Braxton Berrios

Miami
WR

Prospect Info

College
Miami
Hometown
Class
Raleigh, NC
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 9"
184 lbs
28”
Hands
9 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.35
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
New England
Patriots
Round 6 ‧ Pick 36
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Berrios' smallish frame and unassuming statistical lines in his first three years with the Hurricanes kept him under the scouting radar. His 2017 season, however, puts him squarely in line for a shot in the NFL. He was a third-team All-ACC pick after leading the Canes with 55 catches for 679 yards and nine scores, as well as returning 13 punts for 207 yards. Berrios was a four-star prospect out of Raleigh before arriving at "The U" and did start four of 12 games played in his first year (21-232, three TD receiving: 4-20 punt returns). His production dropped in 2015, partially because he missed two-plus games with injury (12 receptions, 86 yards; 11 att., 45 yards on punt returns). Berrios started three of 13 games as a junior (12 receptions, 232 yards, two TD) but became even more of a threat in the punt return game (19 att., 215 yards, one score).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
NFL Comparison
Danny Amendola
Overview
While Berrios is a little stubby and tight-hipped, he has explosive characteristics and shows the ability to uncover and the toughness to make contested catches look easy. Berrios may appeal to teams looking for a slot receiver who can work the middle of the field and attack with intermediate routes. His ability to return punts simply adds to his roster value. Getting caught up with what he can't do rather than what he can do would be a mistake.
Strengths
  • Early burst into routes can turn into vertical separation if cornerbacks underestimate him
  • Rhythmic route-runner who thrives as pattern progresses
  • Loses very little quickness from breaks and stems
  • Play speed stays locked in
  • Routes are crisp and manipulate defenders
  • Makes quality route adjustments in space
  • Sticky hands make a quarterback's job easier
  • Locks in on throws with laser-sharp focus
  • Possesses impressive ability to make sudden body adjustments to dig out low throws and balls behind him
  • Will lay his body on the line to make the catch
  • Unafraid to work middle of the field
  • Offers punt return ability
Weaknesses
  • Short in stature with arms like a T-Rex
  • Despite leaping ability, will struggle to haul in the high throws
  • Short strides and lack of length reduces his potential as vertical threat
  • Tight-hipped and is much better north-south than east-west
  • Lateral agility is below average
  • Had just moderate success running after the catch
  • Has issues sustaining blocks

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league