Trenton Irwin

Stanford

Prospect Info

College
Stanford
Hometown
Class
CA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
204 lbs
31 1/8”
Hands
8 7/8”

Prospect Grade

4.97
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

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Irwin was a Parade All-American, five-star recruit, top-100 overall recruit after setting state records with 285 career receptions for 5,268 yards while scoring 61 times for Hart High School in California. He got an early start to his Cardinal career, starting three of 14 games played (12 catches, 150 yards, 12.5 average). Irwin started all 13 games the next season, catching 37 passes for 442 yards (11.9 average) and a score. His production increased slightly in his junior season, as 43 receptions covered 461 yards and two touchdowns, and he returned punts (8 returns, 68 yards, 8.5 average). As a senior, Irwin started 12 games and set career highs with 60 receptions for 685 yards (11.4 average), scoring twice, while also returning punts (14 returns, 162 yards, 11.6 average). Did not work out at his pro day because he hadn't been medically cleared from partially torn MCL.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Wideout with good size and soft hands who will have issues releasing into routes against press and finding separation from physical cornerbacks. While Irwin saw a bulk of his catches short, he does a better job of getting open when he gets to stutter his steps rather than slow them into full breaks. He's a willing blocker and offers toughness over the middle so his best shot might be as a big slot with some special teams value.
Strengths
  • Caught 77.5 percent of the targets thrown his way
  • Good stutter-step quickness in his feet
  • Really sells his double moves
  • Gives additional jab step before stem to throw coverage off-balance
  • Offers punt return potential
  • Brave working in the middle of the field
  • Sure-handed with laser-sharp focus in traffic
  • Adequate job of working back to the throw
  • Positional blocker who works to stay in front of his man
Weaknesses
  • Averaged just one touchdown per 30 catches during career
  • Squatting corners detour his routes
  • Struggled to create separation against Byron Murphy
  • Feet are fast but routes are inefficient at times
  • Pops upright into his breaks
  • Excessive settle steps to slow and open on comebacks
  • Gives cornerbacks time to swarm the top of his routes
  • Doesn't always shield throws with his frame
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