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2010 NFL Combine - Wide Receiver Analysis
Notre Dame WR Golden Tate
Notre Dame WR Golden Tate
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Posted Mar 4, 2010


Post-Combine quick looks at the wide receivers invited to Indy.

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1. Golden Tate, Notre Dame 5-11, 199
Post-Combine Skinny: He had a nearly-perfect Combine. Questions about his speed: check. He tore off a 4.42. Questions about his overall athleticism: check. He broad jumped ten-feet and was smooth as glass during drills. Questions about his size: problem, but there isn't anything to do about that and he made up for it a bit with a strong 17 reps on the bench.
Pre-Combine Rank: 2
Positives: Ultra-productive. Played like a man among boys making big play after big play. … Reliable. He doesn’t make mistakes and is a near-flawless route runner. … Tough. He’ll fight for the ball and catches everything thrown his way.
Negatives: Small. At under six feet and under 200 pounds, he doesn’t look the part. … While fast, he’s not considered a blazer. He doesn’t have elite wheels to make up for his lack of size. … Might be pigeon-holed as a No. 2 possession receiver. He likely isn’t going to be an NFL No. 1.

2. Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
6-2, 225
Post-Combine Skinny: Didn't work out because of a hamstring issue, but he impressed with his size. The 6-2, 225 pound body, to go along with the production, will make his Pro Day something special on March 10th. There are a slew of character issues to go along with his suspension, but all that matters right now is his 40. If he rips off a sub-4.5, he's a sure-thing top ten selection.
Pre-Combine Rank: 1
Positives: Big, fast, and productive. He’s extremely physical and demands double teaming. … While not a blazer, he has the deep speed to be a home run hitter. … Great at fighting for the ball and makes things happen in the open field. The ball is his when it gets to the end zone.
Negatives: Character concerns after getting suspended for the season for lying to NCAA officials. … Major questions about work ethic and consistency. Will he bring the effort every week and every day in practice? … Oklahoma State. It might not be fair, but Rashaun Woods and even going way back to Hart Lee Dykes might sour some on Bryant’s upside. There’s bust potential here.

3. Arrelious Benn, Illinois 6-1, 219
Post-Combine Skinny: It depends on who gets asked, but either Benn was great, showing good quickness and nice speed with a 4.48, or he was mediocre as he didn't exactly look comfortable catching the football. That's a problem for an NFL wide receiver. He has the raw skills, but he Combine showed that he might need some work and some polish. On the plus side, the 20 reps on the bench were impressive.
Pre-Combine Rank: 3
Positives: A tremendous talent with six, speed, quickness, and pure athletic ability. … Versatile. Can be used as a deep target or as a possession receiver, and he can return kicks. … Good attitude. He wasn’t the problem when Illinois struggled.
Negatives: Not productive. Considered a top-shelf recruit, he never came through with the production expected and didn’t do enough to get into the end zone. … Needs overall work on his route running and his technique. Not a finished product. … Disappeared way too much considering he was often the best player on the field.

4. Carlton Mitchell, South Florida 6-4, 215
Post-Combine Skinny: Talk about looking the part, Mitchell is chiseled out of stone and had the workout to make everyone more interested in the game film. The 16 reps were fine, and the 10'2" broad jump was solid, but the 4.49 for a player that big created the necessary buzz. He could be a great value pick in the second round.
Pre-Combine Rank: 11
Positives: Devastating speed and size combination. He has all the tools to be special. … Not soft for being a speed receiver. He’s great at throwing his body around and is great at getting physical. … Limitless talent. He’s a relatively raw player who could blossom into something amazing.
Negatives: Needs a ton of work. The potential is there, but he needs time to grow into his upside. … Takes way too long to run his routes. Too much needless motion. … Not a natural receiver. He doesn’t do a good enough job to consistently grab the ball.

