Photo of Robert Herron
Drafted By: Buccaneers
  • Round 6
  • Pick 9
  • Overall 185

Combine Results

Grade
5.18 ?
  • 4.48 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 125.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.27 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'9" Height
  • 30 1/2" Arm Length
  • 193LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Last name is pronounced "HUR-on." Los Angeles native who also starred on the track team as a prep, recording a 10.5-second 100 meters. As a true freshman in 2010, played 10 games (one start) and tallied six receptions for 57 yards (9.5-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Did not play against Utah (ankle) or Colorado State (concussion). Started 8-of-12 games played in '11, snagging 43-379-3 (8.8). Did not play against Boise and did not start the final two games against Colorado State and Temple. Started all eight games played in '12, managing 31-657-8 (21.2). Did not play against Toledo and Cal Poly because of a shin injury, then suffered a hamstring pull against Nevada and sat out against Air Force. Started all 12 games in '13 and hauled in 72-937-9 (13.0). Split his time between running back and receiver his first two seasons -- rushed 54 times in his career for 310 yards (5.7) and zero touchdowns.

Analysis

Strengths

Good athlete. Exceptional straight-line timed speed -- can accelerate and get on top of DBs vertically. Quick-footed. Above-average hands. Has return capability (despite not being used as a returner because of offensive value).

Weaknesses

Does not play fast. Marginal toughness -- does not like crossing the middle or extending across his frame. Drifts in his routes. Short-arms the ball. Does not adjust to or track the deep ball well. Lacks physical strength and is jarred on contact after the catch. Carries the ball loosely. Disinterested blocker, especially on the back side. Regularly matched up vs. inferior competition. Has been dinged a lot and long-term durability is a concern.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line

Very diminutive, outside receiver with the timed speed to threaten the field vertically and potentially contribute in the return game. Needs to prove he can bow up against better competition and is more than a track athlete.
-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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