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Combine Results

Grade
5.09 ?
  • 4.69 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'10" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 178LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Has a son. New Orleans native who relocated to Dallas because of Hurricane Katrina. Lost his mother and older brother in a car accident when he was an infant and was present when an accidental gunshot killed his father when he was 5. Also played basketball as a Texas prep. Was a reserve as a true freshman in 2011, playing all 13 games and caught 19 balls for 291 yards (15.3-yard average) and two touchdowns. Also returned 13 kickoffs for 261 yards (20.1). Started 10 of 13 games in 2012, totaling 101 catches for 1,210 yards and seven TDs. Was the Cowboys' leading receiver for the second straight season in 2013, when he started 10 of 12 games played and posted 60 catches for 703 yards (11.7) and three TDs. Sprained his left ankle against Kansas and sat out against Texas. Also had 26 career punt returns for 438 yards (16.8), including a pair of scores.

Analysis

Strengths

Good balance and body control. Runs routes with tempo and gear change to create separation. Nice stop-and-start quickness in short area. Flexible lower half to get in and out of breaks cleanly and execute speed outs and double moves. Shifty and slippery. Tracks and adjusts to throws very well. Quick hands. Attacks throws in the air. Experienced working from the slot. Can flip field position as a punt returner -- makes one move to elude the first wave and runs to daylight. Confident and mentally tough. Pleasing, coachable and well-liked.

Weaknesses

Size is just adequate -- lacks ideal height. Needs to bulk up and get stronger. Struggles to get off the jam and can be rerouted by more physical defensive backs. Lacks elite top-end speed to separate vertically. Ran an abbreviated route tree. Limited run strength. Underpowered blocker. Ordinary playmaking ability -- averaged less than 12 yards per catch from 2012-13. Production decreased as a junior.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Small-framed, quicker-than-fast slot receiver and punt returner. Is not uniquely electric, and will have to get his foot in the door on special teams. Stewart, who has a son, would have benefited from another year of college development, but is the type you root for, having persevered through tragedy and adversity.
-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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