5. Damian Williams, USC 6-1, 197
Post-Combine Skinny: Disappointing. For his size, and in this class, a 4.53 40 isn't going to cut it. He's not big enough to not be a blazer, and while he was considered by some to be a possible first rounder, he needs to show more in workouts to be assured of a top 50 pick.
Pre-Combine Rank: 4
Positives: Decent size and excellent speed. He looks the part of an NFL receiver with all the measurable. … Made his quarterbacks look better than vice versa. Turned in plenty of big plays from nothing. … Can be used as a returner if needed with good quickness and the ability to make the first man miss.
Negatives: Great speed, but not elite wheels. He can get deep, but he’s not going to be faster than most NFL corners. … Not huge. He’s big enough to get by, but he’s not the new wave of 6-5 Andre Johnson/Larry Fitzgerald types. … Not physical. He’ll get beaten up by bigger NFL corners and could be erased at times.

6. Jacoby Ford, Clemson 5-9, 186
Post-Combine Skinny: Everyone wanted to see him run, and he didn't disappoint with a Combine-best 4.28. That wasn't a surprise, but the big key was how natural a receiver he was. He's a track athlete who also looked the part, and with his wheels he'll be someone's dream of a devastating No. 3 target.
Pre-Combine Rank: 10
Positives: Speed, speed, speed. All concerns and all weaknesses will be offset by world-class, track-star wheels. … A football player who also ran track, not a track man who happened to play football. … Productive. Was a difference-making playmaker.
Negatives: Small. He doesn’t have the size to be a No. 1 target, so if he isn’t being DeSean Jackson, he might not have a role. … He’s not necessarily a kick returner at an NFL level. … More of a deep threat than an all-around receiver. He could be a one-trick pony.

7. Brandon LaFell, LSU 6-3, 211
Post-Combine Skinny: Not good. For a player who was supposed to be a top 15 caliber pick and possibly the No. 1 WR taken (at least that was the thought last year at this time), he didn't look the part. The smallish hands are an issue (really, they are), but they aren't as bad as the pedestrian 4.59 and the struggles in the agility drills. Throw in a horrible (for a WR) broad jump of 9'5", and he's a second rounder at absolute best.
Pre-Combine Rank: 5
Positives: Size. He looks the part of a true No. 1 target and has more than enough speed to be special. Of all the receivers in the draft, he has the best tools. … Uses his body well. He’s not afraid to outphyscial smaller defensive backs. … Tough. He’ll turn into a great downfield blocker with a little more work.
Negatives: Fine, but never played up to a special level. Too inconsistent for a player of his caliber. … Not a pure route runner and needs refinement. Sloppy at times. … He’ll have problems at times getting jammed at the line by the more physical NFL corners.

8. Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati 6-0, 187
Post-Combine Skinny: No one  expected him to be a blazer, so the 4.56 wasn't anything to get in a twist over. As expected, he was quicker than fast, measured out to be close to six-feet, and he was able to hold firm as a rock-solid mid-second to third rounder.
Pre-Combine Rank: 6
Positives: Acts the part of a No. 1 target. He demanded to make the big play in clutch situations, and he often did. … Quicker than fast. He’s great at making people miss. … A true baller. He plays bigger than his size and he loves the game. Effort won’t ever be an issue.
Negatives: Not fast. He’ll have major problems getting deep on decent NFL corners. … Not a blocker. It’s not that he’s not willing, but he’s just not big enough to be effective. … Thinks he’s better than he probably is (for good and bad).

9. Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas 6-2, 207
Post-Combine Skinny: He just wasn't fast enough. The lumbering 4.61 wasn't good enough to make any sort of a splash, and he didn't do anything to open up anyone's eyes. However, he looked big and strong with the size needed.
Pre-Combine Rank: 7
Positives: Big and tough. Uses his body well to shield off defenders. … Shiftier than he might appear for a player of his size. Crafty in the open field. … Bails out the quarterback. Throw it up and let him go get it. Tremendous one-on-one.
Negatives: Not a polished target. Made too many key mistakes for a player of his talent. … Attitude a question. Had a few problems at KU. … Not physical enough as a blocker.

10. Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech 6-3, 224
Post-Combine Skinny: He didn't work out as he was still recovering from a broken foot, but he measured to be every bit as big as hoped for. Built like a smallish tight end, he still needs to run at some point to up his stock.
Pre-Combine Rank: 8
Positives: Very big and very physical. Dominated in one-on-one coverage down the field. … A deep threat. He knows how to hit the home run and is great at fighting for the ball and making it his. … Will make the spectacular catch. Throw it up and give him a chance.
Negatives: A one-trick pony. He isn’t any sort of a route runner and does one thing well: go deep. … He’ll make the circus catch one play and drop the routine the next. … Injury issues suffering a broken foot this offseason.

