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2012 WR Rankings

April 11, 2012

Wide Receiver

Prototype in the NFL: Calvin Johnson

Best In Class

Best Pure Speed: Stephen Hill                          Best Body Control: Marvin Jones

Best Run Blocker: Junior Hemingway           Best Jump Baller: Dwight Jones

Best Hands: Juron Criner                                   Best Route Runner: AJ Jenkins

Best Strength: Alshon Jeffrey                          Best Open Field Runner: Joe Adams

 

1. Michael Floyd Notre Dame #3 6’2 5/8 220 Jr.

Comparison: Kenny Britt

Stats: Independent

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

100

1147

11.5

9

2010

79

1025

13.0

12

2009

44

795

18.1

9

2008

48

719

15.0

7

Combine: As part of his reinstatement process to the team he was required to live on campus in the freshman dorms. Big, strong hands and almost no weave at all in gauntlet drill-one of the best. No drops again on gauntlet even on a low throw. Brazill, Floyd, and Hill did best in gauntlet drill. Solid on quick slant drill. Dropped easy ball in stride on dig route drill. Good on dig route drill for do over. Very rounded route on speed out drill. Solid on corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6025

220

32.88

9.38

4.47

16

36.5

1002

 

 

84.3

Notes: #29 on ESPN 150 for 2008. #6 rated WR in ’08 HS class (5 star recruit). A true freshman who started the season slow yet has become Clausen’s go to receiver with 6 100 vs Purdue, 5 115 vs. Stanford, and 6 93 vs. UNC in a 3 week span. Late in the season he got a knee injury which forced him to miss 3 games and be limited in ’08 Hula Bowl (2 17 0TD) yet he still had 4 100 yard games in his first 9 games in college so we expect huge things from him and Clausen in ’09. Broke his collarbone against Michigan St. and probably is out for the year. He was dominant in his 3 games in ’09 with 13 358 5 and it is huge blow for Notre Dame. Missed 5 games yet came back and dominated once again with his final four games (31 437 4). He returns for his Jr. season in ’10 and will need to stay healthy to quiet the fragile rumors. Had probably the best big game of his career in the 2010 bowl win vs. Miami as he dominated Brandon Harris and other quality CBs for 6 109 2 TD. He actually could have had a 3rd TD, and another +40 yards, but dropped a very tough diving catch in the end zone. Given a 3rd round grade by the NFL advisory committee and returned to school. In March 2011 he was arrested for drunk driving (3rd alcohol related issue in past 3 years) when he ran a stop sign on campus and failed a sobriety test. Enters the 2011 season ranked #7 on my Big Board and the #2 WR behind only Justin Blackmon. In the 2011 South Florida game had an easy 25 yd reception as CB jumped the wrong route but then showed great size and strength breaking tackles and bowling over secondary players (13:50 1st), nice 11 yd gain on 0 route after his CB blitzed making even their safety look small trying to get him down (0:06 1st), and had a hold on CB right in front of official negating a 13 yd TD run (13:45 2nd). His pants are constantly falling down showing his ass. In the 2011 Michigan game he got separation on 15 yd out vs. S Thomas Gordon (11:34 1st), not quick at all but still so big and fast he gets away with it as he took a 0 route and avoided two tacklers to get 8 yds (4:25 1st), showed his strength getting hit by defenders on the quick slant after 6 yds but stumbled and bumbled to get 14 after all was said and done (3:05 1st), again showed his elite burst just turning again Gordon and beating him to the sideline to get +15 yds on a simple 0 route (12:15 2nd), forced pass interference call (9:40 2nd), beautiful catch on underthrown jump ball for 25 yds showing his elite soft hands and huge frame (9:00 2nd), good body double catch on short slant that again he broke for +10 yds as the first tackler almost never has gotten him down in this game (4:30 2nd),  had +100 yds in first half, big 10 yd quick slant to get 1st down and try and run out the clock (7:30 4th), and forced pass interference penalty (1:00 4th). He is very big and fast but definitely a physical guy and not a technician as he runs poor routes and it takes awhile to cut. Most receptions ever by a Notre Dame WR. In the 2011 Florida St. game he had a nice PR going +30 yds showing good speed and quickness-especially for a guy his size (13:40 1st), solid 8 yd out hitting CB on way out giving him pain, had step on CB Xavier Rhodes on 9 route but overthrown for INC, open on slant but ball one hopped to him, beat Rhodes on 9 route and had ball thrown perfect for 50 yd play but dropped it (7:00 2nd), good extended hands catch on ball a bit high over his head for 9 yd out (2:41 2nd), 4 yd hitch showing good explosion trying to break tackle but taken down by strong Rhodes, beat Rhodes on 15 yd fade but was pbu as he was decleated by safety as he caught the ball, good burst on 20 yd shallow cross with most being YAC (12:20 3rd), elite 6 yd TD on fade that was very poorly thrown to inside with CB Greg Reid having position but he outjumped him and stole the ball from his hands then bobbled it numerous times before holding on just as LB hit him for a weird yet very impressive play (11:25 3rd). Top 10 1/17/12.

Tape: 2011: Spring Practice, South Florida,Michigan, USC,Florida St.

Overall: Some might be surprised or even shocked that I ended up ranking Michael Floyd over Justin Blackmon as my #1 WR but I want to make it abundantly clear that this didn’t happen overnight. Going into the season Floyd was the #7 overall player in the country and the #2 WR barely behind Justin. Most scouts didn’t have them this close going into the season so compared to most scouts there was very little ground for Floyd to have to make up to surpass Justin on my boad. This showed again at the end of the season when I ranked Floyd as the #11 player in the country and the #2 WR, again only slightly behind Blackmon at #8 overall. They’ve been neck and neck for over a year now as they both are highly talented WRs yet each with their own red flags and deficiencies that make them inferior to last year’s top WR AJ Green. Floyd is the superior physical specimen as he’s taller (6’2 5/8 vs. 6’1 1/8), bigger (220 vs. 207), and faster (4.47 at the Combine vs. 4.46 at Blackmon’s pro day which is equivalent to a 4.56 run at the Combine as pro day tracks are notoriously faster). Yet Blackmon is the better route runner, more productive WR (albeit in a WR friendly spread offense), and hasn’t been in trouble with the law like Floyd has. They both have enormous talent as bigger WRs with a burst yet Blackmon appears to have been misrepresented a bit as he at times was listed at 6’3 220 yet is actually 6’1 207, a rather dramatic difference. Also I feel that Blackmon is getting the top spot largely because he almost numbers whips scouts into believing in him as a top prospect. It’s hard not to fall in that trap as he had 9 +94 yd receiving games in his 13 games this season and in 11 of his 13 games he had at least one receiving TD. What’s even more amazing is that’s actually his down year as 2010 was even better! Yet Floyd put up very good numbers in his own right despite having a vastly inferior QB throwing to him and in a pro style offense. When I watch Floyd I see him consistently get off jam coverage, regularly win jump balls against top CBs, and do all sorts of little things like run block down the field and not complain when the offense goes away from him. He has far superior size to Blackmon and when Justin goes off to the NFL and away from Weeden who throws one of the best fade routes of any QB I could him lose a lot of his red zone dominance. In the right offense both should be very successful WRs yet Floyd seems capable of playing in any offense, has better size, and a better burst. I just see superior NFL skills on Floyd than I do on Blackmon who at times struggled to gain separation and often relied on Weeden to thread the ball to him or the offense to give him an uncontested short pass for YAC. The biggest issue I’ve had with Floyd the past two years actually has been his off the field issues but his reinstatement by Notre Dame, forced to live on campus in the freshman dorms and go through numerous alcohol courses, was pretty strict and he never strayed once from it. Also Floyd is the happy go lucky, good teammate while Blackmon at times can be seen screaming at his coordinator or QB when not involved. Floyd has made some dumb decisions but I actually could see Blackmon be the high maintenance diva of the two and further helped Floyd elevate past Blackmon. I’m grading Floyd as the best WR in this draft, below AJ Green, and neck and neck with Julio Jones from last year’s draft who gets a Top 10 grade. Future #1 WR 3/29/12.

2. Justin Blackmon Oklahoma St. #81 6’0 7/8 207 Jr.

Comparison: Smaller, slower Terrell Owens

Stats: Big 12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

 

 

 

 

2011

121

1522

12.6

18

2010

111

1782

16.1

20

2009

20

260

13.0

2

Combine: Didn’t do measurement drills b/c of strained hamstring but did to position drills. Double caught one but otherwise had big, strong hands in gauntlet drill. Dropped one in gauntlet drill. Good catch in stride on quick slant drill. Good catch on high ball on speed out drill. Beautiful diving catch on dig route drill-ran route to perfection. Dropped easy ball in 9 route drill. Jump caught ball just OOB on corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6007

207

32.5

9.25

 

14

 

 

 

 

52.7

Pro Day: 3/9/12. His pro day 40 can be adjusted to the 4.51-4.56 range with his vertical being middle of the pack at the Combine (about 24th out of 47 WRs) and his broad being the same. His quickness drills were downright awful with the shuttle of 4.38 being the 2nd worst time only ahead of Stephen Hill and the 3 cone of 7.13 being the 3rd worst time only ahead of Boykin, Criner, and McNutt. Overall it’s a very poor pro day for a potential Top 5 pick.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6011

207

 

 

4.46

 

35

1003

4.38

7.13

52.7

Notes: Arrested for driving under the influence and suspended 1 game by OSU. Broke Larry Fitzgerald’s Soph FBS receiving record with 1,774 yards-even while missing 1 game due to suspension! OPOY in Big 12 in 2010. In the ’10 Valero Bowl vs. Arizona he had a very nice extended catch on a short pass poorly thrown by Weedon (11:50 1st), 71 yard TD on 9 route that CB inexplicably quit on-he did the DeSean Jackson move of running next across the 1 yard line before stepping into the end zone (9:00 1st), and had a very nice TD catch against solid coverage forcing a back shoulder throw and extended tip-toe catch on sideline of end zone (5:18 3rd). Blackmon ends ’10 as my #2 WR behind AJ Green and ahead of Julio Jones or Floyd. Top 15. He has surprisingly decided to return to school in 2011. Enters the 2011 season ranked #3 on my Big Board only behind Luck and Mike Adams. In the 2011 Arizona game had a nice catch on a slightly high post for +20 yards as he had 2 yards of separation (6:10 1st), screamed at the d-backs and his teammates showing major emotion after his 3rd quick reception (5:40 1st), solid block knocking CB out of bounds on run play to his side (4:00 1st), nice job shielding defender from the ball and tracking the 3 yd fade with his eyes-NFL catch (2:55 1st), caught a quick slant and spun around a safety to get another 18 yds (1:00 1st), great hands getting leveled on WR screen yet still holding on (0:54 1st), a tad underthrown 9 route but still hit him in the hands and was dropped negating the +40 yd play (1:55 2nd), great speed catching ball on short pass and just outrunning defender to the sidelines to turn the corner for a first down and more (0:57 2nd), good speed on 11 yd end around (7:25 3rd), great job shielding defender from quick slant on 3rd and 4 then showed his great strength as he shrugged off the tackle for another +10 yds (1:23 3rd), and 14th straight 100 yd receiving game setting FBS record, easy TD on the fade route showing a great ability again to shield defender and track the ball over his head (0:31 3rd). In the 2011 Texas A&M game he dropped an easy 10 yd out as he was going out of bounds (11:30 1st), 20 yds on quick slant showing good speed blowing past CB Dustin Harris (10:35 2nd), dropped a tough quick slant that was behind him but somewhat catchable (14:20 3rd), good speed on 20 yd in vs. Harris (9:15 3rd), good catch and separation on 11 yd out for TD vs. Harris (7:33 3rd), good speed on shallow cross vs. CB Lionel Smith getting 9 yds on 3rd and 8 outrunning him and the angle (6:10 3rd), poor decision to go backwards on shallow cross after he got 1st down losing 5 yds (3:03 3rd), terrible decision to showboat with ball on easy walk in 11 yd TD causing it to slip out of his hands for a touchback giving A&M hope (1:56 3rd). He had a solid game overall but this game really hurt his draft stock in my opinion as he showed himself off as a selfish me first player with multiple sideline rants. In the 2011 Oklahoma game he had a nice dig route for +20 yds but double caught it, no separation on slant vs. CB Jamell Fleming for pbu, good catch on 20 yd out toetapping on sideline, good separation vs. Fleming on 10 yd curl, solid speed for 12 yds on end around, good separation vs. CB Aaron Colvin for 13 yd curl, caused PI on 9 route vs. Fleming. Top 10 1/17/12.

Tape: 2011:Arizona,Texas A&M,Iowa St.,Texas,Oklahoma, Baylor, Stanford

Overall: Justin is a player that flashes big play ability to go along with a good sized frame and a tenacity and competitiveness not often seen in WRs that makes me think of Terrell Owens. Unfortunately he also reminds me of Owens due to his sideline routes and inconsistent hands and comes up short in the comparison when comparing their size/speed. For some reason the scouting community has been led to believe for two straight years that Blackmon is 6’3 220 lbs when in reality he’s more like 6’1 210. That’s a big difference as a 6’1 210 receiver is only slightly above average in size on the NFL level so a WR can’t hang his hat on size and physicality with that frame. Blackmon is an incredibly tenacious wideout yet I wonder how good he’ll look when matched up against CBs nearly his size who are dramatically faster than him. This will often be the case as his speed has always been a bit of a concern for me since he looks like a low 4.5 guy on film. I was comfortable with that at 6’3 220 and still somewhat am at his new height but the more I study him the more I think Blackmon isn’t the star receiver everyone has made him out to be but is really just a good WR who is overhyped. At the end of last year I had him rated just ahead of Julio (who was behind AJ Green by the way) yet when comparing the two it isn’t close as Julio was 6’2 ¾ 220, ran a 4.34 40, had a 38.5 vertical, and had a 6.66  3 cone drill that would have placed him 1st at the 2012 Combine while Blackmon was 6’0 7/8 207, ran a 4.46 40 (adjusted to 4.51 due to track), had a 35 vertical, and had a 7.13 3 cone drill that would have put him near the bottom of performers at the 2012 Combine. Blackmon is an above average athlete at best and it worries me as he’s also coming from a spread system, had a top level QB throwing to him, and seems to have attitude issues. This last part could be the most concerning as he was arrested for a DUI, has had numerous temper tantrums, and there are rumors about his maturity. I still love Blackmon’s production, tenacity, toughness, and think he is a solid route runner with okay speed for his size yet he lacks the elite ball skills and frame of AJ Green, the elite blend of size/speed of Julio Jones, and even the size and short area burst of Michael Floyd. Unfortunately for Blackmon I’ve had a late change of heart after spending more time in the film room and think he’s not only the 4th best WR among those mentioned but isn’t even very close to the others. His only above average height, average hands, below average deep speed, poor quickness, and questionable character drop him out of the Top 10 and puts him on my overrated list. Top 15 as my #2 WR 4/10/12.

3. Kendall Wright Baylor #1 5’10 190 Sr.

Comparison: Steve Smith

Stats: Big 12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

108

1663

15.4

14

2010

78

952

12.2

7

2009

66

740

11.2

4

2008

50

649

13.0

5

Combine: Solid on outside shoulder route drill. Solid route on quick out drill. Very noticeable speed on curl route. Very solid on post corner route drill. Very quiet and unimpressive at the Combine. I still love him but it definitely didn’t help his cause.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5102

196

30.5

8.63

4.42

11

38

1000

4.03

6.93

66.2

Notes: Looks very thuggish from his player photo. Had a school record 78 receptions in 2010. In the 2011 TCU game he pushed off for 9 yd reception (14:13 1st), had a great pass to a fellow WR on an end around trick play (12:45 1st), beat CB by a couple of steps for +30 yd post route even though he had to slow down for it (4:56 1st), blew by same CB (Jayson Verrett) on 9 route for easy 35 yd TD as he again had a few steps on him (3:04 1st), very good moves on juke of safety in the flat to get 7 yards (0:35 1st), beat same CB on quick slant then juked safety to run into endzone barely touched for 29 yds (14:31 2nd), great win on jump ball vs. CB Kevin White for +30 yds to setup a TD (5:30 2nd). Ended the game with 12 189 2 TD and 2-2 55 yds 1 TD throwing the ball!  In the 2011 Kansas St. game had nice catch on low ball he had to dive for on 0 route (14:50 1st), made 2 guys miss on 18 yd end around barely getting tripped up by 3rd guy otherwise would have been gone (14:20 1st), good catch on low ball he had to slide catch for (14:55 2nd), amazing 43 yd TD catch and run with a nice jumping catch over the middle followed by two broken tackles showing his strength then tip toeing 20 yds along the sideline showing balance and dexterity to finally dive into end zone for one of the best plays of the year so far (13:43 2nd), great quickness on 19 yd PR showing great elusiveness for such a big player (11:55 2nd), nice 33 yd catch and run again showing nice hands on extended catch over his head (3:36 2nd), blew past CB Allen Chapman for 34 yd TD on post that he even had time to slow down for (12:30 3rd), very good speed and quickness on quick slant he took 23 yds shooting through the defense (5:40 3rd), a truly special catch on 34 yd TD diving for it and somehow catching it over his shoulder and securing it before he hit the ground and roll out at the back end (3:10 3rd), terrible decision on WR toss throwing it away but backwards on what should have been a 15 yd loss. In the 2011 OU game he had a 79 yd catch blowing past everyone in secondary getting +10 yds open for easy TD but called back for holding penalty (14:20 1st), quick slant that he broke LB tackle on then took upfield for another +20 then broke another tackle in secondary to end with 55 yd catch (7:40 2nd), had 88 yd TD on one of the craziest plays I’ve ever seen as it deflected off a WR and into the air 10 yds up plus 10 yds downfield to fall perfectly in stride into his hands to run in for a TD (6:54 3rd), very nice sliding catch for 16 yds on 3rd and 10. In the 2011 Texas game he made S Blake Gideon completely whiff on him in space on end around showing his great speed and quickness (7:26 2nd), good sliding catch on very low ball showing good hands and body control near sideline (3:14 2nd). In the 2011 Washington game he had good separation on 12 yd curl, 4 yd hitch, 0 route in space alone with CB and juked him for 11 yd TD (11:18 1st), good speed taking end around as an option play and pitching it well to RB for 15 yds (7:15 1st), elite quickness and suddenness on 0 route for 6 yds, great decision on WR pass seeing no one open and running for 10 yds, great quickness and jukes again on 0 route getting 8 when little was there (4:28 2nd), 13 yd on 0 route again juking defender for last few yards, 9 yd end around, no separation on 9 route on pbu, beat man deep on 9 route but ball overthrown otherwise a 51 yd TD, great catch on 48 yd 9 route slowing down a bit and catching ball that was a little underthrown-great adjustment (9:06 4th), great juke on 0 route to get opening to dive for final 3 of 8 yd catch and run (8:55 4th). I’ve been a frontrunner for this kid all season as he has been a 1st rounder in my eyes since about week 4 while few put him in their first round until week 10 or later. He has 4.3 speed, elite jukes, great hands, and the rare ability to adjust for the football allowing him to make spectacular jump ball, contested catches like Steve Smith. Yes he doesn’t have the greatest height or weight but if he was a few inches taller he’d be a top 5 pick so taking away those inches still keeps him in the top 15 1/14/12.

Tape: 2011: TCU,KansasSt.,Texas A&M,Oklahoma St.,Washington 2010:Texas A&M,Illinois

Overall: Kendall has been one of my favorite players this year to scout as he’s had a 1st round grade most of the year from me despite most scouts having a 2nd or 3rd round grade on him most of that time. He’s difficult to project where a team will play him due to his lack of size (5’10 1/4 196) yet wherever he plays he’s sure to be a top level playmaker who has borderline elite speed, elite jukes, and a Steve Smith like ability to adjust to balls making him a possible jump ball threat despite his lack of size. If Wright was 3 inches taller and 15 lbs heavier I would rate him as the #1 WR in this draft as his game film was superior to Blackmon or Floyd’s this year yet he isn’t 6’1 210 and there will be conversations by teams considering drafting him as to how high they can draft a WR who might be best suited in the slot. Despite the dominance of Wes Welker and Desean Jackson it’s a known fact that slot receivers are much easier to find, less expensive to sign as free agents, and often much less productive than wide receivers who line up out wide. Wright was an elite player this year in college but there are questions of whether he will have the strength and quickness to stay outside ala Steve Smith or need a clean release , aka play the slot, to be effective. I think he has the athleticism (4.42 40, ’38 vert, 10’0 broad) to stay outside but I’m not certain of it and unfortunately it affects his grade. Due to this worry he drops from a mid 1st to Top 25 as WR isn’t a value position and a slot WR isn’t even less valuable. Top 25 as my #3 WR who could be extremely productive if put in the right system but also could end up as just a good #2 WR so his grade drops accordingly due to the risk 4/10/12.

