Finding Broncos: Scouting LSU Wide Receiver Travin Dural

Senior Draft Analyst Erick Trickel breaks down LSU's Travin Dural. Would Dural fit in Denver? And what caliber of receiver is he?

Travin Dural, Wide Receiver, LSU Tigers

http://www.scout.com/player/146592-travin-dural?s=101

Combine Measurements 

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 202 pounds

Arms: 32 inches

Hands: 9 inches

Combine Results 

40-Yard Dash: 4.57 seconds

Vertical Jump: 30.5 inches

Broad Jump: 116 inches

3-Cone Drill: 7.29 seconds

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.55 seconds

60-Yard Shuttle: 12.21 seconds

Medical

Knee injury.

Character

N/A

Stats

Year Receptions  Yards TD Rush Att Yards
2013 7 145 2 0 0
2014 37 758 7 10 111
2015 28 533 3 3 13
2016 28 280 1 0 0

Pros

Has good size and plays with good speed. Has natural speed. Reliable effort and execution as a blocker. Can hit top speed quickly. Production doesn’t show how talented he is.

Can challenge defenses deep. Good athlete. Has wiggle and speed to turn short catches into big gains. Solid hand fighting against press coverage. Tough, smart and aware.

Cons

Small hands has been the cause for drops. One catch of 20-plus yards. Doesn’t have the production teams look for, even though the quarterback play was awful.

37 catches are his career high. Doesn’t possess adequate ball skills. Doesn’t keep defenders away from making a play on the ball. Won’t win contested catches often.

Highlight

Overview

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Travin Dural is a talented receiver who doesn’t have the production to match. There are a lot he needs to work on, but he offers quite a bit right away as well.

Teams will have to watch him closely on tape to really see how talented he is. Has enough talent to play inside or out. He has a high ceiling, but a really low floor. A team with a top notch WR coach would be best for him.

Fit With The Broncos

Denver has that top-notch receivers coach for Dural to work with and grow. What can he offer the Denver Broncos right away? He can step in and contribute as the No. 3 option.

With what he has, Dural can do it from the slot or on the outside, but he might be best suited in a role where he is the main deep threat, which is something Denver needs.

Draft Grade: Round 4

Where He Goes: Round 3-6

Insider's Take: Per sources, teams are so mixed on Dural. Some like him in the third round because they see his potential, despite the lack of production. Others have him lower because he doesn’t have the production that you should see from talented receivers.

Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.

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