11. Danario Alexander, Missouri 6-5, 215
Post-Combine Skinny: The knee injury kept him from working out. On the plus side, he measured very tall and very long with huge ten-inch hands.
Pre-Combine Rank: 9
Positives: Very, very big. He has the look of a No. 1 receiver to revolve a running game around. … Extremely productive. Was arguably the best receiver in the nation over the second half of last year. … Isn’t afraid to hit. He’s a tremendous downfield blocker and loves to outmuscle his way to the ball.
Negatives: Major red flag with a knee problem. He hurt his knee this offseason and struggled through injury problems throughout his career. … Doesn’t run the whole route tree well. He needs a ton of polish. … Has good speed but is hardly a blazer.

12. Taylor Price, Ohio  6-0, 204
Post-Combine Skinny: He's one of the new high risers after a great offseason. The great workouts continue with a 4.41 40 and great work done in the ball drills. He looked like a fast, talented NFL receiver.
Pre-Combine Rank: 18
Positives: Speed. On his wheels alone he’ll make someone’s roster. … A good producer on a team that struggled to throw for long stretches. … Fluid. He’s an athlete who will have no problems quickness-wise against any NFL corner.
Negatives: Needs work and lots of it. He’s not a finished product by any stretch and could use time to refine the basics. … Was good, but not great despite going against inferior competition. Didn’t dominate as much as he should’ve. … A bad blocker.

13. Eric Decker, Minnesota 6-3, 217
Post-Combine Skinny: As expected, he didn't work out having to undergo a second surgery to remove the screws in his foot. He benched an okay 15 reps and he measured big, but teams are going to want to see him run at the last second before the draft.
Pre-Combine Rank: 12
Positives: Big and tough. Not afraid to go across the middle and is great at making the big play. … A No. 1 target. Produced even when everyone was focusing on him. … Athletic for his size. Looks the part.
Negatives: Durability. He was knocked out each of the last two seasons. … Not a blazer and not necessarily a deep threat. … Baseball. He could have options if he doesn’t want to deal with football.

14. Freddie Barnes, Bowling Green
Not Invited To The Combine

15. Emmanuel Sanders, SMU 5-11, 186
Post-Combine Skinny: Fast. The knock that he didn't have the wheels to overcome his smallish size, but he proved to be not that small and he was far faster than expected with a 4.41. The 10'6" broad jump was among the best in the Combine and he was one of the quickest players in the short drills.
Pre-Combine Rank: 27
Positives: Extremely quick to the point of being all but uncoverable on short routes. … Fast and productive. He didn’t blow up in the June Jones system, but he was more than fine and was a leader. … Excellent hands. Adjusts well.
Negatives: Not quite fast enough to make up for his lack of size. He might be a shade too small and a step too slow to be a deep threat. … Not a good enough route runner. He needs to be more precise. … Might only have a shot as a returner.

16. Jeremy Williams, Tulane 6-0, 206
Post-Combine Skinny: He wasn't supposed to light up the workouts, and he didn't. The 4.57 40 didn't do much, but he tracked the ball well and showed off just enough return ability to get a look as a kick returner.
Pre-Combine Rank: 14
Positives: A pure receiver. Makes every catch that comes his way. … Made due with some bad quarterbacks throwing his way. … Uses his body well and is great at attacking the ball.
Negatives: Not huge and not fast. He’s missing the raw tools. … Will likely only have a role as a possession receiver. He’s not going to be a deep threat. … He’ll be erased by anyone’s No. 1 corner. He’ll have to hope to be a decent No. 2 but might be no better than No. 3.

17. Jordan Shipley, Texas 5-11, 193
Post-Combine Skinny: More of a football player than a workout warrior, he didn't impress for his size. The 4.57 40 was way too slow and he wasn't special-quick in the drills. The 11 reps on the bench were hardly impressive.
Pre-Combine Rank: 15
Positives: Great with the ball in his hands on the move. Get him in space and he makes big things happen. … A game-changing returner who always rose to the occasion. … A rock-solid technician. He doesn’t make mistakes and is a pure route runner.
Negatives: Not big and not an NFL deep threat. His speed is functional, but he’s not going to blow past many pro corners. … Injury problems. He was always dinged up early on in his career. … Might only be a short-to-midrange receiver, like he was mostly at Texas.

