Won a state championship as a Missouri prep. Redshirted in 2009 and saw very limited action in four games in '10. Played all 12 games in '11 and caught six balls for 83 yards (13.8-yard average) and two touchdowns. Started all 25 games the next two seasons -- recorded 23-230-11 (10.0) in '12 (14 games) and 23-366-4 (15.9) in '13 (11 games).
Good speed to threaten the seam. Flashes the ability to bury defenders as a blocker -- rides them off the screen and has shown the ability to dominate lesser competition. Can extend and pluck the ball outside his frame and create big plays.
Average arm length. Not a polished route runner -- runs very imprecise routes. Does not sink his hips, get in and out of breaks quickly or sell his routes to create separation. Marginal coverage recognition and feel for zones -- runs into coverage. Plays too upright and does not run strong after the catch. Timed speed does not translate to the field and is still learning how to convert his strength to the field. Has struggled to gain and maintain weight.
Developmental H-back with the raw tools to excite a TEs coach. Many of his flaws are correctable and could blossom with continued refinement.