Darrius Heyward-Bey   # WR

Height: 6-2   Weight: 219   Age: 27

Born: 2/26/1987 Silver Spring , MD

College: Maryland

Experience: 6th season

High School: McDonogh HS [Owings Mills, MD]

REC

29

YDS

309

AVG

10.7

TDS

1

Combine 2009

Combine
Stats:

  • Vertical Jump38.5 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.3 Secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.18 secs
  • Broad Jump126.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill6.8 secs
  • Bench Press16.0 reps

Strengths

Positives: Exceptional straight-line speed. Opponents must account for his deep speed on every play. Too fast off the snap for most defenders to challenge him in press coverage. Long, lean athlete with long arms and strong hands. Has the agility to make plays in space. Reads the field and can follow his blocks to generate yards after the catch. Can snatch the ball out of the air. Learning to better use his height as an advantage. Good leaping ability and has become more consistent in timing his leaps. Negatives: Bit of a one trick pony at this time. Might be the draft's most dangerous vertical threat, but offers little else. Long-legged and struggles to generate consistent separation out of his cuts. Not as consistently effective on jump balls as he should be, considering his natural size advantage. Too often double-clutches the ball. Questionable toughness running across the middle. Lacks strength and consistent effort as a downfield blocker.

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