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Combine Results

Grade
5.21 ?
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.52 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 248LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

2014: Played in 12 games with eight starts. Started the first seven games of the season. 2013: First-team All-Sun Belt Conference. Played in all 12 games. 2012: Played in all 13 games with six starts. 2011 (at Itawamba Community College): Second-team All-State MACJC.


Pro Day Results


Bench press: 19 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Very quick into his route off the snap. Sticks a foot in the ground and opens up quickly to offer quarterback a clean target with good catch radius. Willing to extend and make tough catches in traffic. Too quick for many linebackers on intermediate routes. Former high school receiver who shows some suddenness out of breaks. Hands-catcher. Traits to be a matchup problem on next level.

Weaknesses

Move tight end only. Appears to lack the toughness to play in-line. Poor effort as a run blocker and offers no power to secure edge or get movement. Routes are still very raw. Hasn't learned to gain as much separation as his athleticism should allow him. Scouts question how hard he will compete when challenged by NFL toughness.

Draft Projection

Round 5 or 6

Sources Tell Us

"You have to go back and watch his 2013 tape. They made changes in 2014 to the offense and he wasn't the same player. Go watch 2013. That is who he can be in the pros." -- director of scouting for NFC team

Bottom Line

Saxton has traits that have opened the eyes of some scouts. He can run and has the length and hands of an NFL tight end. His biggest draft obstacle is that his willingness and/or ability to compete as a run blocker limits his value to a team. Saxton needs to get bigger and show a greater commitment to improving all facets of his game. For now, he is a developmental prospect with athletic traits.
-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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