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2013 Wide Receiver Rankings

April 22, 2013

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Wide Receiver

Prototype in the NFL: Calvin Johnson

Best In Class

Best Pure Speed: Marquise Goodwin             Best Body Control: Keenan Allen

Best Run Blocker: Keenan Allen                     Best Jump Baller: Marquess Wilson

Best Hands: Stedman Bailey                            Best Route Runner: Quinton Patton

Best Strength: Da’Rick Rogers                        Best Open Field Runner: Tavon Austin

1. Tavon Austin West Virginia #1 5’9 176 Sr.

Comparison: Combination of DeSean Jackson and Percy Harvin

Stats: Big East

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

111

1287

11.6

12

2011

101

1186

11.7

8

2010

58

787

13.6

8

2009

15

151

10.1

1

Combine: Elite quickness on sideline drill-best of group. Good speed and catch on post corner route.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5084

174

30

9.13

4.34

14

32

1000

4.01

Notes: Is their KR as well. In the 2011 LSU game showed nice speed on +10 yd run on short dump off (13:42 1st), no separation on 9 route vs. Eric Reid, very nice 10 yd out showing speed and quickness which is even more impressive when realizing he looks fast against LSU’s secondary (6:30 1st), couldn’t catch ball in traffic that hit him in the hands bouncing off him for big int (4:36 1st), nice 0 route YAC avoiding LB immediately then shooting upfield for a quick 15 yds (14:00 2nd), good catch for 5 yd hitch on 4th and 4 getting hit immediately by Reid, open vs. Claiborne on 5 yd in but dropped ball forcing punt, elite quickness making LB miss on quick slant then switching fields eventually diving for 12 yds, showed his elite speed on 39 yd end around distancing himself from the entire LSU defense (10:45 3rd), good catch on 9 yd curl getting hit hard and immediately by S Eric Reid but hanging on for 1st, blew past CB Tyrann Mathieu on post that he then cut hard to avoid Reid for another +20 yds on 72 yd! (2:21 3rd). No receiver in the past two years has had a better game against LSU’s elite secondary than he did (11 187). He was way too fast for either CB and showed elite instincts and quickness in the open field to get plenty of YAC. He is officially on my top 50 as a rich man’s Titus Young as he has the quickness and elusiveness but also the pure speed that Young lacked. Had a very good Soph year in ’10 (58 787 8 TD) as he led the team in numerous receiving categories. In the 2011 Pittsburgh game he had a fumble catching the punt for a costly TO (12:44 3rd), had a few short passes he took for YAC showing his elite speed and quickness, had 19 yd end around early in 4th Q, a 24 yd dig and a 13 yd 0 route in mid 4th but was relatively quiet for much of the game as the entire passing game struggled. In the 2011 Clemson game he had the game of his life with 4 TDs including an end around where he dove at the pylon, an end around where he juked at least 3 defenders, and the last taking a short hitch and making a sick move on a safety to get wide open for a walk in 37 yd TD (9:20 3rd). He looked like the best player on the field in this game just as he did against LSU and those are two big feathers in his cap. Late 1st rounder 1/12/12. Listed as the #18 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Listed as the #19 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 Kansas St. game he avoided two defenders to get 3 yds on end around-most lose yds, brought KR out of end zone to 14 yd line, 101 yd KR for TD (4:27 2nd), +40 yd KR-came back due to hold, 37 yd KR, 6 yd end around for TD-needed great speed as very small hole. In the 2012 Iowa St. game he lined up at RB a lot (just like in OU game), +13 yd gain on inside run that he popped outside-elite quickness, juked player and broke arm tackle on 6 yd inside run-definitely could be a RB at next level, juked LB AJ Klein in flat for YAC, had 67 yd PR-negated on BS hold as punter flopped, 7 yds on juke of LB in flat-almost impossible to get down one on one in space. In the 2012 Oklahoma St. game he had 8 yd inside run, good 3 yd end around on 4th and 1-elite vision knowing when to cut it upfield when hole appears, great power breaking tackle 2 yds shy of 1st on 4th and 4 for conversion, 17 yd TD on WR screen-nice spin into end zone to avoid last defender, 8 yds on 0 route-elite lateral movement making numerous miss. In the 2012 Oklahoma game he made numerous spectacular plays but the best was his 74 yd TD run on a standard inside run that he cut outside and just zoomed past the secondary (many who had angles) for the long score (14:29 3rd), elite set of cuts on 5 yd TD run-juked defender like a crossover in basketball (5:50 3rd), just toyed with OU’s D on 56 yd scramble juking S Tony Jefferson on outside run then cutting it all the way back across the field and high stepping the final 5 yds (2:30 3rd). 1st team Big 12 in 2012. In the 2012 Syracuse game he dropped RB screen, broke a tackle in backfield (for loss of about 10 yds) by DE to somehow get no gain run, elite burst on 13 yd inside run, had whirling KR to midfield-crossed back across field completely at one point but came back on hold, +30 yds on RB screen-came back on hold. Some of his best plays came back as holds but his elite versatility, quickness, and speed were all on display. His versatility to be a RB on a regular basis has pushed me over the edge on him and I now have him as a mid 1st with a chance to be a Top 10 or even 5 pick 1/1/13. Ended the year with 652 yds (8.9 ypc) and 3 TDs rushing.

Overall: When scouting a player you can’t just scout the player but you need to determine what position he will play and how valuable that position is. In football the three least valuable and easiest to replace positions in football are OG, WLB in a 4-3, and slot receiver. Tavon unfortunately plays slot receiver and due to his lack of size (5’8 174) it’s unlikely that he’ll be able to play outside as a wideout. That naturally had me reticent about giving him too high of a grade yet after watching him devastate the college landscape the past two seasons as a slot receiver, kick returned, punt returner, and even as a running back I finally came around to accepting him as one of the elite players in this draft. Going completely against form I’ve given him a Top 10 grade and he will go down as the highest rated slot receiver I’ve ever graded. The reason for this is his pure speed, his elite quickness, and his versatility. The #1 way a slot receiver can add value to an otherwise interchangeable position is by having deep speed. Most slot receivers are of the “quicker than fast” stereotype who run great routes, have great hands, and work the short routes in the middle of the field. Austin can do this but he can do much more as with 4.34 40 speed he has the ability to blow the top off coverage and be more of a DeSean Jackson type playmaker than a Danny Amendola type possession receiver. While his speed and body type remind me of Jackson (DeSean was 5’9 ¾ 169 with 4.35 speed vs. Austin at 5’8 ½ 174 with 4.34 speed) the player he reminds me of due to his rare versatility is Percy Harvin. His OU game was one that will go down in history as, having almost never lined up in the backfield previously, he lined up almost the entire game at tailback vs. a very solid D and torched them for 344 rushing yards to go along with 82 receiving yards. It was a spectacular performance and makes me think that he will be a true superstar in the NFL if taken by an innovative coach whol lines him up both as a slot receiver and in the backfield as a running back. He’s arguably the quickest player I’ve ever graded, arguably the fastest player I’ve ever graded, and arguably the most exciting player I’ve ever graded so he’s a transcendent talent that deserves a grade that transcends that of the average slot receiver. Top 10 as my #1 WR and a future superstar if used correctly 3/17/13.

2. Justin Hunter Tennessee #11 6’4 196 Jr.

Comparison: More athletic Roy Williams

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

73

1083

14.8

9

2011

17

314

18.5

2

2010

16

415

25.9

7

Combine: Was 1st in vert and broad jump among the WRs. Also his height (6’4) and speed ratio (4.44) is uncanny and he has Top 10 measurables. Barely couldn’t get ball on 9 route drill. Very nice route and hands catch on sideline drill. Poor route but easy catch on post corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6040

196

33.25

9.38

4.44

39.5

1104

4.33

Notes: -#26 in ESPN 150 for ’10. True Freshman that the coaches absolutely love. Jim Chaney the OC said he might be the most talented he has ever been around. Had an long pass that was incomplete b/c he fell out of bounds (1:37 2nd) that showed his amazing height and vertical as he had a great acrobatic jump ball. Possible star 12/30/10. In the 2011 Florida game he had a nice route and separation vs. CB De’Ante Saunders for 12 yds but collapsed with apparent knee injury on play-eventually walked off field (9:12 1st) and never returned. In the 2012 North Carolina St. game he had 7 yd 0 route-nice quick stutter step of LB, took 3 yd loss on 0 route-rarely even looked at tonight, no separation on post corner route for INC, 15 yd slant with good body shielding vs. CB David Amerson, quick hitch that he got YAC on making a quick cut that juked 2 defenders-very impressive for his size, 15 yd cross, 10 yd cross he took backwards reducing it to only 5 yds, 15 yd play vs. zone on next play-dominant in 2nd half, beat CB deep but ball hung up on post and was pbu, dropped bullet right at his chest on 4th and 4 for TO. A great first game back from major knee surgery. In the 2012 Florida game he had nice play hitting S as he went for INT for PBU, good catch on underthrown 9 route vs. CB Roberson-in stride it’s a TD but still +40 yds, 8 yd curl vs. Roberson, 15 yd slant vs. Roberson. He dominated Roberson at times in this game-very impressive. Sometimes he pouts when he doesn’t get the ball. In the 2012 Alabama game he had a 44 yd catch and run in stride on cross. Had a very quiet game. Listed as the #25 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Listed as the #20 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 South Carolina game he had good catch for 11 yds with strong hands as CB was grabbing at it, another good catch hanging on to 10 yd curl this time with his legs cut out from him, dropped ball on him fast as he turned around-right at his head, beat CB Ahmad Christian for would be 51 yd TD but ball overthrown, good sliding catch for 20 yd post. He had a very good game as he was active throughout yet he and Bray often aren’t on the same page making me wonder if Hunter doesn’t run consistent routes. I went back to the 2011 Cincinnati game (game before his ACL injury) and he clearly wasn’t 100% in 2012 as the speed and quickness still weren’t fully back. It’s something to think about when grading him as he had a good season statistically despite being just a year removed from an ACL injury.

Overall: Hunter, not Austin, Patterson, nor Allen is the most talented wideout in the 2013 NFL Draft. At 6’4 196 lbs with mid 4.4 speed (4.44) and elite explosion (1st in vert and broad jump at 39 ½ and 11’04 respectively) he has a size speed ratio superior to nearly any wideout I’ve ever graded. Julio Jones had one of the best Combines of any WR in recent history yet Hunter was taller (6’4 vs. 6’2 ¾), had a better vertical (’39 ½ vs. 38 ½) and a better broad jump (11’4 vs. 11’3). Hunter was a physical freak in college and will be one in the NFL. Yet his stock has fluctuated the last few years as he’s yet to have that all encompassing dominance that was expected out of him. As a long and lean player he isn’t the most physical player and can be bullied at times in his routes. He also has inconsistent hands that have led to quite a number of drops in his career. Finally there is the injury issues as he missed 9 games in 2011 due to a torn ACL. I wish he had gone back to school as he could have used another season getting stronger, more confidence, and faster as he never looked to be 100% in 2012. Yet he left early and as a scout I can’t just look at his 2012 film but have to determine what I think Hunter will be like in 5 years as a player. While there is a lazy and soft nature to him that reminds me of Roy Williams and scares the hell out of me there also is a rare size/speed ratio to him that makes me think he has a chance to be a true superstar. If he can add weight and improve as a route runner he could become unstoppable. Even if he doesn’t improve he still will be a 6’4 wideout with 4.4 speed and a ’40 vertical so his worst case scenario will be as a red zone threat that does little between the 20’s. Overall I think Hunter has far and away the highest upside of any wideout in this draft and, while his lack of strength, inconsistent hands, and inconsistent motor worry me, I can’t push him any farther down than Top 20 as my #2 WR in the 2013 NFL Draft 3/19/13.

3. Keenan Allen California 6’2 206 Jr.

Comparison: Michael Crabtree

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

61

737

12.1

6

2011

98

1343

13.7

6

2010

47

496

10.6

5

Combine: Knee injury (strained ligaments) kept him from working out at the Combine or Cal’s pro day. He apparently had a setback leading up to the Combine and his stock could be affected.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6020

206

32.75

10

Notes: #33 in ESPN 150 for ’10. Was expected to go to Alabama but switched his commitment to Cal late in the process. Started his career with a bang as he led the team in receptions and yards (10 186 2) after 2 games. Is their star playmaker in 2011. Considered one of their hardest workers. In the 2011 USC game showed nice burst on 10 yd quick slant (12:44 1st), fumbled on WR screen showing good quickness to avoid tacklers but had way too much space holding ball. In the 2011 Stanford game had 42 yd diving catch over CB on 9 route that he wasn’t that open on (14:50 1st), beat CB on 13 yd out on 3rd and 11, quick slant vs. CB Michael Thomas for +15 on 3rd and 7, good catch vs. Thomas for 17 yd TD on fade route using body to create a tiny bit of separation for pass (5:58 1st), solid cut on 0 route to get 11 yds avoiding CB in space, could catch high and away crossing route that was tough but catchable. In the 2011 Arizona St. game he had a 42 yd WR screen showing a great ability to setup blocks as he had two defenders and one blocker yet set it up to get both then showed outstanding speed for his size shooting down the sideline outrunning the LBs and only getting stopped by the safeties who had the angle-holding on play negated it (11:50 2nd). Listed as the #13 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Listed as the #15 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 Ohio St. game he was very productive with numerous short and intermediate routes. He has no fear of working the middle of the field and is adept at sliding or diving to avoid big hits. He lacks elite speed (low 4.5 probably) but is great at finding holes in the coverage, has great hands, and is a bigger WR. On Game Changers he seemed like a sweet, quiet kid who isn’t that smart. He said he patterned his game after Anquan Boldin which is a good comparison.

Overall: Keenan is the classic possession receiver who lacks the speed to threaten a defense deep but does everything else so well that he still secures a 1st round grade. Some teams might worry about his inability to work out at the Combine or his pro day but they shouldn’t as he has 4.5 speed written all over him and would neither impress nor embarrass as an athlete. Allen is the crafty route runner will an innate ability to find the soft spot in a zone and who catches everything in his area. He has great hands and body control and just enough quickness to make him a threat as a run after the catch guy. I prefer my #1 WR types to have the ability to blow the lid off a defense so he’s downgraded a bit on my board but I’m confident he’ll be a productive #1 in the NFL, albeit one who isn’t a Pro Bowler. He reminds me of Michael Crabtree yet is probably superior as, unlike Crabtree, he’s a great teammate and the coaching staff raved about his work ethic and intangibles. Keenan will be a solid, steady pro who will be an elite #2 for a team or a good #1. Late 1st as my #3 WR 3/19/13.

4. DeAndre Hopkins Clemson 6’1 214 Jr.

Comparison: Roddy White

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

82

1405

17.1

18

2011

71

961

13.5

5

2010

51

626

12.3

4

Combine: Solid catch on 9 route drill. Very nice extended hands catch on post corner route. Longest arms of any WR at Combine.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6010

214

33.38

10

4.57

15

36

907

4.5

Notes: True freshman had a very solid ’10 (43 532 4 TD) and really came on in the final 4 games of the regular season (346 3 TD). Is also on the Clemson basketball team. Has very nice hands that he uses to catch the ball away from his body. He is very advanced for a freshman. In the 2011 Florida St. game he showed nice speed off the line catching shallow cross a few yards short of 1st then making a move to avoid defender for 1st down on 3rd and 7 (9:41 1st), good speed and understanding of how to shield CB Mike Harris on 50 yd 9 route that he had little separation on (2:51 1st), good hands catching 5 yd hitch that was at his feet (14:30 2nd), solid separation on 8 yd hitch vs. CB Xavier Rhodes. In the 2011 North Carolina game he had lots of separation on 15 yd curl then he made S, LB, and CB all miss to get final 5 yds for TD on very impressive play (1:14 1st), good separation on 8 yd curl vs. S Tre Boston then showing aggressiveness that I liked running through safety with a big hit for 4 more yards (8:03 2nd), took quick hitch and got YAC for first on 3rd and 10 breaking CB Charles Brown’s tackle (3:15 2nd), great win of jump bal vs. Boston for 38 yd gain showing great timing to high point it and outstanding strength-his strength has been very evident in this game as he has gotten YAC and been very physical against a solid secondary (11:23 3rd). In the 2012 Auburn game he was the #1 WR with Sammy Watkins out and showed that he’s a legit 1st round caliber talent in his own right with numerous big plays, a career high in receptions, and an elite contested fade TD that he caught with a defender draped all over him-PI called. Listed as the #56 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Listed as the #37 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 Wake Forest game he had 12 yd TD-held on despite hit as he caught it, good 15 yd back shoulder catch vs. CB Merrill Noel. In the 2012 Boston College he had a nice extended hands catch on a 5 yd fade TD in corner of end zone, looked fast and quick in his routes with solid change of direction for his size-isn’t smooth but is quick, beat secondary deep and ball underthrown for +50 yds that could have been TD if thrown in stride, easy 36 yd TD on double move-he doesn’t have smooth routes but he starts and stops very quickly. In the 2012 LSU game he had nice pluck of high ball for +15 yds vs. zone, +10 yd out vs. CB Jalen Mills-pluck again, +20 yd back shoulder throw vs. CB Tharold Simon-despite called hold, sliding catch for 12 yd TD vs. tight cov by Simon, juked S Eric Reid in space for YAC, sliding catch on slant-elite hands, nice catch and toe tap past Reid for 12 yd TD, beat Simon on curl but dropped high pass, great diving catch on underthrown ball on 4th and 16 to setup game winning FG. He impressed me in this game (best player in the game) and actually had a much better year than Watkins yet Watkins has the elite speed and versatility that Hopkins lacks. Still Hopkins has size, speed, strength, and elite hands which makes him a late 1st who could move to a mid 1st if he runs well 1/21/13.

