Doesn't waste much motion gearing down, as he is a balanced receiver who looks comfortable running sharp breaking routes. But, he isn't real explosive when asked to separate or real physical vs. the press. Doesn't have a great first step when asked to change directions and has a tough time creating significant separation for himself once an opposing defender is able to get his hands on him. Needs to do a better job setting up his routes, doesn't have the explosion to simply outpace a defender once he gains a step and needs to do a better job rocking defenders off balance. Has some physicality and power to his game after the catch. Isn't real shifty but works hard and can be tough to bring down. But is a willing blocker down the field who does a nice job in the run game.
Impression: Has a shot because of his ability to run routes and pluck the football, but is pretty blah as an athlete. Doesn't generate a ton of separation for himself and isn't a real vertical threat. Looks more like a free agent who has a chance to fill out a roster."
Positive: Sure-handed receiver who plays tough and smart football. Easily makes the catch in stride, nicely adjusts to errant throws, and displays solid eye/hand coordination. Displays terrific focus and concentration. Has good awareness, comes back to the ball out of routes, and breaks into the clearing to make himself an available target when the quarterback is in trouble. Gives effort blocking.
Negative: One-speed receiver who lacks the ability to stretch the field. Moderately productive at Akron and has never been a dominant receiver.
Analysis: LaFrance is a solid college pass catcher with enough ability to make it as a fifth receiver in the NFL if he produces on special teams this summer."