Position: Wide Receiver
School: Ohio State
Combine measurables: 6-foot-1, 201 pounds.
Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 4.5 seconds. Bench press: 17 reps. Vertical jump: 35 inches. Broad jump: 10 feet, 3 inches. 3-cone drill: 6.65 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.07 seconds. 60-yard shuttle: 10.84 seconds.
Career stats: 13 games (at wide receiver), 26 catches, 341 yards, 3 touchdowns.
Draft projection: Second-third round.
Lowdown: Perhaps the most intriguing player in the draft because he played quarterback in his first two seasons with the Buckeyes, then red-shirted his third year due to a shoulder injury. … Has only one season of experience at wide receiver, so skills at the position are raw, but his versatility is bound to attract a team with a creative vision for making him a multi-purpose threat. … Could be utilized as a quarterback or running back in certain offensive packages, and can make an impact as a kick-returner. … Excited scouts with a strong Senior Bowl performance and by reportedly running 40 times of 4.33 and 4.36 seconds at Ohio State’s Pro Day. … Shows reliable hands and runs well after the catch. … Must work on becoming a better route-runner and his ability to read coverages.
They said it: “As good as he looked as the Senior Bowl, he’s still very raw running routes. He takes too long getting off press. There’s some things he’s got to learn how to do. Having said that, I think the skill set is awesome. He’s quick, he’s fast, he’s tough, he’s really competitive. I think it’s just a developmental timeline for him to be productive.” –NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock
- Vic Carucci
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