Overall: DeAndre seems to never get the recognition he deserves. At Clemson he was always overshadowed by the spectacular Sammy Watkins and now going into the NFL Draft he’s being underappreciated again due to a poor 40 time (4.57) that has ended all the momentum he had coming off a very good 2012. While Hopkins is being overshadowed by elite size/speed guys like Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Hunter, and Terrance Williams it suspect that Hopkins will have the superior career as he’s a more complete wideout. With size (6’1 214), strength, elite hands, and better game speed than his 40 would suggest he is a complete WR and one that I feel is highly underrated. In 2012 he had very good production against NFL caliber talent in FSU and LSU making me very confident he will translate to the NFL quicker than most wideouts. While lacking 1st round athleticism he still ends up with a grade that is close as an early 2nd due to his all around game and top notch game film. Early 2nd as my #4 WR 3/17/13.

5. Terrance Williams Baylor #2 6’2 208 Sr.

Senior Bowl: Day 1: No separation on post vs. BW Webb for PBU, no separation vs. Sanders Commings on slant for PBU, blew right past Bacarri Rambo on 9 route but overthrown-not even close, beat BW Webb on deep in yet dropped easy catch, struggled the most of any WR on Day 1. Day 2: PI on Marc Anthony on double move yet still had very nice high point catch for long gain, jammed by Webb but eventually got off it and his acceleration was too much on deep route-INC on overthrow, had great block on 1×1 drill vs. CB-best of group, he really improved and looked like a stud on Day 2. Day 3: Has inconsistent hands, yet has the ability to make a great catch, yet his size/speed ratio is the best of any WR here. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he started at WR, pressed by Dwayne Gratz and couldn’t get into route, little separation for 9 yd out vs. Jordan Poyer, 7 yd reverse successful only b/c of his speed.

Stats:

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

97

1832

18.9

12

2011

59

957

16.2

11

2010

43

484

11.3

4

2009

5

72

14.4

0

Combine: Tied for the 3rd smallest hands among WRs. 4.52 40 which is disappointing considering what I saw on film-great burst on film. Good hands on tip toe sideline drill. Nice adjustment on outside shoulder drill. Only dropped one but didn’t look smooth on gauntlet drill-body catches and the ball moved a few times. Dropped one and double caught another on gauntlet drill. Good cut and catch in quick out drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6020

208

31.25

8.75

4.52

11

32.5

911

4.32

7.01

Notes: In the 2011 Kansas St. game he was unable to get diving catch on 3rd and 5 that would have been tough but was catchable (2:30 1st). In the 2012 Louisiana Monroe game he showed great speed with 48 yd TD blowing through secondary, had a great 22 yd sliding catch on a post for a TD. He has NFL speed (4.4 at minimum), good hands, and has been productive. 4th round and could easily move up 9/28/12. 1st team Big 12 in 2012. Led nation in receiving yards. In the 2011 TCU game had a long TD on a WR pass trick play early in the game then had 43 yd TD on 9 route getting a step on CB Greg McCoy (6:11 3rd). In the 2012 UCLA game he blew past CB Aaron Hester on 9 route for +50 yds-stepped out trying to avoid S otherwise an 80 yd TD, looks to have low 4.4 speed, scouts say he isn’t quite as fast as Kendall Wright. In the 2012 Texas game he outplayed Quandre Diggs getting 2 PI calls on quick slants and a +60 yd TD on a stop and go route that Diggs slipped on.

Overall: Terrance is the classic size/speed WR as he has small, inconsistent hands, doesn’t run great routes, and isn’t extremely quick yet he led the nation in receiving yards last year as he’s just so fast for a guy his size. At 6’2 208 he’s a legit 4.4 speedster (watch the tape not the 4.52 40 he ran at the Combine) and was the basis of the Baylor offense in 2012. He has a number of holes in his game and I’m not positive he’ll be able to work them all out but at worst he’ll be a capable #2 WR that can blow the top off a defense and give room for a #1 wideout to work and there’s enough talent in him that I could see him developing into a true #1. As such I’m keeping a high grade on him despite a mediocre Senior Bowl and a poor Combine as the kid is just too talented to not at least be a quality #2 for some NFL team. Early 2nd round as my #5 WR 4/20/13.

6. Cordarrelle PattersonTennessee #84 6’1 7/8 216 Jr.

Comparison: Darius Heyward-Bey

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

46

778

16.9

5

JUCO

JUCO

Combine: Good (4.42) especially for his size but I expected a mid 4.3. Impressive looking 40 though. Slow out of break and dropped ball on tip toe sideline drill. Solid on outside shoulder drill. Good on gauntlet drill. Dropped extended hands catch on 9 route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6017

216

31.75

9

4.42

37

1008

Notes: JUCO transfer as 2x All American at Hutchinson CC. In the 2012 North Carolina St. game he was their KR and their WR. Averaged over 41 yards per KR at JUCO. Had a nice block on KR as other guy back there took it-very strong for a guy his speed, had 8 yd curl on 1st play, beat CB David Amerson deep for 41 yd TD on 9 route (11:35 1st), 12 yd curl with decent separation, had 67 yd end around weaving through entire defense and showing dramatically superior speed to Amerson at one point easily blowing by him despite an angle for a TD!-amazing play (0:43 1st), 20 yd post with good separation vs. Cover 2, very good arm strength throwing +20 yd scramble drill throw on a rope, 8 yd hitch, got into shoving match with CB, no penalty. Elite size/speed ratio who looks to have good hands. Future star 9/1/12. In the 2012 Florida game he had good 15 yd back shoulder catch. In the 2012 Alabama game he was bumped by CB Deion Belue for INC on slant-didn’t fight through contact and complained to ref showing lack of toughness, good catch on 14 yd back shoulder throw vs tight cov by FS Robert Lester, 48 yd KR with great vision finding small crease after getting into crowd, 36 yd KR-great speed is apparent even against Alabama. He was the team’s most dynamic player but most was on his KRs. Dropped a huge pass in the Florida game-wasn’t very hard. In the 2012 Georgia game he dropped an easy 54 yd TD on 9 route-did beat CB Branden Smith easily though, got scared on end around stopping at end for 2 yds when more was available-not tough, an elite 46 yd TD on end around as was WR pass but not open so he turned it into a run and just juked and weaved his way through the D as if they weren’t full of NFL prospects-legit 4.3 speed (4:27 3rd). In the 2012 South Carolina game he dropped a low ball-should have caught it.

Overall: Every year there are one or two players that come out of nowhere in my opinion solely because of how much Mike Mayock gushes about them. At the end of last season I couldn’t find one expert arguing that Patterson was their #1 WR yet suddenly Mayock watches his “4 game films on each guy” and proclaims that Cordarrelle is the best wideout in this draft. I completely disagree as I don’t even have him as the #1 WR coming out of Tennessee and the reason is because he’s not just raw but he’s extremely tight and is soft. He ran a 4.42 at the Combine yet I was disappointed which shows just how fast he is on film and there’s no denying that the kid has deep speed. Yet when I watch his film I see a player that body catches everything, a player that is scared of contact, a tightly wound player with poor body control and quickness, and a player that doesn’t get nearly enough production out of his elite size/speed ratio. In the JUCO ranks he dominated but in SEC games he was a non-factor with 2 catches or less for 31 yards or less against Georgia, Mississippi St., and Alabama. He has the build more like a RB than a WR and I could tell the Tennessee coaching staff wanted the ball in his hands more than his receiving skills would allow so he often lined up in the backfield or got the ball on reverses or end arounds from his WR spot. If you take away his 9 219 1 TD performance against lowly Troy his numbers look even more middling and I question what the difference is between Patterson and Darius Heyward-Bey who also body caught everything, showed elite speed, lacked toughness, and lacked any real route running or short area quickness. Patterson looks like a DHB clone as he’ll provide a team with a deep threat but likely will have a limited number of catches and below average production due to the rawness of his game and his lack of quickness. Late 2nd round and highly overrated as my #6 WR 3/19/13.

7. Robert Woods USC #2 6’0 3/8 201 Jr.

Comparison: Faster Jason Avant

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2013

2012

76

846

11.1

11

2011

111

1292

11.6

15

2010

65

792

12.2

6

Combine: 4.51 40 which is better than I expected. Good on gauntlet drill both times. Very nice pluck on extended hands catch on poor throw. Impressive on deep in drill-good in every drill so far. Solid on 9 route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6003

201

31

9.25

4.51

14

33.5

909

4.47

7.15

Notes: #7 in ESPN 150 for ’10. Freshman All-American in ’10. Pac-10 Freshman POY in 2010. In the 2011 Minnesota game showed great hands catching an 8 yd curl and holding on even though he was hit immediately forcing him to pin the ball behind his head! (10:54 1st), seems to pluck everything showing elite hands for a kid his age, nice pluck on slightly high ball on WR screen turning it into a 10 yd gain and 1st down (8:30 1st), great job holding defender off with his back to slow down for 43 yd 9 route TD (9:31 2nd), good speed but poor lateral quickness on +30 yd KR (4:05 2nd), good 16 yd WR screen making a defender miss for the final 6 yards (3:55 2nd), he is getting better at the little things as he went slow on motion then fast on motion back to gain separation from CB for easy 2 yd TD (0:40 2nd), had an amazing first half (11 115 3 TDs). Showed strength on slant that he took outside fending off two defenders for about 5 more yards with his stiff arm (8:24 3rd), good extended hands catch and great YAC avoiding the first defender, spinning off the second, and racing down the sidelines for 28 yds (3:30 3rd), broke USC single game record with his 16th reception of the game on short hitch (12:29 4th), and fumbled kickoff but USC recovered (8:01 4th). He showed great hands, great strength, and good speed. He isn’t a Calvin Johnson/Larry Fitzgerald prospect yet but his dominance against lesser competition already makes him a late 1st round talent to me 9/7/11. In the 2012 Stanford game he barely couldn’t get 9 route as just off fingertips, showed better speed than I give him credit for on cross on 4th and 19 going all the way across to pick up blocks for 21 yds, forced PI on CB Terrence Brown, stopped on route causing easy INT? Listed as the #19 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Listed as the #28 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 Arizona game he had extended hands catch on 15 yd slant, great extended hands catch for 14 yds-plucked it despite 3 ft over his head, 8 yd curl after blatant push off, broke tackle on hitch for 7 yds YAC, 12 yd slant-used on inside routes a lot and has good physicality for YAC so would be good in west coast principle offenses, muffed punt-recovered, +20 yds on post-had to catch ball behind him, big hit on backside on end around for 4th and short. He had his moments and I still like him but he just no longer is involved in that offense that much and is clearly the #2 WR behind Lee. He looks like a 2nd rounder at this point 11/23/12. Had lingering ankle injury that clearly has affected him. In the 2011 UCLA game he had a great diving catch on slant ahead of him, great catch on 2 pt conversion with CB in tight cov. In the 2012 Notre Dame game he had great body control on back shoulder throw, strong hands on cross-snatched it out of the air in traffic, tough catch on low ball over middle. 2nd team Pac 12 in 2012.

Overall: For a player who I’ve scouted a dozen times at least the past 3 years it’s surprising to find I still am unsure about Robert Woods. In some games he looks like an elite producer with great hands, body control, routes, and football IQ. In other games he looks like a mediocre athlete who has a bit of a diva mentality to him and is only highly regarded b/c he has Barkley throwing to him and plays for USC. Clearly the ankle injury he had in 2012 affected his play as he wasn’t nearly as productive as he had been in the past. Yet before the injury I still questioned his athleticism and, while I love his football IQ, hands, and body control, I can almost guarantee that he doesn’t have Pro Bowl potential in him. He looks like a very good #2 WR in the NFL and you only draft those guys so high which makes me wonder if many scouts aren’t unthinkingly boosting his grade due to the familiarity they have with him as a prospect. I like him as a player but he looks like only a very good starter to me and a little overrated at this point. Late 2nd round as my #7 WR 3/19/13.

8. Quinton Patton Louisiana Tech #4 6’0 204 Sr.

Comparison: A more physical Mardy Gilyard

Senior Bowl: Day 1: Little separation vs. Robert Alford but held on for 9 route TD despite tight cov and getting his helmet knocked off on tackle-elite catch, very quick on short out vs. Alford, strong catch vs. tight cov of Alford. 11×11-false start, seemed to struggle with verbiage (possibly had none at LA Tech) lining up in wrong spot and not knowing snap count, #2 WR on Day 1. Day 2: Quick on slant vs. cushion of Alford, no separation on double move vs. Robert Lester yet somehow came down with it in end zone?, he doesn’t have great speed but is much stronger and aggressive than I thought, late 2nd/early 3rd. Day 3: He looked like the best WR combining the route running with his quickness, strong hands, and aggressiveness. He was a 3rd round type going in and now is battling to be a late 1st. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he had tackle on PR.

Stats:

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

104

1392

13.4

13

2011

78

1202

15.4

11

Combine: Poor 40 (4.53) but elite shuttle (4.01) which tied with Tavon Austin. Outstanding on tip toe sideline drill. Dropped last ball on gauntlet drill. Dropped extended hands catch on 9 route drill.  

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6000

204

32.88

9.38

4.53

8

33

910

4.01

6.91

Notes: Had lingering ankle injury near end of the year but still produced. Great kid it sounds like when they talked about his charity work. In the 2011 TCU game he had a nice extended hands catch but hit immediately and dropped it-nearly a fumble, easy 20 yd curl vs. off coverage, no sep vs. CB Greg McCoy but had back should throw and broke tackle for 3 yds YAC, good aggressiveness on short route plowing into CB for extra yards, great extended leaning catch at front pylon for 2 yd TD, no separation vs. McCoy on post for INT as he had inside position, wide open on cross for 15 yds, no sep vs. McCoy on 9 route for INC, no separation on post vs. McCoy for INC. Lightly recruited out of HS. WAC Preseason OPOY in 2012. In the 2012 Texas A&M game he had a nice release at LOS for 10 yd fade-good fingertip catch, has elite quickness, 25 yd catch and run with nice spin after hitch, elite quickness on 0 route juking CB for +20 yds YAC, sliding 13 yd post just shy of end zone, great ball skills finding tough throw for 2 yd fade TD-over his shoulder, forced PI on CB Devonte Harris, PI on himself against Harris on jump ball a few plays later, had acting job pushing a CB then falling down when pushed back for PF-he’s a cheap player, dropped back shoulder 13 yd catch.

Overall: Quinton is a quicker than fast WR with enough size to likely hold up as an outside receiver which boosts his value tremendously compared to if he was solely a slot receiver. I still think the slot is the best place for him due to his package of skills (great route runner, great hands, quicker than fast, etc.) but just the ability for a team to line him up anywhere improves his stock. While everyone is in love with Patton I do worry about him a bit as the guys I find most comparable to him are Mardy Gilyard and Jerrel Jernigan who both are busts. Patton lacks the speed to beat a CB deep and at only 204 lbs he’s hardly the biggest guy out there. I love his routes, his aggressiveness attacking the ball when it’s in the air, and his hands but I don’t see a lot of upside to him as he’s already very polished and wonder if 5 years from now we will be wondering why everyone was so excited about a #3 WR. Some scouts even have a late 1st round grade on him which to me makes little sense as he’s barely big enough to play outside, can’t blow the top off the D, and has no punt return skills. I like the kid but think his Senior Bowl performance caused him to get a little overrated as at best he’s only a possession #2 receiver for an offense. Early 3rd round as my #8 WR and a bit overrated 4/20/13.