4. Stephen Hill Georgia Tech 6’4 215 Jr.

Comparison: Torrey Smith

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

 

 

 

 

 

2011

28

820

29.3

5

2010

15

291

19.4

3

2009

6

137

22.8

1

Combine: Had arguably the best combine of any WR with a great 40 (4.36) and elite size (6’4 215). Great speed and even better diving extended hands catch on 9 route back shoulder drill. Big, strong hands and didn’t weave at all in gauntlet drill-one of best. Not quite as good but still no catches and his big hands make the ball not move at all once he gets it. Brazill, Floyd, and Hill did best in gauntlet drill. Solid on quick slant drill. Missed one handed catch on ball behind him. Fast and very nice jumping catch on dig route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6040

215

33.38

9.38

4.36

14

39.5

1101

4.48

6.88

100

Notes: A very tall, long strider with great hands who at worst will be drafted as a red zone threat. In the 2011 North Carolina game had a 10 yd curl vs. CB Charles Brown but tackled immediately to setup FG (7:00 1st), incredible one handed jump catch as he got hit hard in the process by CB on what should have been an easy out for first down as he had separation but ball horribly overthrown (0:50 1st), easy 59 yd TD as everyone bit on play fake (8:02 2nd), slight push off on 35 yd catch vs. Tre Boston on essentially a jump ball (1:40 2nd), open vs. zone for 15 yds that he turned upfield showing good strength as it took 2 defenders around his legs to take him down for 25 total yds (13:22 3rd), great strength breaking one tackle then dragged two more secondary players for 9 yds on 0 route (6:00 3rd), wide open again for easy TD yet dropped ball then came up lame probably as excuse for dropping a guaranteed game winning TD (11:10 4th), and never returned in the game. He was a pleasant surprise looking big and strong who I want to scout some more before giving even an initial grade but who definitely looks drafteable. In the 2011 Utah game he had a great acrobatic catch of open 9 route for 40 yds-called for PI on push off (14:55 1st), couldn’t break tackle on 0 route but still got 5 yds, two step separation on 31 yd TD of 9 route-CB misjudged throw otherwise pbu (4:50 3rd). He continues to impress me with his size/speed ratio but doesn’t seem to have much else and is still a high ceilinged, raw project. 5th round 1/4/12.

Tape: 2011:North Carolina,Utah

Overall: Hill is a guy whose Combine performance almost assures him of being drafted higher than he should be as some team will cave in to his alluring blend of athleticism that screams superstar WR. I was impressed with him before the Combine as he regularly blew the top off coverages and averaged a gaudy 29.3 YPC in a solid conference. Yet he’s extremely raw and his overall production wasn’t very impressive as he only had 1,248 yds receiving for his career in his 3 years at Georgia Tech! He’s often compared to Calvin Johnson and DeMaryius Thomas who both were big, strong, fast WRs from the same offense but their production was dramatically superior whether looking at Johnson’s 3 year total (2927 28 TD) or DeMaryius’ (2339 14 TD) and makes the comparison become less valid. His elite Combine numbers due draw comparison to Calvin Johnson’s epic performance a few years ago as Calvin’s 6’5 235 with a 4.35 40 is eerily similar to Hill’s 6’4 215 4.36 40 yet Johnson also had elite powerful hands that Hill seems to lack as they were impressive in the gauntlet drill but were inconsistent on film as he dropped some very easy balls-including the would be game winner vs. North Carolina this year. Hill is a true deep threat with a yards per reception (29.3) that bests even the career highs of Johnson (17.4) and Thomas (25.1). He’s far more raw than Johnson coming out of college and not quite as tall or strong yet reminds me a lot of Torrey Smith in their lack of lateral quickness, polished routes, or consistent hands. This seems to be a better comparison than Thomas or Johnson and stills gives hope to a team wanting to draft him as Smith basically ran two routes all year for the Ravens (go route and curl) yet was a very helpful addition to their team opening up the run game for Rice and the intermediate routes for Bolden. I think Hill will be of similar value early on for a team as he develops into a true WR and works on his route tree. His lack of quickness in the 3 cone and shuttle drills as well as the fact that bigger WRs rarely become great route runners makes it dicey Hill ever becomes a dominant #1 WR like his athleticism warrants yet at the very least he should be a legit deep threat in the mold of Torrey Smith and a valuable addition to any team. High ceilinged project with value even if he never develops any further due to his elite speed. Late 1st round as my #4 WR 3/19/12.

5. Alshon Jeffrey SouthCarolina #1 6’2 7/8 216 Jr.

Comparison: Mike Williams

Background: #102 in ESPN 150 for ’09. Consensus Freshman All American in ’09 as a true freshman. One of 3 finalists for Biletnikoff Award (won by Blackmon) in ’10. Unanimous 1st team SEC and consensus All American in ’10. 2nd team SEC in ’11.

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

 

 

 

 

2011

49

762

15.6

8

2010

88

1517

17.2

9

2009

46

763

16.6

6

Combine: He decided to skip all the measurement drills AND position drills only working out at his pro day. Going into the year he was a top 10 pick prediction but someone needs to tell this kid he isn’t anymore! I can’t remember the last time a borderline 1st rounder did this. Very risky.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6027

216

33

10.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

62.6

Pro Day: 3/28

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6027

213

33

10.25

4.50

 

 

 

4.09

6.71

NA

Notes: Had a coming out game vs. Kentucky in his freshman year ’09 (7 138 3 TD) and a game vs. Alabama (4 83) which was less impressive statistically but more so overall as Alabama had one of the 2-3 best D in ’09.  Had a great game statistically (9 130 0TD) in the ’10 Chick Fila Bowl vs. Florida St. Did have trouble a few times with Greg Reid but also bested him a few times. His frame is so big both in height and weight that it is even more impressive when you see his vertical, hands, and routes. Future 1st rounder 1/2/11. Enters the 2011 season ranked #10 on my Big Board and the #3 WR behind only Blackmon and Floyd. In the 2011 Georgia game he showed his wide range as he snatched this overthrown ball well over his head with an impressive hands catch (9:50 1st), poor block on WR screen allowing his man to blow up the play and get tackle for no gain (9:22 1st), is just a huge WR as seen on his screen as he ran and stiffarmed CBs for about 10 yds looking like a man among boys (5:54 1st), couldn’t hang on to very high but still somewhat catchable ball that he tipped and was nearly int (2:25 1st), nice hands catch on 34 yd TD at front pylon with a defender very close (6:50 2nd), nice catch over the middle on a short slant as ball was high and away yet he came down with it (0:10 2nd), very nice run block +20 yds downfield vs. CB Brandon Boykin (11:57 4th), very nice catch on quick slant kind of jump diving for extended hands catch (9:40 4th), and had a great block +20 yds downfield pancaking Boykin then getting up to hit another trailing defender (4:40 4th). A great blocker in the run game and has shown maturity not complaining in 2011 despite getting his numbers cut in half. In the 2011 Clemson game he had no separation vs. CB Coty Sensabaugh on post route for pbu (11:30 1st), no separation vs. Coty on 9 route for INC with ball overthrown, good 11 yd gain on WR screen showing solid speed and diving at the end for the last 2, no separation on 9 route again vs. Coty for INC, beat Coty by half a step on 18 yd post catching in stride with it being pbu or INT if not a perfect throw (5:22 4th). In the 2011 Nebraska game he had separation vs. CB Alfonzo Dennard on post but just overthrown, looked slow on route vs. Dennard-not much burst, lots of separation vs. Dennard on post catching it in stride and barely getting caught near goal line for 79 yd play (8:25 2nd), separation on 5 yd hitch then made Dennard miss to tip toe on sideline for another 4, spectacular catch in traffic on jump ball to end half getting it at 3 yd line and diving into end zone for 51 yd TD (0:05 2nd), ejected from game along with Dennard for fighting-was 80% Dennard and I don’t think Jeffrey should have been ejected as Dennard started it, continued it, and was the only one to throw punches (2:15 3rd). I still worry about his lack of long speed and definitely about his burst as he is similar to Jonathan Baldwin last year in that he rarely has separation on his route. Yet unlike Baldwin, Jeffrey seems to be a good kid who will work hard and seems to be stronger physically than Baldwin. He has star potential but also a lot of boom/bust in him. Late 1st 1/21/12.

Tape: 2011:Georgia,Clemson,Arkansas, Nebraska 2010 Chick Fila Bowl vs. Florida St.

Overall: Jeffrey is going to be one of the most difficult grades for scouts to figure out this year as there are games the past 2 years where he looked like a future super star and a top 10 pick yet there are also games where he looked slow, uninspired, and a bit of a diva hurting his team and his grade among scouts. He also didn’t help matters by coming in shorter (listed at 6’5 but was 6’2 7/8) and less long armed (13th longest arms among the 47 WRs which is good but hardly the condor arms I thought I saw on him) than expected. Alshon is a slower, big WR who won’t separate much from NFL DBs and who is the type of wideout I am not a fan of. I had a mid 2nd round grade on him after his Combine when he stupidly decided to not workout at all despite having a falling draft stock that desparately needed something to stop it from dropping further. This is an additional red flag for me as no one considers him a top 10 player anymore yet he continues to talk and act as if he is one making scouts wonder if he has a little too much ego on him and will be uncoachable.  This potential diva act to go along with work ethic questions (supposedly he ballooned to 235 lbs this offseason), and his inability to separate definitely makes him a risky pick for a team yet there’s no denying the kid has star potential. If he had come out last year after his +1,500 yd season he would surely have been drafted in the top 15 picks yet was too young to go to the NFL and had a down year in his final season. Part of that wasn’t his fault as his starting QB was kicked off the team and his superstar RB went down with an injury allowing teams to double him more often yet some of it was his fault as he often times didn’t try that hard on his routes and was considered a lazy player by some. Those red flags will have to be sorted through by an NFL team but if they are comfortable with him as a person then he could be drafted earlier than most mocks have him at as he can impact a game like few others. Against Mississippi St. he caught the game winning TD over 2 defenders who were perfectly placed as he was just too big and strong for them. Against Nebraska he beat celebrated CB Alfonzo Dennard for +150 yds in their bowl win dominating a CB who would seem to be perfectly matched for him as Dennard isn’t that fast but is strong and physical. He has the rare ability to highpoint a ball and has elite body control and hands making him an elite possession receiver. After reading through my notes of his game film I moved him up from mid 2nd to early 2nd as there are just too many times I wrote “great catch” “elite catch” “spectacular jump ball win” etc. A team will really be rolling the dice with Jeffrey as he is slow, has some potential diva issues, and could be a better collegiate than pro yet if a team is lucky they could have a superstar WR on their hands who is dominant in the red zone and gives a QB an enormous throwing radius due to his height, frame, hands, and body control. Boom bust type with star potential who is an early 2nd rounder as my #5 WR 3/18/12. 

6. Marvin JonesCal #1 6’1 7/8 199 Sr.

Comparison: Brandon Lloyd

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

62

846

13.6

3

2010

50

765

15.3

4

2009

43

651

15.1

6

2008

1

8

8.0

0

Combine: Has almost an asian look to him with slanted eyes. Good route then great extended hands catch with toe tap on quick out drill-best yet. Okay on curl route-somewhat messed up route cutting it too short. Solid speed and good catch on ball underthrown.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6017

199

33.13

10.25

4.46

22

33

904

4.11

6.81

91.4

Notes: In the 2011 Stanford game he beat CB on 9 route forcing PI, very nice catch and toe tap near sidelines for 10 yd fade catching it above CB (14:55 2nd), 19 yd quick slant vs. CB Corey Gatewood, very nice dragging of feet while jumping to catch 15 yd curl on sideline-he has great body control, good diving catch on very low ball for 2 pt conversion (10:55 4th). Is clearly an inferior talent to teammate Keenan Allen but Jones impressed me with his height, hands, and body control making quite a few tough catches in the game. I like him as a late round pick who will compete early in his career as a 3rd down WR as a possession type. Almost had a spectacular 45 yd acrobatic catch dropping it after he hit the ground (7:08 2nd), big stiff arm shoving CB to the ground for 6 yd gain on 0 route, nice quickness and elusiveness again on 0 route getting 8 yds by making 3 defenders miss-has a great jumpcut for a WR (12:05 3rd), elite hands catch on a bullet over the middle that was over his head as he caught it in stride (11:15 3rd), His performance really opened my eyes to him as I liked him as a late round or FA type but he has height, speed, hands, and elusiveness making me grade him as a 5th rounder now and a guy who I might move up in the postseason 11/28/11. In the 2011 Arizona St. game he had a 24 yd catch and run weaving through numerous defenders showing his strength as he broke arm tackles and his quickness as he jump cut away from players zig zagging across the field (12:50 2nd). In the 2011 Texas game he had a muffed punt but recovered due to foul on play, solid 8 yds on WR screen, great body control on 11 yd curl near sideline-has elite body control that I notice every game I scout him in (8:05 1st), no separation on 9 route vs. CB Quandre Diggs, good separation vs. Diggs on 8 yd hitch, solid quickness on WR screen cutting inside and strength plowing through a defender for 8 yd gain, very nice diving catch on 8 yd curl showing good hands and body control (13:45 3rd), great 10 yd curl catching it in very tight coverage as he fell out of bounds-another example of his elite body control (7:21 3rd), nice juke after 8 yd catch to get another 7 YAC showing quickness, nice 17 yd PR showing quickness, good diving catch of punt on PR as his own teammate knocked into him, good 15 yd run on WR screen but fumbled at the end to seal the loss (3:27 4th). He has height, quickness, hands, and body control to go along with good production and solid speed. I know no one has him this high but he looks like a 2nd rounder to me 12/28/11. 3rd round due to lack of top speed 1/17/12. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Very good speed blowing right by CB Leonard Johnson for an easy on post, ran right into CB Alfonso Dennard (PI) then came back and ball hit him in face mask but he somehow caught it on his knees on the bounce showing great reaction. Day 2: 1×1: Much taller than Dennard in press and blew past him getting good separation for +20 yds on 9 route, good quickness on hitch for short gainer vs. Johnson, good speed beating CB Jamell Fleming on 9 route but poorly thrown for pbu allowing him to get back into play. Day 3: Good battle but overall just an average block vs. CB Donnie Fletcher, good battle with Johnson getting a few nice hits but shed again this time later in block. 11×11: Open on short out-seems to consistently get separation this week, good catch on ball a little behind him for 15 yds vs. CB D’Anton Lynn. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Had nice contested catch for 8 yd TD vs. CB Janoris Jenkins but on route ran right into him on curl which could have been PI on Jones (14:58 2nd), ball batted at LOS ruining slant vs. Jenkins who hit him as he was vulnerable but it showed Jones size as many WRs would have been creamed and he just kind of got knocked around a bit-very big and muscular. Was tall and strong to go with a good burst and good hands which was rare this week as most either seemed big and slow (Fuller, Dwight Jones, Quick) or small and quick (Adams, Edwards, Rainey). He’s both and looks like a legit 2nd rounder as his pure speed was evident and was the only thing I was worrying about. Out of the 12 WRs he was #1 with Graham as the only one near him for those honors 2/17/12.

Tape: 2011:Stanford,ArizonaSt., Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Jones has been one of my sleepers for awhile now and it even took me a bit of time to find out about him as I had a late round grade on him up until the midway point of the 2011 season. He’s a guy who can be missed at times as he isn’t the tallest, fastest, strongest, or quickest but he has a great combination of attributes that make me very confident that he’ll be a good but not great WR at the next level. The one thing that intrigues me the most about Marvin is his body control as he has an innate ability to work sidelines or creases in coverage to contort his body and give his QB an easy target. His very similar in style if not body to Brandon Lloyd in that regard and I think that will be a player to compare him to as they both have solid size and speed but aren’t really considered possession or deep threat WRs. They’re a mixture of both which is actually very impressive as teams love versatility and Jones has it in abundance. He has very good hands, runs good routes, has elite body control, has solid height and weight (6’1 200), and very good speed for that size (4.46 40). He isn’t an elite athlete and often was overshadowed by future 1st rounder Keenan  Allen but Jones did well in his #2 WR role at Cal and should continue to do so in the NFL as a good WR who can fill any role for a team. Late 2nd round as my #6 WR 3/18/12.

7. TY HiltonFlorida International #4 5’9 5/8 183 Sr.

Comparison: Faster Titus Young without the attitude

Stats:

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

72

1038

14.4

7

2010

59

848

14.4

5

2009

57

632

11.1

5

2008

41

1013

24.7

7

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5095

183

32

8.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

42.1

Notes: 56 receptions and averaged 27.5 on KO returns. Legit 5’10 who is very skinny but has the frame to gain weight and become a legit WR prospect and not just a KR/PR specialist. Had a KR for a TD outrunning everyone, some who had angles, and showed his very good speed. I would suspect he runs a mid to high 4.3. Had 268 all purpose yards vs. Louisville on national tv. Has an elite burst and seems far more suited to the NFL than other all purpose WRs like Eric Page or Dwayne Harris. Nicknamed TY goodbye. In the 2011 Marshall game he had a great 20 yd end around yet fumbled ball when tackled by from behind showing very poor ball security but elite speed (12:35 1st), good separation on 15 yd curl, solid 14 yd slant diving at end of play to get ball down to 2 yd line, easy 2 yd TD on end around, his speedy end arounds or threat of them opens up their inside runs and was evident when he left for a series with a bruise as they couldn’t move the ball at all on offense, made CB miss on juke at LOS on 0 route but then showed his weakness as a LB cleaned him up easily throwing him around like a rag doll, very nice low catch on quick slant showing quick strong hands, grabbed 8 yd hitch then juked LB to get 5 yds YAC, cost his team the game possibly getting 10 yd slant and having the ball waving wildly when he was tackled for fumble that shot out 10 yds showing just how wildly he was waving the ball around (4:30 4th). Reminds me of a Titus Young with much better speed, a little less quickness and without the attitude. 2nd round 12/20/11.

Tape: 2011:Marshall

Overall: TY Goodbye, his nickname, has been one of the more exciting players in the country the past few years. He definitely is on the short list of most exciting players no one knows about as it’s difficult to get noticed at Florida International. That soon possibly could change due to Hilton as he was a highly recruited player out of HS yet chose FIU overFlorida andWest Virginia because he liked the idea of putting a team on his back and having the offense run through him. That occurred immediately as he took a PR back for a TD in the first touch of his career (vs.Kansas) and his best season occurred that year (2008) as a true freshman when he had 1,013 yds and 7 TDs on a gaudy 24.7 ypr average. He showed his versatility right off the bat scoring a TD in 5 different ways (receiving, rushing, throwing, kick return, punt return) and earning Sun Belt Freshman POY. Going into the 2009 season Alabama’s Nick Saban referred to Hilton as “a better offensive player than anybody [from Virginia Tech] that we played against last week” and was subsequently proven right when he took the opening kickoff 96 yds for a TD (back to back seasons where he scored on his first touch!). His production comes from his elite speed and quickness as FIU uses him on reverses regularly both for yardage on the reverse but also to soften up the middle of the field due to the threat of his speed which LBs have to account for. At 5’9 5/8 and 183 lbs he will probably be a slot receiver his entire career but he’s rail thin so additional weight isn’t out of the question. Most likely he’ll be an electrifying slot receiver and return specialist who impacts the game in multiple ways. It will be interesting to see where he goes due to his small school status as I have him as a superior player than Joe Adams as he’s quicker and faster yet I suspect most will have Adams with a higher grade due to the enormous positive an SEC pedigree is to a prospect in scouts eyes right now as well as the fact that Adams had a more productive 2010. It’s not a big deal either way as they have similar grades in my book but Hilton is a better athlete and just as good of a special teams player so I have a late 2nd round grade on him as my #7 WR 3/27/12.

8. TJ Graham North Carolina St. #6 5’11 3/8 188 Sr.

Background: 1st team ACC in 2011. Ends as All Time Leader in kickoff return yardage in the ACC.

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

46

757

16.5

7

2010

25

316

12.6

4

2009

12

129

10.8

1

2008

16

251

15.7

0

Combine: Looked extremely fast in his 40. Son of trevor graham who is a track coach who trained numerous famous speedsters. Looked very fast on 9 route back shoulder drill. Dropped 2 in gauntlet drill. Body caught one and double caught another in gauntlet drill. Solid on quick slant drill. Dropped low ball on speed out drill-tough catch. Good catch on high ball on speed out drill. Good speed and cut on dig route drill. Double caught ball on corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5113

188

32.75

9

4.41

8

33.5

1000

4.18

6.77

67.8

Notes: 1st team ACC as a KR in 2011. A very thin, speedy WR with a noticeable burst. Has a nice frame that could be added onto probably but speed is his calling card so need to make sure he doesn’t lose it if/when he adds weight. In the 2011 Louisville game he had a nice hands catch on 8 yd hitch, good burst on 6 yd shallow cross for TD easily getting separation vs. CB, no separation on 9 route for INC, good 13 yd catch on sidelines coming back to help QB and tiptoe sideline, elite 68 yd TD catching 20 yd post in stride then cutting hard to make safety slip to cut back with him then streaked down middle of field long striding around a tackler in front of him and then staying up vs. dive tackle of guy behind him for major YAC (1:40 2nd), nice burst taking 5 yd cross route upfield for 12 yds total, forced PI as he beat safety on play and tackled. He doesn’t have the speed or elusiveness of a TY Hilton but is superior to a guy like Jeremy Kerley who was a 6th rounder last year. The best part of him as a prospect is the fact that he is 6’0 and could possibly develop into a speedster with legit size to stay on the outside and not solely be a slot WR. Due to this possibility he moves up from the 6th round to the 5th or possibly even 4th round area 12/27/11. 5th round 1/17/12. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Very sudden route on hitch vs. CB Asa Jackson and might have broke tackle in real game-best route so far today, turned CB Donnie Fletcher around on post but ball poorly thrown. Day 2: False start then was pressed vs. CB Jamell Fleming but adjusted and made quick hitch for contested catch-good hands, great route pressing Jackson far enough downfield to get hips turned then cut inside on slant-probably best route runner on north roster, poor job getting pressed by CB Alfonzo Dennard not getting any separation upfield then bodied out of turn on dig route for INC-bodied out of his route showing lack of strength. Day 3: Average strength on run block drill vs. Dennard but did get a solid hit in initially-better than I expected, shed easily by Fletcher on drill-other than McNutt and Posey he was the worst on drill. 7×7: Good separation on seam route vs. zone. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Got start in game, good downfield block vs. CB Dwight Bentley getting him mad and punching at him yet Graham kept his cool, good speed on 35 yd KR, great diving catch on pass I don’t even think was intended for him (overthrew WR) for only a 5 yd catch but very nice hands nonetheless (0:55 1st), good separation on short out vs. CB Ryan Steed but not thrown, great burst off line on route and was covered by LB but still popped out on film, good burst out of break with huge separation on Steed on post for 20 +YAC (13:24 3rd). He was tall, quick, and a savvy route runner being neck and neck with Edwards andAdams for the best routes of the weak yet taller and a little more physical than either. Out of the 12 WRs he was #2 and not too far behind Marvin Jones (Jones).

