Two-Deep Breakdown: WR Quron Pratt

Spring camp is over and the Rutgers football team is three days away from training camp. Coming out of the spring, is here to individually break down every expected member of the summer two-deep. Today, we continue momentum toward camp with a look at wide receiver Quron Pratt.

Taking an in-depth, individual look at the key members of the roster, today looks at junior Quron Pratt, who will compete for a starting role at wide receiver.

Past Experience — Pratt finally got himself healthy in 2011 and experienced some breakout games. Emerging as the most reliable receiver on the roster behind Mohamed Sanu, Pratt used his solid skill-set to catch 32 passes for 327 yards and his first career touchdown.

Pratt started five games and has 22 appearances in his career.

As a Recruit — Out of Palmyra (N.J.), Pratt was a two-star defensive back in the class of 2009. A December addition to the class, Pratt picked Rutgers over offers from Duke, Akron, Army and FCS powerhouse Delaware.

Spring Performance — Pratt was solid in the spring. He did the same things that got him on the field last season, but did not seem to have elevated his game to another level.

For smaller receivers like Pratt, getting out of the spring healthy and helping the quarterbacks make progress is most important. In that sense, it was mission accomplished.

Does Well — Pratt will be a safety blanket for whichever quarterback wins the job. He is a hard worker and solid, but not spectacular in most aspects. He has good hands, runs solid routes and keeps plays alive by coming back to the football.

Pratt's most underrated aspect, however, is his blocking. Remember Joe Martinek's big touchdown off the screen pass last year? That was dead in the backfield without an impressively held block by Pratt against a cornerback.

Needs to Improve — Pratt is a good possession receiver but can be more than that. With his hands and experience, Pratt can be a threat in the red-zone. Quarterbacks Gary Nova and Chas Dodd have both shown a comfort level in going to Pratt, so emerging as a red-zone threat will take his game to the next level.

Long-Term Outlook — Pratt's size and athleticism do not bode well as an NFL prospect, but he has two years left to turn himself into a really good college player. Staying healthy is step one, but Pratt is the leading returning receiver from last season and doubling his numbers in 2012 is not out of the question.

Here is the latest interview with Pratt.

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