9. Marquess Wilson Washington St. 6’2 5/8 194 Jr.

Comparison: Mike Williams

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2013

2012

52

813

15.6

5

2011

82

1388

16.9

12

2010

55

1006

18.3

6

Combine: Long strider, rail thin. Big, strong hands on tip toe sideline drill. Poor adjustment on outside shoulder drill. Outstanding on gauntlet drill. Outstanding a 2nd time on gauntlet drill-arguably the best. Good hands catch in quick out drill. Great extended hands catch on 9 route drill-best in the drill. Had the 2nd lowest rep total of any WR who benched-only 1 more than the 5’9 179 lb Darius Johnson.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6025

194

31.13

9.25

4.51

7

34.5

1002

4.33

6.65

Notes: All-American in ’10. Tall and skinny who needs to gain some muscle. In the 2012 BYU game he had no separation vs. CB Preston Hadley for INC, unable to get low ball on 10 yd curl, spectacular balancing act and highpointing of the ball at back of endzone at end of 1st half for 13 yd TD-came back for holding on OL (0:12 2nd), solid moves in open field but isn’t that fast-more a possession type, no separation vs. CB Jordan Johnson who had INT and nearly got pick 6-not the best route-somewhat lazy on play, beat defense deep for 46 yd catch along sideline a yd from end zone-elite body control (came back on holding), has a little bit of a temper on him but somewhat valid as his best two plays taken from him on holds. A 1st round talent for sure with elite body control and hands yet has some temperament issues and isn’t that strong or fast so likely a late 1st type and not a Top 10 talent 9/2/12. Listed as the #26 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. In the 2012 UNLV game he dropped a sure TD pass which is very uncharacteristic for him, had 6 yd TD, had 81 yd TD jumping and catching ball with defender nearby who then fell down allowing easy walk in-elite body control again (5:29 2nd). Listed as the #33 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season.

Overall: In a draft filled with wild cards Wilson can arguably considered the most combustible as he’s coming off a season where he showed diva like qualities early in the season, proceeded to bitch out the coaching staff during a team meeting, was kicked off the team, and then sued the school for harassment. It’s a bizarre end to a career that was a 2nd half of the season away from being elite as he would have ended with 3 straight +1,000 yd seasons despite playing on a team that was consistently overmatched his entire career. As a talent he’s a late 1st rounder with good height (6’2 5/8), elite body control, good hands, elite productivity, and underrated athleticism (he was on the cusp of a 4.4 40 and had good “explosion” drills). Yet at this point there’s no way he’s taken that high and already there are rumors that he won’t be drafted at all due to his lack of character. It’s an interesting debate as he didn’t fail drug tests like Tyrann Mathieu or Da’Rick Rogers and didn’t get arrested like Tyler Bray or Kyle Long yet in some ways he’s more reviled than any of them. He quit on his team and bad mouthed his coach with those offenses being too fresh in scouts mind to override with a better than expected 40 time or a great gauntlet drill. In the end I think Wilson will get drafted in the 3rd-5th round area, have a chip on his shoulder, and dominate as a rookie ala Mike Williams who quit on his team as well a few years ago for Syracuse and was a steal as a 4th rounder. I am quite comfortable signing up for this kid for 3-4 years as he will give you his all during his rookie contract and be a productive player. Yet I wouldn’t re-sign him to a new contract as I smelled diva on him before the troubles started and think the kid has too big of an ego considering how young he is. Egos only get bigger with fame, fortune, and age and I won’t want any part of him in a few years when the chip on his shoulder is gone and his real character shines through again. Early 3rd rounder due to character issues as my #9 WR 3/19/13.

10. Ryan Swope Texas A&M 6’0 1/8 205 Sr. 

Stats: Big East

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

72

913

12.7

8

2011

89

1207

13.6

11

2010

58

787

13.6

8

2009

15

151

10.1

1

Combine: Elite 40 (4.34) which proved ONCE AGAIN that he’s a legit deep threat and not the Wes Welker/Danny Amendola slot guy. At 6’0 205 with 4.3 speed he’s an outside receiver and once again looks like a 3rd round type. Tied for the smallest hands among WRs. Perfect hands catch on tip toe sideline drill. Dropped one and let all balls get into body-not body catch but hands just inches away from chest on gauntlet drill. Dropped 2 the 2nd time through on gauntlet drill-again didn’t pluck any balls. Very fast in and out of break in quick out drill. Non-stop effort in all the drills today. Couldn’t quite get to ball on 9 route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6001

205

31.38

8.5

4.34

16

37

1005

4.25

6.76

Notes: Didn’t notice him last year as a freshman (19 172 1) yet he has become the Aggies #2 WR behind Fuller and ahead of quality players like Tannehill and Uzoma. Has oustanding quickness and run after the catch ability as seen on his 28 yard TD reception where he avoided 2 tacklers and then dove head first into the end zone just ahead of others. Not sure if he will continue to develop as his skills do seem pretty developed but he could become a late round slot receiver type. In the ’10 Cotton Bowl vs. LSU had a great blind side block on Tannehill’s QB run decleating a guy (6:50 1st), good 15 yd comeback vs. poor Peterson coverage (9:43 2nd), great catch on 15 yd back shoulder throw vs. great Peterson coverage (9:23 2nd), good 21 yd WR screen showing his future role in the NFL as he has very good quickness and short area speed making him a good candidate for a slot receiver (1:13 2nd). In the 2011 SMU game had a great catch on a 15 yd catch that was very low and almost hit the ground (2:45 1st), called for holding negating 18 yd run (13:49 2nd), good 9 yd WR screen but hit hard out of bounds (9:30 2nd), and an amazing 19 yd catch on intentional low and away ball by Tannehill as he wasn’t really open at all (2:25 2nd). RB in High School who runs a 4.4 40 per coaches. In the 2011 Oklahoma St. game had great pluck on the run turning it upfield with lots of room for 27 yds (8:00 1st), wide open in middle of zone for 27 yd catch and run avoiding two tacklers (3:12 1st), good quickness on 8 yd WR screen bursting through small hole near sideline after other WR blocked for him (11:12 2nd), and a huge 25 yd catch holding on after a punishing hit by S Markelle Martin (13:21 4th). In the 2011 Arkansas game had a huge 44 yd catch and run on 0 route that he broke open by jumping over a pile of defenders for tons of room (10:30 1st). Listed as the #46 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. In the 2012 Arkansas game he had an 80 yd TD getting beyond secondary and showing his speed as no one gained on him. Listed as the #89 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 Louisiana Tech game he stayed down for awhile due to a hit at the head over the middle (PF on play). In the 2012 Mississippi St. game he had a +20 yd catch and run in 1st half and a nice 12 yd cross coming back to the ball so he could elude a defender and get OOB with under a minute in half-very intelligent, dropped easy hitch, huge decleating hit on trailing defender on QB scramble, 5 yd out on 3rd and 4 that he broke tackle for 35 YAC, 12 yd slant. He had one of his best games of the year which his stock needed as Mike Evans has largely overshadowed him. In the 2012 Alabama game he had an amazing game including a 29 yd catch over the middle and holding on despite a helmet to helmet hit and a huge catch down the sideline against a cover 2 with the CB and S close by-great throw but great catch in traffic, had most yds and receptions on team. In the 2012 Oklahoma game (Cotton Bowl) he had a very nice catch on high ball on WR screen, beat secondary deep but S had great jumping PBU to save 38 yd TD, took slant on 4th and 5 breaking tackle and racing 33 yds for TD. Senior Bowl: Injured ankle at Senior Bowl and never practiced or played.

Overall: Swope has gained a lot of notoriety lately for his 4.34 40 since well he’s white and white guys aren’t supposed to move that fast. While I could harp on this racist assertion I’ll skip it as I’ve known for the past few years that at worst Swope had 4.4 speed as it showed regularly on tape. At 6’0 205 with 4.34 speed he has all the makings of an outside receiver to go with good short area quickness and consistent hands that could allow him to play in the slot in a pinch. This versatility will help him (I also could see him being a good KR) as will his impressive game film against top Alabama this year. Throughout my film study of him I noticed three things regularly: his pure speed as he often broke plays over the top and once in the open field he rarely was caught, his toughness and consistent hands as he regularly held onto to a ball after a vicious hit and had no qualms about going into traffic one play later, and his vision as he’s a former RB that has a clear sense of where to run after he gets the ball. I love Swope and even with his great 40 I still think he’s underrated with guys like Markus Wheaton considered superior to him despite inferior size and speed. Swope has great versatility (can play outside or inside), very good speed (plays more in the low 4.4 range but still that’s impressive), has been productive in 2 major conferences, and is a tough, consistent player. He’ll never develop into a #1 WR but he should be a 10 year starter as a #2 WR. Early 3rd round as my #10 WR 4/20/13.

11. Markus Wheaton Oregon St. #2 5’11 189 Sr.

Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1-No separation vs. Blidi Wreh-Wilson yet shielded for completion, no separation then blatant hold vs. Jordan Poyer, easy on slant vs. Dwayne Gratz, mugged by Desmond Trufant. Day 2: No separation vs. Jamar Taylor with PBU, great job getting off press with quick move for slant vs. Will Davis, no separation vs. Jonaathan Cyprien yet made tight sliding catch, beat Trufant deep with nice over the shoulder catch. Day 4: Good quick hitch and low ball catch vs. Gratz, beat Taylor with straight speed for near diving TD on 9 route-surprised me with how much faster he was than Taylor, good route vs. Trufant but poor throw for INC-not a ton of sep thouh, beat Taylor on quick move for near diving catch-bad throw. 11×11: Great diving catch in traffic. In the 2013 Senior Bowl he started at WR, miscom with QB on curl, great catch getting hit hard as he caught hitch, +10 yd PR and showed the necessary quickness at role, good separation vs. Marc Anthony on comeback, 12 yd curl along sidelines, good route on 10 yd out vs. Anthony-beat him regularly all day.

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

91

1244

13.7

11

2011

73

986

13.5

1

2010

54

660

12.2

4

2009

11

79

7.2

1

Combine: Ran a 4.45 40 but looked faster than that (unofficially a 4.34). Very good on tip toe sideline drill. Nice adjustment on outside shoulder drill. Very good on gauntlet drill-been one of the better ones in every drill. Got off rhythm on 2nd time through on gauntlet drill dropping a few. Terrible route and dropped ball in quick out drill. Dropped ball on 9 route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

5110

189

32.75

9.13

4.45

20

37

1000

4.02

6.8

Notes: In the 2011 Wisconsin game he broke the diving arm tackle of CB Antonio Fenelus for 8 yds on end around (8:25 1st), made first defender miss on WR screen but still lost a yard as there was nowhere to go (13:50 2nd). In the 2012 Utah game he had a dumb play getting 1st down but then going back for YAC and ending 1 yd short-punt, took shallow cross and showed speed getting +20 yds, beat De’Anthony Thomas in 100 meter dash (10.58) in May 2012 (finished 2nd behind Ryan Hamilton), impressive route setting up CB for plenty of space for the QB, 24 yd slant-great speed. In the 2012 Texas game he juked defender on 0 route for 8 yds, very good speed on end around for 4 yds (low 4.4), good block on 0 route setting up 20 yd gain, no separation on out vs. CB Quandre Diggs for INT, nice diving catch on slant-great hands, no separation vs. Diggs on 9 route for INC, dropped high ball on cross. He impresses me as a mid round WR but this talk of him as a 2nd rounder is foolish as he struggled to separate vs. Diggs all night and is more of a slot receiver who is good in the open field and can be used on end arounds. Late 4th round 1/16/13.

Overall: Wheaton is an undersized slot receiver with good deep speed and quickness that has recently become the flavor of the month and I don’t exactly know why. At Oregon State he was a very productive player yet was more of a quicker than fast possession receiver with great hands and while he had a good 40 (4.45) and has the honor of beating De’Anthony in the 100 meter dash in 2012 he doesn’t play as fast and throughout my scouting I wrote down “no separation.” I project him as a very talented slot receiver with just enough size to possibly play outside but to me he’s a career #2 or #3 WR and right now some are making the case that he’s one of the 2 or 3 best wideouts in this draft. 3rd round as my #11 WR and one that has recently become a bit overrated 4/19/13.

12. Stedman Bailey West Virginia #3 5’10 ¼ 193 Jr. 

Stats: Big East (’10-’11), Big 12 (’12)

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

113

1627

14.4

25

2011

72

1279

17.8

12

2010

24

317

13.2

4

Combine: Had a great hands catch on 9 route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5102

193

32.75

9.88

4.52

11

34.5

909

4.09

6.81

Notes: Twirls his hands like gears before every play at LOS. In the 2011 LSU game had a nice quick slant breaking S Eric Reid’s tackle for +10 YAC against CB blitz (14:50 1st), went crazy blocking CB Morris Claiborne hitting him in the facemask numerous times and pushing him back +10 yds, miscom with QB, nice separation on 12 yd curl vs. CB Tharold Simon on 3rd and 9 (5:31 1st), great short hitch he turned up the sideline quickly making Claiborne miss him allowing YAC for 20 yd TD (12:36 2nd), great 10 yd comeback breaking Claiborne and CB Tyrann Mathieu’s tackles for extra yards (9:50 2nd), pushed off on Claiborne for 10 yd curl but not called, great 13 yd in vs. Claiborne who grabbed it at the end on a 50/50 ball but O wins that, 10 yd curl vs. Claiborne that he again avoided the tackle on to get another 5-has great quickness for YAC (8:22 4th). Listed as the #34 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Listed as the #51 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 Kansas St. game he had a nice cut to get 7 yds on 4th and 4-surrounded and appeared to be about caught short, tough catch vs. tight cov on low and away slant, stiff arm of CB Nigel Malone for YAC on 0 route. In the 2012 Iowa St. game he had sideline catch between CB/S, 6 yd out-extended ball to pylon for TD, good speed getting to edge before LB AJ Klein and splitting defenders to go 75 yds for TD-play of game as down 1 pt with 6 minutes left, great diving 2 pt conversion-had no space on toss right yet dove for it showing great heart. In the 2012 Oklahoma St. game he was dealing with ankle issues, wide open for would be 75 yd TD on post but overthrown, had CB Brodrick Brown assigned to him all game, had 8 yd comeback, 10 yd out, 15 yd cross-nice pluck, 37 yd TD on post, beat CB Justin Gilbert for 7 yds-YAC, has been the go to guy all game to this point, 15 yd comeback, strong hands for 10 yd comeback vs. tight cov by Gilbert, +70 yd catch and run getting wide open on post vs. Gilbert who tracked him down (inferior speed) but stiff armed him away for the final 10 yds or so, beat Gilbert on post but ball underthrown for PBU. He dominated Brown with +200 yds receiving and although Gilbert slowed him down he still had a +70 yd against him and almost another post. He easily could have had +300 yds in this game. 1st team Big 12 in 2012. In the 2012 Syracuse game he had 12 yd end around-good job setting up blocks, took screen from slot position when they blitzed and broke one trailing tackle to take it 57 yds for TD, took 0 route and broke a trailing dive tackle and stiff armed a defender for 59 yd catch and run-didn’t show elite speed and looks 4.4ish, beat CB on 9 route for 30 yd TD-pushed off CB to cause him to fall for no foul. His lack of pure speed still worries me but I continue to think he’ll be a quality TY Hilton type slot receiver in the pros. Late 3rd round 1/1/13.

Overall: While Stedman is no Tavon Austin he is a very impressive slot receiver in his own right and actually has better height and weight than his more heralded teammate. Despite being 193 lbs he still projects to be a career slot receiver and with only a 4.52 40 he lacks the deep speed that is the one attribute that can change my opinion of a slot receiver. Essentially Stedman is a quicker than fast, sure handed slot receiver and those are a dime a dozen. Yet his quickness is elite, his hands are elite, his routes are elite, and his production in 2012 was elite so he’s about as good as you can get at the position and I do think he’ll carve out a nice little career. Bailey is everything you want in a slot receiver minus deep speed but I can’t rate him any higher than as a late 3rd rounder as my #12 WR due to the lack of value that slot receivers have 3/19/13.

13. Denard Robinson Michigan #16 5’10 ½ 199 Sr.

Comparison: Mixture of DeSean Jackson and Antwan Randle-El

Senior Bowl: Day 2: Separated vs. Philip Thomas then caught high ball but knocked out by defender, turned around Blidiw Wreh-Wilson with good route but awkward catch, good route vs. Will Davis for easy TD on 9 route, no separation on double movs vs. Jamar Taylor. Day 4: Showed a burst off LOS yet little separation vs. Wreh-Wilson on post corner, tight catch on slide vs. Poyer, jammed hard by Poyer yet beat him inside on slant yet couldn’t get high pass. In the 2013 Senior Bowl he lost yards on end around due to amazing play by Ezekial Ansah, broke tackle on 0 route vs. BW Webb for +10 yds YAC, good 10 yd curl vs. Robert Alford vs. tight cov and held on despite strong hit as ball arrived.