Tape: 2011:Louisville, Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Graham is an exciting young player who only lacks productivity and additional weight otherwise could be in contention as a late 1st round pick. He’s has average height (5’11 3/8) and weight (188) yet good enough to probably stay outside due to his very good speed (4.41) and route running ability. His dad is a track coach so speed is both in his DNA and is something he’s probably worked at his entire life. It’s his calling card and he reminds me of Denarius Moore as they’re similar in size, speed, and style as they have the speed of a deep threat but run enough routes and have a big enough frame to be a complete WR. Moore was more productive, stronger, and better at the jump ball than Graham so he gets a higher grade but last year Moore was one of the biggest steals I identified in the draft and I think Graham could be another one this year as he’s currently rated as the #27 WR by nfldraftscout.com If he can gain some weight over the next few years he could have no holes to his game while providing a team with the rare WR who can play in the slot and on the outside. I think he’ll be coveted by a team as he has legit speed and easily separated from even the best CBs at the Senior Bowl yet lacks the size to ever be more than a quality #2 WR. Early 3rd round as my #8 WR 3/19/12.

9. Patrick Edwards Houston 5’8 7/8 172 Sr.

Stats: C-USA

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

89

1752

19.7

20

2010

71

1100

15.5

13

2009

85

1021

12.0

6

2008

46

634

13.8

4

Combine: Didn’t workout at the combine due to injury.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5087

172

29.63

8.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.2

Notes: In the 2011 Southern Miss game (CUSA Championship) he had 20 yd catch in soft spot of zone-came back on penalty, has an elite burst off the line just shooting out of the gates, had good separation on 11 yd curl, made one defender miss in open field on WR screen but hit hard by numerous guys after that-definitely a smaller guy, nice extended hands catch on 6 yd throw over his head. They took away the deep routes which are his bread and butter but his speed off the line impressed me as did his hands. I really like him as a deep threat slot WR ala Harry Douglas and think he could be a 3rd rounder if he runs well 12/15/11. Had a horrible injury vs. Marshall in 2008 running full speed into a golf cart. In the 2011 Penn St. game he had a wide open +30 yd catch and run on scramble drill, good separation and great catch over his shoulder in stride for 40 yd TD on 9 route (13:15 1st), mistimed jump catch just missing it off fingertips on 20 yd out, open 8 yd hitch, couldn’t catch tough high ball on 15 yd slant, lots of separation on 20 yd catch vs. zone tried to juke safety and made him fall to ground but ran over him tackling himself, dropped wide open 3 yd hitch, dropped bullet on 5 yd hitch, good separation on 15 yd in, dropped quick slant on 4th and 1 that was tipped at LOS-very tough but possibly catchable, literally got 10 yds behind defense for an easy 76 yd TD on 9 route (1:50 2nd), won jump ball on underthrown 9 route, good separation on 15 yd out, 7 yd shallow cross breaking tackle on CB for the final 3. He ran amuck vs. Penn St. like he’s done all season long, except for the Southern Miss game, and showed good hands (though inconsistent ones as he dropped two easy passes), great speed, and good quickness. He looks like he’ll be a 3rd WR who gives a team a boost in the return game and as a deep threat ala an Antonio Brown but his lack of size will probably limit him to that role. I don’t think his frame can hold much more weight and at 5’9 175 I fear that he will get bump and run to death if he ever started. 4th-5th round 1/3/12. Senior Bowl: Day 2: 1×1: Good speed and great cut to get small separation on curl vs. CB Brandon Boykin but ball high and couldn’t haul it in-very tough but catchable, almost no separation on curl vs. Boykin but caught ball anyways despite Jenkins hand on it-great concentration. 11×11: Huge separation vs. CB Dwight Bentley on 9 route nearly getting great one handed catch-in stride pass would be walk in TD. Day 3: 1×1: Beautiful route with elite quickness getting huge separation on short out vs. CB Casey Heyward, great route again with elite quickness on break out of cut getting big separation on out vs. Heyward, solid stop and go vs. CB Dwight Bentley getting separation on 9 route but pulling up lame with hammy for INC. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Didn’t play b/c of the hamstring injury getting replaced by WR AJ Jenkins. Out of the 12 WRs he was #3, well behind the first two but still was a very impressive showing for this underrated player (Jones, Graham).

Tape: 2011: Southern Miss,Penn St., Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Patrick is a very underrated player who pulled his hamstring during the week of Senior Bowl practices forcing him to miss the game and the Combine keeping him underrated. I think that if he had been healthy for the game and the Combine he would be talked about a lot more as I bet he would have run a high 4.3 40 and been very productive in the game. His speed is elite as is his quickness in and out of his cuts making him almost impossible to stay with if given a free release off the line of scrimmage. Yet he’s extremely small making it unlikely that he would be able to hold up for 16 games if starting on the outside so his best position appears to be in the slot where he will stretch the defense with his speed but also be able to work the short and intermediate routes with his quickness. He’s Titus Young with speed and without the attitude which shows how underrated he is as Young was a 2nd rounder and Edwards is clearly more talented. He dominated at the Senior Bowl regularly beating guys like Boykin, Heyward, and Bentley who were able to stay with most other receivers fairly well. If he was 2 inches taller and 20 lbs heavier I’d argue he’s a mid 1st round pick but due to his smallish size and role specificity he maxes out as a very underrated 3rd rounder and my #9 WR 3/16/12.

10. Joe AdamsArkansas #3 5’10 5/8 179 Sr.

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

54

652

12.1

3

2010

50

813

16.3

6

2009

29

568

19.6

7

2008

31

377

12.2

1

Combine: One of the biggest surprises running only a 4.55 40. SEC Specials Teams POY in 2011. Dropped one ball and looked to have smaller hands in gauntlet drill. Very good suddenness on quick slant drill. Good cut on speed out drill. Good quickness on dig route drill. Solid in 9 route drill. Great route on speed out drill-noticed route then looked at # and wasn’t surprised as he’s had elite routes all day.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5105

179

31.88

9.38

4.55

 

36

1003

 

7.09

57

Notes: Had a good year in ’10 (50 813 6 TD). Is a great PR as well with a 97 yd PR TD vs. Ole Miss this year. In the ’10 Sugar Bowl vs. Ohio St. dropped an easy 30 yd post that could have been a TD (14:57 1st), good catch on perfect fade in end zone for 17 yd TD (9:46 1st), great 19 yd WR screen showing elite quickness and speed (6:48 1st), dropped great 25 yd back shoulder throw by Mallett against tight coverage (7:35 2nd), held on to 17 yd out after a big hit on 4th and 15 (0:18 2nd), dropped tough 24 yd TD off fingertips (0:13 2nd), had nice 17 yd on 10 yd out and catch and run showing his great speed and underrated strength when he shook off Devon Torrence (11:02 3rd), and fumbled on PR but was recovered (7:35 3rd). He is a very difficult prospect to grade as his drops and PR fumble were maddening and a huge reason Arkansas lost BUT his speed, quickness, and ability to get open is so evident on film. He was by far the best skill position player on either side of the ball and will be a dynamic playmaker at the next level: the question though is will he develop into a star or stay inconsistent and be a coach killer. Early 2nd round 1/18/11. Enters the 2011 season ranked #40 on my Big Board. In the 2011 Texas A&M game had a 9 yd TD that he dropped on a big hit from S Trent Hunter (3:20 2nd), no catches in 1st half, no catches in the game as he was blanketed by CB Coryell Judy and shutdown. In the 2011 Auburn game he lined up as a RB in the backfield and took the pitch 92 yds diving over a player at the 18 and then showing his elite speed to burst down the sidelines (7:54 3rd). In the 2011 Tennessee game he had one of the best PRs I have ever seen as he avoided a tackler or two immediately went to the right sideline got caught up went back about 5 yds (normally a really dumb play) then broke two high tackles to get through the first wave of defenders where he then had a caravan until he could shoot down the sideline and easily get TD due to his elite speed (0:22 1st). It was his 3rd PR TD of the season. Had a 40 yd TD later in the game blowing past CB and S by 2 yards for easy catch in the end zone (4:31 3rd), dropped wide open +20 yd pass that was a bit behind him but very catchable (0:08 3rd), dropped diving catch that was very tough but some guys catch those low and away dives (0:02 3rd). SEC Special teams POY in 2011. In the 2011 Kansas St. game (Cotton Bowl) he couldn’t catch very high dump off, solid 6 yd PR juking a few guys, great 51 yd PR for TD showing great speed (14:40 2nd), great quickness and speed on post route turning safety around but ball underthrown for pbu-could have been +50 yd TD if in stride, 8 yds on 0 route-looked fast, broke tackle of CB on shallow cross but tripped trying to get YAC, good sliding 8 yd catch. He’s bigger, faster, and more versatile than teammate Jarius Wright but still is probably destined to be just a speedy slot WR like him. 3rd round 1/17/12. Senior Bowl: Day 2: 1×1: Great quickness getting off jam by CB Ryan Steed and getting inside position to gain big separation on inside route, bad route vs. Steed but again showed superior speed eventually getting over top on 9 route and making nice extended hands catch, very tiny separation on 9 route vs. CB Brandon Boykin but ball thrown perfectly and unable to track it near sideline for INC. Day 3: 1×1: Unable to gain much separation vs. S Antonio Allen but did make great adjustment catch with defender by him on ball OOB, good quickness on route vs. CB Dwight Bentley only getting small separation but more due to Bentley than him. 11×11: Good route vs. Bentley getting small separation and making a tough catch in traffic, no separation vs. Boykin on post corner for INC.  In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Got start in game, easy 5 yd hitch vs. CB Jamell Fleming turning into 10 yds with YAC, small separation vs. Fleming on 20 yd curl but tackled immediately and fumbled for TO (13:50 1st), solid run block vs. CB Leonard Johnson but looked weaker and only blocked him when he tried to crash play-not aggressive, solid separation on 8 yd curl vs. CB Donnie Fletcher and made strong move breaking his and LB’s tackle to get +10 YAC (9:15 2nd), no separation vs. CB Josh Norman on red zone route for no throw, solid catch a bit behind him and got 3 yds in a blink of an eye for a total of 8 on short underneath route, good separation vs. Fleming on 20 yd in then turned it back outside for +10 YAC (11:30 3rd), took 8 yd hitch vs. Johnson who ran up hard and missed tackle getting +20 yds YAC again showing great speed and quickness (6:45 3rd), 6 yds on 0 route vs. Fletcher showing great quickness, amazing ability to break Fletcher’s tackle in backfield on 0 route going nowhere on 3rd and 4 to slip away and get 8 YAC and pick up first-South lost but otherwise was clearly the MVP of the game. Out of the 12 WRs he was #4 and neck and neck with Edwards barely losing b/c his inferior hands couldn’t be overcome with his return value (Jones, Graham, Edwards).

Tape: 2011:Texas A&M, LSU,Kansas St. (Cotton Bowl), Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Going into this year I had an early 2nd round grade on him and considered him superior to Kendall Wright yet as the year wore on it became obvious that his inconsistent hands and lack of size make him more of a deep threat slot receiver type than a future #1 or even #2 wideout. At basically 5’10 180 lbs he just lacks the size to stay outside and will be forced inside to the slot in a team’s scheme. Fortunately he does give a team added versatility due to his elite PR skills and he is a legit deep threat, despite his 40 time of 4.55, as there’s just too much footage of him blowing past people to argue he isn’t a true deep threat. He plays much faster than he times and the 40 doesn’t really worry me at all. What does worry me is his ability to consistently get off press coverage as he had numerous very quiet games this year (Texas A&M he had 0 catches!) when a team rolled coverage his way. It all paints the same picture in that he’s a dangerous secondary option for an offense but one that can easily be shutdown if focused on. In the right offense he could wreak havoc though as he is extremely dangerous in the open field so would be good on WR screens, reverses, and punt returns. He’s a poor man’s Desean Jackson who doesn’t have his speed but is closer to it than a Titus Young type. Career slot receiver with deep speed who gives a team added value as an elite punt returner. 3rd round as my #10 WR 3/19/12.

11. AJ JenkinsIllinois #8 6’0 ¼ 190 Sr.

Stats: Big 10

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

90

1276

14.2

8

2010

56

746

13.3

7

2009

10

123

12.3

1

2008

11

287

26.1

3

Combine: Really helped himself with a top notch 40 (4.39). Poor adjustment to ball on outside shoulder route drill. Good route and strong catch on quick out drill. Solid route on curl route. Solid on post corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6002

190

32.75

9.5

4.39

12

38.5

1004

 

 

77.3

Notes: A fast, skinny WR who definitely has the frame to add another 10 lbs. In the 2011 Purdue game he was doubled much of the game, showed very nice quickness getting short hitch shucking tackler and darting upfield for 12 yds-NFL burst on YAC (7:11 2nd), solid speed and hands on slant for 11 yds, didn’t try too hard to get pbu on INT on underthrown 9 route that he had no separation on anyways, beat CB Ricardo Allen on 7 yd curl then made him miss for 2 yds of YAC, good speed on shallow cross that he took 20 yds, great back shoulder catch vs. Allen but out of bounds as ball poorly thrown-showed good ability to high point and find ball quickly, great extended hands catch plucking on 10 yd slant vs. CB Josh Johnson, nice sliding catch in middle of field vs. tight coverage on scramble drill, quick hitch vs. Allen and couldn’t juke him in space for 5 yds-he isn’t really a jukes guy as he hasn’t been successful all game, took quick hitch vs. Allen and turned it quickly upfield to get 4 yds YAC. He didn’t have his best game and doesn’t look like a future #1 WR or anything but he has solid height, good speed, very good hands, and great productivity despite having a poor QB situation making me think he will be an NFL starter down the road or at worst a solid #3. 4th round 12/3/11. In the 2011 Wisconsin game he had a clutch catch for 16 yds on 4th and 14 going across the middle and hanging on despite a solid hit (14:04 2nd), great separation on 15 yd cross that he caught at 3 and zoomed for final 12-called back on penalty (0:35 2nd), solid 2 yds on end around as nothing was there and he had to juke a few defenders to avoid TFL-fumbled ball at end though wasn’t TO, great pbu of INT by CB but it batted back to him and his bobble of deflected ball ended up getting INT by another defender in very weird sequence (14:15 4th). In the 2011 UCLA game he dropped tough 10 yd out over his head but was catchable, no separation on 9 route for INC, no separation on 10 yd cross for pbu, good 10 yd catch vs. zone, good body control and hands on diving 4 yd out thrown away from him, good 16 yd end around-solid speed but not great, couldn’t get sliding extended hands catch-tough but catchable, a little separation on post but ball thrown too far, no separation on 15 yd cross for pbu, good catch of low ball on slant then had open field ahead going 60 yds for the TD to end the game (5:40 4th), 8 yd curl, recovered onside kick as part of hands team. He continues to intrigue me with his solid speed, hands, quickness, and body control as he just has the look of an NFL receiver. He won’t be anything special but he’ll be a solid #3 early on and could possibly develop into a legit #2. 3rd-4th round depending on postseason 1/4/12. Late addition to SB due to injuries but never at the padded practices. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Great quickness off line on slant but a bit behind and couldn’t quite get it for INC, no separation on short out vs. CB Leonard Johnson, solid separation on short out vs. Johnson who he looked faster than on 4th down but ball way behind him for INC, good job coming back to QB for 26 yd gain on 4th and 12 down 10 pts while working vs. CB Leonard Johnson. Out of the 12 WRs he was #5 and really impressive against top notch CBs in the game (Jones, Graham, Edwards, Adams). In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he got start at WR, looked noticeably quicker than teammate Tim Benford when lined next to each other, very quick on short out-not getting thrown to but looks like the best WR on the field so far, weak but effective block on edge run vs. S Blake Gideon, wide open for 18 yd TD on 9 route if QB had seen him, good catch and nearly got both feet in on 10 yd curl vs. CB Keith Tandy but ball too high and led him OOB-good separation, no separation on 9 route vs. Tandy. In the 2011 East-West Shrine game he looked like the best out of the 13 WRs. 3rd round 1/27/12.

Tape: 2011:Purdue,Wisconsin, East-West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl Game

Overall: AJ is a guy whose sleeper status really confuses me as he was one of the most prolific WRs in the country last year, played in one of the 4 major conferences, has solid size, was very good at the All-Star games, and had a great Combine performance yet still is regarded as just a mid round pick at best. From the moment I saw him I was impressed as he has a great burst and quickness in his routes and separates from coverage easily. That’s the most important factor in grading WRs in my opinion so my interest in him is obvious yet it’s hard to see why I’m alone on this kid just b/c he isn’t 6’4 220. His negatives are that he occasionally drops the easy pass, isn’t the biggest or tallest guy, and isn’t an elite YAC guy like a TY Hilton or Joe Adams. He’s more of a poor man’s Marvin Harrison as he’s fast, quick, and runs good routes yet usually gets few yards after the catch. That’s fine and I’m quite comfortable giving him a 3rd round grade despite having no PR ability, major YAC skills, or the size to ever be a true #1 WR. He has enough size to stay outside as a #2 WR and the speed to be a deep threat for a team while still being quick enough to run short and intermediate routes. A future dependable #2 WR for a team. 3rd round as my #11 WR 3/18/12.

12. Chris Givens Wake Forest 5’11 1/8 203 Jr.

Comparison: Bethel Johnson

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

 

 

 

 

2011

83

1330

16.0

9

2010

35

514

14.7

4

2009

45

629

14.0

8

Combine: Dropped 1 ball and weaved a lot in gauntlet drill. Double caught but otherwise looked good in gauntlet drill. Okay on quick slant drill-had to do it again as messed up drill. Good speed on dig route drill. Solid on speed out drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5118

203

31.25

8.25

4.41

19

33.5

910

4.23

6.97

65.7

Notes: 1st team ACC in 2011. In the 2011 Virginia Tech game he had no open WR on end around WR pass so threw it away showing good headiness, beat Jayron Hosley on post for 79 yd TD showing superior speed to the highly rated CB (6:55 1st), average jukes and quickness on shallow cross, tackled hard on 0 route-doesn’t seem to have much YAC ability as he isn’t incredibly quick or very big, had separation vs. backup CB (Hosley injured on post) on 9 route but ball underthrown causing pbu that was semi PI, showed YAC ability this time on curl with plenty of room to make quick cut to get to sidelines and upfield-was on backup CB though.

Tape: 2011:Mississippi St.,Virginia Tech

Overall: Chris is a player with very good long speed (4.41) and solid size (5’11 200) but little else as he shows average hands (had some drops and had the 2nd smallest hands of the 47 WRs at the Combine), average quickness, and average routes. Basically he’s a guy that if he ran a 4.55 wouldn’t get drafted as speed is his calling card and he does little else. Yet he has the speed to be a legit deep threat at the next level and has the size to play outside so he has value as a career #2 WR who can keep defenses honest and open things up for a #1 guy. Also it’s important not to underestimate how good his numbers were this year (83 1,330 9 TD) so productivity is another plus. Some scouts have Givens in their Top 5 and I can see why as I do see him as a starting WR in the NFL but he’s so one dimensional that I put him farther down the list and behind guys with probably less talent. 3rd round as my #12 WR 4/10/12.

13. Junior HemingwayMichigan 6’0 7/8 225 Sr.

Stats: Big 10

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

34

699

20.6

4

  2010

32

593

18.5

4

2009

16

268

16.8

2

2008

2

41

20.5

1

Combine: Honorable mention Big Ten in 2011. No drops and only weaved a small amount in gauntlet drill. Great job showing strong hands with no drops and almost no weave again in gauntlet drill. Dropped ball on quick slant drill. Good route on dig route drill. Solid on speed out drill. The best part of his Combine performance were his quickness drills as he finished 1st out of 47 WRs in both the shuttle and 3 cone drills!

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6007

225

32.5

9.63

4.53

21

35.5

1004

3.98

6.59

99.2

Notes: Redshirted in 2007. Is a tall, thicker WR who seems to have good power. In the ’10 Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi St. had a nice catch on a high ball showing very good hands (13:02 1st), had great fingertip catch on overthrown 9 route (1:32 1st), and had very nice 34 yd PR breaking tackles but only average speed (13:06 3rd). In the 2011 Notre Dame game he was open on the deep post but Robinson threw it poorly (13:24 2nd), great play highpointing the underthrown jump ball then avoiding tackler long enough to dive for pylon and barely get in (10:22 2nd), dropped very catchable ball on 3rd and 7 forcing punt as ball was low but still should have been caught (8:34 3rd), dropped a tough diving catch on 15 yd in that was catchable but would have been tough (7:30 3rd), had a nice 77 yd catch and run getting behind the defense yet showed his only above average speed as he was caught from behind when he had a head start on everyone (2:00 3rd), great adjustment on underthrown jumpball vs. double coverage beating S Harrison Smith (4:50 4th).

