Photo of Stedman Bailey
Drafted By: Rams
  • Round 3
  • Pick 30
  • Overall 92

Combine Results

Grade
79.0 ?
  • 4.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.09 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He's a natural route runner with great hands. I feel he was an underrated player with the presence of Tavon Austin. I really like the kid." -- Mike Mayock

  • 5'10" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 193LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Bailey starred at Miramar High, where he was teammates with Geno Smith, and was coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell. Bailey caught 68 passes for 1,163 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. He was a Florida Class 6A first team all-state selection as a senior and second team as a junior.


Bailey redshirted his first year on campus. In 2010, as a redshirt freshman, he played in all 13 games, and recorded nine starts. He caught 24 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns. In 2011, Bailey hauled in 72 passes for 1,279 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the All-Big East second-team by the conference's coaches. Bailey had his biggest season yet in 2012. Bailey caught 113 passes for 1,627 yards and 25 touchdowns. He set a school record for consecutive 100-yard receiving games (five), against Maryland, LSU, Bowling Green, UConn and Syracuse. Bailey became one of three players to finish with more than 100 yards receiving at Maryland, the first time three players netted at least 100 yards on catches in WVU history and the first time since 1998 WVU had multiple 100-yard receivers. Bailey was named as a second-team AP All-American.

Analysis

Strengths

Extremely productive. Showcases tremendous physicality in his routes. Uses his hands and body to create separation. Excellent body control. Very reliable target, volume catcher. Soft hands, can make plays off of his frame. Smart receiver who is adept at finds holes and picking up the first down. Tracks the football well over his shoulder and adjusts his body in order to make difficult catches. Competitive.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal size, both in terms of height and bulk. Not an overly explosive athlete. Doesn't change directions with suddenness. Likely won't run a blazing 40 yard dash. Often times most of the attention of the defense was given to teammate and fellow wide receiver Tavon Austin.

NFL Comparison

Greg Jennings

Bottom Line

Bailey lacks the ideal size and speed of an outside receiver. However, what Bailey lacks in terms of measurables, he makes up for with reliable hands, physicality, and superb body control. He will likely be selected on the second day.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st 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).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd 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.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th 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.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA 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.

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