Stats: Big 10

Year

Yards

%

TD

INT

Sack

YPA

Rating

2012

1319

53.3

9

9

7.9

126.6

2011

2173

55.0

20

15

8.40

139.7

2010

2570

62.5

18

11

7

8.83

149.6

2009

188

45.2

2

4

3

6.07

91.6

Combine: Good 40 (4.43) but I was sure he was a 4.3 guy per film. False start 2x. Great explosion. Not good adjustment on outside shoulder drill. Very poor on gauntlet drill-no drops but poor hand placement and double caught a few, just didn’t look natural. Good catch on 9 route drill.  

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5104

199

32.63

9

4.43

36.5

1003

4.22

7.09

Notes: #101 in ESPN 150 for ’09. Had 244 yards passing and 258 yards rushing including an 87 yard run that is one of the greatest highlights I have ever seen as he sliced thru the Notre Dame defense. First player ever to pass AND run for +1,500 yards in the same season. Was Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year in ’10, improving as a passer (2,316 62% 16/10) and continuing to excel as a runner (1,643 6.7 ypc 14 TD). Had 47, 72, and 87 yard runs in 2011 showing off his elite speed. His explosion is incredible and I continue to say he is the rare college QB who should be a 1st rounder down the road as a WR (Matt Jones) as he is clearly a 4.2 runner with elite moves. In the ’10 Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi St. made KJ Wright, a future starting LB in the NFL, look downright slow (12:40 1st). Didn’t have his best game that day but even against NFL caliber D prospects he showed his elite speed. Enters the 2011 season ranked #15 on my Big Board. In the 2011 Notre Dame game he showed nice speed on QB keeper for 12 yds down the sideline (1:00 1st), one of the worst throws I’ve ever seen tossing a RB screen 5 ft over his head for an int by a CB! (0:00 1st), great speed on 18 yd QB read option (13:55 2nd), poor throw on deep post that was slightly open (13:24 2nd), not even close on 9 route overthrowing it by nearly 10 yds (4:45 2nd), elite speed on 39 yd QB read option outrunning LBs and DBs alike (10:45 3rd), poor throw on open 15 yd out causing tough catch that wasn’t made (7:30 3rd), terrible int into triple coverage over the middle on the post (6:10 3rd), great play being held by DE yet still able to throw a 30 yd strike to WR that eventually was a 77 yd catch and run (2:00 3rd), and way too high on open post throwing 5 yds over his head (1:43 4th). In the 2011 Ohio St. game he took a read option and made a LB miss in middle of field to get sideline open streaking 41 yds for easy TD-elite speed even against an OSU D (9:19 1st), had a 21 yd read option keeper up the middle that just astounded me as he is so fast the LBs had no chance on a play up the middle! (3:17 3rd), had 10 yd scramble on broken play dodging 3 defenders showing his elite quickness even in close quarters-maybe a RB? (11:05 4th). He ended the game 14-17 3/0 and 170 yds rushing. It doesn’t prove he is an NFL caliber QB but shows his leadership and clutchness as OSU had beaten them 7 straight times and he had one of his better games as a player. Listed as the #9 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. In the 2012 Alabama game he once again didn’t look like an NFL caliber QB prospect-especially in the 1st Q when he had open targets and just couldn’t connect. Had a very nice hit on CB Dee Milliner returning INT-hurt on play. Didn’t grade him thoroughly as I’ve already moved him to WR as a prospect 9/1/12. Listed as the #48 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 Iowa game he lined up as a RB most of the day due to his hand injury which hurts when he throws, looked good as a RB but was popped pretty good quite a few times and makes me think WR and wildcat QB is still his best shot in the NFL. In the 2012 Ohio St. game he had a 67 yd run on QB designed run bouncing off two tacklers to get the hole-very tough player. In the 2012 South Carolina game he had 15 yd run from RB spot-looked natural, got 7 yds on run outside hitting CB after 4 yds and plowing through for 3 more, 14 yd gain on end around cutting it back from left to far right-great vision, 13 yd run on outside run, spun off tackle for 11 yds on inside run from RB spot. I still like him more as a WR but in this game he proved he can be a RB as well. 3rd round 1/19/13.

Overall: It will be interesting to see where Denard Robinson goes in the draft as often times guys with name recognition like him get overdrafted. As a pure athlete he’s one of the best in this draft as with 4.43 speed (he plays 4.3 so his impressive time actually left me disappointed) he can take it to the house at any time and with underrated strength and toughness he can battle for extra yards. Yet he’s a conversion kid as he is nowhere near tall enough or athletic enough to play QB at the next level and will either have to play WR or RB. I always assumed it would be WR yet after his struggles at the Senior Bowl and after an impressive outing in his team’s bowl game where he lined up at RB almost exclusively I wonder if RB might be his best option. At 5’10 200 lbs he is undersized for either position but I’m leaving him at WR for now due to his rare speed which I think would be better utilized at wideout. A team drafting him isn’t drafting him for what he will do as a rookie, as it will be minimal, but for what he can become in a few years with proper coaching and effort on his part. This last part is one reason why he likely won’t fall on draft day like many analysts have argued (some say he won’t be drafted) as everyone knows he’s a hard worker, is tough, and has been the leader of that program for 4 years. I have a pretty high grade on Robinson as I love his speed, think he has the versatility to help a team in many areas (WR, RB, kick returner, wildcat QB), and love his character. He’s a project for sure but one I’m willing to sign up for. Late 3rd round as my #13 WR 3/23/13.

14. Josh Boyce TCU #82 5’11 206 Jr.

Comparison: Devery Henderson

Stats: Mountain West (’10-’11) Big 12 (’12)

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2013

2012

66

891

13.5

7

2011

61

998

16.4

9

2010

34

646

19.0

6

Combine: Dropped perfect ball on 9 route drill. Poor route on sideline drill. Easy catch on post corner route. He was a physical freak at the Combine with a 4.38 40, 22 reps, 10’11 broad, and a 4.1 shuttle that all were in the upper echelon for the position.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

5110

206

31.25

9.25

4.38

22

34

1011

4.1

6.68

Notes: Had 93 yd TD vs. Utah in ’10. In the ’10 Rose Bowl vs. Wisconsin had a nice 44 yd double move showing good speed (2:28 1st). Kirk Herbstreet said he will be a star someday. In the 2011 Baylor game caught an 8 yd curl and couldn’t be tackled with whistle finally being blown showing good strength (10:14 1st), dropped easy ball to him (9:40 1st), let tough ball go through his hands (9:35 1st), good job adjusting to post lobbed up over defense to come down with it and show very good speed to outrun secondary for nearly a TD (6:03 1st), dropped ball with defender draped on him on short crossing route (2:07 1st), nice catch and run on short hitch turning it into 23 yd gain showing good speed and moves (12:42 3rd), good job wrestling pass from CB as QB threw it behind him and it was almost a jump ball at that moment (2:30 3rd), and gave him carry out of RB position on the goal line but it was for a short gain (0:25 3rd). Has big, soft hands which makes it so surprising that he dropped 3 passes of varying difficulty tonight. In the 2011 Louisiana Tech game he had a great 33 yd catch winning jump ball over CB right next to him-good highpoint of ball (1:06 1st), dropped sliding catch on low ball that was hard but catchable-appears to have slipped on break, slipped again on break but nearly caught ball on his butt, no separation on post vs. double cov for INC, dropped 6 yd curl vs. tight cov. Listed as the #76 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Listed as the #81 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 Virginia game he dropped a well thrown post route-bailed out by PI but a bad drop, elite one handed grab on bullet pass in flat that 99% of WRs drop (6:13 1st). In the 2012 Michigan St. game he couldn’t get sliding catch on post, he has nice soft hands, 12 yd hitch then made S miss to get +45 yds YAC-not great speed as easily caught (4.5).

Overall: Boyce is a tough player to grade in that he looked like a future star when he burst onto the scene in 2010 yet plateaud as a mid round player in 2011-2012 and then flipped the switch on scouts by blowing up at the Combine. Now the question is whether teams will stick with their mid round grade analysis and fall back on his recent film or if they look at his Combine measurables and go back to the 2010 version of Boyce that screamed future star. Having watched a lot of TCU the past few years I can state matter of factly that he doesn’t play like a 4.38 40 guy and when you remove that one item everything falls into place as he’s a physical, aggressive possession receiver with big, soft hands that are inconsistent. As such he’s a mid round guy but one with a higher upside than most due to his measurables. Early 4th round as my #14 WR 3/17/13.

15. Marquise Goodwin Texas #84 5’8 7/8 183 Sr.

Comparison: Jacoby Ford

Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1-struggled to get open vs. Dwayne Gratz, blew past Blidi Wreh-Wilson on 9 route-underthrown, easy slant vs. huge cushion of Jamar Taylor. 11×11-beat angle by TJ McDonald on end around for yds that weren’t blocked for. Day 2: No separation on curl vs. Jordan Poyer but caught tight ball, great explosion in route easily beating Will Davis yet ran route OOBs?, jammed well at LOS by Taylor for no route, no separation vs. Poyer who almost had INT on out. Day 4: An elite burst getting off LOS from Duke Williams for easy 9 route TD that he almost messed up with a triple catch, elite burst again this time on slant vs. Blidi for easy catch (his get off is so amazing yet he was so wide open and the catch still was tough for him-terrible hands), turned Blidi around on curl. 11×11: Easy out. In the 2013 Senior Bowl he got start at WR, no separation vs. Marc Anthony on 9 route-poor ball skills too as ball was catchable, good stiff arm on 0 route for 9 yds vs. Robert Alford, open on out vs. BJ Scott but ball skipped to him, 10 yd out vs. Anthony and held on despite strong hit as he caught it, great speed avoiding Bacarri Rambo on 0 route for +10 yds-got those yards so quickly!, no separation on 9 route vs. BJ Scott.

Stats: Big 12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

25

299

12.0

3

2011

33

421

12.8

2

2010

31

324

10.5

1

2009

30

279

9.3

1

Combine: Easy catch on 9 route drill. Solid catch on sideline drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

5087

183

31.5

8.63

4.27

13

1100

Notes: In the 2011 Baylor game he had a 25 yd slant and showed his elite speed blowing past safety and getting +10 yds ahead of everyone (7:41 2nd), dropped perfectly thrown TD on post that he was wide open but had to catch in stride right before he went out of the end of the end zone (13:00 4th). In the 2012 Texas Tech game he bobbled end around for big loss. In the 2012 Oklahoma game he had no separation on deep post vs. CB Aaron Colvin for INT. In the 2012 Oklahoma St. game he was featured with an end around, a slant, and a WR screen early yet only the slant was successful, 16 yds on end around. In the 2012 Oregon St. game he couldn’t find ball on wide open 9 route for INC, elite speed on 64 yd end around going untouched and turning on the jets to show his true 4.2 speed (14:50 2nd), broke tackle on slant for 27 yds, game winning 36 yd TD blowing by cov (2:30 4th). He doesn’t run good routes and wasn’t very productive but he has legit 4.2 speed and an absurd vertical so he’s worth a shot as a late round, high upside project. 5th round 1/16/13.

Overall: Marquise Goodwin is another of the dumbass genius players as whoever selects him in 5 years will either be called a dumbass or a genius. With 4.27 speed and most of it translating to the football field he has the makings of an elite deep speed guy and a future contributor at the NFL level. Yet with Goodwin never having more than 33 catches, 421 yds, or 3 TDs in any of his 4 seasons in college the question becomes why was he so unproductive and is he just a track guy trying to play football? Every team will have to sort out the enigma that is Goodwin but there’s not doubt that the kid has elite talent and with his pure speed he easily could become a better pro than college player. Most compare him to Mike Wallace but I want to point out that Wallace was a legit 6’0 200 lb wideout who had the size to go along with the 4.28 speed. Goodwin does not and one issue with him was that he too often was jammed at the line of scrimmage or pushed around on his routes and unable to separate. Much of his production his final few seasons came on end arounds due to his and to me he projects more as a #3 WR and KR that will be used in specific packages than an every down outside wideout like Wallace has become. Due to his he isn’t as high on my board as he likely is on others yet I still like him as speed kills and Goodwin is the fastest player in this entire draft. Early 4th round as my #15 WR 4/20/13.

16. Marcus Davis Virginia Tech #7 6’3 233 Sr.

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

51

953

18.7

5

2011

30

510

17.0

5

2010

19

239

12.6

2

2009

5

125

25.0

1

Combine: Easy catch on 9 route drill. Easy catch on post corner route.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6030

233

32.75

10.25

4.56

19

39.5

1000

7.15

Notes: Has run a reported 4.37 so has elite size/speed ratio. Has been quiet the first few weeks and might be a guy who just isn’t able to translate his talent to production. Called inconsistent by the coaching staff. In the 2012 Pittsburgh game he had a +20 yd curl vs. CB Keiwan Williams, good 8 yd slant catching ball behind him, good tough catch for +20 yd post vs. Williams-good cov, had 10 yd cross on 3rd and 8 that he broke a CB’s tackle on and went the final 77 yds for an 85 yd TD-might have 4.3 speed as he easily outraced the field at end of play. In the East-West Shrine game he had 16 yd cross. He was invisible and didn’t look explosive at all which surprised me.

Overall: Marcus Davis is a physical freak. At 6’3 233 lbs and with a 39 ½ vertical he ran a 4.56 40 that was widely regarded as a disappointment as he showed high 4.3 or low 4.4 speed on tape (watch the 85 yd TD against Pitt as confirmation). While some would see his 953 yds and consider it a disappointment I would consider it further proof of how underrated he is as Logan Thomas was terrible at times last season yet he still almost had a thousand yard season AND had nearly a 19 yards per reception average while doing it. Davis is a highly talented player that is still learning the nuances of the position yet has 2nd or 3rd round talent and I’m betting he eventually develops into a starting caliber player. There are few +230 lb receivers with 4.4 speed but he’s one of them and a true sleeper in this draft. Early 4th round as my #16 WR 4/14/13.

17. Da’Rick Rogers Tennessee #21 6’2 ½ 217 Jr.

Comparison: A less athletic Dez Bryant

Stats: SEC (’10-’11), Small conference in 2012

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

61

893

14.6

10

2011

67

1040

15.5

9

2010

16

117

7.3

0

Combine: Elite vert (39 ½) and broad (1100) which was first and 2nd among WRs respectively. Dropped two balls on tip toe sideline drill. Nice adjustment on outside shoulder drill. Dropped one and didn’t show great hands on gauntlet drill-concerning as he’s a possession receiver. Solid catch on low ball in quick out drill. Didn’t look fast on 9 route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6024

217

32.75

9.5

4.52

10

39.5

1100

4.06

6.71

Notes: Freshman #30 in ESPN 150 for ’10. Got into a twitter spat with Bacarri Rambo before the 2010 Georgia game. He is from GA and initially committed to them before switching to Tennessee. In the 2011 Georgia game had a great catch on 12 yd out that he got lit up on but held on for conversion on 4th and 10 (8:53 2nd), good catch on 13 yd out as ball a little behind him (0:11 2nd), good speed on shallow cross vs. LB getting lots of separation on 13 yd gain (8:01 3rd), nice 15 yd out stepping out immediately to save clock (5:58 4th), 17 yd in.  Soph He beat CB Tyrann Mathieu deep twice in the 2011 LSU game-the only guy other than Tavon Austin of WV who looked to be able to get anything on him all year. In the 2011 Florida game he broke tackle on short slant by CB De’Ante Saunders getting 1st down on 3rd and 10 showing great strength (7:55 1st), good job following Bray’s direction on scramble drill to get open for 20 yd catch and run after he escaped from the pocket-took 3 guys to bring him down again showing strength (3:00 2nd), nice extended hands catch on quick slant again fighting for more yards and tough to bring down (10:30 3rd), dropped perfect throw on the run by Bray in between two defenders (9:12 3rd), nice job catching and hanging on to perfectly thrown 19 yd post for TD as he was in between two defenders and hit (4:31 3rd), great job playing defender batting away poorly thrown ball from CB (3:00 3rd), beat CB Marcus Roberson on quick slant causing PI (3:23 4th), and caused holding call on Roberson (2:25 4th). Listed as the #32 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. On Game Changers he said he models himself after Dez Bryant. Red flag! Red Flag! RED FLAG! He came across on the show as even more of a cocky a-hole than I previously thought.

