Prospect Profile: Craig Bragg

Craig Bragg School: UCLA
Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 196 40: 4.51 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter who's led the Bruins in receiving since his sophomore campaign. Struggled with injuries as a senior and totaled just 36/483/4 as a receiver, also averaging 15 yards on 19 punt returns, adding another touchdown. Junior totals included career receiving numbers of 73/1,065/5 after 55/889/8 as a sophomore.

Positives: Efficient pass catcher with a good feel for the position. Quick getting to top speed, displays excellent focus, with the ability to make the difficult, over-the-shoulder catch when fully covered. Adjusts well to the errant throw, quick transitioning to run after the reception and an effective body catcher when necessary. Sharp route runner who gets separation from breaks, then uses his frame to shield away opponents. Alert prospect who consistently finds the open space in the defense. Impacts the game returning punts.

Negatives: Not strong, has difficulty getting off jams at the line of scrimmage or battling to make the reception. Must improve his blocking. Lacks deep speed and a second gear.

Analysis: Solid yet unspectacular in many areas, Bragg looks like a perfect fit as a fourth receiver in the NFL whose bread and butter will be returning punts.

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