Top WR's for Mississippi Combine

Wide receiver was perhaps the deepest position at the scout combine in Oxford last Saturday. To view the five that stood out the most, read below.

Wide Receivers

Cameron Baker (WR, Osceola, AR) - Cameron measured in at 5' 10 1/2", 160 and ran the second best 40 time (4.44) out of all of the wide receivers at the Mississippi combine.

Looking for the initial burst, Baker tied for first in the shuttle (4.25) out of the Top 5 receivers we listed and third overall.

If there is one area of concern it is Baker's lateral movement, as he timed 7.73 seconds in the three cone drill (lateral movement), which was the worst out of the Top 5 receivers. But, Baker did show good explosiveness (33" vertical).

The one thing Baker undoubtedly does is produce on the football field. As a junior, Baker had 925 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns. Defensively, Cameron made 46 tackles and 7 interceptions. He was named 1st Team All-State for his play on the field.

Arkansas (offer), Georgia Tech (offer), Ole Miss, Kansas State, LSU, and Memphis are all under consideration.

Demarcus Fox(WR, Calhoun City, MS) - Demarcus had the best 40 time (4.43) out of our Top 5 WR's, and his 40 time finished second overall. Fox's lateral movement tied for second best (7.5) for the receivers, and he showed good explosiveness with a 32" vertical.

The weakest area Fox displayed was his initial burst, as he turned in a 4.62 shuttle, which was next to last for the Top 5 wide receivers we had at the Mississippi combine.

Fox was measured in at 6' 0", 178, so size will not be an issue, nor will his productivity on the football field. As a sophomore, Fox was named 2nd Team All-State after catching 32 passes for 624 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Demarcus' junior season saw him help lead Calhoun City to an undefeated regular season. He was named 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All- District, 1st Team All-Region and Team MVP after collecting 32 catches for 864 yards and 12 TD's.

Alabama leads Florida, Ole Miss, MSU, South Carolina, and USM.

Marcus Green (WR, Kemper County, MS) - Marcus made the biggest jump from unknown to wanted commodity out of possibly the whole field from the Mississippi combine.

Green measured in at a rock solid 6' 1", 199 and ran a 4.5 flat forty, which placed him 4th out of all of the wide receivers at the Mississippi combine and third out of the Top 5 receivers we have listed.

If you are looking for his initial burst, do not worry, Green ran a 4.41, which placed 6th out of all of the receivers in attendance. You want explosiveness, look no further than his 34" vertical and 9 foot/9" standing broad jump.

If there is one area of concern, it would be Green's lateral movement. He turned in a 7.62 three cone time, which finished next to last out of the five receivers we listed. Marcus's technique in catching the ball also needs to be improved, as he tends to catch it with his body instead of his hands, but considering he has never played WR in organized football, this is to be expected. Some still project Green as a safety on the next level. He is good enough to play multiple positions if needed.

Marcus has the athleticism, explosiveness, and attitude to carry him a long/long ways on the next level.

USM (offer) and MSU (offer) lead Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss (offer), and Tennessee.

Tyler Robbins (WR, Homewood, AL) - Tyler was another prospect who came out of no where to make a a name for himself. Well, we said out of no where, but considering Robbins was a part of the Alabama 5A Champions and also participated in the North/South Football All-Star game, saying out of no where might be stretching it a bit.

Our wide receiver instructor at the Mississippi scout combine said Tyler reminded him of Ryan Ellis, who was Tim Tebow's main target last season. Ryan signed with Southern Mississippi this past February.

Robbins ran some of the best routes, if not the best routes, out of all of the wide receivers. He is simply a very "polished" wide-out.

He measured in at 6' 0 1/2", 165 and ran a very respectable 40 time (4.54).

What really stood out to us was his first 20 yards, as he tied for the best time in the shuttle (4.25) out of the Top 5 receivers. Robbins also recorded the best vertical (35") out of all of the receivers. That should come as no surprise, as Robbins is also a track star. In fact, Tyler won the Javelin (Class 5A) at the Alabama State Championship meet this month.

Darrius Young (WR, Shannon, MS) - Darrius came in with a large reputation and left with it intact.

Darrius measured in at 6' 0", 209. He was built better than any of the participates at the combine, regardless of position.

But here are the numbers that jump out. Young had the 3rd best shuttle (4.37), best three cone (7.35), and best standing broad jump (10 feet) out of all of the receivers.

If there was one area of concern, it would be Young's 40 time (4.93). But when you take into consideration that he is very fast in the first 20 yards, has exceptional lateral movement and explosiveness, one might conclude that his techniques are not exactly what you are looking for to produce a good 40 time. We see this every year. Fast players who simply do not know how to take off or finish. This produces 40 times that are not indicative of their "real" speed.

What also stood out to us were Darrius' hands, as he easily had the best pair of hands out of all of the receivers.

On the football field, Young earned 2nd-Team All-State honors after hauling in 25 passes for 680 yards and 7 touchdowns. His 27.2 yards per catch was the third highest in Class 4A among receivers with 10 or more catches.

Ole Miss (offer) and Alabama (offer) lead Tennessee(offer), LSU, and MSU (offer).

Side Note

Tomorrow we will feature the running backs

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