Photo of Alex Bayer
Grade
5.03 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 258LBS. Weight

Overview

Also played baseball as an Ohio prep. Redshirted in 2009. In 2010, caught 22 balls for 298 yards (7.8-yard average) and a touchdown in 12 games (four starts). In 2011, started all 39 games the next three seasons, totaling 20 catches for 242 yards (12.1-yard average) and two touchdowns (12 games). In 2012, he had 36 catches for 410 yards (11.4-yard average) and three touchdowns (13 games). In 14 games, he had 37 catches for 593 yards (16.0-yard average) and four touchdowns. Team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Very good size. Good base and knee bend as an in-line blocker. Functional wham blocker. Reliable short-area receiver. Hauls in off-target throws. Brings tenacity to the field and keeps working to pick off defenders. Respected, team captain. Very durable, experienced, three-year starter.

Weaknesses

One-gear route runner -- creates minimal separation and lacks the route savvy, suddenness and acceleration to beat tight man coverage. Not elusive after the catch. Gives up too much surface area releasing. Limited explosion as an in-line blocker.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Try-hard, effort blocker with enough athletic ability and blocking strength to fend for a No. 3 "Y" role, where he could bring the most value as a move blocker.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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