Hakeem Nicks   #14 WR

Height: 6-1   Weight: 208   Age: 26

Born: 1/14/1988 Charlotte , NC

College: North Carolina

Experience: 6th season

High School: Independence HS [Charlotte, NC]

REC

24

YDS

243

AVG

10.1

TDS

3

Combine 2009

Combine
Stats:

  • 40 Yard Dash4.63 Secs
  • Vertical Jump36.0 inches

Strengths

Positives: Passes the eyeball test. Good initial quickness off the snap. Good strength and lateral agility to fight through press coverage. Sneaky downfield speed. Good burst out of his breaks to generate separation, especially on slants. Rare body control for a player of his size. Can contort his body in space to make the spectacular reception. Sticky hands. Can snatch out of the air or absorb with his body when he feels an impending big hit. Knows where the sidelines, down markers and, most importantly, end zone are. Good height and leaping ability for the fade. Rare strength, balance and agility to turn short and intermediate catches into long gains. Good vision to cut back against the grain. Improved with each year of experience. Might just be scratching the surface of his potential. Negatives: Questionable deep speed. May lack the top-end speed to challenge defensive backs over the top, allowing savvy NFL defenders to close off the crossing routes on which Nicks generated much of his success. One of three legitimate NFL-caliber receivers for the Tar Heels, and capitalized on defenses spread thin.

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