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Rams Select OT Isaiah Battle in the NFL Supplemental Draft


Rams Select OT Isaiah Battle in the NFL 2015 Supplemental Draft

The St. Louis Rams has selected former Clemson left OT Isaiah Battle in the 5th round pick in Thursday NFL Supplemental Draft. The Rams will forfeit their fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Battle was the only one of 7 players available in this class who was selected. He was the first player selected in the NFL Supplemental Draft since 2012.

The other six eligible prospects, West Georgia edge rusher Darrius Caldwell and defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey, Houston defensive end Eric Eiland, Connecticut tight end Sean McQuillan, Kansas defensive back Kevin Short and North Carolina Central wideout and returner Adrian Wilkins were not chosen. They are all considered rookie free agents and may sign with any club. They also must fit in the rookie salary gap this year.

The Rams’ decision by general manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher continued the St. Louis focus on offensive linemen after using four draft choices in the NFL Draft 2015 on that unit. They used their second, third, fourth and sixth round picks on Rob Havenstein, Jamon Brown, Andrew Donnal and Cody Wichmann. Havenstein and Brown lined up with the first team at right tackle and right guard during the Rams' OTA and recent mini camp practices. This group of linemen followed the selection of left tackle Greg Robinson as the #2 overall pick in NFL Draft 2014.

Battle played in 27 games for the Tigers over the past three seasons, starting 11 of 12 games at left tackle a year ago and 16 contests, overall. He did not allow a sack in the 12 regular season games in 2014. He has the physical skill set for the left tackle position where his combination of height (6’6” 312 lbs.), arm length (35 3/8") and the agility to slide easily that allows him to mirror edge rushers. He's also quick to the second level and can re-direct to adjust in space. He is still a raw prospect with marginal functional strength and inconsistent technique that will be easily exposed vs NFL defenders. His inconsistencies and lapses in technique combined with his below average weight room strength (12 reps at Pro day) were red flags to some scouts. His off the field issues were also disturbing and threatened his college eligibility.

The Supplemental selection order is different from the regular NFL Draft. The teams are slotted into three groups based on their won/loss percentage the previous year and are then placed in a lottery with the official order not being released to the public. The Jacksonville Jaguars won this lottery and held the first pick of each round of the 2015 Supplemental Draft with the Seattle Seahawks awarded the final pick. The Rams were given the 8th overall pick.

Teams interested in selecting a player contact the league via email with a list of the players they would draft and the round in which they would take them. It is possible that another team also placed a 5th round bid on Battle, but lost out because St. Louis was slotted ahead of them.

Battle and any other players signed following the draft are immediately eligible to play in the NFL. The Rams get their first look at Battle in practice when training camp opens for rookies on July 27.

NFL Supplemental Draft 2015 - July 9, 2015


NFL Supplemental Draft 2015 - July 9, 2015
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Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2015
The NFL will conduct the Supplemental Draft 2015 on Thursday, July 9th for players who rescind their remaining college eligibility. This draft has been a short process annually that considers special situations for players that are at least three years removed from high school. All 32 teams will participate in the weighted process that is divided into three tiers with seven prospects entered for this year’s selection draft. Teams with six wins or less from last season will make up the first group, followed by a second group of non-playoff teams and finally a third group of the twelve playoff teams. Each team submits the name of the players via email that they want to draft with the round they would like to select them. The club with the highest selection will be awarded the player. In the case of two teams drafting the same player in a round, the club with the worse record last season will win the prospect. Players not selected in this draft class will then become free agents eligible to sign with any team.

Any team that uses a selection in the Supplemental Draft will forfeit their choice in the corresponding round of the NFL Draft 2016. The new draft prospects will be considered part of the rookie salary pool along with the players from the NFL Draft 2015 and they must fit under the current contract structure and overall salary cap. No players have been drafted the past two summers. In 2013, the Browns used their #2nd round pick on wideout Josh Gordon, the only overall selection chosen in the process. He has been a Pro Bowl receiver who set new NFL records two years ago. But he has also been suspended annually for failing drug and alcohol tests and is currently suspended.

Most prospects in a Supplemental class provide little initial impact because of the late signing that caused them to miss all of the OTAs and mini-camp practices. The NFL office has considered terminating this draft process after only minimal interest by clubs.

Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2015
These players are eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft after not declaring for entry in the NFL Draft 2015. They have lost their eligibility for the upcoming college season.

WR/KR Adrian Wilkins - North Carolina Central
TE Sean McQuillan - UConn
OT Isaiah Battle - Clemson

DE Darrius Caldwell - West Georgia
DE Eric Eiland - Houston
DT Dalvon Stuckey - West Georgia
CB Kevin Short - Kansas

OT Isaiah Battle #79 - 6’6” 312 lbs. - Clemson - Sp. 5.20
Big agile junior tackle has made nice progress over his late career, totaling 27 games with15 starts for the Tigers. At his pro day workout in front of 26 NFL teams, he measured in at just over 6-6 and 312 lbs. with 35.5” arms and an 85” wingspan. He timed in 5.21 and 5.29 and had a 24.5” VL and posted an 8.5” BJ with 12 reps. His leaping and weight lifting numbers were below average while the speed time was average. He had a key role in each of Clemson’s Bowl wins over top-25 teams the past three postseasons. In 2014, he played left tackle in 12 games with 11 starts and 10 games with four starts in 2013. He has improved annually at left tackle in his three seasons with the Tigers after starting at Military academy after HS. He shows the ability to slid in pass protection and use his huge reach (35.5”), though he needs further technique and strength work. His level of development is very suspect despite intriguing size and agility skills. His marginal power fails to get a push in the run game and failed to sustain vs top pass rushers late on the down. A few off the field issues including failed drug tests, motor vehicle violation and charged related to a fight have all hurt his cause for an early 3rd day selection. This kid has starting NFL tackle skill set, but is not there currently. Boom or bust prospect and probable middle round pick.

DE Darrius Caldwell #9 - 6’4” 250 lbs. - West Georgia Sp. 5.05
Caldwell was a one-time highly regarded Illinois recruit who had nice close of his career at WG after a JC and stay at Illinois. He has fine length with long arms and quick burst to develop further. He lacks bulk and needs to put on weight if he expects to play with his hand on the ground. Currently, he fits the attack backer role better where he can be effective attacking the line. In 2014, he started 15 games and had 69 tackles with 18.5 TFL, 13 sacks, 2 FR and 1 FF for 1st team Gulf Conference. At his pro day, he is just under 6’5” and in the 250 lbs. range. He had an impressive vertical of 35.5”, though his 40 time was over 5.0 and his 6 reps on the bench press were not very impressive or up to NFL standards. Camp type with some upside, but needs strength and technique work to be more than a PS performer.

DT Dalvin Stuckey #41 - 6’2” 300 lbs. - West Georgia Sp. 5.5
Wide body mobile tackle flashes quickness and power on the inside. He signed with Florida St after a highly rated HS prospect. He moved on to Pearl River CC where he gained JC All-American honors. At his pro day, he measured in at 6’2” 302 lbs. and ran the 40 in the 5.50 area and did only 10 reps in the lifting. In 2014, he started 11 games and had 40 tackles with 9.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 FR and 3 FF. Type with talent but raw from playing experience perspective. He needs an offseason program to improve technique and overall strength. FA signee and possible PS performer. Best fit a three technique in 4-3 scheme.

NFL Draft 2015 - Top 100 Pro Prospects - Final


Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2015
* underclassmen - Final - April 28, 2015 -

