Photo of Daniel Braverman
Drafted By: Bears
  • Round 7
  • Pick 9
  • Overall 230
Grade
5.47 ?

Draft Analysis:

He's a late pick because of his size, not his skill set. With questionable depth behind Jeffery and White, Braverman has a real shot at making their 53 and producing as a subpackage receiver early in his career. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 5'10" Height
  • 177LBS. Weight

Overview

Braverman finished second to Massachusetts' Tajae Sharpe in receptions in 2015 (109 for Braverman, 111 for Sharpe). He also had a career-high 1,367 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Broncos in 2015.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.47 seconds
Vertical: 28 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 4 inches
Short shuttle: 4.2 seconds
3-cone: 6.86 seconds
Bench: 10 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Looks like a Patriots slot receiver from jump street. Has honed his craft with sneaky shake moves from his break points. Able to create throwing windows with his suddenness and route speed variation. Can be brutal to match up near goal line with his two­-way routes. Competes at a premium level. Adjusts routes in space and works back to a scrambling quarterback. Makes first tacklers miss in open field. Gave Ohio State all they wanted on all three levels of the field. Has some punt returning in his background.

Weaknesses

Very light in the pants with lean body composition. Will need to get bigger in order to handle physicality in the middle of the field. Lack of height and arm length limit catch radius and make him a "smaller" target. Needs to improve sinking into space to prevent big hits from oncoming traffic. Quicker than fast.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4 or 5

Sources Tell Us

"Just go turn on the Ohio State game and you know right away that he can play in the league. He'll be limited to spread teams, but he can get open in our league." -- AFC wide receivers coach

NFL Comparison

Brandon Stokley

Bottom Line

Braverman's lack of size will be a concern and he may be limited to working just short and intermediate in the NFL, but his ability to uncover through route savvy and foot quickness combined with his talent after the catch will appeal to teams looking for competitor in the slot. Braverman might feel like a cliche', but it would be unwise to sleep on his potential and he could become a contributor early on.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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