STATS & BIO:
Three-year starter used sparingly at
quarterback as a true freshman. Led
the team in receiving as a senior totaling 36/627/17.4/3 also averaging
16/23.4/0 returning kicks. Junior
receiving numbers were 32/287/9.0/1 averaging 6/18.7/1 returning punts and
9/18.3/0 as a kick returner. Turned
in a tremendous sophomore campaign totaling 65/733/11.3/2 catching the ball in
twelve games, and averaged 29/9.7/1 returning kicks also accounting for
15/178/11.9/1 carrying the ball, numbers which garnered him All-Conference
honors. Did suffer from a knee
injury throughout the 2000 season, one of the main reasons for his drop in
production. Recently ran in the
mid-4.4's during private workouts.
THE GOOD: Explosive wide out and return specialist whose college career has been marred with inconsistency. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, sells his routes and quick in and out of his breaks. Times and anticipates the reception well, looks the ball in and pulls the high throws out of the air. Finds the open spot in the defense, looks to pick up positive yardage running after the catch and elusive when the ball is in his hands. Agile, quick footed and displays excellent body control. Dangerous in the open field if given space by the defender. Blocks for the running game but not effective.
THE BAD: Lacks focus, concentration and does too much body catching, resulting in dropped passes. Loses out to bigger opponents, has difficulty catching the ball in a crowd and not always willing to lay out or extend for the tough reception. Lacks top end speed and not getting separation down the field.
THE SKINNY: Never built upon his
outstanding sophomore campaign and his lack of height coupled with less than
adequate speed will push him down draft boards.
Mid Sixth Round.