Tape: 2011: Notre Dame,Michigan St.,Ohio St.,Virginia Tech

Overall: Junior is an interesting prospect as his overall production wasn’t that impressive (never even had a 700 yd season in his career) yet a deeper investigation of the numbers shows a player that had 4 years in the Big Ten of an elite yards per reception average (20.6, 18.5, 16.8, 20.5) and put up solid numbers despite having one of the worst passing QBs in the conference (Denard Robinson). He has the frame of a possession receiver (6’0 225 who had 21 reps) yet his ypr and his elite quickness numbers (1st out of 47 WRs in both the shuttle and 3 cone drills) makes me think he actually might be a stud receiver who was hidden by his QBs poor passing skills. 699 receiving yards isn’t an impressive number in most offenses but considering he was the only receiver with +500 yds receiving (closest was Gallon with 453) it’s actually a pretty solid number. Hemingway led the team in receptions, yards, and receiving TDs in 2011 so, though his numbers weren’t big compared to most WRs in this age of spread offenses, a case can definitely be made that he was very productive. Yet due to the weird hybrid offense he was in he’s largely going to be drafted based on projection so his elite Combine performance possibly made him a lot of money. He showed great hands in the gauntlet drill dropping no balls both times through, never weaving off the line, and showing the big, strong hands that are a must have for possession WRs. Yet his quickness drills are what really stood out as he showed better quickness and change of direction skills at 225 than more highly acclaimed guys like Patrick Edwards or Jarius Wright 40 lbs lighter than him. His performance was right up there with Dontari Poe and others yet, as usual the media completely glossed over it, and sets Hemingway up as a possible steal. A possession receiver with elite quickness and underrated speed who has great hands. 3rd round as my #13 WR 4/3/12.

14. Rueben Randle LSU 6’2 7/8 210 Sr.

Comparison: Slower Roddy White

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

 

 

 

 

2011

53

917

17.3

8

2010

33

544

16.5

3

2009

11

173

15.7

2

Combine: Slow in start of 40-maybe a long strider. Solid route on quick out drill. Solid on quick out drill. Solid route and great extended hands catch on quick out drill. Very nice extended hands fingertip catch on post corner route drill. Wasn’t in the top 20 in any of the 6 drills (47 WRs).

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6027

210

33

9.5

4.55

15

31

1001

4.36

6.99

77.3

Notes: #10 in ESPN 150 for ’09. In the 2011 Oregon game had a nice 10 yd catch on a back shoulder fade vs. tight coverage (0:49 2nd). Never really noticed him except for this one play. In the 2011 Mississippi St. game had a very nice 31 yd catch on post play getting inside position but little separation (5:45 2nd), good quick slant on 3rd and 2 for first down-isn’t a hands catcher as he body catches mostly everything (3:49 2nd), no separation on 6 yd curl against CB Jonathan Banks who had pbu (11:50 3rd), dropped easy open slant on 3rd and 5 to force FG (1:52 3rd), plenty of space on 24 yd catch sitting in between the CB and S in the zone (14:53 4th), great separation on 19 yd TD vs. CB Corey Broomfield (12:00 4th). In the 2011 Florida game he blew past Cody Riggs for 46 yd TD on post route (11:57 1st), great 20 yd catch and run on shallow cross where he spun off two tacklers to get to outside on other side of field then made a great cut to make another tackler miss (0:25 3rd), blew past CB Marcus Roberson for 53 yds on 9 route (14:17 4th).  In the 2011Auburn game he had two long TDs on 9 routes where he gained good separation vs. CB. In the 2011 Alabama game #2 he had poor block on CB Dequan Menzies allowing no gain tackle on WR screen, good one handed catch on quick slant-yet he caused tough catch stopping on route, hit hard on bubble screen by CB Dre Kirkpatrick but stayed up nearly getting away but teammate got him for TFL.

Tape: 2011: Oregon, Mississippi St., Florida, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama 1, Alabama 2

Overall: Rueben has been in the Top 5 for WRs by most scouts ever since he declared for the NFL Draft. I understand what they’re seeing as he’s basically 6’3 210, has underrated long speed, and a smoothness and body control about him that makes him look at times like a future #1 WR in the NFL. The tools are there for him to become that and I’m not putting it past him but he’s further down on my list b/c he’s so raw and has numerous red flags that make me think he’ll never fulfill his potential. One of these red flags is that he’s a long strider who had quite a few deep TDs this year on 9 routes but rarely gained any separation except on these routes and these often worked because his team’s running game was so strong that it kept the safeties in the box. Also he has inconsistent hands and almost every catch he made this year was a body catch. This worries me a lot as he’s likely to be a possession receiver with underrated deep speed so the tough catch will have to be his specialty and I don’t see him developing in this area. What’s worse is his routes are poor as they’re rounded off, he has no understanding of how to setup a defender, and he lacks quickness or a burst making it unlikely he ever becomes a good route runner. Finally there is the fact that Rueben has the reputation of a great athlete yet at the Combine with 47 WRs he didn’t even place in the Top 20 in any of the 6 drills (40, bench, vertical, broad, shuttle, 3 cone). I like his body control, size, strength, and toughness as he did hold on to balls after some vicious hits. Yet he rarely separates, lacks a burst, has poor quickness, is a long strider, and body catches everything with most of his flaws being red flags that usually keep me away from wide receivers. I like him more than most bigger WRs of his style but still am not a huge fan of his and think he has a good chance of being a bust. Late 3rd round as my #14 WR 4/10/12.

15. Mohamed Sanu Rutgers #6 6’1 ½ 211 Jr.

Comparison: Reggie Williams

Stats:     

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

 

 

 

 

2011

115

1206

10.5

7

2010

44

418

9.5

2

2009

51

639

12.5

3

Combine: Good initial burst on 40 but overall a poor time (4.67). Exact same time on both runs so it’s definitely not an abstraction. Very nice drag in double tap drill. Dropped easy ball on outside shoulder route drill. Good catch on ball behin him. Good catch on quick out drill. Slow on post corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6014

211

33.5

10.13

4.67

19

36

1006

4.22

6.88

92.6

Notes: Wildcat QB for them in 2010 but was only a WR this year. In the 2011 Cincinnati game he had solid speed for 12 yds on end around, started in backfield and took dump off in flat with no room to run he showed great physicality lowering shoulder to lay big hit on DB, lost 3 yds on WR screen yet could have lost 5 as he broke a tackle to “pickup” a few, good strength run blocking against CB pushing him back nearly 10 yds, nearly had +30 yd TD on jump ball that it looked like he had won but CB knocked it out at last second, great concentration on 13 yd catch deflected by defender, had PR of about 7 yds but didn’t look very good doing it as he doesn’t have enough speed or quickness for the position in the pros, great catch for 7 yds on quick slant with hands catch while defender was very tight on him. In the 2011 Iowa St. game he had good separation vs. CB Leonard Johnson on 8 yd curl with 4 YAC after he broke his tackle, unable to catch very contested 5 yd hitch, solid speed on 12 yd catch and run off shallow cross but fumbled ball on an average hit-ball recovered so no TO, good separation vs. Johnson on 20 yd curl, 7 yd shallow cross, good separation on short out for would be TD but ball overthrown, 7 yd option route vs. zone, 6 yd cross. He wasn’t dominant in this game as he worked in the short and intermediate routes mostly, and had a stretch where he was on the sidelines a lot, yet his production and hands are elite so someone will probably draft him in the late 1st or early 2nd. I am still hesitant about him though as he isn’t that quick, doesn’t have a noticeable burst, and isn’t a burner making his postseason far more important than other players with this high of a grade. 2nd round 1/2/12.

Tape: 2011:Cincinnati,Iowa St.

Overall: Sanu continues to be a player that worries me and after studying him more closely I still am unsure whether his game will translate well in the NFL. He has no noticeable burst, ran a 4.67 40, and his numbers in 2011 were largely based on bubble screens and shorter routes as seen by his poor ypr (10.5). On the other hand he shows very good strength for a WR (19 reps and game film showing him outpower DBs regularly), showed great explosiveness at the Combine (’36 vertical, 10’6 broad), at 6’1 1/2 211 he has the size of a possession receiver, and has elite hands. I worry that once an offense no longer is catered to his strengths he’ll just be another average possession receiver who struggles to get separation but can make the tough catch in traffic. Most likely that is what he’ll become and that’s not worth an early round pick yet there are flashes of greatness to Sanu so he gets a higher grade than most who have his lack of burst or deep speed. Late 3rd round as my #15 WR 4/3/12.

16. Jarius WrightArkansas #4 5’9 5/8 182 Sr.

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

66

1117

16.9

12

2010

42

788

18.8

5

2009

41

681

16.6

5

2008

19

348

18.3

2

Combine: Had one of the biggest discrepancies between official (4.61) and unofficial (4.41 and 4.45) 40’s. I would go with unofficial b/c his tape backs up a 4.4 type guy. Very good on outside shoulder route drill. Went all out for ball diving and almost getting overthrown ball on 9 route drill. Dropped ball on curl route.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5095

182

31.5

8.5

4.61

 

38.5

1001

4.18

6.93

63

Notes: In the ’10 Sugar Bowl vs. Ohio St. had a 22 yd TD vs. Devon Torrance as Mallett dropped the ball perfectly in his hands on the 9 route (1:00 3rd), and showed great speed on a shallow cross that was tipped which he then ran for a 24 yd gain (11:00 4th). In the 2011 Texas A&M game beat CB Coryell Judie for 20 yd out on 3rd and 15 down 14-0 in risk of a blowout-huge play (6:47 1st), beat CB Dustin Harris for 18 yd out on 2nd and 17 for another big play (3:45 1st), 10 yd come back on scramble drill vs. Harris (3:15 1st), huge 68 yd TD getting covered by a LB in zone coverage for a play to bring them off the cusp of a blowout (2:30 1st), 25 yd catch showing good hands as it was a bit high but was wide open in middle of zone (9:55 2nd), 19 yd catch and tried to get into end zone with stretch but just short again in middle of zone (9:40 2nd), 38 yd catch and run again over the middle against the zone exploiting a terrible MLB (4:45 2nd), 24 yd catch on another wide open play with LB in zone nowhere near him (4:37 2nd), dropped short out for 5 yds (13:07 3rd), 10 yd curl vs. Frederick (8:23 3rd), great 31 yd catch in middle of zone again against a terrible MLB but held on despite a big hit from S Trent Hunter (4:00 4th). In the 2011 Tennessee game he had an amazing catch on covered 9 route batting it 3x to himself and playing around the CB to make a diving catch at the end for a completion (9:20 2nd). In the 2011 Kansas St. game (Cotton Bowl) he had great separation on 45 yd TD on 9 route (4:15 2nd), 10 yd hitch, great concentration catching 20 yd 9 route despite safety coming over from CF to attempt INT with it barely getting through to him, no separation on 9 route. He looked small but fast like always and still looks like a good mid round guy to put in the slot for a passing offense.  4th round 1/17/12. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he got start at WR, no separation on 10 yd curl vs. CB Charles Brown for pbu, wide open vs. zone on 15 yd cross then got YAC making CB RJ Blanton miss in open field, good separation vs. Brown on 8 yd hitch then avoided tackle getting small YAC, great 40 yd diving catch on double move getting separation vs. CB Josh Norman-one of the plays of the game (1:02 3rd), beat Brown deep on 9 route but ball underthrown and S coming from CF undercut it for INT. In the 2011 East-West Shrine game he looked like one of the best out of the 13 WRs at #2 (Jenkins). 4th round 1/27/12.

Tape: 2011:Texas A&M, LSU,Kansas St. (Cotton Bowl), East-West Shrine Game

Overall: Wright often was overshadowed in his career by Joe Adams who is faster, quicker, and more versatile due to his PR skills yet Wright is an NFL caliber player in his own right. This was proved time and again in 2011 as Jarius was actually the more productive receiver this year in their offense and showed the speed and big play ability that a team looks for in their slot receiver. The difference between the two Wrights (Jarius and Kendall) isn’t nearly as big as some might assume come draft day asKendall is looked at as a 1st rounder and Jarius as a mid rounder despite similar big play ability and an innate ability to adjust to the deep pass.Kendall is taller, stronger, and slightly faster yet it wouldn’t surprise me if 3 years from now the difference between the two is minimal as Jarius is looking very underrated right now to me. He really showed his worth at the East-West Shrine Game as he continued his big play ability despite being with a different QB and no longer in a spread offense. It’s also hard not to notice he had an 1,100 yd season in the SEC and has 4 seasons under his belt of +16 yards per reception average showing that he’s consistently been a big play waiting to happen throughout his career. He ran poorly at the Combine and he’s a smaller kid (under 5’10) so he’ll be a career slot receiver and is likely to drop on draft day but I really think he could have an Antonio Brown type impact for a team and be one of the steals of this draft class. 4th round as my #16 WR 3/20/12.

17. Juron CrinerArizona 6’2 ½ 224 Sr.

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

75

956

12.8

11

2010

83

1244

15.0

11

2009

45

581

12.9

9

2008

6

79

13.2

1

Combine: Dropped 1 ball but had strong hands and didn’t weave at all in gauntlet drill. Great catch picking ball almost off the turf on very low throw on speed out drill. Good catch on bullet just above his head on dig route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6024

224

32

10.5

4.68

17

38

909

4.3

7.15

80.8

Notes: Accidentally erased his profile so lost his game tape notes. In the ’10 Valero Bowl vs. Oklahoma St. had a very nice TD catch on a fade vs. Andrew Magee (5:43 1st), and had a good block on Andrew Magee who is an extremely physical CB (10:55 3rd). Did not make the trip to the 2011 Oklahoma St. game due to illness. This comes after he missed about a month of offseason workouts to deal with family and personal issues. In the 2011 UCLA game he had no separation on 9 route vs. CB Sheldon Price (13:52 1st), easy 2 yd fade for TD as Price fell down, easy 8 yd out vs. off coverage, easy 5 yd curl with great timing from Foles, elite hands on 7 yd fade vs. CB Aaron Hester grabbing it basically on his back (14:27 2nd), blew past Hester for 24 yd TD on 9 route (3:22 2nd).  Had an appendectomy and will miss 2-4 weeks.

Tape: 2011:Oklahoma St., UCLA, Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Criner is a wideout with good size (6’2 1/2 224), underrated quickness and route running skills, and the best hands in the draft. His hands are definitely what sets him apart as he regularly makes spectacular catches with the most recent example being at the Senior Bowl when he made the catch of the week one handing a ball well behind him on an out. He’s another possession receiver that will struggle separating at the next level but I’m much more of a fan of his than others due to his elite hands, his route running skills, and his overall intelligence as he really plays the game well and will be a consummate professional for a team. He really hurt himself at the Combine with a 4.68 40 as he was really gaining momentum after a quality week of practices at the Senior Bowl culminating with a great drive where he caught 4 passes on one drive alone due to his chemistry with QB Nick Foles. He also had a Ryan Broyles like experience in 2011 as he missed significant time (appendectomy) and the team really struggled on offense when he was away. He can be shutdown by top CBs so his best fit might be as a #3 WR, though the slot isn’t really his strength either, but I have little doubt he’ll develop into a solid, dependable wideout for a team that a QB loves as he’ll always be in the right place and will catch everything. 4th round as my #17 WR 3/20/12.

18. Ryan Broyles OU #85 5’10 1/8 192 Sr.

Stats: Big 12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

83

1157

13.9

10

2010

131

1622

12.4

14

2009

89

1120

12.6

15

2008

46

687

14.9

6

Combine: Didn’t workout due to injury.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5101

192

30.75

9

 

21

 

 

 

 

44.3

Notes: Is the first WR/TE to step up for the Sooners in 2009 with Iglesias, Gresham, and Johnson all gone. Had two 100 yard games against poor competition (Idaho St., Tulsa), and it will be interesting to see if he can build on that when they play Miami, Texas, Oklahoma St., etc. In the ’10 Fiesta Bowl vs. UConn he had a nice PR but showed his below average speed as 5 UConn players caught up with him and he fumbled the ball holding it unsecurely (2:48 3rd), and had an amazing 6 yd TD catch as got 1 foot down catching the ball against perfect coverage (7:52 4th). Quality slot WR and PR who is similar to Peter Warrick in that his lack of speed could dramatically reduce his effectiveness at the next level. I still like him but doubt he will be anything more than a quality #2 WR. 2nd round 1/14/11. Returning to school for 2011. Enters the 2011 season ranked #48 on my Big Board. In the 2011 Texas game he got huge separation vs. CB Quandre Diggs on 10 yd curl then avoided tackle for +30 yds YAC to start the game right-solid speed but easily caught, no separation vs. Diggs on corner route, open 14 yd slant, nice 5 yd TD catch at front pylon slide catching it (11:44 2nd), good 35 yd seam route getting hit hard but hanging on and getting final 5 yds showing strength and toughness, caused blatant PI on seam route vs. safety who was beat, 13 yd curl shows best and worst about him as he wasn’t really open but grabbed ball in traffic and took the hit without double catching or dropped it-great hands and great understanding of where to be but might have trouble getting open at next level, nice strength lowering shoulder vs. CB Carrington Byndon and giving him the worst as he went out of bounds, no separation on 9 route vs. S Kenny Vaccaro for INC on 4th down and TO. In the 2011 Florida St. game he had 12 yd option route vs. LB in zone, good job on WR screen stretching ball out past marker for 1st on 3rd and 3, 11 yd curl with nearly no separation vs. S LaMacarcus Joyner, wide open on 20 yd seam route on 3rd and 12. 4th round 1/17/12.

Tape: 2011:Florida St.,Texas 2010 Fiesta Bowl vs. UConn

Overall: Broyles is a player who has been ridiculously productive the past 3 years in a spread offense at a big time university so is often mentioned as an early round pick. I love his toughness, his elite hands (arguably best hands in the draft), his intelligence at running routes and finding holes in a zone, and the way he plays the game but he’s a smaller WR without speed and is destined to be an average slot receiver in the NFL. There’s nothing wrong with that role and he could continue his productive ways if put in the right scheme but smaller guys who can’t blow the top off of coverage are easily found and it hurts his value. His value does get a bit of a boost with his injury in my opinion b/c the OU offense was night and day different before and after his injury with Landry Jones stock taking a nosedive when scouts saw how much he relied on Broyles. Broyles is quicker than fast, is about as polished of a WR as you will find, and should be a capable #3 WR for a team. If a team doesn’t expect anymore than that then he will be a good fit but I could see a team be disappointed if they take him too early and think he’s a big play waiting to happen as he just doesn’t have the speed to threaten a team deep and will struggle if playing outside the hashes against bump and run. 4th round as my #18 WR 3/16/12.

19. Keshawn Martin Michigan St. #82 5’11 ½ 188 Sr.

Comparison: Antwaan Randle El

Stats: Big Ten

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

66

777

11.8

4

2010

32

394

12.3

1

2009

18

411

22.8

5

2008

11

132

12.0

0

Combine: Perfect catch in stride on outside shoulder route drill. Solid on quick out drill. Very good route showing speed and suddenness on post corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5114

188

31.5

9.25

4.45

13

39.5

1002

4.13

6.85

74.9

Notes: Scored TD 5 different ways in his career. Has very good quickness and explosiveness in and out of cuts. In the 2011 Michigan game he beat CB Troy Woolfolk bad on 43 yd 9 route for would be TD but he dropped perfect pass (8:03 1st), 7 yd out to convert 3rd and 7, only got 3 yds on end around but showed a nice burst (13:03 3rd), dropped perfectly thrown 15 yd out vs. tight coverage, caught 7 yd hitch then made quick move to avoid CB tackler and dive for pylon for 10 yd TD on 3rd and goal (11:07 3rd), dropped open WR screen pass, great motion 2 yd out that he turned upfield and made a great juke to get CB to fly by then dove for pylon again for this time a 13 yd TD (0:35 3rd), good speed on end around but fumbled after 10 yds for huge TO giving Michigan more life (9:40 4th). The kid has legit playmaking skills but must overcome his drops and fumbles to be a legit prospect. I noticed him immediately on his first reception in the 2011 Iowa game as he zoomed up the sideline on a WR screen showing that rare floating look super fast runners have, had great play on corner in type route catching ball in basically a jump ball with S who then fell allowing open space that culminated in +40 yd catch and run (9:05 2nd), had solid PR showing good elusiveness (2:30 2nd), perfect throw on +25 yarder in stride to open TE-a QB couldn’t have thrown it better (11:47 3rd). In the 2011 Northwestern game he had a 57 yd PR for a TD (0:38 2nd). In the 2011 Georgia game he was hit immediately on 0 route by CB Brandon Boykin for a safety, caught by blitzing safety on end around for big loss, his average speed is very apparent in this game as he had an end around with space but only got 1 yd due to speed of pursuers (10:05 3rd), good 5 yd PR juking gunner with super quick move just to get that (6:20 3rd), good 15 yd catch and run on 3rd and 8 getting small separation vs. S, good stiff arm of Boykin in flat on 2 pt conversion but gang tackled short of pylon, good throw on end around to open TE-looked very comfortable making the 10 yd pass (6:00 4th), great 12 yd TD on catch and run slant to tie game-very nice cut to get open vs. S Bacarri Rambo (0:35 4th), great route vs. Boykin getting wide open on 12 yd out-elite quickness and route running (2 OT). I’ve seen enough of him to know of his playmaking skills and his quickness is top notch but this game did show his limitations and proves that he most likely will only be an average slot WR in the NFL. 5th round 1/19/12.

Tape: 2011:Michigan,Iowa, Georgia

Overall: Martin is a player I took notice in this year as everyone was focusing on BJ Cunningham but I thought throughout the year that Martin was the real playmaker on the team. He’s a smaller player with elite quickness who seems destined to be a career slot receiver in the NFL yet does have underrated height at 5’11 1/2 which makes it possible that he could bulk up and play on the outside. No matter where he plays his best attribute he will bring to a team will be his versatility as he’ll be good on WR screens, reverses, WR passes, and other gimmicky plays that exploit his quickness, abilities in the open field, and very underrated arm. I know it’s a weird category but he has to have one of the best and most polished arms of any non-QB in this draft as I’ve seen him throw passes in multiple games and they always are on time and accurate which causes me to think he could have an Antawn Randle-El type career. He ran a 4.45 40 at the Combine but not all of that translates to the field, as seen in theGeorgia game when they’re speedy defense gave him problems. Yet in the slot his elite quickness should shine through as he’ll be asked to work the short and intermediate routes while also contributing as a PR, KR, and on the occasional trick play like a WR pass. I think he’s that rare slot receiver with elite versatility whose combined productivity gives him a boost over possibly more talented players who only contribute in one area. He’s similar in style to Brandon Boykin as he’ll be a fan favorite and a GM’s dream as he’ll fill a lot of roles opening up roster spots at other positions. Career slot receiver with elite quickness and versatility. Late 4th round as my #19 WR 3/19/12.