Overall: It will be interesting to see where Da’Rick goes as he’s sure to have wild fluctuations as to his grade among scouts due to all that he encompasses. In 2011 Justin Hunter tore his ACL and Tyler Bray made him his go to target with Rogers responding with a career year (67 1,040 9 TD). In the offseason though he was suspended from the team due to reportedly failing three separate drug tests and eventually transferred to Tennessee Tech. While he had solid numbers the best number he put up at Tennessee Tech was 10 as in 10 for 10 on passed drug tests. At 6’2 ½ 217 he’s a strong, physical type receiver who lacks great speed but makes up for it with physicality and aggression. He’s difficult to handle on shorter routes as he’s too strong for many DBs to bring down and has enough quickness and explosion to make people miss. Yet I question just how many teams are really interested in him as he lacks deep speed, had a drug problem recently, and was shut down by most SEC teams in 2011. Florida, LSU, Alabama, and South Carolina all held him to 63 yards receiving or fewer with the latter two holding him to 35 yards or fewer. In my opinion he’s another example of the media glorifying the “fall from grace” by reporting how he was a “former/probable first round pick.” He never had the speed or production to warrant such a high grade and now with his character issues he looks like a Day 3 prospect. A former late 2nd round/early 3rd round who drops to the 4th round due to character issues. 4th round as my #17 WR 3/19/13.

18. Tavarres King Georgia #12 6’0 ¼ 189 Sr.

Senior Bowl: Day 1: Outstanding route for good separation on out vs. JJ Wilcox, no separation on 9 route vs. BW Webb for INC, great route again this time vs. Sanders Commings on post corner,  good route for open in vs. Commings-plucked too, #1 WR on Day 1. Day 2: Quick hitch vs. Robert Alford with too much cushion, good route for slight separation vs. Marc Anthony on curl, he’s very intriguing to me as a possession receiver with elite routes. Day 3: He impressed even more with his routes-I didn’t know he was so quick in and out of his breaks. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he had nice body control on low ball hitch, juked Blidi Wreh-Wilson on 0 route for +12 yds YAC, no separation on 10 yd curl for PBU by Wreh-Wilson.

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

42

950

22.6

9

2011

46

677

14.7

8

2010

27

504

18.7

3

2009

18

377

20.9

1

2008

2

66

33

0

Combine: Easy catch on 9 route drill. Double catch on sideline drill. Easy catch on post corner route drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6002

189

33

9.5

4.47

11

36.5

1003

4.33

6.91

Notes: A thin but muscular WR who shielded CB on 2 pt conversion for easy catch (12:55 4th). In the 2011 Boise St. game had no separation on 9 route vs. CB Jerrell Gavins who actually had it in his hands doing a good job stripping it with roles reversed, dropped easy ball in flat with no one around him, dropped perfect ball to him on 13 yd out that was a big play in their attempted comeback (2:04 3rd), and no separation vs. S George Iloka on 9 route. In the 2011 Tennessee game he dropped a somewhat tough catch falling down on short hitch but should have caught it (14:30 1st), had a nice block on end around keeping guy out of the play 10 yds downfield, great sliding catch for 11 yds on 3rd and 11 (1:21 1st), got a half step on CB Marsalis Teague on post but overthrown (0:36 1st), poor job not toe tapping on sideline when he caught ball for inc, had 2 steps on Teague on post again overthrown (14:24 2nd), dropped easy cross for 1st down forcing FG (1:58 2nd), great hands catch plucking it and then making a move to avoid a defender for a few extra yards (14:09 4th), got called out for bad block on CB by RB Isaiah Crowell (11:40 4th). He is so tough to grade as at times he looks like a stud WR but doesn’t have elite speed, is thin, and has very iffy hands dropping multiple balls in each game I grade him at. In the 2011 LSU game (SEC Championship) he dropped a TD in the end zone setting up a FG, had a nice quick slant for 7 yds vs. CB Morris Claiborne for 1st on 3rd and 7. In the 2012 Ole Miss game he had +40 yd TD at end of half on blown cov by S not helping CB deep, dropped tough 0 route that was covered. In the 2011 Michigan St. bowl game he had a school record 6 205 1 TD with 3 huge plays all over +50 yds. When he’s catching the ball he looks like an early round guy with his height and NFL build. 3rd-4th round 1/19/12. In the 2012 Alabama game he had +30 yd back shoulder throw on 3rd and 13 vs. Deion Belue, +10 yd hitch vs. zone, +35 yd catch and run again on back shoulder catch vs. Belue-broke tackle for YAC, strong catch in traffic despite being sandwiched by two defenders. In the 2012 Nebraska game he had a great 75 yd catch and run TD on 9 route-little separation vs. S and almost like a jump ball he won.

Overall: Tavarres has all the talent in the world with a long, lithe body that screams NFL wideout and very underrated overall athleticism. At the Combine he ran a 4.47 40 and had an impressive 36 ½ vert (7th among 39 WRs) and 10’3 broad jump (11th). Add to those measurables the fact that he was the top WR for a high level SEC club and is one of the better route runners in this draft and you get a great overall package in King. The problem is that no WR in this draft has more inconsistent hands than he does and there were too many games where King was in the background instead of in the middle of the action. He lacks both the hands and the consistency of play to ever be a #1 WR but I think that is overall package of skills will lend itself to being a quality #2 WR, albeit an inconsistent one. With good hands he’s an early 3rd but due to the hands and inconsistency he drops to the 4th round. 4th round as my #18 WR 3/23/13.

19. Aaron Dobson Marshall #3 6’3 210 Sr.

Comparison: Less athletic Mike Williams

Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1-easily beat Will Davis, beat Duke Williams on 9 route but couldn’t find ball, beat Jordan Poyer inside on first move but still PBU on slant, no separation vs. Desmond Trufant but shielded and caught curl. Day 2: Easily beat Will Davis then highpointed underthrow deep. Day 4: Beat Trufant on curl but recovered well for PBU, great play snatching high pass on slant vs. tight cov of Trufant (that is what he will be as he has elite height and hand size with physicality). In the 2013 Senior Bowl he was shoved away by Shawn Williams on run block.

Stats:

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

57

679

11.9

3

2011

49

668

13.6

12

2010

44

689

15.7

5

2009

15

362

24.1

4

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6030

210

33

9

Notes: In the 2011 East Carolina game he had a 15 yd TD making arguably the greatest catch I’ve ever seen as he was on a fade route that was covered and not just one handed over a defender but backhanded one handed the extended hands catch in front of CB who had inside position clutching the ball like a nerf (0:42 2nd). In the 2011 Florida International game he looked very strong and big for a WR, 3 yd separation on +30 yd post but thrown too far, good separation on 9 yd curl, good catch on horribly thrown 2 yd hitch forcing him to jump for it and held on despite a punishing hit as QB hung him out to dry, great catch on 31 yd TD with limited separation vs. CB on 9 route but had extended hands catch in traffic hauling it in with his elite huge hands (0:24 2nd), missed block on WR screen getting his teammate hit hard for TFL, poor field awareness catching a ball out of bounds despite having space to get feet in, redeemed himself getting lots of separation on dig route for 36 yd TD (0:32 4th). Likes to be physical as a run blocker but for his size he isn’t that strong and will need to get more serious in the weight room to improve this area as it could and should be a strength of his.

Overall: Dobson is a very talented player that for one reason or another never took the next step in terms of productivity with his sophomore season being comparable to his junior and senior seasons (44-57 catches for 668-689 yds). Dobson has elite hands, a big frame, and is a physical player which all projects him well as a #2 or #3 WR in the possession WR style. He at times surprised me with his straight line speed as he occasionally was able to beat a CB deep so he has the chance to develop into a complete wideout but likely will settle in as just a possession type. The best thing about his is his hands though as he has made some spectacular catches and is adept at the one hand snag. He needs to get stronger and improve his route running but overall I like him in the 4th round as my #19 WR who might need a year or two to develop (coming from lower level of competition) but has starter caliber talent and a pretty high ceiling 4/20/13.

20. Justin Brown Oklahoma #19 6’3 1/8 207 Sr.

Stats: Big 12 (’12), Big 10 (’09-’11)

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

73

879

12.0

5

2011

35

517

14.8

2

2010

33

452

13.7

1

2009

5

78

15.6

0

Combine: Not invited

Pro Day:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6031

207

4.60

8

30.5

909

4.31

6.96

Notes: In the 2011 Alabama game had a 14 yd out on 3rd and 8 against Menzie (14:08 1st), dropped easy quick slant on 3rd and 6 forcing a punt (13:12 4th). In the 2011 Houston game he had a great 93 yd PR for a TD showing average speed but good strength breaking a tackle or two and dexterity tight roping on sidelines-returned as he touched out of bounds (10:55 2nd), had a great post just over CB’s hands who went for pbu giving him an opening and taking advantage showing good speed to outrun S for 70 yd TD (2:10 3rd). Transferred to Oklahoma after scandal. Transfer from Penn State. In the 2012 Texas game he showed nice hands and physicality on 15 yd catch and run over middle, bad job on PR allowing it to roll down to 2 yd line, no separation vs. CB Quandre Diggs on 9 route for INC, open for 10 yd slant vs. Diggs then showed power by breaking his tackle and a safety’s for YAC, penned ball at 1 yd line as gunner, 12 yd out vs. Diggs, dropped ball/PBU on shallow cross vs. Diggs, bobbled then dropped 9 route-tough as extended hands but still could have made it, 49 yd PR showing great quickness for a guy his size-still probably isn’t an NFL caliber PR though. In the 2012 Notre Dame game he had wide open 15 yd out, didn’t adjust to back shoulder throw for INC, he struggled to do much all game long. In the 2012 Oklahoma St. game he was 9-11 97 yds vs. Brodrick Brown, elite hands catching it despite PI by Brown on 12 yd curl, tough back shoulder again vs. tight cov, 3-3 32 yds vs. other CB, had nice stiff arm to the ground on backup, took shot on 10 yd slant on key 3rd and 10, 10 yd cross-tough sliding catch. Once again he looked superior to Stills and I continue to love his toughness.

Overall: A tall, physical WR who in my opinion outperformed Kenny Stills all season long despite the media giving superior accolades to his teammate. Brown has the body and game of a possession receiver with good body control, elite hand strength, and an aggressiveness that should allow him to overcome below average athleticism. He projects as a #2 or #3 WR down the road but lacks the speed to get open deep and will need to have a QB that is confident in him and will throw him the ball even when he appears covered as much of his work will be done in traffic. 4th round as my #20 WR 4/14/13.

21. Kenny Stills OU 6’0 ½ 194 Jr.

Stats: Big 12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

82

964

11.8

11

2011

61

849

13.9

8

2010

61

786

12.9

5

Combine: Elite 40 (4.38). Looks like a freak with two full sleeves and a crazy mohawk. Couldn’t get extended hands catch on tip toe sideline drill. Dropped one on gauntlet drill but overall good. Very poor route in quick out drill but cool one handed catch with left hand on ball behind him. Lack of effort on 9 route drill. 

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6004

194

30.5

9

4.38

16

33.5

1004

4.35

Notes: Broke Ryan Broyles Freshman Receiving Record in ’10 (53 713 5 TD). Fastest WR on the team. Has a body and game similar to Torry Holt. Tons of tats on his forearms. Had DUI in 2011. In the 2011 Oklahoma game St. he had half step on CB Broderick Brown on 9 route but ball barely overthrown for INC, lots of separation on 11 yd curl vs. Brown who gave big cushion, beat CB Justin Gilbert on 15 yd out with solid separation, no separation vs. Gilbert on 9 route for pbu and almost INT, beat Gilbert on 10 yd out, no separation vs. Gilbert on 9 route allowing INT. In the 2011 Texas game he took short hitch and broke a tackle nearly getting first on 2nd and 10 when nothing was there, huge decleating hit on S Blake Gideon trailing crossing play, big separation on pump fake 19 yd 9 route TD vs. CB Carrington Byndom (15:00 2nd), no separation vs. Byndom but great job working back shoulder for 20 yd TD-good timing and hands-called for pushing off (12:45 2nd), miscom with Jones for INC, good catch on short fade but ball knocked out of his hands by defender, dropped wide open 20 yd pass that was deflected to defender for almost a huge INT, elite 15 yd TD fade route vs. Byndom as he got off line so quick I had to replay to check if he false started then got separation and caught ball on outstretched hands for perfect timing (0:30 2nd). In the 2011 Florida St. game he had a nice sliding catch on 8 yd slant vs. CB Greg Reid, good separation vs. Xavier Rhodes on 14 yd out, beat Rhodes on 40 yd 9 route holding on despite getting big hit to his head by safety at end of play, no separation vs. Rhodes and safety on 9 route for INT by safety, 15 yd slant with 8 YAC, beat Reid deep on 9 route but ball underthrown forcing him to beat him again this time on jump ball that he held onto showing very strong hands to come down with it with Reid all over him for the 38 yd TD to win the game (7:01 4th). Listed as the #94 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. In the 2012 Notre Dame game he had another very quiet game this time being outshone by WR Jalen Saunders the freshman. In the 2012 Oklahoma St. game he was 7-11 79 yds vs. CB Justin Gilbert, dropped tough high pass but catchable, dropped easy slant, dropped shallow cross-appeared tired at end of drive-vs. zone, Gilbert dropped INT and he grabbed deflection for 15 yd TD, dropped easy cross (4th drop of night!), 1-2 12 yds vs. Brown, 1-2 10 yds vs. others. Kenny once again didn’t impress me as he had 3 easy drops and a 4th drop on a harder ball. He has good size and speed but little else and just continues his descent 11/27/12.

Overall: After bursting onto the scene in 2010 Kenny never took the next step and actually struggled at times in 2012 in my eyes due to drops and a lack of physicality. Players who are a legit 6’0 and run a sub 4.4 won’t last long on draft day but to me he looks like a career #3 WR and little else. He has good speed but isn’t a great route runner, isn’t physical, and in my eyes was overshadowed in 2010 and 2011 by Ryan Broyles and in 2012 by Justin Brown. Overrated to me and a career #3 WR who is a late 4th rounder as my #21 WR 3/17/13.

22. Darius Johnson SMU 5’9 179 Jr.

Stats: C-USA

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

64

787

12.3

5

2011

79

1118

14.2

8

2010

78

845

10.8

6

2009

11

104

9.5

1

Combine: Overthrown on 9 route drill. Good hands on sideline drill. Couldn’t get extended hands catch on post corner route drill.

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5090

179

30.25

9.13

4.6

6

32

901

4.53

Notes: Regional track champion in conference USA in the 4×100 and 4×200. Noticed him on film vs. Army as he had a great leaping catch toe touch near the sidelines, a great 28 yard acrobatic TD catch (9:20 4th) and on other plays showed very good speed and quickness in the open field. Had a solid ’10 (69 693 5 TD) statistically and should blow up in ’11 with Aldrich Robinson leaving for the NFL. In the 2011 Texas A&M game he had a nice 13 yd gain showing elite speed on play yet stupidly stepped out of bounds losing 5-10 yards as he had open space ahead of him (5:20 1st), wide open vs. S Steven Campbell yet ball overthrown forcing him to make a nice diving catch otherwise the 26 yd reception might have been a TD (0:34 1st), great 13 yd catch and run juking DB Lionel Smith in open field for most of the yards (12:15 4th), and caught 3 yd ball on 3rd and 5 then made a quick cut to avoid defenders and get another 3 yards for the first down (3:54 4th). Looks like a future 2nd or 3rd round pick as a slot WR as his speed, quickness, and agility are elite 9/4/11. In the 2012 Fresno St. game he had 30 yd PR-looked NFL caliber in role with his speed and quickness, 33 yd KR-can be a core special teamer, great quickness getting 3 yd YAC despite being surrounded by defenders on pass over the middle, slant a bit high deflecting off his hands to defender for INT, 21 yd TD on out vs. double cov-great speed out of break. 2nd team C-USA in 2012, bowl game MVP in 2011 and 2012 game.

Overall: Of all the 40 times at the Combine Darius Johnson’s was the most surprising to me. He was on the 4×100 and 4×200 track team at SMU that won the Conference USA championship so the kid is clearly fast and showed it on the field the past 3 seasons. Yet at 5’9 179 a 4.60 is atrocious and really will affect his stock to the point that I’d set it at 50/50 that he doesn’t get drafted now. That means someone will get a steal as I had a 3rd round grade on him for awhile and even with a strangely slow 40 and a disappointing 2012 (maybe he’s hurt?) he still grades out as a highly talented slot receiver with enough speed to beat a team deep (the one skill that sets apart a late round slot with an early to mid round slot). Teams will have to go back to the film to verify he isn’t a 4.6 speed guy but in far too many games I wrote down “very good speed and quickness” or “great speed out of break” and frankly 4.6 40 guys don’t run track successfully so something has to be up to cause that bogus 40. Late 4th round as my #22 WR 3/23/13.

23. Cobi Hamilton Arkansas #11 6’1 ¾ 212 Sr.

Senior Bowl: Day 1: Small separation on slant yet PBU on nice burst to ball vs. Marc Anthony, beat Leon McFadden on 9 route but ball slightly underthrown for PBU, struggled getting of press vs. Leon for INC on 9 route. Day 2: No separation vs. Robert Alford on curl-seems to struggle getting open on anything other than crosses or 9 routes, I way overrated him. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he started at WR, no separation on 9 route vs. Jordan Poyer for PBU, good catch on low ball on 0 route getting a few yds out of it.

