Braylon Edwards School: Michigan
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 211 40: 4.50 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Three-year starter who's been an All-
Conference player since his sophomore campaign.
Led the team in receiving as a senior,
totaling 97/1,330/15, winning All-American
honors as well as the Biletnikoff Award. Junior
totals included 85/1138/14.
Positives: Big, physical
receiver who breaks games wide open or
controls them from the get-go. Quick releasing
off the line, boxes out opponents with his
frame and easily makes receptions in traffic.
Fast down the field, gets vertical then contorts
in mid-air for the acrobatic grab. Displays good
eye/hand coordination, looks the pass in and
extends to offer the quarterback a nice target.
Easily beats jams at the line of scrimmage or
physically pounds opponents to come away
with the ball. Displays open-field running
skills after the reception and blocks with solid
technique. Runs well laterally and displays
the ability to quickly change direction. Sells
Negatives: Not always mentally on top
of his game, loses focus or takes his eye off
the ball. Must be more cognizant of becoming
the hot receiver in blitz situations.
superior athlete who plays bigger and faster
than his computer number, Edwards makes
truly amazing plays on the football field with
regularity. A terrific red-zone target who creates
mismatches, he has an unusually high ratio of
touchdown receptions. Worthy of an early first
round selection and should have a long and
productive NFL career once he learns to focus
and give attention to detail.
Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 230 40: 4.61 Year: 3So
Bio: Two-year starter at USC who posted 81/
1,265/14 as a freshman and 95/1,314/16 during
his sophomore campaign in ‘03. Declared for the
NFL draft twelve months ago, but a Supreme
Court ruling prevented him from going pro.
King-sized receiver who is a dominant force
catching the ball. Easily beats jams throwing
opponents to the ground, offers the quarterback
a big target and out-muscles opponents for the
reception. Extends and pulls the ball out of the
air with strong hands. Comes away with the
reception even when double-teamed. Adjusts to
the errant throw, looks the pass in and makes
the acrobatic reception. Uses his frame to shield
away opponents and displays great power in all
aspects of his game. Turned in good pass-catching
and running performances prior to the draft.
Negatives: Slow releasing off the line and not explosive
or quick. Does not attack blocking assignments
or get the results he should. Marginal
Analysis: Tremendously productive
his only two years on the field, Williams is
a physical specimen who could be used at a
variety of pass-catching positions. A prototypical
possession receiver, Williams projects nicely as
a top third-down target or red zone threat. The
combination of size, growth potential, and the
lack of pure speed could ultimately have him
moving to a tight end spot.
Troy Williamson School: South Carolina
Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 203 40: 4.38 Year: 4Jr
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a
sophomore and led the team in receiving the
past two years. Posted pass-catching numbers
of 43/835/7, averaging 19.4 yards a reception.
Also averaged 21.4 yards on seven kick
returns. Sophomore totals included 31/428/2
Positives: Explosive wideout with the ability
to change the game's momentum in a flash.
Quickly releases off the line, runs good routes
and comes back to the ball out of breaks. Adjusts
backwards for the errant throw, tracks the ball in
the air, then extends his hands to catch the pass
away from his frame. Immediately transitions
from making the reception to running after the
catch and displays good speed. Elusive running
after the reception following blocks down the
field, and displays a tremendous burst of speed.
Outstanding running form. Good eye/hand coordination
and fluid making the deep reception at
Negatives: Not physical, shies away from
contact and marginally effective blocking downfield.
Has never been overly productive on the
Analysis: Displaying the speed
to stretch defenses, Williamson offers a lot of
natural skills for the next level. Sized well, he
has the abilities to develop into a team's number
one receiver and game breaker, but must get
stronger and learn to do the little things well.
Ht: 5-10.5 Wt: 193 40: 4.45 Year: 5Sr
Bio: All-Conference and All-American recipient
the past two seasons. Led the team in receiving
posting 66/876/8 as a senior after 83/1,425/15
the prior year. Owns almost every Oklahoma
receiving record on the books.
receiver polished in all aspects of the game.
Intelligent pass catcher who consistently finds
the open spot in the defense, displays an excellent
sense of timing as well as concentration.
Quickly gets off the line, sells his routes and
displays quickness into breaks, immediately
positioning himself to make the reception upon
exit. Extends his hands to consistently catch the
ball away from his frame. Shields opponents
away, displays good eye/hand coordination and
elusive running after the reception. Sets up then
follows blocks in the open field, works to pick up
positive yardage and very elusive handling the
ball. Possesses both soft and strong hands.
Gets up in a crowd, exposes himself to the big hit
and pulls the ball out of the air in the deep field.
Adjusts backwards or contorts in midair to make
the reception. Fights to come free and consistently
makes himself an available target for the
quarterback. Very alert and displays outstanding
field vision. Game impacting punt returner.
Undersized and has difficulty in a battle. Gives
effort blocking yet gets marginal results. Not
a true burner who possesses top end speed.
Analysis: Capping off a terrific college career
with a good showing in the Senior Bowl, Clayton
lacks the pure size to be a number one wide out
yet is a savvy ball handler who can be a very
productive second receiver for a team.
Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 207 40: 4.45 Year: 5Sr
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after
posting numbers of 71/1,452/14, averaging 20.5
yards per reception. Started as both a junior
and sophomore totaling 39/844/7 and 39/580/
Positives: Big play receiver with
outstanding size/speed numbers. Fluid releasing
off the line of scrimmage, quick footed and
sells routes. Smooth and looks like he's gliding
on the field. Easily adjusts to the deep reception
running full speed, displays good eye/hand coordination
and makes the difficult over the shoulder
reception. Runs well laterally, lays out or extends
for the difficult grab. Catches the pass away from
his frame and effective running after the reception.