20. Devon Wylie Fresno St. 5’9 ¼ 187 Sr.

Stats:

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

56

716

12.8

1

2010

2

39

19.5

1

2009

17

259

15.2

4

2008

22

269

12.2

2

2007

1

44

44.0

0

Combine: Great 40 time (4.39). Good looking kid. Good stop in double tap drill. Solid catch on outside shoulder route drill. Looked very fast and caught ball in stride easily on outside shoulder route drill-he’s growing on me big time. Tried too hard and cut before cone on quick out drill. Solid on 9 route drill. Very good route but ball on him as he turned and couldn’t quite get it-not really his fault. Very solid on curl route. Dropped easy ball on post corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5092

187

30.25

9.5

4.39

17

39

1003

 

 

69.2

Notes: Was non-existent in 2010 due to injuries but had a very good 2011. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he looked very fast on 9 route just gliding, great catch on 6 yd slant getting hit immediately and really surprising me that he hung on-great hands (14:22 2nd), spectacular cut on 0 route vs. S Matt Daniels getting 10 yds-elite quickness (11:50 2nd), poor strength blocking CB Emanuel Davis who smacked him one-will be a bad blocker due to size, solid quickness on 5 yd PR, good +30 yd PR showing speed and vision-called back for hold (12:10 4th), good cut making S Nick Sukay miss on PR for 10 yds. In the 2011 East-West Shrine game he looked like one of the best out of the 13 WRs at #3 (Jenkins, Wright). Late 5th round 1/27/12.

Tape: 2011: East-West Shrine Game

Overall: Wylie is an intriguing slot receiver with return skills who flashes big play ability that could get him drafted higher than his career production would suggest. His career high is only 56 receptions, 716 yds, and 4 TDs so his productivity is average at best yet he really impressed me at the East-West Shrine Game looking incredibly quick in his route running and open field skills. This included an amazing juke of sure tackling safety Matt Daniels on one of the more impressive cuts I’ve seen in years as well as included a few solid PR highlighting his versatility. He’s similar to Keshawn Martin in that they appear to be versatile slot receivers who are dangerous in space and, while Martin’s superior productivity in a bigger conference makes it likely he is graded higher by most scouts, I actually have a dead even grade on them both as Wylie has legit speed (4.39 40) and could be a true deep threat from the slot position. It will be interesting to see where Wylie is taken as 4.3 speed is rare and could get him noticed by scouts who then will notice his elite quickness, good hands, and versatility as a special teams player. I probably like him more than most but elite speed and quickness is harder to find than most realize from slot receivers who usually are quicker than fast so I’ve moved him up a bit from my previous grade. Late 4th as my #20 WR 3/19/12.

21. Kashif MooreConnecticut 5’9 180 Sr.

Stats: Big East

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

41

604

14.7

5

2010

36

452

12.6

4

2009

22

370

16.8

3

2008

27

273

10.1

1

Combine: Looked good in double tap drill. Good route and nice jumping catch on quick out drill. Great extended hands catch on ball behind him on curl route-best catch of the drill by far! Poor route but very fast on post corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5090

180

31

9.63

4.42

19

43.5

1006

4.05

6.82

84.6

Notes: Had a spectacular one handed catch on a 9 route for a TD against South Carolina in 2009. In the ’10 Fiesta Bowl vs. OU had a great catch on a bullet of a pass that was high (6:15 1st) and had nice 29 yd catch and run on WR screen showing speed and quickness as he tiptoed the sideline (10:45 3rd). Was UConn’s only threat on the outside and played well against a quality OU secondary. Future prospect 1/14/11.

Tape: 2011: None 2010:Oklahoma (Fiesta Bowl)

Overall: Kashif is a player who almost pains me that I can’t find any tape of his as I never caught a UConn game this year and therefore am flying blind a bit as to his draft prospects. Last time I saw him on the field he was holding his own against a very talented OU secondary despite poor QB play and last time I saw him in any capacity he was absolutely dominating the Combine ending 6th out of 47 WRs in the 40, 1st in the vertical, 4th in the broad jump, 4th in the shuttle, and 5th in the 3 cone. He looked like the most athletic WR at the place and it makes me really think he could be a steal as a late round pick who plays the slot receiver position. His production is very limited but he played in a run oriented offense and had average QB play so that is easily explained. I’m taking a risk with him as I just wasn’t able to see as much film as I wanted but to me the little I saw on the field and at the Combine makes me think he’s an early 5th rounder as my #21 WR and a guy who could be a huge steal for someone 4/10/12.

22. Jordan WhiteWestern Michigan #83 5’11 ¾ 208 Sr.

Stats:

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

140

1911

13.7

17

2010

94

1378

14.7

10

2009

53

684

12.9

4

2008

19

217

11.4

1

Combine: He was one of my sleepers but after his poor 40 (4.69) he’s likely to go real late and might not even get drafted now. Strong hands in double tap drill. Very solid on outside shoulder route drill. Solid route-moves and has similar body to Eric Page. Very good on quick out drill. Good route on curl route.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5116

208

31.5

9.25

4.69

14

35

911

4.13

6.84

66.5

Notes: All time receptions leader. 2nd team All American. Watches a ton of film to prep for game and has been mentored by Greg Jennings. Had ACL injury a few years ago. In the 2011 Purdue game he had nice speed on 20 yd catch and run off trick play (WR pass) ending with CB facemask on him, 49 yd TD on flea flicker running slowly to lull defenders to sleep then shooting by showing very good speed (9:15 1st), dropped tough catch over middle in tight coverage and hit right afterwards by safety, solid sliding catch against zone for 18 yds-very good at finding spots in zone, average cut on short in but caught ball in stride with his hands and turned it upfield showing NFL speed for 22 yds (8:27 2nd), 20 yd corner route caught in stride with separation, elite one handed catch on ball behind him vs. tight coverage for 20 yds-spectacular play (13:02 3rd), good hands and toughness holding on to 6 yd hitch as he got hit hard but just jumped right up, good separation on 15 yd out, great separation on post then showed good speed and strength stiff arming a defender and getting YAC on 45 yd catch and run (11:30 4th), 15 yd catch vs. zone-all have been with his hands not body, great jumping catch over the middle holding on despite getting undercut (5:34 4th). He has solid height, good weight, very good hands, and a burst that is noticeable on film. I’ve only seen him one game and need to see similar things in the postseason but he looks like a 3rd rounder to me 12/27/11.

Tape: 2011: Purdue

Overall: White was one of my biggest sleepers going into the Combine as I had a 3rd round grade on him and really was impressed with his production, hands, burst, and height/weight. He looked like an NFL caliber WR and one who could shoot up draft boards as teams got to know him but instead he’s plummeting right now as he ran a 4.69 40 which was 2nd worst out of the 40 WRs who ran. I dropped him far down my rankings but after digesting the rest of his Combine (7th out of 48 WRs in the 3 cone, 10th in shuttle, good in position drills) I realized that it was a bad time but not enough to throw out everything else I saw on him. White really impressed me with his elite hands, elite production, work ethic (watches film and trains with Greg Jennings in the offseason), and good quickness none of which were changed by his atrocious 40 time. His bad time does make me question whether he will be able to survive on the outside but at 208 lbs you can’t say he’s a small WR so he might just be more of a possession type receiver than I initially thought. Either way he has too many positives for one poor time to overwhelm and I’ve moved him back up closer to his original grade. Before the Combine I had a 3rd round grade on him and he drops because the 40 is important, and was awful, but he doesn’t drop too far as I’m somewhat ignoring his one major flaw and going with my gut. Early 5th round as my #22 WR 3/18/12.

23. Gerell Robinson Arizona St. #8 6’3 1/8 227 Sr.

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

77

1397

18.1

7

2010

29

387

13.3

5

2009

26

261

10.0

0

2008

3

26

8.7

0

Combine: Very poor 40 time (4.62) which doesn’t surprise me but he somehow always gets open anyways so I’m not as worried about it as guys like Fuller, Quick, and Dwight Jones. Very nice in double tap drill. Dropped easy ball on curl route. Slipped but still had catch on post corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6031

227

33

10.13

4.62

 

35.5

905

4.15

 

77.6

Notes: A tall, strong WR with below average speed who is also a long strider. In the 2011 Missouri game he showed better speed than I thought getting wide open down the sideline for +30 yds but did show himself as a big time long strider which I hate (9:20 1st), dropped perfect throw to him in tight coverage forcing punt. I didn’t notice him much in the Missouri game but in the 2011 Oregon game he was very noticeable breaking tackles and attacking the smaller CBs. He did have a dumb procedure penalty negating a big play not lining up correctly in the 3rd Q. Has great thickness throughout for such a tall guy and has a frame similar to Jeff Fuller though a bit faster and a bit less cut. Had 11 catches for nearly 200 yds vs. Arizona. In the 2011 Boise St. game he had no separation on 15 yd in for pbu, solid 6 yd hitch, 12 yd catch in middle of field on 3rd and 14 forcing punt, 15 yd catch in middle vs. zone, open on 15 yd in but tipped by LB, good catch on 15 yd out over the middle on pass a bit high, no separation on 15 yd fade route for INC, solid quickness juking tackler on short hitch but taken down by next guy-not quick just quick for his size, 10 yd catch in middle vs. zone, solid 15 yd hitch vs. zone dragging tacklers for final bit-pretty much the entire game he’s been the default TE in middle of field showing toughness and good hands working the middle zone area effectively, good 20 yd jumping catch vs. tight coverage on post (6:10 3rd), 8 yd hitch and turned upfield showing okay speed for another 20, good separation on 20 yd curl, 21 yd seam route for TD showing strength plowing through defender at 1 yd line for score (13:10 4th), took post and showed okay speed but good elusiveness and quickness for his size spinning off a tackler to go 57 yds (10:50 4th), good catch for 10 yds holding on despite hit in middle of field. He really impressed me with his frame, hands, toughness, and quickness for his size. He doesn’t have a great burst or pure long speed so I wonder how he will consistently get open at the next level but he reminds me of a poor man’s Greg Little and warrants a 6th round grade 12/29/11. Senior Bow Practices: Day 1: 1×1: Average route, looked a little slow, but got huge separation on post vs. CB Donnie Fletcher, very good hands on high pass getting extended hands catch over his head after getting separation vs. CB Leonard Johnson. 11×11: Dropped slant that was very open. Day 2: 1×1: Again didn’t look very sudden or fast but again had huge separation vs. his man this time being S George Iloka on dig route, very good hands again getting little separation vs. Iloka but ball thrown high and away (almost back shoulder like) and his long arms and big hands just snatched it on curl, good burst off snap and got separation on out vs. Fletcher but dropped ball-2nd. 11×11: Good sliding catch on 8 yd curl vs. tight coverage by CB D’Anton Lynn. Day 3: Good aggressiveness but poor strength and technique battling Fletcher on run block drill. 7×7: Solid separation vs. Lynn on 15 yd out ending with nice catch on low ball near his feet. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Great catch vs. CB Brandon Boykin on scramble drill for 25 yds catching it vs. tight cov-very strong hands (2:17 1st), took forever to get off jam by CB Ryan Steed ruining red zone pass play, solid separation vs. Steed on 5 yd hitch but flat out dropped it, plenty of separation on post vs. Steed but no throw, beat CB Janoris Jenkins on double move for would be huge gainer but ball thrown very poorly OOB, solid speed and great strength on 40 yd TD taking shallow cross and blowing past LBs then spinning away from tackle by CB Dequan Menzie to get into end zone-he’s a big dude with solid hands and is productive every game I see him in (11:50 3rd). Out of the 12 WRs he was #6 as he was productive like he always seems to be despite not having a great burst (Jones, Graham, Edwards, Adams, Jenkins).

Tape: 2011:Missouri,Oregon,Cal,Boise St.

Overall: Gerell is a 6’3 230 lb WR with below average long speed, lacks a burst, and definitely has the track record of a one year wonder yet I have to admit I still like him even though I rarely like his type. The reason is simply that he separates much more easily than others of his type in this year’s draft class (Jones, Fuller, Boykin, Toon) and seems to have a toughness and quickness for his size that makes me think he would be good in a West Coast offense or in any offense that had him work the middle of the field like a TE. He isn’t as cut as Fuller or have as good of body control as Toon yet I like him more as he consistently separated from CBs at the Senior Bowl and had long gainers in his final bowl game againstBoise St. and in the Senior Bowl. He’s a legit 6’3 with a big frame so he doesn’t have to be that fast and seems to have just enough speed that he regularly surprises defenders to gain his separation. His upside is limited to a solid #2 WR down the road but I like his potential more than most wideouts of his type and think he is a big time sleeper due to his one year wonder status and average 40 time (4.62). 5th round as my #23 WR 3/20/12.

24. Marvin McNuttIowa #7 6’2 ¾ 216 Sr.

Stats: Big Ten

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

82

1315

16.0

12

2010

53

861

16.2

8

2009

34

674

19.8

8

2008

1

11

11.0

0

Combine: Solid on quick out drill. Double caught ball on curl route. Solid quickness on post corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6026

216

32

10

4.54

 

37

1002

4.07

7.15

81.9

Notes: In the 2010 Insight Bowl vs. Missouri had a very nice 49 catch on 9 route vs. Carl Ghettis (13:15 1st) and beat Rutland on 14 yd sideline curl (9:20 3rd). He appears to be a 4th or 5th rounder right now but one who I might move up already into the 3rd round if I watched more tape of him. No need though as he is coming back in ’11. Career receiving TD and yards leader. He has inconsistently great hands as he drops easy ones but makes spectacular catches. Holds ball way too loosely from body and is fumble prone. In the 2011 Michigan St. game he started quickly with 5 yd out that he turned up sideline for 15 (14:55 1st), dropped 10 yd out that was low and away forcing tough sliding catch but catchable, double caught ball on 10 yd in then tried to make move to get 1 more yd for first and couldn’t do it nearly losing ball as defender popped it loose but fell back in his hands, elite one handed catch that was on ball thrown behind him to snare 30 yd catch that is one of the best of the year (3:10 1st), solid 20 yds on end around but most was made for him but showed above average speed, nice 3 yd TD catch getting it just out of end zone but stretching ball across as he is tackled (5:40 3rd), beat CB deep for 45 yd gain on post route but tripped just after catching it-showed good but not great deep speed (3:25 3rd), great strength getting hit hard by CB on short out but bouncing off him to tip toe down sideline for 13 yds where most would get only 2 (3:03 3rd), good vision on end around cutting it inside for 8 yds when outside was covered,  good separation on 10 yd curl, forced PI on +15 yd fade. McNutt is a guy who has a lot of flaws as he holds the ball way too loosely, drops the easy ball, doesn’t seem to terribly professional, and isn’t the tallest/fastest/strongest. Yet he has a good combo of athleticism, can make the spectacular catch, and just seems to make plays. He reminds me of Brandon Lloyd in his inconsistent brilliance and total package of skills. I think he has major bust potential but because of his playmaking skills it’s hard to argue he isn’t at least a 4th rounder 11/18/11. In the 2011 Nebraska game he was shadowed by CB Alfonso Dennard and basically shutdown as he had a 31 yd over the shoulder circus catch on a 9 route (5:15 4th) and drew a PI yet that was about it. He did get separation a few times and the QB missed him but the majority of his poor play was due to the tight coverage Dennard put on him. Marvin has a lot of talent but definitely is a #2 or #3 WR not a #1 type 11/25/11. In the 2011 Oklahoma game he had beat CB Demontre Hurst on 9 route but ball overthrown, really shutdown by CB Jamell Fleming in 1st half, finally broke through for 20 yd catch and run with lots of separation on curl vs. Fleming, good 8 yd hitch vs. Hurst near sideline showing solid body control, good separation on 12 yd out vs. Hurst, no separation on shallow cross vs. Fleming for pbu,     His lack of deep speed or great size showed in this game as he went up against a big, strong CB in Jamell Fleming and really struggled. The majority of his production came against CB Demontre Hurst who he was able to shake a little better but neither CB is a Day 1 or 2 kid so his struggles in this game are a huge red flag to me. Right now he drops to the 4th-5th as he is looking like a 3rd or 4th WR more and more 12/31/11. Went toIowa as a QB but switched to WR after losing as a freshman to Ricky Stanzi. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Beat Dennard on 9 route as he caught him squatting on short routes-poor recognition of ball unable to get it as was average throw but catchable, good speed easily getting post and YAC vs. CB Asa Jackson. Day 2: 1×1: Very good quickness on slant for big separation vs. Dennard who was way too off, no separation vs.Jackson on hitch but great job coming back to football to get catch as would have been pbu or INT if he hadn’t helped QB out. Day 3: Looked bad against CB Jamell Fleming on run block drill getting tossed aside easily-poor strength as he was worst on this drill. 11×11: Good separation vs. LB getting touch pass over middle for +15 yds. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Open vs. CB Brandon Boykin on post corner for 15 yd TD but overthrown, nearly got one handed catch on slant that was way too high but CB hit him for INC, small separation on 18 yd post vs. CB Casey Heyward but ball thrown perfectly and unable to hold on with CB ripping it out. Out of the 12 WRs he was #8 as he showed solid speed and size but at times struggled getting separation against the elite CBs-clearly part of the lower group (Jones, Graham, Edwards, Adams, Jenkins, Robinson, Criner).

Tape: 2011:Michigan St.,Nebraska,Oklahoma, Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: McNutt is going to be an interesting prospect to watch develop the next few years as he has good size, solid quickness, makes the incredible catch at times, and is a playmaker but struggles separating against the top CBs (shutdown by Dennard and Fleming this year) and seems like a good matchup #3 or 4 WR who can exploit an opposing team’s nickel CB but do little else. There’s definitely a role for a player like that and in the right offense he could be prolific but he definitely looks like a player that can easily be shutdown if a defense focuses on him and he has holes in his game (holds the ball too loosely, drops easy passes, isn’t that professional) that make his ceiling somewhat lower than others. In the end I am keeping a mid round grade on McNutt as the guys who shut him down (Dennard, Fleming) are 2nd rounders so it just proves that he isn’t a high round WR but still can be of value to a team that uses him correctly. 5th round as my #24 WR 3/19/12.

25. Dwight JonesNorth Carolina #83 6’3 ¼ 230 Sr.

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

85

1196

14.1

12

2010

62

946

15.3

4

2009

5

21

4.2

0

2008

0

0

0.0

0

Combine: Big, strong looking kid but had a slower 40 (4.55) which reinforces his film. Looked very slow and lumbering on quick out drill. Very slow in route not able to get to ball which was thrown well to a spot on post corner route drill.

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6032

230

34

9

4.55

14

33

901

 

 

73.2

Notes: Redshirted in 2008. Was their #1 receiver in ’10 (62 946 4 TD). Big frame receiver who looked solid on film vs. Tennessee in the ’10 Music Bowl. Had 200 yards vs. Virginia and 223 yards vs. Florida St. Doesn’t have great speed or physicality so is at best a 2nd or 3rd WR but has an NFL frame and had very good production in ’10 so he will be a prospect to watch in ’11 when Yates leaves. In the 2011 Louisville game had a 31 yd gain on 9 route that was almost an 86 yd TD as he barely stepped out of bounds otherwise was all alone (9:30 1st), slight push off of CB Anthony Conner on dagger route and tackled immediately for 10 yds (10:06 3rd), blew past CB Terell Floyd on 43 yd TD having to stop to readjust to terribly underthrown ball but then breaking two tackles on odd play letting him walk into end zone (12:30 4th). In the 2011 Georgia Tech game he saw fumble on ground but didn’t dive for it (4:00 1st), nice quick slant for 5 yds dragging tackler and extending ball over line to nearly make 3rd and 8 vs. CB Rod Sweeting showing great effort (8:50 2nd), unable to gather in ball behind him on 8 yd cross that was tough but catchable (7:45 2nd), impressive one handed catch on shallow cross then showing good speed turning it upfield for 41 yds (9:30 3rd), good catch again adjusting to poorly thrown ball behind him then plows through a CB for 12 yds showing strength (9:04 3rd), great strength on 8 yd out breaking two tackles looking too strong for their secondary (1:11 3rd). In the 2011 Virginia game had good separation on 13 yd curl vs. CB Demetrious Nicholson (8:34 2nd), beat Nicholson on 20 yd 9 route/fade for easy TD showing his huge mitts and good body control near the sideline (13:05 3rd), outstanding catch on WR throw with ball behind him he made the adjustment and came down with it even though the CB just grabbed his arm blatantly (5:40 3rd), good separation on 10 yd curl vs. CB Chase Minnifield (1:00 3rd). In the 2011 Clemson game I didn’t notice much at all (2 16) and only saw him make one impressive play as he had an outstanding one handed catch out of bounds on ball poorly thrown-it didn’t count but his length and hands were impressive looking like Julio Jones in warmups (10:55 4th). In the 2011 Missouri game he had quick 3 yd hitch, slow off ball-heavy is the word, missed one handed catch on slant over middle, great 22 yd TD literally jumping over WR on jump ball for TD as CB had inside position showing great timing and strength (12:20 1st), nice 0 route breaking two tackles for 10 yds, dropped wide open 12 yd curl, caught 23 yd pass but hit immediately and ball popped out fell on his back then to CB who had INT for weird TO caused by his mistake (5:05 2nd), dropped 3 yd dump off, good 8 yd slant holding on and taking hit showing off his big frame as he was used like a TE there, no separation on 3 yd fade and missed one handed attempt, lumbered on route yet his big frame got him a 20 yd catch vs. zone-this is how he will have to be used as I doubt he ever separates at the next level. He has an NFL frame, good hands (albeit inconsistent), and seems to have a knack for the jump ball but a pattern has emerged with him in that he is invisible for most of the game except a few catches in the middle of the field and then a great play. He will definitely be a red zone threat at the next level but his lack of speed, elusiveness after the catch, and inconsistent hands make him at best a #2 possession WR and possibly worse. I am not nearly as high on him as some people are as he is a WR who looks slow and lumbering in college making him probably look very slow in the NFL. 3rd round who could drop to the 4th if he doesn’t perform well in the postseason activities 12/26/11. Two time Mr. NorthCarolina in basketball in HS. Senior Bowl: Day 2: Barely got off jam vs. CB Casey Heyward and had very small separation on curl, no separation on post vs. Bentley who jumped it for pbu-all of his routes are one speed. Day 3: 1×1: Small separation vs. CB Brandon Boykin on curl and when ball thrown late he came in and batted down for pbu, surprisingly gained a lot of separation vs. CB Janoris Jenkins but ball underthrown on post for pbu-had him for a TD if ball on time, no separation vs. S Markelle Martin on 9 route for INC. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Good run block vs. CB Asa Jackson, great hands on 8 yd out catching it one handed as a bit out in front but couldn’t make Jackson miss for YAC, looked slow on curl easily handled by defense, not much separation on 9 route vs. CB Jamell Fleming but ball underthrown anyways for INT-not his fault, unsure if he was running a dummy route but had no burst and no attempt to even look back for ball-if I was a QB I’d be pissed. Out of the 12 WRs he was #10 as he looked slow and rarely ever got separation. The bottom 3 guys are basically interchangeable as he, Quick, and Fuller all look like they won’t be able to get open except on crossing routes or against zones (Jones, Graham, Edwards, Adams, Jenkins, Robinson, Criner, McNutt, Posey).