18. Mike Williams, Syracuse 6-2, 221
Post-Combine Skinny: Considering all the off-the-field issues and all the time he had to prepare for this one weekend, eight reps on the bench are inexcusable. However, he moved fine and got under the 4.5 mark in the 40. There's still enough there to get excited about, but he's still not going to go in the top 50, where he should be talent-wise.
Pre-Combine Rank: 16
Positives: A first-rounder on pure talent. He produced big-time numbers on bad offenses. … He has the tools with excellent size and good deep speed. He plays fast and makes big things happen down the field. … A big hitter and is great for the running game.
Negatives: Knucklehead with a capital K. Couldn’t find the classroom, was suspended, and he ended up leaving the team. … Not a pure wide receiver. He has the athletic ability, but he needs refinement in the basics. … Can’t be relied on to be a No. 1 target and will need mentoring.

19. Antonio Brown, Central Michigan 5-10, 186
Post-Combine Skinny: This is where he was going to prove everyone wrong, and came close. For his size, speed is everything, but he's quicker than fast and proved it with terrific smoothness and agility in the short drills. The 4.5 40 was just good enough to help his cause considering the preconceived notions, and for him, 13 reps weren't bad.
Pre-Combine Rank: 17
Positives: A playmaker who always rose to the occasion. Always made big things happen with the ball in his hands. … An elite returner who could have a long career as a specialist if he doesn’t emerge as a receiver. … Great speed and burst. An ultra-reliable target who could grow into a whale of a No. 3 playmaker.
Negatives: Small. He can get shoved around and isn’t going to make too many plays when the ball is in the air. … He’s not going to block anyone. He doesn’t have the size. … Dominated in the MAC in an offense with several strong players.

20. Blair White, Michigan State 6-2, 209
Post-Combine Skinny: A pet prospect of many, he also showed off good speed and great athleticism running a solid 4.5 and being among the quickest players in the short drills. He showed off the raw skills to go along with the production and walk-on-like effort.
Pre-Combine Rank: 22
Positives: Worked himself into a player. Does all the little things right. … A peerless route runner. Every break and every cut is sharp. … Plays bigger than his size and faster than his speed.
Negatives: While not a bad athlete, he doesn’t have NFL deep wheels. … Not necessarily a great talent. A try-hard type who make it by working, not on skill. … Can be taken away by a top corner.

21. Andre Roberts, Citadel 5-11, 195
Post-Combine Skinny: One of the interesting prospects everyone wanted a look at, he didn't disappoint and is now on the radar after running a 4.46 and looking quick and fluid in all the drills. He's not all that big, but he's such an excellent athlete that he's going to be a possible fourth rounder with a little luck.
Pre-Combine Rank: 25
Positives: Extremely productive. Caught nine passes for 153 yards and a score against Clemson and caught ten passes against North Carolina. … Fast and quick. Can get out of his breaks in a hurry and he could become a dangerous deep threat. … Phenomenal in the open field. Could be a devastating No. 3.
Negatives: Small. He isn’t going to go up and get the ball. … Not physical and will be erased by stronger defensive backs. … Had his moments against FBS teams in blowouts, but he mostly dominated against bad teams.

22. Riley Cooper, Florida
6-3, 222
Post-Combine Skinny: An interesting prospect who proved to have the right blend of talents. For a big player, he was fluid and smooth like a smaller player, and the 4.52 40 was strong for him.
Pre-Combine Rank: 19
Positives: Excellent mix of size and speed. Has the potential to be the type of player who can be sent deep and asked to make something happen. … Fearless. Will do whatever it takes to make a play. … A willing blocker who’s good at keeping a defender engaged down the field.
Negatives: Athleticism doesn’t necessarily translate to football. More fast than quick. … Baseball could be a problem. If football isn’t working out in any way, he could be gone. He’s an outfielder in the Texas Ranger system. … A product of the spread and didn’t come up big until his final year.

