Kearse is athletic, and it shows in his route running. He is slow off the ball, but once into his route he knows how to lean on corners to then break and separate. He understands how to sit down in zones. He is aware of the holes around him. He doesn't flinch when he knows he is going to take a hit and puts the ball away when covered closely.
Off his production, Kearse is a second-round talent, but he has been the beneficiary of many receptions in a West Coast offense over the years where he has been the go-to 'Z' receiver who sits in many of the zones waiting for a look in route progression. He has decent hands but will lose focus at times and is minimally involved in blocking for the run game.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.