Tape: 2011:Louisville,Georgia Tech,Virginia,Clemson,Missouri, Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Jones is a player who I naturally will have a lower grade on than others b/c I’m rarely a fan of the big, slow possession receiver as I feel they very rarely pan out in the long run. He has poor quickness and just a slow, heavy body that makes it rare for him to gain separation. He’s similar to Fuller and Quick in this regard yet gets a superior grade to them as he was more productive the past 2 years AND has a knack for the jump ball. This is extremely important b/c the one time a huge frame is worth the lack of speed it usually comes with is in the red zone. Fuller struggles with jump balls at times and Quick isn’t experienced with it yet Jones dominates in this area as there is a lot of game film of him winning jump balls often times in amazing fashion. I said It a few months ago that a pattern has emerged with Jones game film as he is very quiet most of the time getting a few short passes over the middle then a spectacular play and then little else. Having seen about half his games this year I can say that his highlight reel is ridiculous and could cause a team to take him as early as the 2nd round yet they’ll be overpaying for a player who rarely separates and has only one strength: his ability to win jump balls. I think that skill is in high demand but doesn’t overshadow his lack of speed, inconsistent hands, or inability to separate. He could develop into a solid #2 WR for a team but I think he most likely will be like Plaxico Burress post jail time as he will be a #3 or #4 WR for a team that is quiet until the team enters the red zone and then becomes a valuable asset. 5th round as my #25 WR 3/18/12.

26. Nelson Rosario UCLA 6’4 ½ 221 Sr.

Stats: Pac-12       

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

64

1161

18.1

5

2010

29

309

10.7

1

2009

42

723

17.2

2

2008

11

169

15.4

0

Pro Day: 3/6/12

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40

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Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6044

221

 

 

4.55

 

36.5

1001

 

 

 

Notes:’08: 11 169 0 TD in limited action, ’09: 42 723 2 TD. In ’09 Nelson became the team’s #1 threat in the passing game putting up nice numbers even without a consistent QB in place. He reminds people a lot of JJ Stokes with his size and strength. Coaches complain about his lack of consistency and his poor work ethic. Is very much a long strider but his height makes it possible he can add weight and become a possession WR. Has really good numbers in 2011 despite one of the worst QBs in a top 4 conference. In the 2011 Oregon game (Pac-12 Championship) he had a few solid plays but the best was in garbage time catching a 19 yd back shoulder throw with one hand for a TD (1:58 4th). Very poor in red zone with only 9 career TDs despite a huge size advantage. In the 2011 Illinois game he had a step on 50 yd post but dropped it-perfect throw (12:58 1st), no separation on 9 route vs. CB Tavon Wilson for pbu, unable to jump catch slant that was over his head but somewhat catchable, 10 yd curl, 8 yd slant, good separation on 38 yd 9 route TD (0:34 4th). I hate his attitude, his inconsistent hands, his work ethic, and his uneven production as he is very feast or famine. Yet at the end of the day a team has to take a flier on the kid if he falls too far as he has elite size and seems to make 1-2 spectacular plays in most of the games I’ve seen. 6th round who is the classic boom/bust type 1/4/12. Surprisingly not invited to the Combine and I’m definitely getting a dislike vibe from scouts that makes me think he’s got some red flags or something that has already made him discounted by scouts. I’m getting a strong undrafted vibe to him despite elite size and very good production in a year where he was paired with arguably the worst QB in the Pac-12. Had his pro day in a stiff wind and still ran a solid time (4.55) for his height/size. This athleticism is a surprise to no one who knows his game as he was always the freakish athlete who wasn’t anything special due to inconsistent hands and work ethic issues. I get his red flags but I still think it’s a little weird that a 6’5 220 lb WR with 4.5 speed, a 36 inch vertical, and coming off a +1,000 yard season despite having a worthless dual threat QB under center is possibly going undrafted? He has 2nd to 3rd round talent and as a mid to late round pick could be a steal for someone 3/18/12.

Tape: 2011:Oregon,Illinois

Overall: Nelson is a guy that seems to be getting the buzz of an undrafted free agent type player. Every few years there is someone who has the size/speed/productivity of an early to mid round player yet gets no interest for whatever reason and goes undrafted or in the very late rounds. Nelson is that guy this year and all I can think of is that his work ethic/attitude issues are worse than advertised as the kid has legit talent. He’s 6’4 ½ 221 lbs and has both solid speed and very good hands. They are inconsistent hands as he’s been known to drop the occasional easy one yet they also can be called good as he’ll one hand a ball behind him against double coverage 40 yds downfield that will make your jaw drop. He’s that classic coach killer talent that makes people pull their hair out but what everyone needs to remember is the kid is only 22 years old and is coming off by far the best season of his career. Some might call that a one year wonder but seeing how he already had a +40 catch +700 yd season to his credit I would argue it’s more about improving every year. Nelson is far from a polished product as he drops too many balls, doesn’t run great routes, and takes plays off but he has 2nd or 3rd round talent due to his size/speed ratio and put up very good numbers despite having arguably the worst QB in the Pac-12. I wouldn’t spend a pick on him late but if you told me I could have Rosario or a Fuller/Quick/Toon type I would take Rosario in a heartbeat as he’s taller and faster than all of them. Nelson is getting pushed down way too far for being inconsistent but he has Pro Bowl potential and is right there with Dwight Jones as a very talented player who is quiet much of the game but makes 1 or 2 spectacular plays a game and just needs to become more consistent. 5th round as my #26 WR 3/18/12.

27. Kris Burd Virginia #18 6’1 200 Sr.

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

66

913

13.8

3

2010

58

799

13.8

5

2009

31

413

13.3

1

2008

7

65

9.3

0

Pro Day:

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Notes: Tall, skinny player with an NFL athleticism to him. Is by no means that level of talent but has some AJ Green to his game. In the 2011 North Carolina game had an NFL route and hands catch for 10 yds on curl (8:20 1st), nice 18 yd catch against zone holding onto ball after getting hit (2:04 1st), made nice move in space to miss S Jonathan Smith and getting an additional 4 yds on the +10 yd catch and run near the sideline (12:10 2nd), good catch on pass that was on him right as he turned his head after being jammed at LOS, took it 19 yds vs. CB Tim Scott (3:40 2nd), 18 yd catch on ball behind him against zone coverage (12:00 4th), slight separation on Scott who tried to undercut 15 yd in (6:20 4th), and unable to catch high ball over the middle tipping it for the game ending int-though they were down 12 pts with little time left (3:00 4th). In the 2011 Auburn game he had a 27 yd TD on post with just a step on CBs (8:06 1st), nice 20 yd catch vs. zone (9:00 3rd), great catch in traffic over the middle for 18 yds with two defenders next to him-good hands and body control (0:45 3rd), 15 yd cross, nearly came up with sliding 15 yd cross but hit ground just ahead of his hands. Broke collarbone during Chick-Fila Bowl and unable to return to the game. Broke it in HS and fully recovered so not worried about getting back to 100%.  

Tape: 2011:North Carolina,Auburn

Overall: Kris is a tall, slender WR who impressed me this year in the two games I scouted him in as he has good hands, burst, and body control. He doesn’t have elite speed and isn’t the tallest or biggest guy so I think he’ll be a possession receiver and possibly more of a 3rd WR type but he was very productive this year despite average QB play and seems adept at coming up with tough catches over the middle in traffic. Numerous times in my scouting I noticed his strong hands plucking a ball with his outstretched hands or holding on despite a hard hit. Burd is very low on most rankings I’ve seen and is even less likely to get drafted due to his collarbone injury in the bowl game which robbed him of the chance to shine at an All-Star game. He isn’t an elite talent by any stretch but I like his combination of height, hands, route running, and toughness and think he could succeed for a team in a Jason Avant style role. 5th round as my #27 WR 3/16/12. 

28. LaVon BrazillOhio #7 5’10 5/8 192 Sr.

Stats:     

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

72

1150

16.0

11

2010

12

78

6.5

0

2009

53

702

13.2

6

2008

34

384

11.3

1

2007

16

201

12.6

0

Combine: Best so far in gauntlet with ball never moving once in his hands-can’t do any better in gauntlet drill. Brazill, Floyd, and Hill did best in gauntlet drill. Okay route on dig route drill-not the most smooth in cut.

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Arms

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40

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Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5105

192

32

9.75

4.48

11

32.5

 

 

 

54.1

Notes: Is their big play threat who also set a school record for receptions, yards, and TDs in 2011. Has a gaudy 15.2 average per reception. In the 2011 Utah St. game he had a short out that he broke the CBs tackle on then raced down the field breaking another tackle for 16 YAC (0:45 2nd), dropped easy catch over the middle on 3rd and 6 forcing punt, elite 44 yd TD on post getting some separation vs. CB then highpointing the ball on the run shielding defender with his body for the great play (3:45 3rd), nice hands catch over the middle hanging on after getting hit, outstanding play catching 10 yd slant on 4th and 6 and dragging defender final 3 yds extending the ball over the goal line for the TD to win 24-23-down at half yd line but punched it in next play (0:43 4th). He is a speedy, productive WR with good hands, great timing, and a knack for making people miss in the open field. Right now I have a 6th round grade on him but could move him up a lot if he goes to an All Star event and is productive there as well 12/18/11.

Tape: 2011:Utah St.

Overall: Brazill is a player who I unfortunately can’t do anymore research on as Ohio game film is tough to come by but who I am intrigued by and will be the first to admit I didn’t watch enough to get a full evaluation of. The first thing that intrigued me about Brazill were his hands as everything is a hands catch and he has a knack for high pointing balls making him a legit jump ball threat despite his below average height and vertical. He’s a speedy WR as well and his big play ability (16 ypr in 2011) should continue in the pros. Unfortunately his lack of size or strength makes playing on the outside a question mark for him and as a slot receiver his draft grade would take a hit as he doesn’t have experience in it and he isn’t very quick, arguably the most important attribute in slot receivers. LaVon is a mixed bag of qualities but intrigues me a lot with his speed, elite hands, and jump ball skills so he’s a sleeper as a later round project type. Late 5th round as my #28 WR 3/18/12.

29. Travis Benjamin Miami #3 5’9 7/8 172 Sr.

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

41 

609 

14.9 

2010 

43 

743 

17.3 

2009 

29 

501 

17.3 

2008 

18 

293 

16.3 

Combine: Had a spectacular 40 but eyeball and official (4.36). Looked extra fast in 9 route back shoulder drill. Dropped 3 and looked very bad in gauntlet drill-before he even dropped his first one he looked iffy. Rounded route on speed out drill. Very fast and strong cut on dig route drill. Good speed and catch in 9 route drill. Great speed, catch, and toe tap on corner route drill.

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Arms

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40

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Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5097

172

31.75

8.75

4.36

14

38

911

 

 

58.6

Notes: A small, speedy wideout. In the 2011 Boston College game he had a 60 yd bomb on the opening play showing speed to get open and elusiveness to get 10 YAC (14:55 1st), good job on over the middle catch as it was too high for him and tipped by LB but he tipped it and grabbed the tip before defenders could react, no separation on 9 route vs. CB Donnie Fletcher for INT.

Tape: 2011:BostonCollege

Overall: Travis is an extremely undersized future slot receiver with the speed to blow off the top of a coverage and really impact a game with a small number of plays. That last part is important as I just don’t see him being healthy for a 16 game season as a starter b/c he’s 5’10 170 and doesn’t seem to have too much room to add to it. He also is unlikely to be anything more than a #3 receiver from the slot because he has inconsistent hands, doesn’t run great routes, and he’s fast but doesn’t appear to be 4.36 40 fast on film. Still though he’s plenty fast enough to stretch a defense which is a skill a lot of teams could use from a slot receiver so he should be a capable WR in bursts who can make an impact for a team but who shouldn’t be expected to be anything more than a situational starter. Late 5th round as my #29 WR 4/3/12.

30. Jeff FullerTexas A&M #8 6’3 ½ 223 Sr.

Stats: Big 12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

70

828

11.8

6

2010

72

1066

14.8

12

2009

41

568

13.9

7

2008

50

630

12.6

9

Combine: Didn’t work out at the Combine. His stock drops even further.

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WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6034

223

33.63

9.88

 

17

 

 

 

 

73.2

Notes: He had a great year in 2008 showing a lot of leadership and playmaking ability for a true freshman. Had good games against some elite competition (5 79 1 vs. Miami), (5 67 vs. Oklahoma St.), and (5 81 1 vs. UT). Has improved dramatically over the offseason and seems to have the work ethic you look for in top level talent as he is much more forceful in attacking the ball in the air and appears to be developing as a leader for the Aggies. In the 4th game of his Jr. year he already owns nearly all of A&M’s receiving records and could put them extremely far out of reach if he decided to return, yet that is unlikely. His size/speed ratio has always been extremely impressive yet now he is adding great hands-truly elite hands, and polished route running to become a legit 1st round caliber receiver 9/30/10. Had best WR season in school history in ’10 (72 1,066 12 TD). In the ’10 Cotton Bowl vs. LSU had an easy 9 yd curl vs. Patrick Peterson who gave too much cushion (6:24 1st), blocked Peterson 25 yds downfield on Cyrus Gray’s 19 yd run (5:55 1st), had solid separation on 5yd out on 3rd and 3 but ball was behind him (5:11 1st), good 10 yd out vs. Peterson’s good coverage (0:50 1st), easy 18 yd comeback vs. Peterson’s poor coverage (9:42 2nd), very good 15 yd back shoulder grab vs. very good Peterson coverage (9:23 2nd), miscommunication with Ryan as he threw a curl vs. good Peterson coverage while Jeff ran a 9 (1:10 2nd), good 7yd hitch that he had a slight nudge vs. good Peterson coverage (11:29 3rd), easy 13 yd curl on 3rd and 10 as Peterson had poor coverage giving a 10 yd cushion? (10:07 3rd), 11 yd curl openly pushing off Peterson (14:07 4th). Had a very good game vs. Peterson going 7-9 for 83 yds with one incompletion being on a miscommunication with his QB and the other being a short 5 yd out that had poor accuracy. Showed great strength, good speed, good hands, and good route running looking like a WR who can consistently get open against even elite college CBs like Peterson. Early 2nd round as of now but is coming back for 2011 1/26/11. At 75% for the SMU game with a tweaked hamstring. Enters the 2011 season ranked #20 on my Big Board. In the 2011 SMU game had a great block on an attacking CB on the WR screen setting up Swopes for a good play (9:10 2nd), good 12 yd curl (2:45 2nd), great job recovering the fumble by Gray highpointing the ball as it shot up in the air (11:38 3rd), and false start (14:00 4th). In the 2011 Oklahoma St. game dropped perfect throw right off his hands on 5 yd curl as he was too busy setting up a move for YAC (2:40 1st), no separation on 5 yd hitch pbu vs. CB Broderick Brown (12:45 2nd), no separation vs. S Markelle Martin but great extended hands catch showing his strength as he grasped it just ahead of S and held on tight (10:40 2nd), good separation vs. Brown on 10 yd curl (7:30 2nd), unable to win jump ball on post route for incompletion vs. Martin (7:03 2nd), 8 yd curl vs. Brown but immediately tackled (11:15 3rd), no separation vs. Brown on 10 yd curl causing int (3:13 3rd), no separation on 9 route vs. Brown for inc (1:44 3rd), a bit separation vs. Brown on 10 yd curl (6:30 4th), almost had a 30 yd one handed catch vs. Brown that should have been past interference as he was being held (5:00 4th), easy 4 yd out for TD (2:21 4th), and no separation vs. Brown on 10 yd curl whose pbu tipped to another defender for int and game over (1:33 4th). Having watched him in 4 games already this year it is obvious that something isn’t right with him. It most likely is his hamstring as he has no burst and really struggles to gain separation. Right now he is almost always running 1 of 2 routes as he runs the 10 yd comeback 90% of the time sprinkled in occasionally with a 9 route here or there. He shows no quickness in and out of breaks, no deep speed, and for a guy his size I have yet to see him dominate the jump ball. At this point he is more of a hindrance to the team than an asset and the gameplan against the Aggies right now is to double Swopes, stop the run game, and force Tannehill to beat you with the other WRs. Nothing about Fuller looks like a 1st round pick so he drops to the 2nd right now 10/14/11. Drops to the 4th but probably will move up to the 3rd after the postseason activities 1/17/12. Senior Bowl: Day 2: 1×1: Good separation on dig route but ball bounced right off his pads into air for INT by CB, no separation and a very slow route vs. CB Dwight Bentley getting bailed out at end by dumb PI, took forever to get off jam by S Antonio Allen for INC, average speed on 9 route but Bentley sat on route and hit him for would be 5 yd illegal contact. Day 3: 1×1: No separation at all vs. CB Janoris Jenkins and missed on one handed back shoulder catch-reason it was one handed was bad body control not bad throw, had CB Brandon Boykin in his hip pocket the entire time then pushed off to gain small separation on out still not catching ball-worst WR for South squad so far, no separation on 9 route until Jenkins squatted on route and was wrong allowing catch-was a very good extended hands catch but still much more Jenkins than Fuller. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Solid separation vs. CB Asa Jackson on 8 yd curl but was 3rd and 14 and looked slow trying to get YAC ending with no additional yards, good run block vs. CB Leonard Johnson on WR reverse his way, no separation on 9 route vs. CB Donnie Fletcher but back shoulder throw got through and he had +20 yd completion if it didn’t hit him in his chest and bounce off-looked horribly uncoordinated on play (0:22 2nd), had 6 yd hitch vs. Fleming on 3rd and 11 and again looked slow and ineffective trying to juke for YAC, couldn’t quite catch very low ball on open 10 yd cross for INC, caught 4 yd out and immediately hit by LB-looks slow in everything he does. Out of the 12 WRs he was #12 as he looked slow and rarely ever got separation. The bottom 3 guys are basically interchangeable as he, Jones, and Quick all look like they won’t be able to get open except on crossing routes or against zones (Marvin Jones, Graham, Edwards, Adams, Jenkins, Robinson, Criner, McNutt, Posey, Dwight Jones). He put on an undrafted free agent type of performance and his fall continues 2/17/12.

Tape: 2011: SMU, Oklahoma St. (sat out), Arkansas, Idaho, Texas Tech, Baylor, Iowa St., Kansas St., Texas, Northwestern 2010: LSU (Cotton Bowl)

Overall: Fuller in my opinion has been the most disappointing senior in all of college football. He had a late 1st/early 2nd round grade going into the season and has just steadily dropped as the season has gone on. It began with a hamstring injury that limited his speed and quickness, continued with inconsistent hands (dropped a sure TD pass in the back of the end zone in the 2nd OT costing his team the Kansas St. game), followed it up with uncharacteristic diva behavior getting into an argument with Coach Sherman, and ending it with a horrible postseason where he was the worst of the 12 WRs at the Senior Bowl and then decided not to run at the Combine. His fall has been historic and if I was just grading him on this year’s performance I would give him a free agent grade and not even think twice about it. The things I saw from him: dropped passes, inability to separate, arguing with play calling, etc. make him clearly not worth a draft pick. Yet Fuller just 15 months ago had a great game against Patrick Peterson who was the best CB in the nation at the time. No matter how bad he’s been this year it can’t complete wipe away the player he was in 2010 with his huge frame, solid route running, and strong hands. There’s a chance that we never see Fuller back in that form again but the possibility of him getting back there again keeps him with a drafteable grade. 6th round as my #30 WR who is a roll of the dice essentially for a GM who thinks 2011 was an aberration and the 2010 Fuller will eventually return 3/16/12.

31. DeVier PoseyOhio St. 6’1 5/8 211 Sr.

Stats: Big 10

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

12

162

13.5

2

2010

53

848

16.0

7

2009

60

828

13.8

8

2008

11

117

10.6

1

Combine: Very long legs. Solid in double tap drill. Dropped slightly high ball on quick out drill. Okay route but very nice extended hands catch on quick out drill. Solid on curl route. Poor route on post corner route drill.