23. Scott Long, Louisville 6-2, 216
Post-Combine Skinny: Showed what he needed to. Knocked down a few pegs because of his broken foot, he came out roaring with a 4.46 in the 40, an amazing 20 reps on the bench, and he blew up the short drills with some of the quickest times of anyone in the Combine. Had he had a bigger name, this would be the workout that would've made the scout go ballistic. He moved up big-time.
Pre-Combine Rank: Not Ranked
Positives: Great size and decent speed. Good quickness on short to midrange routes. … Could grow into a whale of a possession receiver with a little time. Patience could pay off. … Good hands. Soft catcher.
Negatives: Good speed, not great speed. He won’t blow by any NFL corners. … Broken foot in the past a concern.

24. David Gettis, Baylor 6-3, 217
Post-Combine Skinny: He measured as big as expected, the 6-3, 217-pound size showed just how big he really is, and he was supposed to be fast. 4.47 is more than good enough, and the 10'4" explosion in the broad jump was among the best among the receivers. The raw skills are too good to not use a draft pick on.
Pre-Combine Rank: 37
Positives: Very big and very fast. The raw skills are there to be an NFL prototype. … When he kicks it into gear, he’s gone. … Does a decent job of using his size well and can’t be handled by smallish corners.
Negatives: Not a pass catcher. Doesn’t have great hands. … Didn’t always stand out. Baylor didn’t always throw well, if at all, but he still wasn’t always a difference-maker. … Takes a while to get up to speed. He has another gear, but he’s not a sudden runner.

25. Chris Bell, Norfolk State 6-2, 211
Post-Combine Skinny: The scouts wanted to see if he had the speed to match the size, and he was terrific blazing away with a 4.47 while also flying through the agility drills. He looked the part of an NFL receivers, and the previous, preconceived knock of no NFL deep speed is now gone.
Pre-Combine Rank: 29
Positives: Good size. He’s able to outmuscle his way to the ball and finds his way to the end zone. … Consistent. He was excellent at coming up with a big play every game. … Decent enough speed to get by.
Negatives: Character issues. He was fine at NSU after getting booted out of Penn State following an incident with a knife. … A one-year producer. He’s leaving school early for the next level. … A producer at the lover level, but he has to prove he can do it against top corners..

26. Naaman Roosevelt, Buffalo
Not Invited To The Combine

27. Chris McGaha, Arizona State 6-1, 201
Post-Combine Skinny: In the crazy scouting world of things that are strangely important, McGaha had some of the biggest hands among the receivers. He flashed an excellent combination of raw skills. It was a stunningly great Combine for him.
Pre-Combine Rank: 32
Positives: Productive. Quietly put together a really nice career. … Reliable and doesn’t make mistakes. Crisp route runner. … Knows how to get open. Always seems to find the holes and always seems to come up with the big play when needed.
Negatives: Limited. There’s a hard ceiling on his upside. … Not fast, not huge, and doesn’t have any special skills. … Will have to find a niche on a good passing team with several other good options.

28. Stephen Williams, Toledo 6-5, 210
Post-Combine Skinny: One of the deep sleepers blew up the workouts. Not only was he big, looking every bit his 6-5 and 210 pounds, but the 4.48 had eyeballs popping. He was explosive, quick, and did a nice job in the catching drills. He's too good in workouts to not get a longer look.
Pre-Combine Rank: 41
Positives: Tremendous size. Throw it up in the air and he should be able to outjump anyone for it. … Good speed. He’ll be able to get deep without a problem. He has the raw tools. … A great athlete for his size. Adjusts to the ball like a smaller player.
Negatives: Needs work. He’s not nearly a polished enough route runner to be used as a No. 2 target. … Far better when the ball is in the air than he is with the ball in his hands. … Doesn’t always use his size well.

