UA Combine Report: WR

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – takes a moment to look at the top performers at the wide receiver position from the UnderArmour National Combine, that was held today at Wide World of Sports.

This type of event is always great for watching and evaluating talent at the wide receiver position and there were a ton of guys working out there, so in this report we take a look at some of the guys who had the most impressive performances.

Marcell Ateman, a 6-foot-4, 190-pounder from Wylie East (Texas) and Alvin Bailey, a 5-foot-11, 175-pounder from Armwood High (Fla.) were two guys who really grabbed the eye of National Recruiting Director Scott Kennedy.

"Texas wide receiver Marcell Ateman of Wylie East was the most impressive of the receivers," said National Director Scott Kennedy. "He was too big for the smaller defensive backs and too fast for the bigger ones. He had strong hands and ran good routes and was a mismatch all afternoon during the one on ones."

"If it wasn't Ateman, who was the top receiver on the day, it was Armwood's Alvin Bailey. Bailey and Ateman are two significantly different wide receivers who both get results. Bailey is small, quick, and explosive. Defensive backs had trouble staying with him whether he was making a cut or running with straight line speed."

Stacey Coley, a 6-foot-0, 173-pound wide receiver from Northeast High (Fla.) was largely considered by the scouts in attendance to be the smoothest player at the position. He ran a good 40-yard dash time, a 4.57 and backed that up with a blistering fast 6.65 L-Cone drill time, showing he had straight line speed and agility to go with it. He is extremely smooth in his routes and is really quick off the line. He also displayed some soft hands.

Not to be outdone by any of his southern counterparts Cleveland Heights High's (Ohio) Shelton Gibson, a 5-foot-10, 175-pounder was not only hard to handle in the one-on-one drills he was probably the most valuable player from a combine perspective at the position. He ran a 4.48 40-yard dash and a 4.3 pro-shuttle. Another Ohio product Kevin Gladney, a 6-foot-0, 173-pounder from Firestone High was also very impressive. He was almost hard to contain in one-on-ones and puts up some solid testing numbers. Ohio recruiting expert Bill Greene said, "These guys are both no doubters!"

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