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40

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Broad

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3 Cone

1 yr %

6015

211

31.63

9.63

4.50

14

36.5

1003

4.15

7.03

83.2

Notes: #3 rated WR in ’08 HS class (5 star recruit). In the ’10 Sugar Bowl vs. Arkansas couldn’t track a deep ball not far from him (12:40 2nd), beat Darius Winston on post but Pryor was inaccurate (5:21 2nd), beat Winston on 7 yd hitch on 3rd and 4 but pushed off a bit-showed nice hands (2:33 2nd), and had a great 43 yd TD catch vs. Tramain Thomas’ good coverage as he caught the ball very awkwardly showing poor tracking again but also great coordination and hands (2:00 2nd). Looks like an NFL receiver as he has good size and speed to go along with great ball skills. Does have issues tracking the ball and doesn’t seem too fast but should develop into an average starting WR. 4th round 1/18/11. After getting ready to come back from the 5 game suspension that occurred at the end of 2010 he was suspended for another 5 games on a different scandal. In the 2011 Michigan game had a great catch of deflected fumble on KR to save their butt as they were already down 16-7, blew past CB on 43 yd post for easy TD (1:35 2nd), beat CB JT Floyd on 9 route for would be game winning TD but ball overthrown as he had 3 yds separation at least (1:44 4th). In the 2011 Florida game he had solid separation on 11 yd curl vs. CB Loucheiz Purifoy, beat Purifoy well at LOS getting inside position for 11 yd slant for TD-good hands and technique but average burst (11:30 2nd), 4 yd out, big separation on slant for 10 yds but then fumbled it on average tackle from behind, no separation vs. CB Cody Riggs. INC 1/10/12. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Okay route getting separation vs. CB Jamell Fleming but he slipped on out, had a very short hitch vs. CB Alfonso Dennard but a good sudden move afterwards to make a missed tackle. Day 2: 1×1: Good route vs. CB Leonard Johnson for small separation on curl. Day 3: Got thumped pretty bad and looked like the least aggressive and weaker on vs. Johnson on run block drill, poor technique and average strength vs. Dennard on drill. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: No separation on post vs. CB Dequan Menzie with it getting INT by S, looked fast on post route vs. CB Janoris Jenkins but no throw, solid separation vs. CB Casey Heyward on post but dropped would be 20 yd TD on post that was low and away-perfect between CB and S and needs to catch it, no separation vs. Heyward on corner route for no throw, big separation on 20 yd post vs. CB Dwight Bentley catching in stride to get +10 yds YAC (0:55 2nd), poor job cutting off fade route so QB threw ball right to CB-very undisciplined and it caused an INT, good run block of CB Ryan Steed 10 yds downfield and up to the whistle, no separation vs. Heyward on cross for pbu but called PI-not sure I agree. Out of the 12 WRs he was #9 as he showed very good speed and burst yet ran poor routes and looked like a long term project which is even more surprising because he went toOhio St. (Jones, Graham, Edwards, Adams, Jenkins, Robinson, Criner, McNutt).

Tape: 2011:Arkansas (BCS Sugar Bowl), Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: DeVier is another interesting player as he has very good talent yet has a very raw game and has the look of a coach killer who makes just enough plays to stay on the field but disappoints you regularly. He rounds off his routes, is an average run blocker, struggles tracking the deep ball, drops easy balls, and was suspended not once but twice in 2011 ending his career on a very sour note. Yet he can’t just be tossed aside as he was a super blue chip prospect coming out of HS (#3 rated WR in the country), had back to back +800 yd seasons in a top 4 conference, and has a very good blend of size/speed (6’1 5/8 211 with 4.50 speed). I’m probably less interested in him than most as I take character issues very seriously and he just looks extremely raw to me which shows that he doesn’t have a good work ethic as guys who play atOhio St. for 4 years don’t normally look raw. If his recent suspensions motivate the kid it wouldn’t surprise me to see him improve into a very solid #2 WR as he has a lot going for him but he never dominated in college while slacking and I suspect he’ll find very soon that he can’t even get on the field due to his poor work ethic and lapses of concentration. He has the makings of a career underachiever and I want no part of it unless he falls to the later rounds. I suspect he’ll be taken somewhere in the 4th, as his talent warrants it, but I’m leaving him with a 6th round grade with red flags as my #31 WR 3/20/12.

32. Nick Toon Wiscosnin #1 6’1 7/8 215 Sr.

Stats: Big Ten

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

64

926

14.5

10

2010

36

459

12.8

3

2009

54

805

14.9

4

2008

17

257

15.1

1

Combine: Didn’t look that fast and had poor 40 time (4.54).

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40

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Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6017

215

32.5

9

4.54

18

37.5

 

 

 

70.8

Notes: In the ’10 Rose Bowl vs. TCU had false start (14:19 1st), dropped a bullet that was perfectly thrown for a 1st down on 3rd and 8 (10:46 1st), couldn’t get separation vs. S Colin Jones on 8 yd curl (6:21 2nd), great diving catch on 12 yd out on 3rd and 8 showing outstanding hands (4:25 2nd), and barely got open for 18 yd cross showing average speed but good hands as he was blanketed by CB Jason Teague (9:30 3rd). In the 2011 UNLV game had a great catch overcoming blatant pass interference to get jump ball for 39 yards (3:04 1st). Was very quiet in the game but they didn’t need him as UNLV couldn’t stop the run at all. In the 2011 Oregon St. game had a nice hands catch on WR screen in front of him and showed good toughness getting flipped over on tackle yet holding on and getting up quick (11:36 1st), nice jerkiness to his quick slant catching it and turning it upfield for 13 yds (3:36 1st), very little separation on very shallow cross but caught it and ran for 17 yds-unable to make defender miss in open field (10:20 2nd), good TD on fade route high pointing it and catching it in very NFL like fashion but even on this play he pushed off to gain the slight separation he had (7:47 2nd), nice hands catch and body adjustment on quick slant to avoid the hit (2:13 2nd). Doesn’t have great speed, moves, or strength but there is definitely an NFL look to the kid. In the 2011 Oregon game (Rose Bowl) he had 3 yd slant, 5 yd slant but hit and nearly fumbled ball double catching it, good body control and hands on 5 yd slant-low and away, 4 yd hitch, good 6 yd catch holding ball out to get 1st, 30 yd 9 route with 5 sec remaining vs. prevent. Once again he was very quiet in a big game rarely getting separation against the young Oregon CBs. Declined Senior Bowl invite and performed only some of the drills at the Combine. He sure acts like a top level WR so maybe I have a different opinion of his but I see a late round WR at best right now 3/1/12.

Tape: 2011: UNLV,Oregon St.,Oregon (Rose Bowl) 2010: TCU (Rose Bowl)

Overall: Nick has been a player that I’ve considered overrated for quite awhile as he has elite body control, inconsistently good hands (makes the tough catch but drops easy ones too regularly), and has a famous father but overall has quite a few holes in his game and lacks elite talent. I do think he has a chance to develop into a capable #2 possession WR for a team and that role has value yet he has below average speed, lacks quickness in and out of his breaks, for 215 lbs doesn’t play that strong, and never had elite production despite having solid QB and a running game that kept him from ever really being doubled. I think he falls into the same category as Fuller, Jones, and others in that they rarely gain separation but do have bigger frames and solid hands. Dwight Jones is ahead of him in the rankings b/c he has elite jump ball skills yet Toon is more like Fuller in that there is some game film showing potential in this area but nothing concrete to say they will for sure be legit red zone threats. Without his famous last name it’s like Nick never would have been so highly acclaimed and now considered overrated. Yet he does and that is an asset to keep in mind as he’s been taught by one of the all time best WRs and should come in as a polished WR who is a true professional. Unfortunately Nick didn’t get enough athleticism from his dad as his size/speed ratio is average at best and he has the potential to become a #2 possession WR but just as easily could be a 4th or 5th stringer for a few years and then end his career as a disappointment. One of the more overrated WRs as I have a 6th round grade as my #32 WR 3/18/12.

33. Eric PageToledo #12 5’9 180 Jr.

Comparison: Dwayne Harris mixed with Devery Henderson

Stats:     

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

 

 

 

 

 

2011

125

1182

9.5

10

2010

99

1105

11.2

8

2009

82

1159

14.1

7

Combine: Poor 40 time was expected but even worse than I thought it would be (4.60). Good strong hands on adjustment easily snagging a ball that wasn’t that easy on outside shoulder route drill. Very quick route-impressed me a lot on quick out drill. Good quickness on route on quick out drill. Dropped perfect throw on post corner route drill.

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Arms

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40

Reps

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3 Cone

1 yr %

5087

186

29

9

4.60

15

30

904

3.98

6.95

49.2

Notes: 94 for over 1,000 yards in ’10. Very intelligent player who runs and is built alot like a RB. Had a nice PR in the ’10 Little Caesars Bowl showing a good ability to set up blockers. Coaches say he is a very intelligent player. Doesn’t have great quickness but has solid speed and surprising strength. I don’t see him being anything in the NFL as short receivers need to be extra quick but he does have ability so he is a late round or FA type grade as of now 12/27/10. 1st team All MAC as WR, KR, and PR. In the 2011 Air Force game he had a solid 9 yd WR screen looking like a RB, solid jump cut to avoid CB on WR screen to get 5, good strength breaking tackle on WR screen for 9, couldn’t juke CB on 0 route for TFL, same play for TFL, dropped tough sliding catch on low dump off, 87 yd TD on KR showing solid speed (2:17 1st), 12 yd screen-nothing special, nice 8 yds on WR screen juking defender, good hands holding on to 7 yd slant after getting hit immediately, 6 yd hitch,   He’s similar to TY Hilton and Dwayne Harris in that he is included in PR, end arounds, bubble screens, and other plays in attempts to get him in space so his stats are highly inflated. He’s inferior to Hilton as he only has average long speed, though he has a nice short area burst, but is far superior to Harris as he has a RB’s thickness and is built similar to a Devery Henderson when he came out of LSU. Also he has good hands and a better burst than Harris. In the end I think he will be an okay slot receiver and PR in the NFL but little else as he has no long speed and will have trouble consistently separating in the NFL. 6th round 12/28/11.

Tape: 2011: Air Force

Overall: Page has been a very fun player to watch the past few years at Toledo as the team has used every trick in the book to get him the ball whether on PR, KR, end arounds, WR screens, WR passes, etc. He’s had 3 straight years of at least 82 catches and 1105 yds showing a consistency and durability that should serve him well going forward. He’s reminds me of a mix of Dwayne Harris and Devery Henderson as he has a short, squat RB build like Henderson yet is the multi-threat Harris was coming out of college last year. Unfortunately he looks to have the same mediocre speed Harris had coming out of East Carolina last year and it significantly hurts his potential as a receiver. He’ll be a career slot receiver yet won’t be the deep threat many teams prefer from that spot as he ran a 4.60 40 at the Combine and his game film made me feel that was a fair time for him. He’s a quicker than fast type player but while I deemed Harris an undrafted free agent type as he was slow, had inconsistent hands, and average quickness I think Page could make it as a receiver with special teams value as he has very reliable hands and is quicker in his routes. He’s no Devon Wylie or Keshawn Martin but is a poor man’s version of those types with inferior quickness but similar versatility. Due to his elite production Page could get drafted earlier than this but he looks like he’ll be a mediocre slot receiver for a team and make his living more as a PR/KR with 3rd down back possibilities. Very versatile but not that talented and ends as a 6th rounder as my #33 WR 3/20/12.

34. Jarrett Boykin Virginia Tech #81 6’1 ¾ 217 Sr.

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

61

761

12.5

5

2010

53

847

16.0

6

2009

40

835

20.9

5

2008

30

441

14.7

2

Combine: Good adjustment and hands on 9 route back shoulder drill. Dropped 1 ball in gauntlet drill. Solid catch on speed out drill. Dropped ball on dig route drill. Couldn’t quite get to overthrown ball in 9 route drill.

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Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6016

217

32.25

10.25

4.74

11

36

1003

4.28

7.12

75.7

Notes: In the 2011 Georgia Tech game had a few steps deep on CB Rod Sweeting completing 33 yd catch despite having to come back for ball (13:33 1st), solid stutter slant for easy 9 yd TD (4:23 2nd), easy quick slant he just dropped. In the 2011 Michigan game he had good 0 route for 10 yds, good 5 yd hitch making defender miss and showing a solid burst for 12 yds-hands catch, had multiple good blocks on downfield runs by David Wilson-coaches rave about it. He had a quiet night and it appeared that teammate Danny Coale was actually the vocal point of the offense this evening yet I still like his NFL prospects more than most as he has good size, hands, productivity, and a solid burst. He should be a #4 WR early on but I could see him developing eventually into a capable #2. Catches the ball with his hands away from his body. Wears 3x gloves and you can tell when he catches a ball as it is engulfed in two massive hands away from his body. Has a nice big frame and has been productive in a big conference making him appear to be a legit WR prospect. In the ’10 Orange Bowl vs. Stanford caught a deep pass on essentially a running jump ball (0:10 2nd) to setup a FG at the end of the half. Showed very good hands, a good body, and decent speed making me think he will be a solid #2 possession type receiver. 3rd round 1/4/11. 5th round 1/5/12. Had a terrible Combine with the slowest 40 time of the WRs at the combine and compounded it by only having 11 reps which is very poor for a possession receiver with size.

Tape: 2011: Georgia Tech,Michigan

Overall: Boykin might have had the worst Combine of any WR as I really liked his weight, hands, and underrated productivity yet have to really rethink his prospects as he ran a 4.74 40 (worst of any of the 47 WRs who ran) and looked slow. This slowness also didn’t shock me as I noticed it at times on film as he has a nice short area burst but poor deep speed and often times struggled gaining separation. This year his teammate Danny Coale was the far more productive receiver and his team noticeably focused their game plan on getting him the ball over Boykin. It’s not hard to see why as Boykin’s yards per reception have gone down 3 straight years (20.9 to 16.0 to 12.5) and he sort of looks to have maxed out as a player. I still like Boykin as his hands are just massive, he has good size (6’1 3/4 217), and does have a good burst but it looks likely that he will never develop into the #2 WR I initially thought he could and is more backup material. He’ll be a good late round pick to come in as a backup outside WR but don’t expect him to develop into a future starter as if anything he’s regressed the past few years and looks like a career #3 or 4 WR. He might fit a team like the Chargers who like to have 3 or 4 bigger WRs on the field at the same time. 6th round as my #34 WR 3/19/12.

35. Tommy StreeterMiami #5 6’4 7/8 219 Jr.

Comparison: Michael Jenkins

Stats: ACC           

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

 

 

 

 

 

2011

46

811

17.6

8

2010

1

42

42

1

2009

5

114

22.8

0

Combine: Had a great 40 time (4.40), especially for a guy his size at 6’4 219, but I’m almost like “I don’t care” because I’ve seen him get no separation so often on tape I know it doesn’t transfer. Not sure why his speed doesn’t transfer but it doesn’t. Dropped easy ball and had alligator arms (on a drill?) on outside shoulder route drill. Dropped easy ball on quick out drill. Very poor route on curl route-made me chuckle it was that bad.

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40

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Broad

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3 Cone

1 yr %

6047

219

34.75

9.5

4.40

17

33

1005

 

7.08

94.3

Notes: In the 2011 Boston College game he had no separation on 10 yd in but was PI by CB Donnie Fletcher, no separation on 30 yd seam route vs. LB Luke Kuehly who had pbu and almost INT, no separation on 20 yd post vs. Fletcher for pbu, no separation on 10 yd curl with safety getting INT, no separation on 30 yd 9 route vs. Fletcher for INC, no separation vs. Kuehly across the middle getting luck 8 yds when deflected ball by Luke went to him. I’m not sure what everyone sees in this kid as he never was open all game long. He is a tall WR but basically has nothing else going for him. Free Agent 1/17/12.

Tape: 2011:BostonCollege

Overall: Tommy is the classic high ceilinged project whose measurements wow you but don’t fully translate onto the playing field leaving a lot to be desired. When I watch Streeter I don’t see 4.40 speed as he couldn’t even consistently separate from a LB (to be fair it was Kuehly) let alone a DB in theBostonCollege game I scouted him in. Yet any guy who is 6’5 220 and runs a 4.40 will raise some eyebrows so it’s highly likely a team grabs him in the middle rounds and works to coax the Pro Bowl talent out of him. Unfortunately I don’t see it happening as he has poor hands, is extremely raw in his route running, and again his speed doesn’t translate completely to the field. I see the kids appeal as defenders of him will point out that he only had 6 career receptions going into this season and ended with 46, he had 1 career TD yet ended with 8, and he had only 156 career receiving yards yet ended with 811. The kid clearly has improved by leaps and bounds with some scouts surely arguing that his development will continue. Yet my argument is his speed is track speed not football speed, he has lots of holes that are unlikely to ever be fixed, and the fact that he left after only one season and was talking about dominating the Combine to be a 1st round pick (?) makes me question his motivation and probably means he has a bit of an ego. His game film was extremely average and I just don’t see him ever fulfilling half of his tremendous upside so he falls into the category of a late round flier with a high upside. Late 6th round as my #35 WR 3/22/12.

36. Cole Beasley SMU 5’9 177 Sr.

Comparison: Shorter Dane Sanzenbacher

Stats: C-USA       

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

86

1040

12.1

2

2010

87

1060

12.2

6

2009

40

493

12.3

3

2008

42

366

8.7

3

Pro Day: 4/14

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Notes: A small, skinny, white WR who looks like a shorter Dane Sanzenbacher. In the 2011 Pittsburgh game he had okay jukes for 6 yds on 0 route, 11 yd in middle of zone, good speed and short area burst blowing past CB Jarred Holley for 20 yd catch and run slant that could have been TD if he hadn’t stumbled (1:58 1st), solid separation on 10 yd out, good speed, route, and hands on 19 yd out vs. bracket coverage showing an NFL like speed and burst (10:00 3rd), good pluck on the run of slant for 13 yds. I’m more impressed with him than Josh Cooper ofOklahoma St. who is a more well known slot WR type.

Tape: 2011:Texas A&M,Pittsburgh

Overall: Beasley is a player who I highly doubt gets drafted but definitely has a drafteable grade on my board as he’s fast, quick, sure handed, productive, and extremely consistent. I love how his numbers from 2010 and 2011 are nearly identical (86/86 receptions, 1040/1060 yds, 12.1/12.2 ypr) as it shows his consistency. Cole is a very specific niche player as he lacks the size to play on the outside and the speed to be a true deep threat but he looks to me to be a very capable slot WR with the quickness, route running skills, and solid hands to make an impact on a team. Josh Cooper from Oklahoma St. is far more widely regarded and considered drafteable yet Beasley is quicker, faster, and has better hands than Cooper. Unfortunately there is a stigma on WRs coming from a June Jones offense so that hurts him as well despite the fact that Emmanuel Sanders and Davone Bess have been very productive coming from the same offense. At the end of the day Beasley will most likely not hear his name called and will have to get his way onto an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent. Yet Bess, Dane Sanzenbacher, Wes Welker, and Danny Amendola did the same thing and I think he has a similar skill set to those types. Late 6th round as my #36 WR 3/18/12.

37. Lavasier TuineiOregon 6’4 ¾ 220 Sr.

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

48

599

12.5

10

2010

36

396

11.0

2

2009

24

217

9.0

0

2008

0

0

0

0

Pro Day: 3/15/12

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40

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Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6046

220

34.5

9.75

4.54

5

32

1006

4.12

6.71

 

Notes: In the 2011 LSU game had a terrible run block barely touching Mathieu who got TFL on left sweep (6:22 1st), had 7 yd slant vs. Mathieu (1:10 1st), and nice 8 yd catch and run breaking 3 LSU tackles (9:03 2nd). Was clearly Oregon’s best WR and I liked how he got up immediately after LSU hit him as he took some massive hits in the game. In the 2011 Wisconsin game (Rose Bowl) he had a 35 yd post beating S Aaron Henry and CB (9:50 1st),  good hands on 20 yd post, 3 yd out for TD, great back shoulder 30 yd throw-very nice hands and agility (4:40 3rd), 12 yd TD in back of end zone (14:45 4th), good 38 yd seam catch and run making defender miss and showing solid speed in open field, 8 yd slant on 4th and 6-made so many huge plays in this game (8 158 2 TD). He’s a long strider without great speed and rarely uses his elite size to his advantage yet he seems to make big plays every time I watch the Ducks and he seems like a guy who won’t be drafted but should be to me. 7th round 1/11/12. Rose Bowl Offensive MVP in 2011. In the 2011 NFLPA Game he once again impressed me with his size/speed ratio and his productivity. Struggled a bit early in the week in practice but kept improving and did well overall. Had a nice 18 yd catch getting the final 5 on YAC (2:12 2nd), beat secondary deep for 20 yd TD but only could get 1 ft in bounds running out of end zone, caught 5 yd slant and broke two tackles to get final 5 yds for TD (3:38 3rd), no separation on 9 route vs. CB Jonte Green for pbu-does show a rapport with his QB which shows trust, dropped open slant late in game as they were driving to win it.

Tape: 2011: LSU,Wisconsin

Overall: Lavasier is another later round WR who I’m getting the undrafted vibe about from the scouting community but who appeals to me as just a pure playmaker despite average speed and overall athleticism. He showed up big in every one of Oregon’s big games saving his best game of his career for the Rose Bowl victory against Wisconsin. He also played well at the NFLPA Game making plays and looking much bigger and stronger than the fringe CB prospects in the game. Oregon WRs notoriously don’t get love from scouts b/c their system is even more gimmicky than an ordinary spread scheme but I really like Lavasier’s blend of size, speed, hands, and overall playmaking ability. He had fewer chances than most wideouts due to their questionable QB play and run oriented scheme but still was very noticeable against the best competition. He’s likely to go drafted but I like him as a late round flier type. Early 7th round as my #37 WR 3/19/12.