Photo - DL Leonard Williams - Southern Cal

Pro Prospect / Pos / School
1. *Leonard Williams - DE - Southern California
2. *Jameis Winston - QB - Florida State
3. *Amari Cooper - WR - Alabama
4. *Marcus Mariota - QB - Oregon
5. *Dante Fowler - DE - Florida
6. Kevin White - WR - West Virginia
7. Vic Beasley - LB - Clemson
8. Brandon Scherff - OT - Iowa
9. DeVante Parker - WR - Louisville
10. *Andrus Peat - OT - Stanford
11. La'el Collins - G/T - LSU
12. *Arik Armstead - DT - Oregon
13. Danny Shelton - DT - Washington
14. *Todd Gurley - RB - Georgia
15. Alvin Dupree - DE - Kentucky
16. *Malcom Brown - DT - Texas
17. *Breshad Perriman - WR - Central Florida
18. *Trae Waynes - CB - Michigan St
19. *DJ Humphries - OT - Florida
20. *Landon Collins - SS - Alabama
21. *Ereck Flowers - OT - Miami
22. *Eddie Goldman - DT - Florida St
23. Byron Jones - CB - UConn
24. *Melvin Gordon - RB - Wisconsin
25. *Marcus Peters - CB - Washington
26. Kevin Johnson - CB - Wake Forest
27. *Nelson Agholor - WR - Southern California
28. *Jordan Phillips - DT - Oklahoma
29. Jake Fisher - OT - Oregon
30. *Randy Gregory - DE - Nebraska
31. Carl Davis - DT - Iowa
32. Eric Kendricks - LB - UCLA
33. *Maxx Williams - TE - Minnesota
34. *Eli Harold - LB - Virginia
35. Cameron Erving - C/T - Florida St
36. *T.J. Clemmings - OT - Pittsburgh
37. *Shane Ray - LB - Missouri
38. *Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Oklahoma
39. *Mario Edwards - DE - Florida St
40. *Shaq Thompson - LB - Washington
41. Stephone Anthony - LB - Clemson
42. Damarious Randall - FS - Arizona State
43. Devin Smith - WR - Ohio State
44. Phillip Dorsett - WR - Miami
45. *Donovan Smith - OT - Penn State
46. *Danielle Hunter - DE - LSU
47. *Jaelen Strong - WR - Arizona St
48. *Jay Ajayi - RB - Boise St
49. *Devin Funchess - TE - Michigan
50. *Bernardrick McKinney - LB - Mississippi St
51. *Ronald Darby - CB - Florida St
52. *Jalen Collins - CB - LSU
53. Owamagbe Odighizuwa - DE - UCLA
54. Paul Dawson - LB - TCU
55. Eric Rowe - CB - Utah
56. Laken Tomlinson - OG - Duke
57. Nate Orchard - DE - Utah
58. AJ Cann - OG - South Carolina
59. D'Joun Smith - CB - Florida Atlantic
60. Rashad Greene - WR - Florida St
61. Clive Walford - TE - Miami
62. Michael Bennett - DT - Ohio St
63. Quinten Rollins - CB - Miami (Oh)
64. *Tevin Coleman - RB - Indiana
65. Tre Jackson - OG - Florida St
66. Cedric Ogbuehi - OT - Texas A&M
67. *Alex Carter - CB - Stanford
68. *Kwon Alexander - LB - LSU
69. Ali Marpet - OG - Hobart
70. Lorenzo Mauldin - LB - Louisville
71. Ty Sambrailo - OT - Colorado St
72. Denzel Perryman - LB - Miami
73. *Brett Hundley - QB - UCLA
74. Daryl Williams - OT - Oklahoma
75. Hau'oli Kikaha - LB - Washington
76. *PJ Williams - CB - Florida St
77. Preston Smith - DE - Mississippi St
78. *Jacoby Glenn - CB - Central Florida
79. Henry Anderson - DE - Stanford
80. Tyler Lockett - WR - Kansas St
81. Adrian Amos - S - Penn State
82. Jamil Douglas - OG - Arizona State
83. *Sammie Coates - WR - Auburn
84. Derron Smith - FS - Fresno St
85. ZaDarius Smith - DE - Kentucky
86. Cameron Artis-Payne - RB - Auburn
87. Josh Shaw - CB - Southern California
88. *Duke Johnson - RB - Miami
89. Cody Prewitt - FS - Mississippi
90. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu - CB - Oregon
91. Ameer Abdullah - RB - Nebraska
92. Doran Grant - CB - Ohio State
93. Jaquiski Tartt - FS - Samford
94. Hroniss Grasu - C - Oregon
95. Davis Tull - LB - Chattanooga
96. Jeff Heuerman - TE - Ohio State
97. Bryce Petty - QB - Baylor
98. Grady Jarrett - DT - Clemson
99. John Miller - OG - Louisville
100. *Javoris Allen - RB - Southern California

NFL Draft 2015 - RB Todd Gurley - Georgia - Yearbook Scouting Report


RB Todd Gurley - Georgia - Yearbook Scouting Report

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Photo - RB Todd Gurley - Georgia

Todd Gurley #3 - Georgia - 6-1, 225 - Sp. 4.50
Hindu Theory: Adrian Peterson - Rating 90

