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Draft Prospect Notes: Wide Receiver

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience.


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WR1Dez BryantOklahoma State6-22254.58
Notes: [Andy Hart] Off-field issues are well publicized. Good wiggle for size and RAC. Adjusts to ball and shields defenders. Body catches at times and hands are suspect.. [Erik Scalavino] Like most college WRs, gets open against soft zone coverages; not sure how he'll handle NFL man-press; decent returner, but holds the ball in wrong hand usually.
WR2Golden TateNotre Dame5-101904.42
Notes: [Andy Hart] Good wiggle and RAC. Shifty. Quick. Tracks deep ball well. Doesn't high-point ball. Scheme ready. [Erik Scalavino] Great hands; elusive, tough in open field; fights defenders at the line and downfield; knows NE offense from South Bend.
WR3Damian WilliamsSouthern Cal6-11974.52
Notes: [Andy Hart] Fights for ball. Good after catch. Physical. Soft hands. Good size, quickness, speed combo. Comfortable playmaker. [Erik Scalavino] Mostly catches underneath, crossing pattern or quick screens; doesn't seem to be much of a deep threat, but good awareness as a returner.
WR4Arrelious BennIllinois6-12194.57
Notes: [Andy Hart] Adjusts to ball well. Bounces off hits. RAC. Questions about feet, route running and hands. [Erik Scalavino] Decent overall, but nothing special; not sure about his route-running.
WR5Demaryius ThomasGeorgia Tech6-32294.59
Notes: [Andy Hart] Broken foot. Good size-speed combo. Uses hands. Goes up and fights for ball. 25-yard average. Not a polished, experienced route runner. [Erik Scalavino] Uses size well to fight for the ball; catches with hands, but not elite speed or crisp routes.
WRBrandon LaFellLSU6-32114.58
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not super productive. Runs under ball well. Confident hands. Seems quick and athletic enough. Adjusts to ball. [Erik Scalavino] Like his size/speed combo; catches with his hands and switches ball to proper side; good moves in open field; best suited as a complementary receiver in NFL, but talent is evident.
WRMardy GilyardCincinnati6-01874.61
Notes: [Andy Hart] Productive. Makes plays. Not fluid. Only OK hands. No one thing stands out good or bad. [Erik Scalavino] Solid all around; nothing flashy, though.
WRJordan ShipleyTexas5-111934.6
Notes: [Andy Hart] 53 games. Labors at top speed. Not overly quick off line. Uses hands. Fights for ball. NFL hands and fight, but not speed or quickness. Productive. [Erik Scalavino] . Can make tough catches in traffic over the middle and deep balls; good punt returner; will be productive at NFL level.
WRAndre RobertsCitadel5-111924.4
Notes: [Andy Hart] 285 catches, 37 TD and PR expeirence. Quick and fast. Wildcat plays. Good hands. Competition?. [Erik Scalavino] Looks the part; versatile PR and receiver; deceptively fast.
WRCarlton MitchellSouth Florida6-32154.46
Notes: [Andy Hart] Mediocre production. Raw talent but seems to have the tools.. [Erik Scalavino] . A few too many body catches, but clearly has raw talent; a project, but worth the pick.
WRBlair WhiteMichigan State6-22054.54
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
WRMarcus EasleyConnecticut6-32104.39
Notes: [Andy Hart] SR breakout. Adjusts to ball. Solid. Uses hands. Fights for ball and made plays evne with suspect QB play. Not overly quick. [Erik Scalavino] . Has the size, speed, hands; developmental project.
WRMike WilliamsSyracuse6-22214.53
Notes: [Andy Hart] Missed year academics, kicked off team/quit. Fights for balls. High points ball and makes plays. Good talent but not worth the trouble. [Erik Scalavino] . Problem child off the field; unlike the above Mitchell, probably not worth the investment, despite the talent.
WRJeremy WilliamsTulane6-02064.59
Notes: [Andy Hart] KOR and end arounds. Good production. Snatches ball from air at times, but lacks soft hands. Decent route runner and good enough speed. [Erik Scalavino] . Great hands and makes every catch with his hands, not his body; KR ability; fundamentally sound. Good developmental prospect.
WRJacoby FordClemson5-91864.22-.37
Notes: [Andy Hart] Scary fast. Versatile WR/RB/PR/QB. Slippery. Fast. Makes plays, Not great hands. Adjusts to ball. Route running needs work. Faster than he is quick. [Erik Scalavino] . Shifty little slot guy with amazing speed and return skills.
WRRiley CooperFlorida6-42224.53
Notes: [Andy Hart] Speed? Breakout SR year. Good sized athlete, not great hands. [Erik Scalavino] . Big, physical, athletic, average speed; like him as a mid-rounder.
WRFreddie BarnesBowling Green6-02124.56
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
WRTaylor PriceOhio6-01984.36
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
WRSeyi AjirotutuFresno State6-32114.56
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
WRDezmon BriscoeKansas6-22074.66
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not quick. Good vision for RAC. Can make catch with decent hands. Confident. . [Erik Scalavino] . Gets open vs. soft coverage; decent hands, pedestrian speed.
WREric DeckerMinnesota6-32154.54
Notes: [Andy Hart] Great hands, confident. Foot injury. [Erik Scalavino] . Limited footage; foot injury still a concern; solid overall, though.
WRAntonio BrownCentral Michigan5-101824.42
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
WRPat SimondsColgate6-52294.58
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
WRNaaman RooseveltBuffalo6-01904.57
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
WRChris BellNorfolk State6-22104.54
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] . Limited footage; very raw talent.
WREmmanuel SandersSMU5-111824.4
Notes: [Andy Hart] Quickness, production, punt returner. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
WRDanario AlexanderMissouri6-52154.62
Notes: [Andy Hart] Knee injury. Skinny TE type. Not quick or fast. Body catches too much. [Erik Scalavino] . Intriguing size, OK hands; not a blazer, but decent football speed.
WRChris McGahaArizona St.6-12014.52
Notes: [Andy Hart] Solid but not spectacular. Overacheiver. Precise route runner. Uses hands and goes after ball. [Erik Scalavino] . Very limited footage, but seems to be fundamentally sound overall.
WRShay HodgeMississippi6-12094.62
Notes: [Andy Hart] Fights for plays. Decent FB speed. Adjusts to ball. Uses body to shield DB. Not elite hands. [Erik Scalavino] . Makes tough catches; solid player, nothing special.
WRAlric ArnettWest Virgninia6-21884.52
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not quick. Deep threat. Makes plays and fights for ball. [Erik Scalavino] . Good at everything, great at nothing.
WRVerran TuckerWest Virgninia6-22004.64
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not ton of production. Skinny. Adjusts to ball and uses hands. Takes big hits. Labors running. Not smooth. Possession guy. [Erik Scalavino] . Takes tough hits over the middle; decent hands; route-running needs work.
WRBrandon BanksKansas State5-71494.37
Notes: [Andy Hart] KOR. Good production. Tiny but pretty electric. Has an extra gear. Not much of route runner. Questionable hands. [Erik Scalavino] . Speed demon with OK hands; good vision on returns; not much of a WR.
WRTrindon HollidayLSU5-51664.21
Notes: [Andy Hart] Only 7 catches. Return guy. Fast and quick. [Erik Scalavino] . Like Banks, a kick return specialist (some reverses as well); a track star, for sure. NFL, though, a question mark.
WRDamola AdenijiOregon St.6-32154.57*
Notes: [Andy Hart] Tall. Decent build. Uses hands and sheilds defender with body. [Erik Scalavino] . Great size, average skills, but seems solid overall.

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