38. Danny Coale Virginia Tech #19 5’11 7/8 201 Sr.

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

60 

904 

15.1 

2010 

39 

732 

18.8 

2009 

30 

614 

20.5 

2008 

36 

408 

11.3 

Combine: Looked slow and was weaving a bit but had very strong hands in gauntlet drill. Good catch on dig route drill-isn’t as impressive a route runner as I expected. Solid on speed out drill.

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5117

201

30.63

9.13

4.50

12

35

907

4.15

6.69

65.9

Notes: #2 all time at Virginia Tech in receptions. Had a 63 yd TD on deep slant perfectly thrown in stride that he took to the house nearly getting clipped at the ankles at the 5 but staying up (0:55 2nd), elite hands on diving 30 yd catch of 9 route that he was basically covered on-sort of a back shoulder diving adjustment (10:25 3rd). In the 2011Michigan game he had 8 or 9 catches and was the far more productive WR compared to Boykins.

Tape: 2011: Michigan 2010: Stanford

Overall: It surprises me a bit that Danny is getting as much buzz as he is since he’s the classic smaller slot WR who is quicker than fast with elite hands. It possibly is b/c he’s around 6’0 210 so teams think he can play outside and be a possession receiver but for whatever reason Coale is moving up draft boards. I’m all for it as I’ve said for years that the quicker than fast, sure handed WRs regularly outproduce guys who are bigger and slower despite getting drafted much later. Coale has spectacular hands and, while I don’t think he’s as quick as a lot of the others in this draft, he has better size and was a very productive WR in a top 5 conference. Unfortunately the thing that excites me the most about the these types is usually their burst and their ability to separate which he lacks so I think he’ll be more of a backup possession receiver than a dependable slot receiver. Either way a team will love his elite hands, underrated speed, and consistency as he isn’t flashy but is more effective than given credit for. Early 7th round as my #38 WR 3/28/12.

39. Greg ChildsArkansas 6’3 1/8 219 Sr.

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

21

240

11.4

0

2010

46

659

14.3

6

2009

48

894

18.6

7

2008

18

273

15.2

2

Combine: Good strong hands but did double catch one and was all over the place on the line in gauntlet drill-worst in terms of weaving. Dropped easy ball on quick slant drill. Dropped ball again on quick slant drill-only one who dropped two balls in drill. Solid on speed out drill. Body caught on dig route drill. Terrible route running a 15 yd out instead of 12-only guy all drill who floated that far. Solid catch on corner route drill.

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1 yr %

6031

219

34.13

10.13

4.55

19

36.5

1005

 

 

95.1

Notes: In the 2011 Texas A&M game had 20 yd jumping catch on sidelines on 3rd and 14 (4:00 3rd). In the 2011 LSU game he was seen late in 1st half with back to back receptions against the #3 CB for LSU (really #4 but Mathieu was S in the game). It wasn’t anything special but it was good to see him healthy and productive after his injury plagued year. In the 2011 Kansas St. game (Cotton Bowl) he had solid hands catch on shallow cross for 7 yds, good 5 yd hitch breaking tackle on CB for final 2-could be much more but great pursuit, 14 yd catch in middle vs. zone, solid catch on 15 yd in vs. tight cov. It’s important to remember he’s coming off a knee injury and was more well regarded than teammates Joe Adams and Jarius Wright before the injury. He didn’t show much but he’s tall, strong, and was very productive in previous seasons. 7th round 1/18/12. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he got start at WR, 8 yd hitch vs. CB RJ Blanton but hit immediately, a little too aggressive on move on 0 route slipping but still getting 6 yds vs. CB Justin Bethel, good shallow cross getting it in stride and easily outrunning two LBs to sideline to cut it upfield for YAC (8:20 3rd). In the 2011 East-West Shrine game he looked like one of the middle ones out of the 13 WRs at #6 (Jenkins, Wright, Wylie, Cunningham, Lewis). 7th round 1/27/12.

Tape: 2011:Texas A&M, LSU,Kansas St. (Cotton Bowl), East-West Shrine Game

Overall: Greg is a tall, strong player with tightness in his hips that keeps him from being a good route runner but is somewhat made up for with an underrated burst for his size. He won’t beat a team deep though and doesn’t seem to have great body control so his jump ball skills will be above average at best yet I do like him in the late rounds as a flier type as in previous seasons he showed a lot of potential. His 2011 tape needs to be regarded with an asterisks b/c of that knee injury as he clearly wasn’t 100% and his speed and mobility should be close to 100% by the time his rookie season begins. Nonetheless he never showed elite talent so while I do think a team could get a bit of a steal if he recovers completely I don’t think he’ll ever be anything more than an average #2 possession receiver. He’s worth a late round pick but is a boom/bust type without a high ceiling. 7th round as my #39 WR 3/23/12.

40. Chris Owusu Stanford #81 6’0 1/8 196 Sr.

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

35

376

10.7

2

2010

25

396

15.8

3

2009

37

682

18.4

5

2008

5

80

16.0

0

Combine: Great 40 time (4.36) which was important as an average performance instantly would have made him go undrafted due to his serious medical concerns. Slow in drill on quick out drill-strange for a guy with his speed. Solid on quick out drill. Fell on post corner route drill. Poor job adjusting to throw barely getting it with double catch.

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Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6001

196

31.75

8.5

4.36

19

40.5

1009

4.11

6.85

87.8

Notes: In the 2011 Washington game started game with 45 yd end around showing solid speed (14:55 1st), good strength stiff arming CB for a few yards on 0 route to get 1st, plenty of separation vs. CB Desmond Trufant for 10 yd curl on 3rd and 4. Didn’t play the final 4 games due to his concussions.

Tape: 2011:Washington

Overall: Owusu is an average sized WR with elite speed that doesn’t fully translate to the field but does enough to be considered a possible deep threat at the next level. The issue every team will have to work through with him are his concussions as he had multiple ones in 2011 and two of them were off some of the most vicious hits I saw all year. He has inconsistent hands, tight hips, and again his 4.36 speed doesn’t fully translate but if healthy he would have been a 5th or 6th rounder. He hasn’t played football in over 6 months so it’s likely he will be at 100% for his rookie year but one more concussion and it’s probably retirement for the kid. He’s a smart (Stanford educated), polite, hard working kid who coaches rave about and his Combine numbers were elite (4.36 40 and 40.5 vertical were outstanding) so I would take a chance on him but only as a late round flier b/c I really do think he’s one concussion away from giving up football forever. 7th round as my #40 WR 3/23/12.

41. Damaris JohnsonTulsa #3 5’8 170 Sr.

Stats:     

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

Out

 

 

 

2010

57

872

15.3

4

2009

78

1131

14.5

3

2008

47

608

12.9

9

Pro Day: Junior Day 3/15/11

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1 yr %

5062 

 172

 

 

4.45 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: GBN “Had over 2,300 yards of total offense this fall as he caught 53 771 3 TD, rushed 462 9.2 ypc 6 TD, averaged 12.5 yards per punt return and 27.4 on KOs.” Led the nation in ’09 and ’10 in total yards. Tulsa’s Head Coach says he is the hardest worker on the team. Tiny kid who might not even be 5’8. He has elite quickness and devastating change of direction yet, while he is plenty fast, he doesn’t appear to be 4.2 type fast making him more PR/KR prospect than receiver prospect. I do think his amazing run after the catch ability would work great on reverses and slot routes but him getting caught from behind by an unknown safety from Hawaii in the ’10 Hawaii Bowl reduces my interest in him alot. 5th round as of 12/24/10 but I’m sure he is coming back for his Sr. year. Charged with felony embezzlement along with his girlfriend who sold $2,500 worth of goods to him for a few dollars. 5th round 1/19/12.

Tape: 2011: None

Overall: Damaris got caught up in a Peter Warrick like scandal last offseason which cost him his senior year and possibly a chance to get drafted. At the end of last season though I was very intrigued by Damaris as a mid round pick slot receiver, punt returner due to his elite quickness and jukes which made him a devastating player in the open field. He’s short (5’6 1/4), small (172), and lacks elite speed (4.45 at pro day so more like 4.5-4.55) so I see him more as a PR than a slot receiver, though I think he could be used there part time. His character is now in question but considering the Tulsa head coach called him the hardest working player on the team in 2010 I’m willing to give him a drafteable grade as a late round guy. 7th round as my #41 WR who is more PR than WR and had an off the field issue that is likely to keep him from getting drafted 4/10/12.

42. Aaron Pflugrad ArizonaSt. #4 5’10 182 Sr.

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

44

665

15.1

5

2010

29

329

11.3

2

2008

6

79

13.2

0

2007

17

168

9.9

1

Pro Day:

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Notes: In the 2011 Missouri game he blew past CB Kip Edwards fo 60 yd 9 route TD (7:40 2nd), beat CB EJ Gaines for 32 yd TD on 9 route from RB toss (4:12 3rd), good toughness getting 10 yd slant and hit hard but stumbled forward for a few more yards, works out in the summer with QB Brock Osweiler, good separation and sliding catch on 16 yd in on 2nd and 15 vs. CB Kip Edwards (1:26 3rd), got PI on 9 route vs. CB Trey Hobson (14:30 4th), incredible 10 yd curl that he caught with a CB literally all over his back for PI that wasn’t called-converted on 3rd and 6 (9:37 4th), small separation on 15 yd slant and great catch to convert 3rd and 7 (1st OT). 6th round 1/17/12. Not invited to Combine.

Tape: 2011:Missouri,Oregon,Cal,Boise St.

Overall: Pflugrad is another smaller slot WR who likely won’t be drafted but should be able to find a niche role on an NFL team due to his sure hands, quickness, good route running, and work ethic. It was no surprise when I found out that he worked all summer long with QB Brock Osweiler as they clearly had a connection with each other and Aaron was Brock’s #1 target on 3rd downs. He has a solid YPR so it’s possible but I don’t expect Pflugrad to have the pure speed to be a stretch the field vertical threat from the slot. He’ll more likely be a short to intermediate route runner who excels on making the tough catch in traffic and is a guy who has the toughness to work the middle of the field. I don’t expect great things from him but he fits the slot role perfectly and should be able to make a team as an undrafted free agent with his PR skills helping his cause. 7th round as my #42 WR 3/18/12.

43. BJ Cunningham Michigan St. #3 6’1 3/8 211 Sr.

Stats: Big 10

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011 

79 

1306 

16.5 

12 

2010 

50 

611 

12.2 

2009 

48 

641 

13.4 

2008 

41 

528 

12.9 

Combine: Dropped 1 ball and didn’t have the strongest hands in gauntlet drill. Good catch on ball behind him on quick slant drill. Dropped low ball just ahead of him-catchable but hard.

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Arms

Hands

40

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Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6013

211

33

8.13

4.59

12

31.5

908

 

7.1

57

Notes: In the 2011 Michigan game dropped open 13 yd in that hit him in the hands (2:45 1st), nice quick slant vs. LB juking him big time for easy catch and lots of YAC (11:10 2nd), quick 10 yd cross on 3rd and 8-has great quickness in and out of his breaks (4:00 3rd), quick hitch for 1st on 3rd and 4. All time leading receiver in MSU history. In the 2011 Georgia game he had double catch on 4 yd option route, no separation on 4 yd slant vs. CB Branden Smith for pbu and punt, blatant block in back on run play to his side but not called, 7 yd slant vs. Smith on 3rd and 9 for punt, 6 yd hitch-did fight for YAC moving pile forcing whistle to blow, good 12 yd out, no separation on 9 route vs. Smith, great jumping catch vs. tight cov by CB Brandon Boykin for +20 yds late in game (1:15 4th), no separation on fade for INC vs. S,  He has always impressed me less than teammate Keshawn Martin, despite being more prolific, and again I was unimpressed with him. He has inconsistent hands, an average burst, and an average frame. Despite very good productivity he’s a 7th rounder at best 1/19/12. Had a very bad 1st day of practice dropping numerous balls but overall had a good week. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he got start at WR, good quickness on 8 yd hitch vs. CB Chris Greenwood, very impressive play fake-said to study Peyton Manning and it showed as it looked a lot like him-then threw a bullet in stride to WR on 15 yd cross-NFL throw (12:25 1st), great play taking 6 yd hitch and breaking CB Rodney McLeod’s tackle for 18 yd TD (4:00 1st), separation on 10 yd curl vs. CB Keith Tandy but ball overthrown OOB. In the 2011 East-West Shrine game he looked like one of the better ones out of the 13 WRs at #4 (Jenkins, Wright, Wylie). 6th round 1/27/12.

Tape: 2011:Michigan,Iowa,Georgia, East-West Shrine Game

Overall: BJ is a guy who never impressed me the past 3 years despite being very productive in a top 4 conference and having an NFL frame. The reason is that he had a good QB throwing to him which inflated his stats, his teammate Keshawn Martin always impressed me more, and he wasn’t big enough to overcome the fact that he had inconsistent hands and lacked a noticeable burst. Cunningham is just good enough to carve out a career as a good backup or #4 WR but that’s probably the ceiling for him in my opinion as he lacks the versatility to impact the game in other ways, isn’t an extremely quick guy so him in the slot isn’t appealing (plus inconsistent hands won’t work in the slot), and he just doesn’t have the size or speed to be a legit threat on the outside. He was productive but I just don’t see him being anything worthwhile in the NFL and stays as a late round flier type as he’ll probably be a career backup. 7th round as my #43 WR 4/3/12.

44. Lance Lewis EastCarolina #88 6’2 200 Sr.

Stats:     

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

60

600

10.0

8

2010

89

1116

12.5

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: Caught 78 passes of his own including 13 for scores. To me Lewis is a far superior NFL prospect than the more acclaimed Harris b/c he is taller, quicker with his routes, and has much better hands. In the ’10 Military Bowl vs. Maryland had a nice shallow cross where he outran Kenny Tate and then dove for a first down (9:34 1st), almost had an amazing sideline circus catch keeping his feet in bounds but barely not hanging on (8:57 2nd), false start (1:46 2nd), great 20 yd TD catch on high pass that he had to secure over his head like a center fielder (9:55 3rd), and dropped a bullet of a short pass that hit him in the facemask(1:24 3rd). I was impressed by him as he has good hands, nice size, good routes, and looked like a legit athlete even against better competition in Maryland. 5th round 1/4/11. Didn’t see him in 2011 season so his grade could change dramatically 1/17/12. Not invited to combine. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he had good separation on 12 yd out vs. CB Trevin Wade, good 14 yd curl vs. CB Keith Tandy catching it as he came out of his breaks-thrown before he cut, good separation vs. Wade on 10 yd curl. In the 2011 East-West Shrine game he looked like one of the middles ones out of the 13 WRs at #5 (Jenkins, Wright, Wylie, Cunningham). 7th round 1/27/12. Missed the final 4 games of his season due to a foot injury yet he was on pace for lower numbers than in 2010 before the injury.

Tape: 2011: East-West Shrine Game 2010:Maryland

Overall: Lewis is a player that caught my eye last year when I was scouting Dwayne Harris. Harris was more versatile and the celebrated one yet I was drawn more to Lewis who was taller, quicker, and had better hands. Harris was taken in the 6th round and has been worthless as a WR and nothing special as a PR for the Cowboys this past year. Lewis in 2011 had defenses key more on him and had reduced production which was then exacerbated by a foot injury which kept him out of the final 4 games of his career. Lewis wasn’t in the greatest scenario as defenses were keying on him, his QB play was erratic, and the pirates had a poor season all around. It’s unlikely that he gets drafted but I’m still intrigued by him and am leaving him with a late round flier grade as I did see things in him that were NFL caliber and could make him a diamond in the rough type as a late round or undrafted free agent who becomes a solid #2 or #3 WR someday. 7th round as my #44 WR 3/16/12.

45. Brian Quick AppalachianSt. #88 6’2 ½ 224 Sr.

Comparison: Less athletic and cut Greg Little.

Combine: Average 40 (4.55) for a guy his size. Wasn’t as cut as I thought he would be. Solid on quick out drill. Okay on post corner route drill.

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40

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3 Cone

1 yr %

6024

224

32

10.5

4.68

17

38

909

4.3

7.15

80.8

Notes: A big, thick possession looking WR who carries the weight well but doesn’t look overly quick or fast. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Good burst out on snap beating CB Donnie Fletcher on short in but dropped pass, good soft hands on short out vs. huge off cov by CB Jamell Fleming. Day 2: 1×1: Poor quickness and route vs. Fletcher slipping on it and nearly allowing INT-no separation anyways, good quickness on out vs. too far off CB Anton Lynn and got YAC. 11×11: Poor adjustment to slant behind him for INC-hard but very catchable. Day 3: Poor aggressiveness, technique, and strength against CB Asa Jackson easily allowing him by on run block drill. 7×7: Not noticeable burst on 9 route vs. CB Alfonzo Dennard but had a step or two with ball underthrown forcing jump ball that he nearly came up with but INC. In the 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Got start in game, looked fast on shallow cross that was open but not thrown, good run block vs. S Markelle Martin not letting him disengage, no separation on short option route vs. CB Dwight Bentley, no separation vs. CB Casey Heyward but called for PI (not valid IMO), poor route vs. Bentley nearly getting his QB intercepted, good hard catch on shallow cross holding on despite an instant hit by LB Zach Brown, caught 2 yd shallow cross on 3rd and 3 not quite getting final half yard for 1st-gave it to him but didn’t get it. Out of the 12 WRs he was #11 as he looked slow and rarely ever got separation. The bottom 3 guys are basically interchangeable as he, Jones, and Fuller all look like they won’t be able to get open except on crossing routes or against zones (Marvin Jones, Graham, Edwards, Adams, Jenkins, Robinson, Criner, McNutt, Posey, Dwight Jones).

Tape: 2011: Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Quick is a guy who I never got to scout his game film due to his small school status but who I still am very comfortable grading as his Senior Bowl Practices/Game and the Combine all showed him to be a tall, strong, slow WR who has average hands, poor speed, poor quickness, and unknown jump ball skills. He’s another one in the line of Jeffrey, Jones, Fuller, Toon, Boykin who just aren’t my type as I rarely see these slower, big guys pan out and they are even less often successful when they lack good jump ball skills. He really struggled to separate all week at the Senior Bowl getting graded as the #12 out of the 13 WRs at the event (only ahead of Jeff Fuller). Without separating ability, elite hands, or jump ball skills he really has no business even being drafted but he has a very good frame and possibly untapped upside due to his small school status. Due to these factors and the fact that I’m not sure he lacks jump ball skills he keeps his drafteable grade but not by much. 7th round as my #45 WR 3/19/12.

46. Marquise MazeAlabama 5’8 1/8 186 Sr.

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2011

56

627

11.2

1

2010

38

557

14.7

3

2009

31

523

16.9

2

2008

11

137

12.5

2

Combine: Small but quick on quick out drill. Very quick on route but ball went right through his hands on curl route-same exact thing occurred on his re-try.

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1 yr %

5081

186

29.75

9

4.51

 

33.5

904

 

 

39.7

Notes: Is a smaller, speedy WR who has good playmaking skills but didn’t get too many chances the previous few years as a #2 or #3 WR. Going into 2011 he is the most decorated WR they have so he should have a good chance to show scouts if he is a legit NFL prospect or just a fringe late round type. In the 2011 Penn St. game had back to back drops of balls thrown behind him that were tough but still catchable for sure (7:00 1st), outstanding hands catch on skinny post grabbing it as the safety was coming over for the interception and hitting him as well (2:39 1st), good move on quick hitch to get a few more yards showing quickness in open field (1:05 1st), and a very nice PR breaking a tackle immediately then showing good but not great speed down the sideline for a 45 yd PR (10:00 3rd). In the 2011 Florida game he had a very nice KR to the Florida 30 yd line bouncing off a tackler then shooting up the sideline (5:04 1st), had an elite catch on sideline showing great hands and agility as he toe tapped while falling out of bounds for huge conversion on 3rd down (1:40 3rd). In the 2011 Auburn game he looked good in the 3rd Q on two WR screens neither going for too much but showing elite quickness to get a little bit when nothing was there-has the look of an NFL slot receiver. In the 2011 LSU game #2 he had a great PR for 49 yds and could have been more but pulled hammy near end of run (7:00 1st), came back once but couldn’t keep going. Became very emotional when he knew that was the end of his Bama career. His passion for the game was evident tonight. His Combine was a total disaster as out of 47 WRs he was the 2nd shortest, 9th lightest in weight, 4th shortest arms, and skipped the quickness drills which one would assume is his strength. In all he looked like an extremely small WR with average speed (4.51), below average hands (dropped a number of balls in position drills), and average quickness.

Tape: 2011:Penn St.,Florida,Auburn, LSU #2

Overall: Maze is a guy who gets a lot of publicity because he played at Alabama the past 4 years but who otherwise would be low on most scouts radar and unlikely to be drafted. He’s a short, small WR with average speed and below average overall athleticism that is destined for a career as a slot WR. Unfortunately those types need great hands as a lot of their catches come in traffic over the middle yet he not only has his fair share of drops but also is injury prone making a career going across the middle possibly short lived. Yet he does have impressive quickness and, having played at a top level program his entire career, it’s unlikely he’ll be overwhelmed as a rookie in his first training camp. I’m not a big fan of his b/c of his average hands, lack of top end speed, and injury issues but I do think he could hit the ground running as a slot receiver and contribute for a team as a rookie. Due to this polish in his game he barely keeps a drafteable grade b/c I do worry about his injury proneness and think his upside is extremely limited. Late 7th round as my #46 WR 3/18/12.

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