Consistently can make a defender miss in space and outpace angles toward daylight. Is a developing receiver, does most of his work in on crossers and in the bubble game where it’s easy for him to get open and create. Is explosive off the line, eats up the cushion quickly and there is a natural snap to his game out of his breaks. Displays good coordination when the ball is in the air as he can adjust to the throw make a play on the football.
However, he’s raw when trying to re-direct and breakdown as a route runner. Seems to drift prematurely before getting into his routes and rounds off his angles routinely when trying to separate. Doesn’t have the strength to consistently fend off defenders down the field. Is shifty, but can easily be pushed off his routes and re-routed.
Nevertheless, has the speed to still outpace defenders vertically once he collects himself. Can create as a punt/kick return man as well. His combination of vision, patience, wiggle and acceleration makes him one of the better threats in the Big Ten, which will add to his value on an NFL roster.
Impression: His ability to create with the ball in his hands gives him a chance and makes him an attractive later round/free agent type wide out. Needs to get a little stronger, but he’s explosive, balances and fluid when asked to break defenders down. Just needs to learn to become a more polished receiver because the tools are there."
Boasts excellent speed and is very quick and flexible with good balance.
Flashes the ability to extend and snatch before showing short-area/open-field burst with agility to elude and dance out of tackles.
Has slot quickness and “X” speed and can be an impact punt returner (just adequate on kickoffs), though he is inconsistent fielding kicks and appears to lack confidence.
Could struggle adapting to life as a professional and will require a patient position coach."