29. Brandon Banks, Kansas State 5-7, 149
Post-Combine Skinny: Fast, but not fast enough. He was supposed to come in and be a blazer, and while he was fast, the 4.43 wasn't anything special. Of course, he's quick and he actually looked like a real, live wide receiver, and not necessarily just a kick returner.
Pre-Combine Rank: 21
Positives: Phenomenal speed. Put him on the outside and let him run deep, deep, and deep again. … A tremendous returner who could have a good career as a specialist. … An uncoverable route runner. Too quick.
Negatives: Wee. Way too small. .. Character problems. Was arrested this offseason. … Will need the ball to find him. He’s not going to fight off anyone to get to it.

30. Donald Jones, Youngstown State 6-0, 214
Post-Combine Skinny: Known as a deep threat, he had to step up and show he could be a home run hitter, The 4.47 proved he had the speed, but the surprising 20 reps on the bench and the impressive 41" vertical leap gave him the baseline numbers needed to prove he has the necessary raw skills.
Pre-Combine Rank: 42
Positives: A productive deep threat at the lower level. Has an intriguing mix of decent size and good speed. … Adjusts well to the ball when it’s in the air. Fights for it. Strong blocker. … Might be a deep sleeper and is scratching the surface of his talent.
Negatives: Might look the part physically but doesn’t appear to have any special NFL skills. … Was awful in Senior Bowl practices. Didn’t look like he belonged on the practice field. … Not polished in any way. He’ll require a ton of work and a lot of patience.

31. Seyi Ajirotutu, Fresno State 6-3, 204
Post-Combine Skinny: There was a hope for a Fresno State-like time from the big target, and the 4.53 wasn't awful. He's big, physical, and looked like he should be an NFL receiver, but his workout didn't open any eyes.
Pre-Combine Rank: 23
Positives: Nice blend of size and speed. Looks the part. … While not a blazer, he could become an effective deep threat. A glider who gets down the sidelines in a hurry. … When he’s on, he can dominate mediocre corners.
Negatives: More fast than quick and seems like it takes a day and a half to get moving. … Not nearly as productive as he should’ve been. Not consistent. … Needs overall work and doesn’t run a full route tree.

32. Kerry Meier, Kansas 6-2, 224
Post-Combine Skinny: It's now confirmed; he's an H-Back/tight end, maybe. He's just not big enough and he's just not strong enough. While he'll catch everything thrown his way, the 4.62 was awful combined with the mere 13 reps on the bench. The raw skills are so bad that he might be undraftable.
Pre-Combine Rank: 24
Positives: A former quarterback who knows where he has to be at all times. Is always open. … Excellent size and could be used as an H-Back with a few more lifts. Physical and knows how to use his size. … Great hands and reliable. Makes every grab that comes his way.
Negatives: Is built more like a safety than a wide receiver. No NFL speed whatsoever. … He won’t beat anyone deep. If he’s not effective on short to midrange passes, he won’t do much. …. A tweener. He might not even be fast enough to be an H-Back.

33. Kyle Williams, Arizona State 5-10, 188
Post-Combine Skinny: He had a really, really nice workout. Not only was he catching everything, but he was flying around through the drills and came up with a 4.49 40. The 11 reps didn't really matter considering how well he moved.
Pre-Combine Rank: Not Ranked
Positives: Speed, speed, speed. He can move. … Good hands. Makes the tough catch and is good on the move. … Sharp route runner. Breaks in and out of his cuts with ease. Could be a returner.
Negatives: Way too small. Doesn’t play big and is a finesse receiver. … Will try to block and isn’t soft in any way, but he doesn’t have the bulk. … Hamstring concerns. He’ll likely blow a gasket once in a while.

34. Alric Arnett, West Virginia 6-2, 188
Post-Combine Skinny: The 40" vertical was excellent and he exploded out of his breaks. Considering he's not supposed to be a flier, a 4.52 40 isn't bad. There's upside here, but he still needs a lot of polish.
Pre-Combine Rank: 26
Positives: Tall and fast. While not a blazer, he has the wheels to hold his own at the next level. … A solid receiver with good hands. He makes up for mistakes with great plays. … Looks the part on the field. Moves extremely well.
Negatives: Not physical. He’ll never get off the line in the NFL. … Fast, but not elite fast. He’s not going to rip past anyone at the next level. … Not a good route runner and needs a ton of work.

