Isn’t real clean off the line when lined up with his hand on the ground. His initial movement is upright into his route, wastes motion out of his stance and routinely chops his feet in order to get out of his breaks. Isn’t a natural plucker, lets the ball get into his frame, tries to body catch and will put the ball on the ground.
However, the guy can run and is a consistent threat to get down the seam and tracks the football well. Has the straight-line speed to simply outpace linebackers with his straight-line speed and can be a mismatch guy even on safeties down the field, but needs to learn to sell himself better and become a sharper, more precise route runner.
Isn’t a real aware kid, struggles to get off the snap on time as a blocker. Again, allows himself to get upright into contact and doesn’t do a great job keeping his base under him. However, he’s a naturally strong kid with long arms and can create a bit of a jolt on contact and work his legs to begin to seal.
But, isn’t really heavy handed and struggles to stick to blocks through the play. Isn’t going to move anyone off the ball as an in-line guy. Does a better job maintaining leverage with a defender off his face, but doesn’t run his legs through contact and can be easily shed.
Doesn’t seem willing to take a lick over the middle of the field and expose his frame in order to make a play. Has had some dumb penalties called on him throughout his time at LSU and immaturity is an issue in my mind.
Impression: An athletic kid who can run and get down the seam. However, is raw in all areas of the game and doesn’t seem to have put much work into his trade. And I don’t know if he wants to or ever will. Nevertheless, physically the guy is worth a look."
Runs hard after the catch and has big-play ability (see Mississippi), but has had limited opportunities in a part-time role.
Lacks the bulk and in-line strength to control defenders as a blocker.
Can ascend in his first year as a full-time starter if he stays focused.
Will fit best in a Shannon Sharpe-type receiving role in the pros."
Has good hands and enough speed to get into the seam and stretch the field vertically;
Missed the first three games of the 2010 season with an ankle injury"