Scouting Report: Brandon Lloyd

Hopes were high for Brandon Lloyd after a promising freshman campaign but a broken leg kept him on the sidelines in 2000. Not to worry as this game breaking wide out that constantly comes up with the important catch rebounded with a terrific campaign in 2001 and now has scouts keeping a close eye on him.

Full Name: Brandon Lloyd      School: Illinois

Ht: 6-1      Wt: 180     40: 4.51

Year: 4Jr      Number: 6

Stats/ Bio:  

2001: Second-team All-Big Ten honors catching 65/1,062/16.3/10. His 65 receptions ranks fifth on Illinois' all-time single-season chart, 1,062 yards is fourth and 10 touchdown catches ties him for first.

2000: Redshirted in 2000 after suffering a broken femur during the summer.

1999: Started seven games at flanker setting freshman season receiving yardage record with 12/511/17/2.  Compiled 10/171/17.1 on kickoff returns.

Scouting Report:

The Good:   Big play wide out that possesses a lot of natural skills.  Good feel for the game, on the same page as his quarterback and displays great body control.  Extends to make the difficult catch in contorted positions, uses his body to shield away opponents and shows a willingness to go up in a crowd for the ball.  Quick in and out of his breaks, looks the ball into his hands and catches the pass away from his body.  Nice speed and consistently making plays deep into the defensive secondary.  

The Bad:  Not strong and held up at the line by jams.  Though he gets down the flanks, does not own the second gear or the deep acceleration.  

The Skinny:   Growing into a complete wide out and a good prospect for the future.

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