Photo of Travin Dural

Combine Results

Grade
5.46 ?
  • 4.57 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.29 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.21 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 202LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Injuries and the Tigers' passing game woes have hampered Dural's productivity during his career. He was forced to redshirt the 2012 season after injuring his knee in pre-season practice, but came back to contribute as a reserve in 2013 (7-145, two TD). Dural had a breakout year as a sophomore, starting every game and leading the team in receptions (37), receiving yards (758) and receiving scores (seven). His production dipped in 2015 (28-533, three TD) partially due to a hamstring injury late in the year. In 2016, Dural managed only 28 catches for 280 yards and one score in a mediocre LSU passing attack, again missing time in November because of a shoulder issue.

Analysis

Strengths

Good size with great play speed. Has wheels to challenge cornerbacks up and over the top if they start to sit on his routes. Has the feet to jab and juke into the clear against press with more coaching. Early accelerator into his routes with desired forward lean. Doesn't need extended runway to hit top speed. Plus athlete with the wiggle and speed to turn crossing routes into chunk plays. Plays with some grit after the catch when challenging tacklers. Much more talented than his production would indicate. Possesses adequate toughness. Efficient hand fighter who is able to adjust routes against contact. Always plays up to his natural speed. Gives reliable effort as blocker and has the size to widen the contain of smaller corners.

Weaknesses

Small hands measured less than 9 inches last spring. Suffers from occasional focus drops. Finished with just one catch of 20-plus yards. Lack of production could bother scouts despite poor quarterback play. Never reached the 40 catch mark in any of his seasons at LSU. Has long speed, but below-average ball skills to capitalize. Tracking and gauging the deep ball is a challenge. Allows defenders room to play the ball rather than stacking and controlling them on his hip. Routes powered by speed over precision. Inconsistent when asked to make combat catches.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Sources Tell Us

"Remember that this is the same program that was able to hold Beckham (Odell Beckham, Jr.) and Jarvis Landry at bay in college. LSU's quarterbacks stink. Dural gets a projection grade because he just didn't do enough on tape." -- AFC area scout

NFL Comparison

Arrelious Benn

Bottom Line

Dural has the size and athletic traits that could push his draft value well beyond his college production that was hindered by a flailing offense that never found a capable quarterback. While he has legitimate pro talent and deep speed, his average ball skills and body positioning make him a "high ceiling, low floor" option at wideout.
-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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