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

90

1335

14.8

5

2011

34

542

15.9

4

2010

32

630

19.7

6

2009

19

347

18.3

3

Combine: Solid catch on 9 route drill. Good catch on sideline drill-high ball.

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40

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6016

212

32.5

8.75

4.56

11

29.5

811

4.31

Notes: Had a big game in 2010 vs. LSU also with that one including an 80 yd TD. Showed his long striding which I hate but he also showed some elite speed as he took a dump off and turned it down the sideline for a 66 yd gain with only CB Tharold Simon catching him as he had an angle (10:35 3rd). Had two +80 yd catches vs. LSU in ’10. In the ’10 Sugar Bowl vs. Ohio St. couldn’t get open vs. Chede Chikwa on 50 yd post (0:51 1st), good 21 yd back shoulder catch on good coverage by Travis Howard (0:06 2nd), and showed his size and strength as he was extremely physical against a smaller CB (12:00 3rd). In the 2011 Texas A&M game he dropped a pass right off his hands on the first play of the game (14:50 1st), no separation on 9 route vs. CB Coryell Judie even pushing off to get separation (11:15 1st), no separation on 9 route vs. Judie but he was held as ball underthrown and they went back for it for pass int (10:20 2nd), broke tackle on quick hitch to CB Dustin Harris for 10 yds (13:23 3rd). In the 2012 Alabama game he missed an easy catch with it deflecting for basically a pick 6-out at 3, rarely got open and was often shutdown by only one defender. In the 2012 LSU game he had two shallow crosses to open game for +10 yds each time, dropped slant-a bit behind him but very catchable, +20 yds on cross due to broken tackle-lack of imagination on O though as has been all crosses in 1st half, dropped shallow cross, most receptions in school history, elite extended hands catch for 15 yds on slant despite very tight cov-showed strong hands as CB Tharold Simon right on him (6:40 3rd). Had an SEC record breaking performance against Rutgers with +300 yds receiving. Former track guy. I still worry about him due to his long stride but he has very good speed and looks improved in 2012 as the #1 guy. In the 2012 Texas A&M game he dropped ball slightly behind him on slant. In the 2012 Mississippi St. game he had 5 yd out vs. zone, 30 yd TD on seam route-good speed to separate from LB and a perfect throw, 10 yd out, elite body control on 20 yd back shoulder catch getting it extended hands style OOB with tiptoe on sidelines vs. good cov by CB Darius Slay (13:29 4th), jammed well by Slay and stopped on route allowing INT.

Overall: Cobi is a big, long striding wide receiver with deceptive deep speed. He’s coming off an incredibly productive season as Tyler Wilson force fed him throughout 2012, at times to the detriment of the team, and Hamilton delivered with an astounding number of big games. I hate long striding wideouts though so Cobi isn’t my cup of tea and I feel vindicated by his very poor showing at the Senior Bowl when he struggled to get open against anyone. His lack of quickness in and out of his breaks was obvious and this was noticeable even in the Arkansas offense as his go to route was the shallow cross which allowed him to avoid any sudden cuts in order to get open. With his size, body control, and hands there’s a place for him in the NFL but he lacks the talent to ever be a #1 WR and likely won’t ever even develop into a #2. As such I have a mid round grade on him since to me his game translates best as a #3 or 4 WR and with his lack of quickness the slot receiver position isn’t an option either. He will need to play in a West Coast type offense that accentuates slants and crosses and he does have a big body capable of handling the hits associated with those types of routes. A difficult WR to find a spot for as he has numerous holes in his game and is scheme specific which therefore puts him lower on my board than most as a late 4th rounder and my #23 WR 4/20/13.

24. Rodney Smith Florida St. 6’4 3/8 225 Sr.

Comparison: Less athletic Plaxico Burress

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

38

524

13.8

3

2011

36

561

15.6

4

2010

31

448

14.5

3

2009

1

7

7.0

0

Combine: Smooth on tip toe sideline drill. Elite hands on gauntlet drill-best of group. Very good 2nd time through on gauntlet drill. Nice pluck in quick out drill. Easy catch on 9 route drill.

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40

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Shuttle

3 Cone

6043

225

34.75

10.38

4.51

34.5

1000

4.07

7.03

Notes: An absolute physical freak with his height and size and is actually decently quick (extremely quick for a man his size). Had a solid ’10 (31 448 3 TD) and could very well become a star in the coming years. In the 2011 FSU Spring Game had a very good win on a jump ball as he had to slow down on a 9 route to adjust to the throw (5:45 3rd). In the 2011 Clemson game he beat CB Darius Robinson on 57 yd 9 route that was perfectly thrown as he only had a step (0:15 1st), good catch on 42 yd 9 route getting only a step ahead (9:34 3rd), good extended hands catch on WR screen but only showed average speed and quickness as that isn’t really his forte (1:10 3rd), false start on 4th and 4 after the timeout somewhat losing the game for them (1:40 4th).

Overall: I had high hopes for Rodney in 2010 when he burst onto the scene with +30 catches for +400 yds and 3 TDs. At 6’4 3/8 225 lbs he’s a physical freak and actually has pretty decent straight line speed and quickness yet he never took that next step and I’m unsure why. I’ve never been a big fan of EJ Manuel as he’s not a polished passer and lacks great arm strength so that could be one reason as could the fact that Florida State was naturally a running team anyway. Yet those are just excuses and the reality is that he didn’t produce up to his talent level which should scare any team interested in taking a chance on him. When studying him on film I see a tall receiver with good speed and quickness that has 2nd round ability and at the Combine he measured in with nearly ’35 arms, +’10 hands, and nearly ran a sub 4.5 40 so the talent is clearly there. As such he’s a boom/bust type player who could develop into a very good #2 receiver if those excuses really were the reason for his lack of production or could never be heard from again if the real reason was he just wasn’t that good. He’s a tough one to grade but I like him as a mid round, high upside wideout. Early 5th round as my #24 WR 4/14/13.

25. Ace Sanders South Carolina #1 5’7 173 Jr.

Comparison: Yamon Figurs

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

45

531

11.8

9

2011

29

383

13.2

2

2010

26

319

12.3

2

Combine: Nice hands catch on tip toe sideline drill. Very nice on outside shoulder drill. Dropped 2 on gauntlet drill-one right through hands into his face. No drops 2nd time through on gauntlet drill. Good adjustment in quick out drill with ball well behind him.

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40

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1 yr %

5070

173

29.5

8.88

4.58

7

32

909

4.37

6.81

Notes: Is a short, quick guy similar to Jock Sanders of WV in the 2011 draft yet Ace has a bit more size. Is the PR as well for them. In the 2011 Georgia game he caught a pass on the sideline with a defender right there yet still made him miss not for more yards but to go out of bounds barely touched (4:55 3rd). In the 2011 Clemson game he had a great sliding catch on low ball for 4 yds and the first to keep drive alive and continue to burn clock (8:30 4th). Changed numbers to #1 in 2012. In the 2011 Vanderbilt game he had good 8 yd scramble drill with QB rolling out. In the 2012 Missouri game he had a 50 yd PR weaving around defenders and breaking 2 tackles showing underrated strength for an incredible play (11:52 2nd), 26 yd PR. In the 2012 Tennessee game he had a great diving catch on 4th and 1 after ball was tipped-good hands, he beat CB Justin Coleman on post for would be +40 yd TD but ball overthrown, good body control for 24 yd TD on awkward angle catching it on the run-open in zone between CB/S. In the 2012 LSU game he beat S Craig Loston on short out for 3 yd TD, beat CB Jalen Mills badly on 13 yd curl, beat Mills again easily for 12 yd catch and run-feasting on the freshman, elite cut on PR splitting two defenders to go up middle for +60 yd PR (7:00 3rd), had big PRs against Georgia and Missouri earlier in the year so definitely has an NFL future as a PR. In the 2012 Michigan game he had 63 yd PR showing elite quickness on a few cuts (3:32 1st), had school record punt return yards in 2012, +40 yd post for TD-juggled in end zone but held on, impressive juke for diving slant catch on 4th and 2. He surprisingly left school early but I understand as he had a great season and has a 4th round grade on my board though most have him lower 1/19/13.

Overall: At the end of his 2012 season I had a 4th round grade on Ace Sanders. I was mesmerized by his elite quickness, underrated strength, and potential as both a slot receiver and a punt returner. Yet with time to think about him I realized that I was vastly overrating this player who is the classic “quicker than fast” slot receiver that can be found so easily around the NFL. Sanders isn’t just small for a WR but is small for a slot receiver at 5’7 173 lbs and while Tavon Austin has similar dimensions the difference between Tavon’s 4.34 and Sanders’ 4.58 is night and day. Sanders will be a mediocre #4 WR for some team but his real value comes as a punt returner where he is one of the best to come out in some time (Austin is flashier but less effective in 2012). He has an innate ability to find the seam for a big return and countless times I’ve seen his diminutive body break a tackle or two to spring a big return. As a slot receiver he will be average but as a punt returner he will be a weapon. 6th round as my #25 WR 3/19/13.

26. Chad Bumphis Mississippi St. #1 5’10 1/8 196 Sr.

Comparison: Austin Collie

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

58

922

15.9

12

2011

25

339

13.6

3

2010

44

634

14.4

5

2009

32

375

11.7

4

Combine: Not invited

Pro Day:

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40

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Vert

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3 Cone

1 yr %

5101

196

4.55

17

34

910

4.27

6.87

Notes: #119 in ESPN 150 for ’09. In the 2012 Arkansas game he had good 17 yd catch in zone around a lot of traffic-great hands and found soft spot, 7 yd slant for TD-hands catch, 20 yd out vs. S, blew past CB for 22 yd TD on seam route-likes to set up his routes by starting slowly and then bursting out to surprise defender. In the 2012 Texas A&M game he showed very good strength overcoming PI on slant to still come up with it, he’s quick and strong but not very fast so a slot WR in the NFL would be his role, short out that he turned upfield for 14 yd TD, 8 yd out that he outran LB on then had nice juke of CB for +10 YAC, good catch on slant with LB hitting him immediately-very tough guy and has elite hands. In the 2012 Alabama game he had only little separation vs. CB Deion Belue for INC on 9 route, 7 yd hitch-plucked it. 2nd team SEC in 2012. In the 2012 Northwestern game he couldn’t come up with jumping extended hands catch on contested out, good explosion into cut for 10 yd out-definitely a slot guy but has a burst.

Overall: Another quicker than fast slot receiver with great hands, good production, and impressive toughness. He fits in with the profile usually given out to short white guys like Amendola, Welker, Sanzebacher, etc. so it’s interesting to see his color profile. One unique aspect of Bumphis’ game though is his impressive strength as he was often impossible to tackle individually due to this strength. He’s too strong for many DBs to bring down and too quick for most LBs which caused a mismatch in the route but also the run after the catch. Due to this unique strength he gets a higher grade than a Zach Rogers but still is only a late round guy due to the predominance of quicker than fast slot receivers which he invariably is. 6th round as my #26 WR 3/23/13.

27. Zach Rogers Tennessee #83 6’0 1/8 182 Sr.

Comparison: Danny Amendola

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

32

491

15.3

7

2011

14

189

13.5

1

2010

14

207

14.8

1

2009

3

19

6.3

0

Combine: Not invited

Pro Day:

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40

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3 Cone

6001

182

4.46

13

32

907

4.22

6.76

Notes: Short white guy with solid speed. In the 2011 Florida game Justin Hunter got injured early so Bray started targeting him often forcing a pass int vs. CB Cody Riggs (1:46 2nd), nice 18 yd cross holding on even though hit immediately (15:00 4th), and dropped ball right in his hands probably due to being worried about going over the middle (6:14 4th). In the 2011 Tennessee game he dropped an easy hitch (5:35 1st), great catch having to jump for it and get extended hands catch over his head then had to hang on when lit up by S due to jumping (1:01 2nd), beat CB Brandon Boykins deep on 9 route but ball poorly thrown (4:33 3rd). In the 2012 North Carolina St. game he beat CB David Amerson on 72 yd 9 route for TD-wide open (1:16 1st), great hands on sliding 10 yd slant on low ball as going across middle. In the 2012 Florida game he showed good speed on 27 yd slant vs. S Matt Elam. In the 2012 South Carolina game he made great “shake” route with slant and then out for wide open 10 yd TD, great ball skills getting slight step on S Brison Williams and highpointing it for 37 yd TD (5:22 2nd), elite body control catching 22 yd TD while sliding his feet inbounds (8:38 4th). He had the best game of his career in my opinion with amazing catches and outstanding quickness.

Overall: Every year I rant and rave about how NFL teams overvalue WLBs in a 4-3 scheme and slot receivers who lack deep speed. The reason is due to guys like Zach Rogers who if given the chance would be decent starters and who each year go undrafted and are available in large numbers on the cheap. Whether it’s Wes Welker, Danny Amendola, Dane Sanzenbacher, or Cole Beasley they all are quick, have great hands, and are undersized. Rogers fits the profile (he’s white too, how quaint) and I suspect that he as well will go undrafted yet will make a roster. Last year Bray on countless 3rd downs looked to Rogers over possible 1st rounders Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson as Rogers consistently got separation and had the best hands on the team. I suspect an NFL QB soon enough will learn to trust the dependable if underwhelming Zach Rogers. 6th round as my #27 WR 3/19/13.

28. Alec Lemon Syracuse #15 6’1 202 Sr.

Senior Bowl: Day 2: 1×1-Battled through hold by Blidi Wreh-Wilson for tight catch, beat Dwayne Gratz deep, Gratz perfectly played double move but he snuck inside at last second for catch, no separation vs. Desmond Trufant on curl for INC. 11×11-good catch vs. 2 DBs in zone. Day 4: No separation for PBU vs. Gratz on in, beat Will Davis slightly on double move but couldn’t catch poorly thrown ball along sideline, small step vs. TJ McDonald on out but poor throw. In the 2013 Senior Bowl he had no separation vs. Bacarri Rambo for INT off post, easily covered by Robert Alford on out-no burst to speak of.

Stats: Big East

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

73

1074

14.7

7

2011

68

834

12.3

6

2010

32

397

12.4

4

2009

29

295

10.2

1

Combine: Let ball get into his body on sideline drill.

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40

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6010

202

31.13

8.5

4.59

7

32

904

4.29

7.04

Notes: Watched 2 games but didn’t scout them.

Overall: Lemon is a possession receiver with good hands, good routes, and good production yet whom I’m not a fan of due to his poor athleticism and non existent burst. It’s a huge red flag to me when players are possession receivers in college as if they can’t consistently separate from collegiate CBs they’ll likely have every NFL CB in their hip pocket. Lemon projects as a career backup WR who could carve out a niche as a Jabar Gaffney type yet has such a low ceiling he’s not worth anything higher than a late round selection. Early 7th round as my #28 WR who is highly overrated due to the very good QB play he had the past two seasons 4/18/13.

29. Kenny Bell Nebraska 1st team Big 10 in 2012. In the 2012 Wisconsin game he slipped out of break and dropped catch deflecting it to DB for pick 6, HUGE decleating block in open field when he cracked back (13:12 3rd). In the 2012 Georgia game he beat D over the top for +30 yd diving catch-great adjustment to late thrown ball. He’s a player I’ve been intrigued with for a few years and one whom I think has been hurt by being in such a run oriented offense. Early 7th round as my #29 WR 4/14/13.

30. Charles Johnson Grand Valley State 6’2 215 Sr. Looks gay, literally. Ran a 4.39 40 and had a 39 ½ vertical with a 11’1 broad jump all of which are spectacular numbers let alone for a guy his size. Has red flags as was suspended in 2007 from Eastern Kentucky then went to Antelope Community College in 2008, took a year off in 2009, and then popped up at Grand Valley State for 2010-2012. Due to these moves he’s also an older prospect. Is a natural pass catcher and a physical freak who gets a late round grade despite off the field red flags and a lower level of competition. Early 7th round as my #30 WR 4/22/13.