Huge powerful speedy tailback is one of the most gifted runners to come along over the past decade. His career was cut short in 2014 by a torn ACL, that along with a four game suspension limited him to just six games last fall. Over that time, he still gained a pretty amazing 911 yards at 7.4 a pop and scored 9 TDs. Possesses an NFL body with a well-developed muscular frame. He has the natural ability to drop his pads and square up when attacking the line and seamlessly bounces off would be tacklers. Shows natural balance as a runner with the power and determination to be difficult to slow down, very seldom taken down by the first tackler. Reads his initial blocks very well. Shows a feel for finding daylight. Powers through creases with authority and the speed to stick-and-go with an extreme burst out of his cuts. Shows the ability to juke and shift his weight very well, especially for a 225 lb. runner. Able to string multiple moves together, including wicked jump cuts that can leave tacklers flailing at air. Uses his fine speed and long strides to eat up yards in a hurry. Large, natural glue-like hands as a receiver out of the backfield and is a willing, alert blocker in pass protection. Very uncommon combination of speed and power with huge pro upside when healthy. Extremely strong lower body and maintains balance well after contact. Appears to effortlessly run through attempted arm tackles. His speed makes him a threat to score from anywhere on the field. Extremely tough to tackle from an angle. Presses line very well to set up cut-back opportunities. Able to decisively get downhill, showing fine knee bend and forward lean. Effectively slips through some very small holes and explode out the other side. Shows quick, tight footwork getting to the second level. Can sink his hips and explode through a tackler or side-step and hit the throttle, which causes safeties to hesitate when coming downhill. Able to turn speed into power between tackles or when turning the corner. Seldom looks to go out of bounds and works to finish every run. In 2014, an outstanding 61.9% of his rushing yards came after contact. Strong hands and carries ball securely close to his body. Just fumbled three times in 510 carries. He is highly developed as a receiver to be an immediate three down feature back combining excellent hands and explosive big play ability after the catch. As a blocker, he will face up with linebackers, but needs hand technique development to be a finished complete feature back.
The Numbers: As a senior, he started the first 6 games and rushed for 911 yards on 123 carries for a 7.4 average and 9 TDs. He added 12 receptions for 57 yards before the four game suspension and then the ACL injury terminated his season. For the 2013 season, he rushed for 989 yards on 165 attempts for 6 yard average and 10 TDs. He added 37 receptions for 441 yards and 6 TDs. As a freshman in 2012, he had his best season and rushed for 1385 yards on 222 carries for a 6.2 average and 17 TDs, starting 14 games. He added 16 receptions for 117 yards. Over his career, he rushed for 3285 yards on 510 attempts for a fine 6.4 average and 36 TDs plus totaled 65 receptions for 615 yards and 6 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’1” and 222 lbs. and did 17 reps, but did not run or participate in the leaping and agility drills or positional drills due to rehabbing ACL injury.
The Skinny: Physical downhill thumper with the talent to be an immediate feature back. As a blocker, he shows quick reactions and toughness to face up with defenders and use his strong frame and agility. He can be his own blocker and runs both inside and outside. His receiving skills have developed nicely with reps, though he must continue to improve in that role. He has the natural running skills to be a difference maker and is similar to Adrian Peterson or former feature back Jamil Lewis in size, running style and big play abilities. Excellent early round addition with the skill set to be an impact player and core weapon. Top kickoff returner. Top 25 prospect with talent to be the best back in years once healthy.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Draft 2015 - Top 100 Pro Prospects


Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2015
– April, 2015 –

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Photo – RB Tevin Coleman - Indiana

