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Combine Results

Grade
5.12 ?
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 40.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 3.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 10.84 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 184LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Florida prep. Redshirted in 2009 when he suffered a broken foot. In '10, caught eight balls for 113 yards (14.1-yard average) and zero touchdowns, but was limited to eight games (torn meniscus). Lost his 2011 season while nursing a hamstring injury. Started 25-of-26 games the next two seasons and was the Cardinals' leading receiver both years -- produced 50-628-2 (12.6) in '12 and 58-780-5 (13.4) in '13. Did not start against Miami in Russell Athletic Bowl when he gave way to a two-tight end formation. Graduated and was granted a sixth year of eligibility but elected to leave school. Injured his left thumb during NFL Scouting Combine drills.

Analysis

Strengths

Makes good adjustments to the ball and has a fairly wide catching radius. Runs with urgency after the catch and carries a swagger. Solid production -- two-time team-leading receiver. Has a 40-inch vertical jump and recorded the best three-cone time (6.53 seconds) of any receiver at the combine.

Weaknesses

Limited functional strength to escape tight press coverage. Lacks a feel for coverage to beat zones. Can be fazed by traffic -- will alter his routes and make some concentration drops. Not a nuanced route runner and creates little separation with savvy -- gears down out of his breaks and gives up break points. Struggles to escape man coverage. Not creative after the catch. Soft blocker -- does not finish. Durability was a considerable issue early in his college career (missed 17 games with knee, foot and hamstring injuries).

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Runs a lot of simple digs, slants and bubble screens and is effective as a short-area, stationary target when he has free releases. Could compete for a job in the slot.
-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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