Elusive, yet at the same time displays the
ability to break tackles. Gets vertical to pull the
ball out of the air.
Negatives: Not a physical player
and shies away from contact. Gives marginal
effort blocking. Fast but does not show a second
Analysis: Consistently progressing on
the college level, White possesses outstanding
potential for the NFL and has all the tools to
be a second receiver. Must learn to do the little
things well and improve the physical nature of
his game. Should be off the board during the
second round in April.
School: Texas A&M
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 202 40: 4.45 Year: 4Sr
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after
posting 51/682/3. Led the team in receiving as a
junior registering 44/762 when he originally won
Positives: Fluid, big-play receiver
with excellent size/speed numbers. Solid route
runner who gets separation from opponents,
displays good focus and consistent hands.
Adjusts to the errant throw, lays out for the
tough grab and snatches the pass away from his
frame. Elusive running after the reception, has
a burst of speed and works to pick up positive
yardage. Positions himself against defenders to
make the reception and fights to get separation.
Beats opponents in a foot race, tracks the deep
throw and easily adjusts running full speed.
Occasionally used as a kick returner throughout
Negatives: Marginal as a downfield blocker.
Has difficulty battling stronger opponents.
Analysis: A tough, hard-working prospect with
top athleticism, Murphy has all the intangibles
one wants in a first round choice. That being
the case, he has never been overly productive
nor really stood out as the "go-to guy" in college.
Offers a high upside, which will get him selected
during the initial 45 choices.
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 189 40: 4.39 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Three-year starter who led the team
in receiving as a senior, posting 55/810/7.
Honorable mention All-Conference choice last
Positives: Athletic and reliable pass catcher
with solid size/speed numbers. Natural receiver
who can adjust and reach back to make the
reception in stride. Possesses good eye/hand
coordination, timing, and looks the pass in. Gets
vertical to make the acrobatic grab. Consistently
finds the open space on the field. Keeps the
play in bounds and works to pick up positive
yardage after the reception.
Negatives: Not a sharp
route runner and slows into breaks. Though a
sprint champion with outstanding stop-watch
speed, does not run to daylight.
Analysis: A reliable
receiver who consistently makes the tough
catch, Roby must learn to transfer his speed and
athletic skills onto the football field consistently.
Played well during Senior Bowl week making
many believe the poor talent he played with in
college hampered his development.
Ht: 5-11.5 Wt: 181 40: 4.32 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Track and field sprint champion awarded
All-Conference honors the past two years. Led
the team in receiving as a senior posting 30/
884/9, averaging 29.5 yards per reception. Also
averaged 35.5 yards on 25 kick returns, bringing
five back for scores. Junior receiving numbers
Positives: Explosive pass catcher
with homerun hitting speed. Physical and battles
to make the tough reception. Easily outruns
opponents down the field and a scoring threat
any time he gets his hands on the ball.
character questions, which must be answered.
Very raw and must improve his route running
skills and pass catching consistency. Does not
consistently play to his timed speed.
A prospect everyone is talking about after an
outstanding Combine, Mathis is a tremendous
athlete still developing as a football player.
Possesses the size to be a number one receiver
at the next level, yet not the sure thing many are
making him out to be. Offers tremendous long
term potential and can be a big play threat as
a rookie in the NFL but must fully develop his
Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 196 40: 4.55 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Two-year starter who led the team in
receiving as a senior, posting career numbers
of 51/821/6 after 49/662/3 the prior year.
Tough, competitive receiver with good size and
athleticism. Quickly gets off the line, runs solid
routes and comes back to the ball, extending to
pull the pass out of the air. Easily adjusts running
full speed to catch the errant throw. Tracks the
deep throw, gets vertical and positions himself
against defenders to come away with the ball.
Good eye/hand coordination, effective running
after the reception and keeps the play in bounds
to pick up positive yardage. Sharp into breaks
and stays low on exit immediately positioning
himself to make the catch. Strong blocking down
Negatives: Not a heavy-duty receiver who
can catch the ball and take a pounding over
the middle. Does not always display great concentration
or show soft hands. Could give better
Analysis: A solid pass catcher in
a variety of ways, Brown projects well as a third
wideout in the NFL. Should be effective in third down situations and as a red zone target with his
ability to get vertical and make the grab.
School: Northern Colorado
Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 241 40: 4.51 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Awarded All-Conference and All-American
honors as a senior after leading the team in all
receiving categories with 80/1,382/11. Multiple
award winner the prior season after numbers of
Positives: King-sized receiver who may
ultimately grow into a tight end or H-back. Offers
the quarterback a nice target, uses his large
frame to outmuscle opponents, and displays
both focus and concentration. Extends and
then snatches the pass out of the air, displays
good eye/hand coordination and is relatively
effective running after the reception. Moves well
laterally, finding the soft spot in the defense.
Sells his routes, comes back to the quarterback
and adjusts well to the errant throw. Physically
beats down opposing defensive backs to make
Negatives: Lacks the deep speed,
acceleration and more of an underneath or possession
wideout. At times goes down easily after
Analysis: Ultra-productive the past
two seasons, Jackson offers good potential at
a number of spots in the NFL. Could be used
as a king-sized possession or slot receiver for
an offense, is also viewed as a "move" tight end.
His ability to handle a big step up in competition
will determine whether he is a practice squad
prospect or a final roster player.
NFL Draft: Scouting The Receivers
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