Photo of Dres Anderson

Combine Results

Grade
5.33 ?
  • 13 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 187LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

2014: October knee injury sidelined him for end of 2014 season. Started seven games. 2013: Honorable mention All-Pac 12. Played in all 12 games with 11 starts. 2012: Played in all 12 games with 11 starts. Led team in receptions and receiving yards. 2011: Played in all 13 games with three starts. 2010: Redshirted.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.52 and 4.55 seconds
Short shuttle: 4.22 seconds
3-cone: 6.83 seconds
Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch

Analysis

Strengths

Good definition through upper body. Long legs that eat up space downfield. Good enough with downfield route-running. Possesses eye-catching second gear to separate in space. Plays bigger than listed size. Aggressive, effective run blocker. Doesn't fear the middle of the field. Adjusts well to low throws. Creates additional space with smart hand usage at top of routes. Can throttle down and get feet down near sideline. High-pointer with necessary body control. Will adjust routes to benefit quarterback. Has feel to negotiate traffic after the catch. NFL bloodlines. Father "Flipper" Anderson played for 10 years as an NFL WR.

Weaknesses

Has issues getting off of press coverage. Doesn't get separation on short and intermediate work when corners squat on him. Nothing special about his short-area quickness. Inconsistent hands when challenged and will default to body-catching underneath. Had alarming drops rate over last two seasons (18.6 percent). Coming off of season-ending knee injury. Takes a while to gear up. Lacks lateral explosion and wiggle to be consistently effective with runs after catch.

Draft Projection

Round 5 or 6

NFL Comparison

Chris Givens

Bottom Line

Must work on becoming a reliable pass-catcher since he doesn't have the explosive traits for teams to overlook inconsistent hands. Anderson flashes great play speed when the ball is in the air and has the intangibles to become a good backup with low-end starting potential.
-Lance Zierlein
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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