35. Marcus Easley, Connecticut 6-3, 210
Post-Combine Skinny: For a player of his size, the 8.5" hands are tiny by NFL receiver standards. The 4.46, though, was far more important as now he has confirmed the raw skills with the bulk, He moves like a much smaller player and is worth developing.
Pre-Combine Rank: 28
Positives: Looks the part with size, strength, and speed. Should be a workout warrior. … Willing to sacrifice himself to make a play. A try-hard type who’ll do whatever is needed. … Willing to do what’s asked. He’ll block and will play special teams at a high level.
Negatives: Really, really raw. He’ll work hard, but he needs time to progress into a more polished player. … No hands. He’ll make a highlight reel play on one ball and will drop the next pass that hits him in the numbers. … Did absolutely nothing until his senior year.

36. Carlos Singleton, Memphis
Not Invited To The Combine

37. Shay Hodge, Ole Miss 6-1, 209
Post-Combine Skinny: For a player who was supposed to be a top-shelf athlete, he didn't look like it. He needs to come up with a much better workout to become draftable after running a 4.57 and only benching 11 reps. He didn't look like he belonged at times.
Pre-Combine Rank: 31
Positives: Big and has the size to handle himself well when pushed. … Came up with some big numbers and grew into a playmaker. … When he’s on, he can be unstoppable. Great athlete.
Negatives: Inconsistent. He wasn’t always on. … Sort of a late bloomer. It took a while before he became a player. … Needs a ton of polish. He’s way too sloppy.

38. Edward Britton, Texas Tech
Not Invited To The Combine

39. Verran Tucker, California 6-2, 200
Post-Combine Skinny: He didn't run, but he measured well and was worth getting another look. He passed the eye-ball test, but he needs to be seen on the move.
Pre-Combine Rank: 34
Positives: Big and fast. He has a dangerous combination of skills that could make him a great deep threat. … A nice receiver who doesn’t put the ball on the ground. … Uses his size well. Isn’t afraid to throw his weight around.
Negatives: Not a route runner. He’s not a fluid athlete. … Might be a one-trick player. If he’s not making things happen deep, he’s probably not going to be effective. … Not necessarily quick. More fast than quick.

40. Bryan Anderson, Central Michigan
Not Invited To The Combine

41. David Reed, Utah 6-0, 191
Post-Combine Skinny: Was known for not being physical and didn't measure big and didn't lift. The 4.54 40 wasn't bad, but he didn't step up and show anything to raise his stock.
Pre-Combine Rank: 35
Positives: Decent speed and enough size to handle himself well. … Plays faster than he’ll time. He always seems to have a step. … A nice athlete who should impress in practices and workouts.
Negatives: Not physical. He can get pushed around and will have a tough time beating the jam. … A bit of a product of the Utah system and thrived because of the spread attack. … Not an instinctive route runner. Occasionally a bit sloppy.

42. Trindon Holliday, LSU (RB/WR) 5-5, 161
Post-Combine Skinny: He's only being considered a return specialist because of his size, but he was everything he was expected to be in workouts and can be used in a variety of ways. 4.34 is fast no matter what size the guy is.
Pre-Combine Rank: 36
Positives: A flash of lightning. If he’s not the fastest player in the NFL, he’ll be in the team photo. … An elite return prospect. Every coach will want to have a weapon like him. … Can be used in a variety of ways. Devastating in space.
Negatives: Not really an offensive player. He’ll likely be a specialist and nothing more unless a coaching staff can get creative. … SMALL. Tiny. … A hard target to throw to because of his lack of size.

43. Dion Morton, Colorado State
Not Invited To The Combine

44. Ryan Wolfe, UNLV 6-1, 205
Post-Combine Skinny: He didn't run as he was still trying to get over a broken foot, but he measured well and was around for all the interviews. The 13 reps on the bench were no big deal.
Pre-Combine Rank: 39
Positives: Ultra-productive. Very consistent and very good for a long time. … A great route runner who catches everything thrown his way. He makes his quarterback look better. … Always finds a way to get open and always finds the seams.
Negatives: Foot problems. He broke his foot late in the year and will have question marks throughout his career. … Not fast. He’s a pure possession receiver without the wheels to make anything happen deep. … Won’t get any separation from NFL corners.

