Photo of Hunter Sharp

Combine Results

Grade
5.28 ?
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.40 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 198LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

A cousin of Kansas City Chiefs star linebacker Derrick Johnson, it's no surprise that Sharp shows Sunday-type athleticism. After excelling at the junior college level for two years, the California native put on a show for the Aggies the past two years. Sharp garnered honorable mention All-Mountain West honors in 2014, using strong hands and excellent quickness to snatch 66 balls out of the air for 939 yards and seven scores, four of which were longer than 70 yards (most in the nation). General managers will ask about the two-game suspension he served to start the 2015 season, though he managed to bounce back for a second-team All-Mountain West campaign (71-839, nine touchdowns).


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.51 seconds
Short shuttle: 4.14 seconds
3-cone: 7.08 seconds
Vertical: 31 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Explodes off the line of scrimmage with forward lean and is able to open to full stride almost immediately. Combines swivel hips along with bravado and speed to make his mark after the catch. Weaves through traffic in his routes and after catch seamlessly. Can make defenders miss, but isn't afraid to lean in and finish his run aggressively. Used from slot, outside and out of backfield. Uses stutter-and-go to get cornerbacks tilting early in his release. Runs patient, controlled routes and can maximize separation. Can return punts and kicks. Ran a variety of routes over last two seasons. Run blocking needs refining but he’s more than willing to do his share.

Weaknesses

Smallish and has a bad habit of waiting on throws. Allows throws to get on top of him rather than getting arm extension and attacking the throw early. Suspended for two full games to start the season for a violation of team rules. Length of suspension could raise red flags for scouts. Could stand to eliminate some wasted motion in his routes. Built more like a running back than a receiver. Lacks the height and arm length teams like from outside receivers who are called on to win 50/50 throws downfield. Wasn’t physically challenged by quality press coverage very often in college.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"I like him quite a bit as a player. He didn't get that two-game suspension for nothing so there is that. Hard to imagine anyone watching the tape of him not being immediately impressed. I wish he were a little bit taller, but I see him as a move receiver who can switch between outside and the slot depending on the matchups from game to game." -- NFC area scout

Bottom Line

Sharp's 2015 tape was exciting at times, but he nonchalant attitude and drops during Shrine practices did not sit well with some teams. Sharp plays more athletically than he tested at the combine, but he's likely cost a few rounds with his post-season performances. His two¬-game suspension is a concern for NFL scouts and they will dig deeper into his background, but as a football player, he has the talent to become a very productive backup with eventual starter traits.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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