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2015
* underclassmen

Pro Prospect / Pos / School
1. *Leonard Williams - DL - Southern California
2. *Jameis Winston - QB - Florida State
3. *Amari Cooper - WR - Alabama
4. *Marcus Mariota - QB - Oregon
5. *Dante Fowler - DE - Florida
6. Kevin White - WR - West Virginia
7. Vic Beasley - LB - Clemson
8. Brandon Scherff - OT - Iowa
9. DeVante Parker - WR - Louisville
10. *Shane Ray - LB - Missouri
11. *Andrus Peat - OT - Stanford
12. *Trae Waynes - CB - Michigan St
13. La'el Collins - G/T - LSU
14. Danny Shelton - DT - Washington
15. *Todd Gurley - RB - Georgia
16. *Malcom Brown - `DT - Texas
17. *Breshad Perriman - WR - Central Florida
18. *Landon Collins - SS - Alabama
19. Alvin Dupree - DE - Kentucky
20. *Eddie Goldman - DT - Florida St
21. *Melvin Gordon - RB - Wisconsin
22. *Ereck Flowers - OT - Miami
23. *Arik Armstead - DT - Oregon
24. *Marcus Peters - CB - Washington
25. *DJ Humphries - OT - Florida
26. *Nelson Agholor - WR - Southern California
27. Kevin Johnson - CB - Wake Forest
28. *Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Oklahoma
29. *Randy Gregory - DE - Nebraska
30. Byron Jones - CB - UConn
31. *T.J. Clemmings - OT - Pittsburgh
32. Eric Kendricks - LB - UCLA
33. *Jordan Phillips - DT - Oklahoma
34. *Shaq Thompson - LB - Washington
35. Cameron Erving - C/T - Florida St
36. *Jaelen Strong - WR - Arizona St
37. Carl Davis - DT - Iowa
38. *Maxx Williams - TE - Minnesota
39. Jake Fisher - OT - Oregon
40. Stephone Anthony - LB - Clemson
41. *Ronald Darby - CB - Florida St
42. *Eli Harold - LB - Virginia
43. *Jalen Collins - CB - LSU
44. *Devin Funchess - WR - Michigan
45. *Bernardrick McKinney - LB - Mississippi St
46. *Donovan Smith - OT - Penn State
47. *Danielle Hunter - DE - LSU
48. Devin Smith - WR - Ohio State
49. *Mario Edwards - DE - Florida St
50. Phillip Dorsett - WR - Miami
For Pro Prospects #51 thru #100 go to next page

NFL Draft 2015 - LB Vic Beasley - 2015 Yearbook Scouting Report -


LB Vic Beasley - 2015 Yearbook Scouting Report

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Photo - Vic Beasley - Clemson

Vic Beasley #3 - Clemson - 6-2, 245 - Sp. 4.55
Hindu Theory: Von Miller - Rating 92

Explosive dynamic senior tweener completed his career as a two-time 1st team consensus All-American. Also named ACC Defensive Player-of-the-Year in 2014. Fast quick twitch edge athlete that will likely play up as a linebacker in the pros after lining up as an end in college. Emerged as one of the rising prospects in this class after excellent back to back seasons and an eye popping performance at the NFL Combine. Showed up in Indy weighing 11 lbs. above his usual playing weight, yet still burned up the track with outstanding 40 times. Vic has perhaps the best first step in this class. Rare burst off the ball often gets tackles off-balance and allows him to cross their face. Displays flexibility to avoid their reach and turn the corner with superb closing speed. Besides his speed rush, possesses a balanced spin move to counter inside and a better than expected bull rush. Smaller than scouts would prefer if he remains at defensive end. More powerful than he appears, with broad shoulders and impressive upper body development. Shows he can get hands under the tackle's reach and walk much bigger pass-blockers back into the QB. Excellent pursuit speed, with the determination to chase down ball-carriers from behind and the explosive tackling ability to dislodge the ball. Shows good ball awareness, often ripping and tugging when he gets the chance and has seven career FF. Graduated prior to the 2014 season with a degree in Sociology. Excellent three sport athlete in HS. Recruited as a defensive athlete after playing running back, tight end and defensive end in HS. Sometimes will struggle vs the run when he loses track of the play, take bad angles or seems unmotivated when the play goes to the opposite side of the field. Sometimes takes on blockers too high and gets washed out of the play. Below average ability to anchor or set the edge vs the run. Lacks the girth to hold his ground against tackles or even tight ends at times. Lacks ideal arm length. At times seems content to stay blocked when his pass rush stalls. Projects as an OLB in either front best, though could be a 4-3 weak side end in some schemes. Among the very best pure edge rushers in this draft, though could be even better with more diversity in his rush moves. Good football character and the talent to be a major impact. Looks likely to be a top 10 selection in the upcoming draft. As a senior, he had 37 tackles, a team-high 21.5 TFL, a team-high 12 sacks, 9 QB pressures, 3 PBU, 2 FF, 1 FR and a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 557 snaps over 13 games with 12 starts. As a junior, had 44 tackles, 23 TFL, 13 sacks, 12 QB pressures, 6 PBU, 4 FF, and 1 FR in 560 snaps over 13 games. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’2” even, 246 lbs. with 32 1/2” arms. He ran a blazing 4.53 time with a 1.59 ten yard split and did 35 reps. He added a 41” VL and a 10’10” BJ. He looked very sharp in the positional drills and had impressive times of a 6.91 three cone and a 4.15 in the short shuttle. He looked very sharp in the positional drills where he worked with the linebackers. Best suited for the attack backer role in a 3-4 defense where his playmaking ability off the edge shows an elite skill set. He flashed many of the same skills as Von Miller and Bruce Irvin, two fast rising prospects who jumped into the first round. He resembles Miller in size, initial burst and positional versatility. Needs to show more power to separate quicker and win on power as a bull rusher to compliment his outstanding edge speed. Fast rushers command a very high premium and this prospect will come off the board in the top 10-12 picks with his big upside and impact ability. Clubs like the Falcons, Bears, Saints and Browns have him earmarked for 1st round.
Draft Projection: 1st Round - Top 10 pick