31. Skye Dawson TCU #11 5’8 ¾ 160 Sr.

Comparison: Trindon Holliday

Stats: MWC (’09-’11), Big 12 (’12)

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

34

455

13.4

1

2011

45

500

11.1

5

2010

12

170

14.2

0

2009

0

0

0

0

Combine: Not invited

Pro Day:

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1 yr %

5086

160

4.39

35.5

910

4.26

6.90

Notes: Mountain West 60 meter track champion. In the 2011 Louisiana Tech game he had a wide open drop on +20 yd post, nice quickness on 5 yd hitch, good separation on 24 yd post, great juke with little space in flat as he was near sideline getting past him for 8 yds YAC (14:22 4th), good separation on deep out getting throw a little behind him yet still speeding away from defender for 42 yd TD showing speed and big play ability-game winner in the tie game (4:33 4th). In the 2011 Baylor game showed good speed on end around for 5 yds (7:22 1st), great speed and quickness in the open field for 31 yds (13:30 2nd). In the 2012 Virginia game he had a few nice catches in the game showing elite quickness but also showed his poor size as he almost had his head ripped off on one tackle and then had FF for touchback on the goal line when hit another time. He later had an elite +30 yd PR making me wonder if he’s too small like Trindon Holliday and will solely be a special teamer. In the 2012 Michigan St. game he had fumble on PR at 4 yd line to setup TD that caused team to lose.

Overall: A lightning fast slot receiver and punt returner who probably is even too small as a slot receiver to survive long in the NFL. A guy with his speed though (4.39 40, MWC 60 meter track champion) will get a shot and it wouldn’t surprise me if he stuck and had a decent career. Most of his value will come from special teams. 7th round as my #31 WR 3/19/13.

32. Marlon Brown Georgia #15 6’4 213 Sr.

Stats: SEC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

27

469

17.4

4

2011

15

234

15.6

3

2010

11

133

12.1

1

2009

2

15

7.5

0

Combine: Unable to work out due to knee injury (ACL) that ended his 2012 season early.

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1 yr %

6040

213

32.75

8.38

Notes: #24 in ESPN 150 for ’09. A very tall, skinny WR with great natural strength as numerous times in the 2011 South Carolina game he broke tackles for additional yards (14:18 3rd). In the 2011 Boise St. game had very good catch going back to ball with defender close to pbu (11:43 1st), elite strength and balance breaking two tackles almost at once to get another 4 yds on 3rd and 8 along the sidelines for the 1st (0:55 1st). In the 2011 Tennessee game he had almost no separation on in route vs. CB Prentiss Wagner, good 5 yd hitch on 3rd and 1 for 1st, no separation on 9 route into double but great job with pbu on near int by safety. In the 2012 Missouri game he had 2 TDs with one being a very nice hands catch in traffic over the middle between two defenders, dropped easy 0 route. In the 2012 Ole Miss game he had 66 yd TD on amazing play fake by QB as no one was within 10 yds when he caught ball, 15 yd out-hurt on play.

Overall: Marlon is a player that underachieved in his years at Georgia and was unlucky to tear his ACL midway through his senior, and most productive, season. At this point there’s a very decent chance he isn’t drafted as he never had 30 catches or 500 yards in any season, despite playing with a very talented QB for 3 years in Aaron Murray, and lacks the speed to consistently gain separation. Yet having watched him the past few seasons I still see a lot of talent as he has an elite frame (6’4 213) and strength to get YAC when given the ball. He’s solely a possession receiver but he has the hands, frame, and strength to warrant a late round grade as a project. 7th round as my #32 WR 3/23/13.

33. Matt Austin Utah St. #4 6’1 ¾ 202 Sr.

Stats:

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

48

729

15.2

5

2011

34

465

13.7

6

2010

1

59

59.0

0

2009

0

0

0

0

Combine: Not invited

Pro Day:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6016

202

4.49

15

33.5

903

4.32

7.22

Notes: Missed the 2010 season with an injury. Has the best hands on the team per the coaches. In the 2011 Auburn game he had a very nice 33 yd catch and run on a slant that he plucked on the run (7:00 3rd). Ended the game with good numbers (6 67) showing that he can compete against top level competition. In the 2012 Utah game he had a very good +20 yd slant showing NFL speeed-hands catch. He missed 2009 season due to broken foot and missed 2010 season due to ruptured patella tendon, tore his quadriceps, and dislocated his kneecap. In the 2012 Toledo game he had two tough catches in traffic showing off his impressive hands, impressive back shoulder jump ball for +30 yds-great body control and timing, one play later called for PI as pushed off when ball thrown too far inside.

Overall: An experienced wide receiver with NFL size and great hands he projects as a backup possession receiver that could eventually develop into a starter due to his ability to bring down the ball in traffic. His injury prone history hurts him though and drops him even closer to free agent territory. 7th round as my #33 WR 4/14/13.

34. Jasper Collins Mount Union #8 Sr. At his Pro Day he ran a 4.47 40 with 12 reps, 34.5 vert, and a 10’1 broad. In the East-West Shrine game he showed a very noticeable burst, good fumble recovery, short hitch, 12 yd slant, ended career with 6 consecutive 100 yd games, quick on 0 route for 3 yds-nothing there so all him. He impressed me in this game as a late round slot receiver type. 7th round as my #34 WR 4/21/13.

35. DeVonte Christopher Utah #10 6’0 ¼ 188 Sr.

Comparison: Jason Avant

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

22

301

13.7

2

2011

42

663

15.8

5

2010

39

660

16.9

6

2009

2

38

19

0

Combine: Not invited

Pro Day:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6012

188

4.55

3

29

909

4.37

7.25

Notes: Recruited as a QB. In the 2012 Utah St. game he had an elite one handed diving catch on out despite getting PI against-not called (13:28 2nd), 8 yd out-great body control on both catches, 10 yd slant. In the 2012 Oregon St. game he fumbled end around in red zone for TO.

Overall: DeVonte is an NFL caliber receiver with elite body control and good route running that had a poor senior season followed by a bad Pro Day and is now unlikely to be drafted. That being said there is NFL talent in him and he was stuck with a less than ideal QB throwing him the ball which I consider a big part of why he had poor stats in 2012. He still gets a late round grade from me due to his elite body control as I think he could in time develop into a Jason Avant type possession receiver. 7th round as my #35 WR 4/14/13.

36. Andre Debose Florida #4 Sr. #17 in ESPN 150 for ’09. In the 2011 LSU game he showed his speed beating CB Morris Claiborne on 65 yd TD on 9 route that he had a step on him with then had walk in TD after Claiborne tripped trying to angle him out of bounds (0:40 3rd). In the 2011 Alabama game he blew past CB Dre Kirkpatrick for a 65 yd TD on 9 route on the first play (14:43 1st), beat Kirkpatrick on 5 yd fade for TD with great catch and minimal separation-call overturned (5:30 1st), big gainer vs. Menzie on cross, dropped ball when he was hit hard over middle forcing punt (7:52 2nd). In the 2012 South Carolina game he had an impressive PR with very quick cuts-made most of the yards himself, KR to 41 yd line. In the 2012 Louisville game (Sugar Bowl) he had 101 KR (just glided with 4.3 type speed). 7th round purely as a KR specialist 4/14/13.

37. Uzoma Nwachukwu Texas A&M #7 Sr. In the ’10 Cotton Bowl vs. LSU had miscommunication with Tannehill for int as he ran an out instead of a 9 (4:07 2nd), couldn’t get separation vs. CB Tyrann Mathieu on 19 yd out (10:40 3rd). In the 2011 SMU game had a very nice diving pluck of a 9 yard ball thrown away from him as the defender had good coverage (12:48 2nd). In the 2011 Oklahoma St. game started game with back to back 8 yd curls showing nice quickness and both hands catches, good 9 yd curl holding on against tight coverage (11:42 3rd), good 12 yd catch showing off his impressive hands on extended pluck catch (4:00 4th). Strong week of practice at the East-West Shrine game. Barely gets a draftable grade due to good routes, good body control, and good, albeit inconsistent, hands. Late 7th round as my #37 WR 4/14/13.

38. Tracy Lampley Southern Miss #1 5’7 3/8 173 Sr.

Combine: Not invited

Pro Day:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

5073

173

4.53

10

31.5

902

4.38

6.99

Notes: A do everything type like a Dwayne Harris or Eric Page. In the 2011 Houston game (CUSA Championship) he lined up at RB then did wheel route and showed good hands and coordination jumping for ball a tad overthrown and falling into end zone for a 16 yd TD (13:12 2nd), good speed on 27 yd run showing quickness and vision using blocks the whole way (7:00 3rd), good speed on 13 yd run on 3rd and 13 to keep very important drive alive as only up 7 pts, good 16 yd run and going for more down sidelines but trailing CB gets FF that is a TO then not as they rule defender was out of bounds when touching ball, elite 61 yd wheel route for TD getting behind LB easily then taking pass and blowing by everyone but safety with the angle and diving for goal line with outstretched ball to get in when I was sure he would get caught at the 2-amazing play (0:59 3rd), great jumping catch on 31 yd seam route with ball at awkward angle (0:06 3rd), 15 yd draw on 3rd and 19. In the 2011 Nevada game he had a nice hit on CB Khalid Whooten pancaking him near sidelines showing surprising strength (3:25 1st), almost had a 50 yd TD but ball just barely off his diving fingertips, good strength stiff arming safety to the ground on 9 yd run (14:08 4th), great juke of CB in space then avoided LB for 8 yds where most get 0-4 (9:30 4th).

Overall: A talented do everything type slot receiver that is quicker than fast and seems to lack NFL athleticism. He gets a late round grade due to his game film which was very impressive but if he makes it he’ll likely be a backup slot receiver and punt returner. Late 7th round as my #38 WR 4/14/13.

Free Agent

Connor Vernon Duke #2 6’1 200 Sr. 1st team ACC in 2012. Is a medium sized white WR who doesn’t appear to have great speed or quickness. All Time ACC leader in receptions and yards. In the 2012 Cincinnati game he broke tackle on hitch for 8 yds-poor start/stop, supposedly runs a sub 4.5 40, good release vs. press cov for 6 yd TD on out, ran a very smooth route on out. People are stating he will run a 4.4 but I just don’t see that quick twitch type athleticism and he looks like a Free Agent 1/1/13. Combine: 4.59 40 which is actually better than I expected-official came in at 4.68 which is more in line with my thinking, poor burst. Very strong hands on gauntlet drill. Very strong hands again on gauntlet drill but fell at end of drill awkwardly-one of the best in terms of hands. Good route and hands in quick out drill. Good adjustment on 9 route drill. Senior Bowl: Day 1: Small separation vs. Leon McFadden and dropped contested high ball on curl. Day 2: No separation vs. BW Webb on double move-ball thrown OOB but still caught it (nice adjustment), simple slant vs. cushion by Bacarri Rambo, late round at best-still maybe FA. Day 3: Struggled to get open in goal line drill and body catches a lot seeming to be hesitant to snatch a ball with his hands above his head. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he had hitch and set it up well for YAC avoiding Dwayne Gratz, 12 yd curl vs. Gratz, beat Gratz for 5 yd comeback-good at shielding body for catch in traffic, open vs. Desmond Trufant but ball skipped to him, 5 yd hitch with 2 yds YAC-no fear of going over the middle, no separation but still caught pass vs. Blidi Wreh-Wilson for 15 yd out thrown in accidentally. Free Agent 4/14/13.

TJ Moe Missouri Sr. 6’0 200 WR After having 2 catches for 8 yards as a freshman he blew up as a Soph with 77 893 6 and was 4th in the Big 12 in yards. This included a highly underrated 5 71 1 TD vs. Nebraska who had one of the two best secondaries in ’10. White guy with an average burst at best who doesn’t impress me at all on film. Extremely intelligent player who works great against a zone. He has great production with a great college QB so it will be interesting to see his #’s once Gabbert leaves. 7th round as of now 1/6/11. In the 2011 Arizona St. game he showed good strength breaking a tackle on a tough hit during KR to get it to 30 yd line (8:06 1st), nice separation on 10 yd out (7:10 1st), impressive 15 yd catch and run getting it after 10 yds and showing elite quickness to side step a defender flying at him for a big hit to get the rest (10:22 2nd), good diving catch at sticks for 6 yd out on 3rd and 6 showing great hands (7:21 4th). In the 2012 Alabama game he had a bad drop on +20 yd throw-huge rain storm though so ball wet, lack of speed on end around had him caught for short gain. Combine: False start in 40. Atrocious 40 (4.74) but had better height and weight than I thought. One drop on gauntlet drill but made up for it with a one handed catch on final throw that was very impressive. Free Agent 4/14/13.

Mike Shanahan Pittsburgh In the 2012 Virginia Tech game he had a nice extended hands catch on 40 yd reception, a very big framed WR but one who doesn’t have much speed or quickness, broke tackle on short pass turning it into a 39 yd gain-looks like a TE, dropped somewhat tough TD catch but caught a contested ball a few players later for TD to make up for it-generally has very strong hands. In the 2012 Ole Miss game he split out wide regularly and got open against CBs and safeties, 5th all time in receptions in school history, very impressive extended hands catch against tight cov-great job walling and catching ball away from defender, good adjustment on high thrown ball stopping with defender flying ball for +15 yd TD. Possible #3 or #4 WR in a possession receiver type role. Free Agent 1/23/13.

Chris Harper Kansas St. #3 Sr. Transfer from Oregon. Good speed for his size and looks the part of a WR. In the 2011 Baylor game had solid speed on end around for 8 yds (9:30 1st), very nice catch on ball behind him making a falling catch out of bounds toe tapping (3:16 2nd), nice 24 yd TD catch on post that he caught over his head in stride (1:40 2nd), great hands on low catch on sidelines sliding for it (9:10 3rd), plenty of separation on 13 yd curl on 3rd and 10 for big conversion. In the 2012 Texas Tech game he showed good quickness on 12 yd hitch with YAC, highpointed underthrown post for 46 yd gain. In the 2012 West Virginia game he had huge separation on 20 yd out, shows good hands, PI on CB but still almost came up with circus catch over defender’s back, open on 25 yd post corner yet overthrown, hitch turned upfield for YAC-very quick, elite catch winning jump ball with 2 defenders on him (13:56 3rd), 8 yd hitch then juked CB in space for +10 yds YAC-very explosive athlete. 3rd team Big 12 in 2012. In the 2012 Oregon game (Fiesta Bowl) he showed toughness going straight at defender to get final yard for 1st, great quickness coming back to hitch to be in position to turn upfield for YAC on CB Ifo Ekpre-Olumu-very NFL like in pluck and move, high pointed underthrown RB pass yet S knocked it out. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1-no separation vs. Jonathan Cyprien, slight separation on 9 route vs. Philip Thomas. No separation vs. TJ McDonald but had tight catch. Day 2: No separation and poor route vs. Desmond Trufant for INC, beat Trufant off line with quick move but showed lack of speed turning it into nothing, little separation vs. Duke Williams on 9 route. 11×11-tight catch on seam route vs. Philip Thomas. Day 4: Poor route vs. Poyer but blatantly held too, best route yet on curl vs. Gratz with tough catch-still little separation and just has a body that doesn’t look NFL like, very poor out and up route for no sep vs. Taylor, no separation vs. Thomas on 9 route. Combine: Easy catch on post corner route. In the 2013 Senior Bowl he backed up at WR, good body control slide catching ball behind him, no separation vs. BJ Scott on 9 route, no separation vs. Robert Alford on quick slant for PBU, small separation on comeback for +10 yds vs. Marc Anthony, no separation vs. Alford on 15 yd out for PBU. Free Agent due to poor burst and quickness that make me question his ability to ever separate 3/19/13.

Erik Highsmith North Carolina #88 6’3 190 Sr.

Stats: ACC

Year

Rec

Yards

Avg

TD

2012

54

587

10.9

5

2011

51

726

14.2

5

2010

25

348

13.9

3

2009

37

425

11.5

2

Combine: Not invited

Notes: Had a great game vs. East Carolina (6 113 1) with a 43 yard reception. Tall and lanky, he takes #88 from Hakeem Nicks and has looked very good for a true freshman. In the 2011 Virginia game dropped a wide open catch right in his hands (11:45 1st), showed his speed but also his long legged strides (negative) on reverse looking a bit quicker than most with those strides but still not optimal (14:20 2nd), weird 15 yd gain where he ran into the DB then settled into zone with defender leaving him for easy catch? (13:20 2nd), solid hands catch on semi-high throw on short out (8:13 2nd). In the 2011 Louisville game he ran a good dagger route for 8 yds vs. S Hakeem Smith (10:31 1st), dropped a diving 9 route just off his fingertips for nearly a great catch, nice 20 yd catch on out vs. Joe Castaneda’s tight coverage, outstanding play catching a 2 yd out on 3rd and 6 breaking 3 tackles all at once and somehow staying on his feet to suddenly be wide open running for the final 23 of the 25 yd catch and run (12:40 4th), outstanding speed on 15 yd end around (12:25 4th), and grabbed ball on onside kick to end the game (0:40 4th). In the 2011 Clemson game he had a +10 yd run breaking into open space for more and just fumbled the ball without being touched (1:18 2nd). In the 2012 Louisville game he had no separation vs. cov by CB Andrew Johnson, 10 yd out with nice hands catch, 8 yd comeback vs. CB Terell Floyd, 15 yd slant, very nice 9 yd TD jumping high for overthrown ball, got open vs. Johnson yet he got his hand in on slant on 4th and goal to get PBU for 5 pt loss!

