Prospect Profile: Dexter McCluster's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber profiles the top prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. Learn about Mississippi wide receiver Dexter McCluster inside.

Dexter McCluster
School: Ole Miss
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5-7
Weight: 165
Projected 40-Time: 4.40

Star Rating: Grade: 87
Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of February 1st) in the 2010 Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:

85-100 = 1st - 2nd Round
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th Round
_55-69 = 5th - 6th Round
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA

McCluster may lack size, but he has a lot of heart and displays it on the field.
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Strengths: McCluster is small, but a very productive performer who has big play ability. He’s exceptionally quick and elusive in the open field. He has great vision and cutback ability making him difficult to track down. He’s stronger than his size suggests and can get off a jam with his agility, quickness and strength. He has good hands and catches the ball away from his body. He’s a maximum effort type of performer and works hard to improve in every facet of the game. He’s an experienced return specialist and offers excitement every time the ball is in his hands.

Weaknesses: He’s undersized and has major durability concerns. He will be asked to switch positions at the next level and has to redefine his game from being a running back to a wide receiver. He has to work on his route running and consistently get off a jam.

Steuber Says: The obvious concern with McCluster is his durability, and during his career at Ole Miss, he’s suffered significant shoulder injuries. He’s a tough competitor and there’s no denying his heart and willingness to do whatever’s asked of him. But for him to last at the next level, he can’t be the Mr. Everything that he was in college. He’s likely to be a second round pick.

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