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Drafted By: Seahawks

Combine Results

Grade
5.36 ?
  • 4.48 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 8 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.46 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"This is a solid pick. When you talk to the people at Alabama, they banged the table for this kid. I think he'll play some special teams (in Seattle)." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/8" Arm Length
  • 198LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Prepped in Mississippi. Redshirted in 2009. Saw very limited action in 13 games in 2010 and caught three balls for 56 yards (18.7-yard average) and a touchdown. Played in 11 games in 2011 and had 11 catches for 190 yards (17.3) and no touchdowns. Sat out against North Texas and Arkansas (right ankle). Played through turf toe in ’12 — started 11-of-13 games played at the “Z” receiver for the national champs, contributing 29-461-4 (15.9). Sat out versus Western Carolina (precautionary). Started 7-of-12 games played at the “Z” in ’13 and caught 38-568-7 (14.9). Did not play against Colorado State (ankle). Team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Solid build. Good hands and concentration -- extends outside his frame and makes the difficult catch. Fine route savvy -- sells his routes with stems and nods. Understands how to get open. Good sideline awareness -- dots the "i." Established rapport with the quarterback is noticeable (is the first receiver sought on broken plays) and keeps working to come free. Very solid personal and football character. Trustworthy, accountable and dependable.

Weaknesses

Has short arms. Does not pop out of his breaks or create separation with burst and acceleration. Struggles some defeating the jam. Can show more urgency as a blocker in the run game. Breaks few tackles after the catch.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Quicker-than-fast possession receiver with trusted hands a quarterback cherishes in critical situations. Could develop into a reliable, third-down option route runner. Is best with free releases 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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