Prospect Profile: Airese Currie

The Bears continue to add offensive depth through the draft. For the second time in three selections the decision makers chose a wide receiver.

Airese Currie Scouting Report

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 186 40: 4.58 Year: 4Sr
Bio:
Two-year starter who posted career numbers of 61/868/2 as a senior, on his way to winning All-Conference honors. Junior numbers included 43/560/4. Collegiate sprint champion who has a personal best of 10.22 seconds in the 100-meter dash.

Positives: Athletic, speedy wideout slowly progressing on the football field. Fast down the field, runs well laterally and a solid route runner who displays sharpness into breaks. Possesses a burst of speed and has opponents playing back on their heels. Comes over the middle for the tough grab, adjusts to the errant throw and shields away opponents with his frame. Looks the ball in and displays good eye/hand coordination. Comes back to the ball and a solid body catcher.

Negatives: Lacks the strong hands and has difficulty in a battle. Not a natural receiver and drops a lot of catchable passes. Lacks playing strength and gets minimal results blocking.

Analysis: A track and field sprinter still learning to become a football player, Currie made major strides as a senior. Still not polished but offers potential for the next level and his sprinters speed potential is enticing.


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