Is a natural starter who accelerates quickly down the field and can create initial separation behind defenders. Possesses good ball skills and awareness when asked to locate and run, is willing to go up and high point the play and is above average for his size in jump ball situations. Displays a real savvy about his game as well, does a nice job stemming his route, using subtle head/shoulder fakes to set up routes and keeps corners off balance.
Really sells the double move and accelerates quickly once he gains a step. Displays a good feel for zone coverage as well, works to find soft spots and plucks away from his frame. Can be dangerous after the catch. Isn’t real shifty in tight areas and lacks the wiggle to routinely breakdown defenders and make a man miss. However, he runs hard, plants his foot in the ground with natural balance -even at full speed- and can explode toward daylight.
Lacks elite top end speed, but runs well, looks like a 4.45-4.5 guy. Isn’t the most fluid of sharply breaking route runners. Is routinely forced to gear down, chops his feet in order to gain balance and doesn’t create much separation. Doesn’t waste much space out of his breaks and is a sharp route runner, just doesn’t have much of a burst when looking to gain initial separation.
Adds some special teams play as a kick return man. Sets up blocks well, is a good decision maker and runs hard to daylight. Isn’t a dynamic make you miss athlete, but takes care of the football and is a solid return option.
Impression: A bit linear of an athlete. However, is a natural pass catcher with good straight-line speed and a real savvy about his game. Will find a way to contribute to an NFL receiving core as a solid secondary option."
However, his ceiling is a bit of an unknown, as he has been affected by injuries dating back to high school.
Accelerates off the snap, sells routes and uncovers in zone windows.
Is mentally and physically tough, takes care of his body and shows good functional strength off the line of scrimmage and after the catch.
Will be Andrew Luck’s go-to receiver, and a healthy senior season will go a long way toward determining his draft value."
Has also averaged over 17 yards per reception in his career, but has never caught more than 37 balls in any one season; former track star with a PB of 10.65 seconds over 100M has very good straight-line speed and could threaten the 4.4 mark for 40 yards in pre-draft testing;
Doesn’t play quite as fast, but can get deep in a hurry; however, has only average hands, while route-running needs a lot of work; also somewhat stiff and doesn’t really burst out of cuts."