Scouting Report: Craphonso Thorpe

Scouting Report: Craphonso Thorpe

Full Name:  Craphonso Thorpe   School:  Florida State

Ht: 6-1  Wt:  189 40:  4.45

The Good: Big play receiver who is a complete wide out, displaying the ability to break games open or control them.  Quick footed, immediately gets off the line of scrimmage and a sharp route runner who separates from defenders exiting breaks.  Consistently makes the catch away from his frame.  Helps out the quarterback following the passer across the field and working to make himself an available target.  Elusive in the open and makes defenders miss running after the reception.  Correctly positions himself against opponents then high points the ball, coming away with the grab and extending to catch the ball.  Gets up in traffic to make the difficult reception downfield.  Displays both timing and anticipation.  Possesses the "get up and go speed" with the ability to run away from opponents.  Outstanding focus and concentration, continually making one big play after another.  Adequate job blocking downfield.

The Bad: Lacks the strong hands.  Possesses a tall thin frame and has difficulty in battles.  Still recovering from a broken leg which he suffered last year.

The Skinny: Possibly the most complete receiver in this draft, Thorpe previously displayed the skills to take over games as a deep threat or come up with the important reception on third down.  Thorpe possesses the skills that equate well to the next level and will be a productive NFL receiver though he is slow returning from the leg injury suffered a year ago.  May be downgraded due to a disappointing senior season yet will surprise in a positive way at the next level.

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