Needs a couple steps to get going and is at his best the further down the field he is asked to run. Isn't a real coordinated or sudden route runner either. Has a tendency to round off his breaks, lacks ideal footwork and balance and struggled to generate a burst for himself away from his man. Tends to drift from the football when trying to work back toward the quarterback and just isn't a real balanced or explosive individual.
Impression: Will struggle to separate from just about every defender in the NFL and isn't anything more than a size free agent who will have a really tough time making it through an NFL camp."
Positive: Well-built pass catcher who projects as an underneath possession receiver in the NFL. Uses effective hand technique to get off jams at the line of scrimmage, comes back to the ball out of breaks, makes himself an available target, and has good eye/hand coordination. Makes tough catches, easily makes the downfield, over-the-shoulder catches, and wins out in battles for the ball.
Negative: Lacks a burst and cannot beat opponents in a foot race. Average route runner.
Analysis: Aiken has been adequately productive the past two seasons and offers the skill as well as body type to fit in as a fifth receiver in either a West Coast or timing offense."