NFL Draft 2015 - Wideout Breshad Perriman Scouting Report


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Breshad Perriman #11 - UCF - 6-2, 215 -
Sp. 4.30 - Hindu Theory: Julio Jones

Physical true junior playmaker has been one of the most consistent performers in the AAC since midway of his freshman season. Big strong frame with agility, leaping ability and deceptive speed to become a solid #2 pro possession receiver. Earned AAC honors all three seasons, working with Blake Bortles his first two years. Physical agile receiver who shows a burst of speed that allows him to separate deep and make big plays. He has nice quickness for a prospect of his dimensions with good run after the catch ability. After playing in a pro-style offense, he is a well-developed in reading coverage and running a full route tree. After the catch, he is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. Possesses very good hands and body control to make acrobatic catches. Deceptive separation speed to get deep with a long gliding style and the burst to track the ball well. He also has good open field running skills after he gets his hands on the ball to create problems. Components to become an early NFL starter - speed, quickness, hands and the running skills to make plays. His ability to separate and beat cover men deep will command attention in the early rounds. At the line, he needs to shows he can beat the bump and run vs NFL caliber defenders after rarely facing that technique or type of athlete. Ability to handle the physicality of the NFL game where his functional strength and athleticism allows him to win most matchups. He is dangerous on the slip screen where he displays good running skills after the catch and is especially dangerous on the shorter routes and best suited for the West Coast offense. His ability to find the end zone and his natural running ability will earn him a pro starting grade. He shows the ability to adjust his routes and come back for the ball. Developed nicely as a route runner with the ability to get in and out of his breaks well considering his size and bulk. He shows the ability to stay on his routes and go over the middle. On the deep pass, he has developed good instincts tracking with fine leaping skills, body control and hands to make big plays. Shows the ability to adjust quickly with the speed off the line to eat up a corner’s cushion when he comes off the line clean. Retains his speed well at the break point and creates nice separation with the talent to find holes in zone coverage to provide a reliable target. One of the best blockers in this class.
The Numbers: As a junior, he started 13 games and caught 50 passes for 1044 yards and 9 TDs for a 20.9 yard average that earned first team AAC honors. As a true sophomore, he started 12 games and caught 39 passes for 811 yards for 4 TDs and a 20.8 average and first team AAC honors. Over his short three year career, he caught 115 passes for over 2243 yards and 16 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he checked in at 6’2” and 212 lbs. He did not lift or perform the agility and leaping drills. At his pro day, he ran a sub 4.3 time with a 4.26 time and a 1.51 ten yard split. He added 18 reps, a 36.5” VL and 10’7” BL. He did not perform the agility drills.
The Skinny: Big fast developing playmaker with the talent to change games as a receiver. One of this class’s emerging threats, displaying the burst of speed to get vertical and fine run after the catch ability. He has a nose for the end zone and is very effective in jump ball situations in the red zone. Similar to Julio Jones in size, speed and playmaking ability. Marginal top 50 player and a good addition for a pro passing attack. Teams like Raiders, Jaguars and Rams interested. Talented prospect to be a solid NFL starter who continues to improve.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

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