Photo of Paul McRoberts
Grade
5.17 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 202LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

McRoberts was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference pick in 2014 and 2015.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.6 seconds
Vertical: 35 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 5 inches
Short shuttle: 4.42 seconds
3-cone: 7.28 seconds
Bench: 8 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Tall with the frame to carry more weight. Played a year of college basketball and has ability to high point throws with the timing of a rebounder. Beats press coverage with basketball feet. Sinks hips into his breaks and can break routes off sharply when he wants. Gifted with extremely long arms and large hands for an elite catch radius. Can make difficult, one-­handed catches. Pluck and tuck ball­-catcher in traffic with natural, soft hands.

Weaknesses

Doesn't have cushion-eating speed off the line of scrimmage to back cornerbacks off. Needs to do a better job of helping his quarterback out by working back to the ball. Shows inconsistent effort and play speed in his routes. Looks focused and hungry at times and lackadaisical at others. Can be slowed by contact along his routes. Can go get the high balls, but not as effective adjusting to low throws.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

McRoberts dwarfs cornerbacks with his long frame and upright gait and his ability to stretch and high point the high throws makes him seem even taller. His routes are raw and sometimes uninspired, but he has the feet and athleticism to become much better with more work and coaching. McRoberts appears to lack deep speed. Will be intriguing on the third day.
-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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