Overall: Going into 2012 I thought Erik had a chance to seize the #1 WR role vacated by Dwight Jones and put on a show. He has always has an NFL frame to him and way back in 2009 I noticed him on film as a true freshman. Yet his numbers that year weren’t far off his career highs and he just never seemed to take the next step. Due to this as well as mediocre speed (likely a high 4.5 type guy) I don’t see him as anything more than a fringe prospect. Free Agent 3/19/13.

Javone Lawson Louisiana-Lafayette #4 6’1 183 Sr. In the 2011 San Diego St. game he had a great one handed catch, a few deep ball catches, and generally looked like a player in the biggest game of the decade for that team. Had a great 22 yd catch on jump ball winning it over 2 defenders with one even being called for a PI (2:53 4th), nice 25 yd catch with CB right on him at end of game to help set them up for game winning FG (0:09 4th). Free Agent 4/14/13.

Andre Davis South Florida #81 Sr. In the 2012 Rutgers game he had a nice broken tackle for YAC on short pass-runs similar to Terrell Owens, has extremely long arms, had a +40 yd jump ball that showed his hand strength as he kept it from defender long enough to be called a tie by officials and given to offense-very close to INT, bad alligator arms on sideline route worrying about safety. In the 2012 Florida St. game he couldn’t get open all game with an INT when BJ Daniels tried to get it to him and no catches in 1st half due to CB Xavier Rhodes. Free Agent 4/14/13.

Martel Moore Northern Illinois #1 6’2 182 Sr. A tall, skinny WR who has an NFL body. In the 2011 Arkansas St. game he had a great move cutting in from CB at last second to get open on +20 yd downfield pass, had a spectacular 40 yd one handed catch with two defenders on him (2:55 3rd), good speed on hitch and YAC for 15 yds. A late round WR with great ball skills and intelligence running his routes. 6th round who probably will see his numbers obliterated as 4 out of 5 OL and his start QB are graduating. 1/9/12. Free Agent as I never heard from him in 2012 4/14/13.

La’Rod King Kentucky #16 6’4 222 Sr. In the 2012 Louisville game he was hit hard a few times by CB TJ Floyd but kept coming back for more, had a short TD reception, had a short hitch and spun away from Floyd for +15 yds YAC. Is tall and has good size but isn’t incredibly strong or physical despite his size and lacks a burst. Free Agent 9/2/12.

Corey Fuller Virginia Tech Sr. In the 2012 Rutgers game he had no separation on 9 route vs. Logan Ryan for PBU, double caught deep in that was a bit behind him, 21 yd TD on 9 route-had solid separation. I’m less impressed with Fuller than teammate Marcus Davis as Fuller doesn’t seem to be anything special athletically and didn’t produce enough to overcome that. Combine: Extreme long strider. Easy catch on 9 route drill. Nice one handed catch on sideline drill. Easy catch on post corner route. Free Agent 12/30/12.

Jheranie Boyd North Carolina #87 Sr. Is a tall, somewhat fast WR who has an NFL look to him. Already looks better to me than Eric Highsmith. In the 2011 North Carolina game had a solid 15 yd end around showing good but not great speed yet has a better stride than Highsmith’s long strides (6:50 3rd), outran CB Demetrious Nicholson and safety on 9 route but ball just barely overthrown (8:35 4th). Free Agent 4/14/13.

Josh Lenz Iowa St. #19 6’1 200 Sr. Is their top receiver in 2011 who is a medium bodied white guy who isn’t necessarily just a slot receiver like most. In the 2011 Oklahoma St. game he had a nice catch on seam route that was behind him showing good hands. In the 2012 West Virginia game he had a nice catch on the sidelines-good body control getting step inbounds, elite hands getting diving TD on underthrown ball-tough getting his hands underneath it, poor job dropping pass at corner of end zone. Free Agent 4/14/13.

Antavian Edison Purdue #13 Sr. Their star WR in 2011. In the 2011 Illinois game showed solid hands with hands catch in stride on slant for 8 yds-didn’t get 1st down trying to get more yards and ended up getting stripped up ball (10:02 1st), good speed and quickness on 10 yd curl vs. zone. In the 2011 Western Michigan game he had an elite catch over a defender on underthrown ball catching ball on defender’s helmet (1:30 1st). Free Agent 4/14/13.

Rantavious Wooten Georgia #17 Sr. In the 2011 South Carolina game had an easy 34 yd TD when he got 5 yds past CB C.C. Whitlock (2:55 2nd), completely dropped pass then got hit hard so he probably got scared (6:17 3rd). In the 2011 Boise St. game had no separation vs. CB Jerrell Gavins on 9 route (6:21 3rd), very nice hands catch on high ball with CB all over him (10:45 4th). In the 2012 Ole Miss game he had great extended hands catch on slant for 12 yds, good catch on 23 yd 9 route TD-in stride but had to make extended hands catch. Free Agent 4/14/13.

Tracy Moore Oklahoma State Sr. Looks like a TE not a WR. In the 2011 Arizona game was open on the post for a possible TD but was overthrown (1:15 1st). In the 2011 Texas A&M game he had a nice jumping catch for a 4 yd TD (2:45 3rd). In the 2011 Oklahoma game he had the game’s first big play beating LB on 15 yd cross and taking it in stride down the sideline for 53 yds (9:37 1st), almost caught an extended hands catch falling out of bounds trying to toe tap but couldn’t quite hold on. In the 2012 West Virginia game he was invisible. Free agent 4/14/13.

Emory Blake Auburn #80 6’1 197 Sr. In the 2011 Utah St. game he took a 10 yd slant, avoided 1 safety and took it 56 yards for the score (9:05 1st). In the 2012 LSU game he had a great extended hands catch on DIG vs. CB Tharold Simon as ball was high but he just snagged it from over his head. Free Agent 4/14/13.

Nick Williams UConn Sr. Very short, small white guy who has a little Danny Woodhead in him. Had 2 KR TDs in ’10 and on 11 attempts had a 42.1 yd avg which would have been 1st in nation if it qualified! In the ’10 Fiesta Bowl vs. OU he had a nice 33 yd KR showing speed (2:00 2nd). Free Agent 4/14/13.

Tobais Palmer North Carolina St. #4 Sr. In the 2012 Tennessee game he caught a cross on 4th and 2 on tight cov then broke tackle on S Byron Moore for YAC, good job getting short cross short of 1st but fighting with defender to get final 2 yds to convert, had trouble consistently getting open for Glennon all night. In the 2012 Vanderbilt game he bobbled two KR’s-one ruined as he actually fumbled it but recovered for short return, dropped open post for TD-defender nearby but was drop not PBU, 95 yd KR for TD. Free Agent 4/14/13.

Chris Smith Mississippi St. #8 6’1 202 Sr.

Pro Day:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6010

202

4.68

6

28

901

4.38

7.22

Notes: In the 2011 LSU game had a great catch on perfect coverage vs. CB Tharold Simon then dragged him 3 yds for the first down on 2nd and 18 (7:09 2nd). In the 2012 Arkansas game he dropped easy out, open on 9 route but ball thrown out of back of end zone, caught 15 yd slant but dropped it on big hit over middle, good extended hands catch over the middle shielding off defender. In the 2012 Mississippi St. game he got edge on LT then spun back inside after he was pushed on wide arc for 5 sec cov sack, likes to model his game after Dwight Freeney. In the 2012 Texas A&M game he setup their first TD with a long catch and run after he bounced off a LB’s big hit, he showed good speed to go along with nice size. In the 2012 Alabama game he got by safety on cover 2 with sideline catch of +30 yds, good separation vs. Deion DeBlue for +20 yds on curl, great highpoint of ball over DeBlue on underthrown out for 14 yds-came back to ball and fought for it showing great physicality (5:03 3rd).

Overall: He had a late round grade at the end of the 2012 season yet an atrocious Pro Day showed a lack of athleticism that makes me no longer interested in him. Barely a free agent grade 4/14/13.

Aaron Horn Iowa St. #3 Sr. A very small, slot WR who weighs about 180 lbs. In the 2011 Oklahoma St. game he took a shallow cross for 5 yds and bumped off tackler to jet upfield for 14 yds showing nice speed and wiggle, couldn’t get diving catch that was very tough but catchable, again looked shifty on shallow cross nearly breaking tackle on LB, very nice WR screen getting 10 yds upfield quickly then juking S Markelle Martin in space for another 20 YAC (9:55 2nd), forced PI on +20 yd throw, dropped ball behind him that was very catchable, 15 yd in getting wide open. Free Agent 4/14/13.

Antony Amos Middle Tennessee #81 5’10 3/8 184 Sr. Ran a 4.65 40 with a ’32 vert and an 8’9 broad all of which are terrible for his size. In the East-West Shrine game he was very productive and consistently got open yet even with this strong performance he’s only a free agent due to his size, athleticism, and level of competition 4/21/13.

 

Camp invite

Josh Jarboe  Arkansas St. #3 Sr. Recruited to OU but dismissed from there. Went to Troy and played 1 season in 2009 (15 248 1) but dismissed from there. Went JUCO in 2010 and then came to Arkansas State for 2011 and 2012 being on his best behavior. In the 2012 Oregon game he had a nice juke on 0 hitch to get YAC and 1st down-is a strong player, has an NFL body, showed good heart diving over defenders for 6 yd TD despite down +30 pts. Only a camp invite due to the off the field issues but his size/speed intrigue me.

Darryl Stonum Michigan 6’2 195 Sr. In ’08 he was rarely used (14 176 1) yet he had a coming out party in ’09 vs. ND (4 54 with a 94 yard kickoff return for a TD). His speed was incredible and no one had a chance at him. Looks like he has 4.3 speed which for his size would make him an incredible prospect yet he must be very raw as in the opener he was held without a catch and his freshman #’s were minimal. Is considered the fastest WR on the team which is pretty impressive for Michigan’s track stars. Had a solid ’10 (49 633 4 TD). In the ’10 Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi St. had a nice 10 yd curl on 3rd and 8 (13:52 1st). Camp invite 4/14/13.

Quincy McDuffieCentral Florida #14 Sr. Led the nation in KR average in ’10 (28.3). 3 career KR for TD’s. Great return guy and was 2012 C-USA Special Teams POY. In the 2012 Ball St. game he was invisible. Camp invite 4/14/13.

Marcus Sales Syracuse In the 2012 Louisville game he was invisible. 2nd team Big East in 2012. Benched for being such a terrible practice player but regained starting job due to his innate ability to make plays. In the 2012 West Virginia game he dropped an extended hands catch while trying to toe tap, sliding catch on cross, didn’t battle through contact on route for INT. Camp invite 4/14/13.

Russell Shepard LSU #10 Sr. #1 rated player by ESPN in ’09 class, is listed as an athlete though he played QB in HS and might have to switch to WR, as some feel he reminds them of Percy Harvin. LSU will try him first at QB though and go from there. Was called a human blur on draw plays during All American game practices. Is a big time leader for his HS team and has been a key recruiter for LSU convincing a number of high profile Texans to commit to LSU. #3 in ESPN 150 for ’09. In the 2011 LSU game had a 37 yd catch and run on short dump off showing outstanding speed (7:20 2nd). Noticed him twice in the ’10 Cotton Bowl on a pass and an end around as he showed good speed and surprising strength. Suspended for the 2011 Season Opener vs. Oregon for discussing the NCAA inquiry into the bar fight that eventually suspended Jordan Jefferson. Senior Bowl: Day 2: No separation on 9 route and no communication with QB on back shoulder vs. JJ Wilcox, no separation on 9 route but was held at end by Robert Alford, camp invite. Day 3: He was worthless never getting separation and dropping anything contested. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he had no separation vs. Will Davis for PBU-miscom with QB too on the play, no separation on out vs. Blidi Wreh-Wilson for PBU, off balanced but got +30 yds on KR. Camp invite 4/20/13.

Kenric McNeal Texas A&M #5 6’1 180 Sr. In the ’10 Cotton Bowl vs. LSU had a very good 4 yd fade TD against very good coverage by Tyrann Mathieu (10:06 4th). In the 2011 Oklahoma St. game had a nice 35 yd catch and run in the middle of the field but was hit and flipped over at the end fumbling it on arguably the biggest play of the game as it ruined the 3rd Q for the Aggies (7:01 3rd), didn’t turn around for ball getting hit in the head on would be 20 yd catch (4:06 4th).

Isaiah Anderson Oklahoma St. #82 5’11 175 Sr. In the 2012 Purdue game he had very little separation on 9 route but made nice jumping catch with defender nearby for 37 yd TD (4:30 3rd). He was a lesser used talent that is a camp invite at best 1/2/13.

Hubert Anyiam Oklahoma St. #84 Sr. In the 2011 Arizona game showed good speed and quickness getting a WR screen with him and a CB in space and getting 11 yards on 3rd and 8 (14:50 2nd), great pluck of +20 yd post with defender draped on him-NFL catch(2:46 2nd). In the 2011 Texas A&M game he dropped an easy pass in the first Q, 11 yd catch and run on WR screen showing solid speed (9:50 3rd), no separation vs. CB Terrence Frederick on 9 route (9:40 3rd), caused pass int vs. CB Dustin Harris (5:20 3rd), nice YAC on quick cut embarrassing Harris for 20 yds (11:25 4th). He disappeared in 2012 and I have no idea why. Camp invite 3/19/13.

Mitch Burroughs Boise St. 5’9 187 #20 Sr. Is a short, quick WR who looks like a scat back and runs similar routes actually as most of his stuff is underneath routes. In the 2011 Georgia game had a solid WR screen catching a ball behind him and diving for 3 yds when there wasn’t much there (6:55 3rd), good pluck on the run with somewhat high pass on shallow cross turning it upfield for a quick 12 yds nearly breaking CB Brandon Boykins tackle (0:30 3rd), good speed on end around for 9 yds. Camp invite 4/14/13.

Martel Moore Northern Illinois #1 6’0 183 Sr. 1st team MAC in 2012. In the 2012 Florida St. game he missed ball a bit high on him on out-catchable, 11 yd TD on shallow cross-pick play, struggled to gain separation vs. Xavier Rhodes-did draw a PI on them, no separation vs. Rhodes on 9 route-shut down all night except the one pick play. Camp invite 4/14/13.

 

Undraftable

Brent Leonard Louisiana Monroe #18 6’2 185 Sr. In the 2012 Ohio game he became the all time LMU leader in receptions, is a thin white receiver, plays almost exclusively from the slot. He looks like a much slower Dane Sanzenbacher. Free Agent and borderline undrafteable 12/28/12.

Rashad Ross Arizona St. #15 Sr. In the 2012 Arizona game he dropped a wide open extended hands post for would be TD then later on the drive he had a perfect fade hit him right in the facemask after it went through his hands. Undrafteable 11/27/12. In the 2012 Navy game he had 3 TDs on his first 3 receptions with all being 9 routes of +30 or more (50 yd on last one). His speed was very evident but the level of talent he went against must be kept in consideration.

Antavian Edison Purdue #13 5’11 175 Sr. 3rd team Big 10 in 2012. In the 2012 Oklahoma St. game he couldn’t get extended hands catch on hitch, +20 yds in garbage time-1st catch of day. He showed me nothing to indicate NFL talent. Undraftable 1/2/13.

Matthew Hurdle Kent St. #8 6’3 185 Sr. He has an NFL look to him with a great frame yet he frustrated me the entire game dropping passes, looking scared of hits, and then head butting (15 yd PF) and taking off his helmet to talk shit (15 yd PF) against a defender. Undraftable 1/7/13.

Aaron Melette Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1-no separation vs. Jamar Taylor for PBU, no separation vs. Desmond Trufant for PBU, terrible curl route for INC. He was the worst WR on day 1. Day 2: No separation vs. Dwayne Gratz, slight separation on curl vs. Jordan Poyer, beat Blidi Wreh-Wilson on 9 route for TD. Day 4: Poor run route with no separation vs. Will Davis, again no real route but did show nice toughness battling through blatant PI by Jonathan Cyrprien for catch, no separation vs. Duke Williams on curl for PBU, no separation vs. Gratz but great ball skills adjusting to underthrow for jumping catch (best play of the week by him by far), 11×11-beat Will Davis on 9 route for +40 yd gain. Combine: Slow out of break, 4.54 40 was below average but better than it looked. Dropped easy catch on 9 route drill. Undraftable 4/14/13.

Jacob Petersen Wisconsin #48 In the 2011 Nebraska game had a great jumping catch on 25 yd throw over his head showing elite hands (10:50 2nd), broke tackle of S Damian Stafford on 3rd and long to convert nearly breaking it big if not a saving tackle by LB. Undraftable 4/14/13.

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