45. Cortez Gent, Florida Atlantic
Not Invited To The Combine

46. Greg Mathews, Michigan
Not Invited To The Combine

47. Chris Carter, UC Davis 6-3, 191
Post-Combine Skinny: It was his job to show up and do something impressive, but he wasn't able to work out. He'll need to run and to go through the basic drills another time before he can be drafted.
Pre-Combine Rank: 44
Positives: Smart and productive. It might have been at the lower level, but he came through big in the biggest games. … Can be used as a returner with great speed and quickness. … A good route runner with the cutting ability to burst open.
Negatives: Leg problems. Health is an issue. … Not physical. He’s not going to push anyone around or block anyone. … While good on routes, he could use technique work. Not a finished product by any means.

48. Jeff Moturi, UTEP
Not Invited To The Combine

49. Oderick Turner, Pitt
Not Invited To The Combine

50. Terrell Hudgins, Elon
Not Invited To The Combine

51. DeMarco Sampson, San Diego State
Not Invited To The Combine

52. Carl Moore, Florida
Not Invited To The Combine

53. Pat Simonds, Colgate
Not Invited To The Combine

54. Nyan Boateng, California 6-1, 204
Post-Combine Skinny: A mega-bust. He's known as a physical, try-hard type but he only came up with 14 reps on the bench. That's not good enough for a 4.64 runner.
Pre-Combine Rank: Not Ranked
Positives: The raw skills are there with size and decent speed. … Moves well. Gets in and out of his breaks in a hurry. … High motor and a willing blocker. Will work to be better.
Negatives: Not fast enough. More quick than speedy and will have a hard time getting separation. … Stone hands. Inconsistent hands. … Needs a ton of work and needs a patient coaching staff to let him develop.

55. Brandon James, Florida 5-6, 176
Post-Combine Skinny: It's all about the Florida Pro Day now. He didn't run, but the 14 reps on the bench weren't bad for a player of his size.
Pre-Combine Rank: Not Ranked
Positives: Part running back, part receiver, part returner. He’ll make his mark as a specialist. … Can move big time. A flash of lightning in the open field and flies in and out of his cuts. … Fluid. Moves like a natural.
Negatives: Only a returner. Jack of all offensive trades, master of none. … Not big and not physical. Can’t be an NFL runner for more than a few carries here and there. … Not a natural receiver. There’s no offensive space for him and will work out better than he’ll be on the field.

56. Kevin Jurovich, San Jose State 6-0, 188
Post-Combine Skinny: He needed to be perfect, and wasn't. He wasn't flawless during the ball drills and wasn't fluid. He didn't show anything worth drafting.
Pre-Combine Rank: Not Ranked
Positives: When healthy he was a big-time playmaker. Very productive. … Did the best with what he had to work with from mediocre quarterbacks. … Decent deep speed. Makes things happen.
Negatives: Wasn’t the same after missing time with mono. … Not particularly big and not exceptionally fast. … Doesn’t have NFL skills.

57. Preston Parker, North Alabama 5-11, 199
Post-Combine Skinny: Welcome to the CFL. He plays extremely fast on the field, but he timed a horrific 4.67. He looked quick and ran through the drills well, but the 40 time alone was a disaster.
Pre-Combine Rank: Not Ranked
Positives: Phenomenal speed. Is a flash of lightning in the open field. … Had all the potential in the world to be special at Florida State. The talent is there. … Could become a devastating returner. Can be used as a runner if needed.
Negatives: Character issues a red flag to most, a black flag for others. … From guns to stealing to pot possession, he has had problems. … Still a raw receiver. More of an athlete than a polished football player.

58. Jared Perry, Missouri 6-1, 178
Post-Combine Skinny: He caught the ball well, but that was about it. He ran a pedestrian 4.58, which wasn't unexpected, and he moved well. The 11 reps on the bench only further cemented how not physical he is.
Pre-Combine Rank: Not Ranked
Positives: A speed target who plays faster than he actually is. … Promising. Might be just scratching the surface on talent and could be great if coached up. … Excellent on the move. Makes things happen in the open field.
Negatives: Not physical. He’ll get shoved around and won’t ever get off the line. … A deep threat only. Won’t take the big shot. … Sloppy. Needs to be far sharper as a route runner.