Byron Marshall, Oregon
5’9-201: DID NOT WORKOUT AT COMBINE, 9 ½ hand
PRO-DAY: 4.57x40, 29 ½ vertical, 7’9 broad
Keep your ears and eyes out for Byron Marshall and the Patriots. He’s tailor-made for that franchise. Marshall got an invite to the Combine but passed on doing all drills except the bench press, opting to “show” at the Oregon Pro-Day workouts. The WR/RB missed the last 9 games of the 2015 season due to injury, and isn’t really at 100% yet. AT the Pro-Day showcase, Marshall ran patterns, fielded kicks and punts, and performed some (not all) of the Combine drills. To say the least, Marshall’s numbers are quite underwhelming and incredibly contrary to his playmaking game evidence. Scouts are likely to consider that Marshall had minimal time to rehab and prep for the drills. Pre-injury, the versatile weapon showed fair route skills, both as a RB and WR. He does short-arm passes, letting the ball get to his body and has to remedy that flaw in the NFL. There is a neat physicality to his game as he is an eager and tough blocker; that and his positional flexibility could garner snaps early in his career. He’s not a tackler-breaker with the ball in his hands. Marshall relies on vision and elusiveness. As a wideout Marshall has to work hard to separate from DBs, but he is a match-up nightmare versus linebackers out of the backfield. The Duck receiver isn’t a deep-ball blazer like Saints’ Brandin Cooks or a sticky-handed possession demon ala New England’s Julian Edelman; he’s a bulkier version of the Rams’ Tavon Austin. Marshall lacks that getaway gear of Austin, but the ability to see equal opportunities rushing and receiving is there. Byron Marshall must improve and persevere in gaining more burst and expanding his WR routes to get on a roster, let alone the field in 2016. But in the right style of offense (right Coach Belichick?), his assortment of ball-handling skills can attract touches that produce yards from scrimmage.
Jalin Marshall, Ohio State
5’10-200: 4.60x40, 1.59x10, 37.5 vertical, 10’5 broad, 9 5/8 hand
Ohio State’s “other” WR is a quick (not fast), bread-n-butter pass catcher. He has a RB-type build and runs with some power after the catch. Marshall gets off the line well, with good burst. He gears up to his top speed but he clearly has restricted breakaway ability. Marshall runs workman-like routes, makes the tough catch between the numbers and breaks tackles to add YAC. The rugged receiver is an effective jet-sweep rusher, patiently following his blocks and hitting north at the right time. Lacking fleet feet and matchup-breaking size, Marshall struggles to separate from DBs. He’s a true-to-mold slot/possession receiver. Against NFL corners and slot-corners Marshall will find it tough to shake free and give his QBs clean looks. Returning punts may be his ticket to the NFL, but as a wideout that will make an impact, if moving the chains is impact, then he has a shot.
Mekale McKay, Cincinnati
6’4-207: 4.55x40, 1.62x10, 35 vertical, 10’3 broad, 9 ½ hand
McKay shows a long, rangy build with a good stretch of arm length. However, his game needs much refining. McKay has decent build-up speed but is average at best off the line. He does not fight through press effectively and struggles to separate from his DB assignment. The Bearcat receiver runs a limited route tree (as most Cincy WRs do) with undisciplined footwork. His field of play is cut in half, limited to the left side of formations and his most effective stems are slants and fly patterns. Being a lanky athlete McKay is stiff making cuts, softly rounding off stem-breaks. A big flaw is his catching technique. At a long-armed 6’4 and lacking separation ability McKay needs to get his arms out and away from his body catching the ball; he doesn’t. When he does McKay seems to fight the football, often bobbling and double-clutching. Pro DBs can sit on his flat route breaks and short-arming to break up or pick off throws his way. The Bearcat wideout also suffers too many concentration drops; he just doesn’t trust his hands. NFL coaches will have a lot of work to do here to get McKay to a useable level.
Chris Moore, Cincinnati
6’1-206: 4.53x40, 1.58x10, 37 vertical, 10’10 broad, 9 3/8 hand
I was pleasantly surprised after digging into Chris Moore’s game work. You can’t help but notice his play as it was consistently evident while I was actually scouting teammate Mikale McKay. Right off the get-go Moore brings a well-proportioned WR build. He’s a fighter out there and gets after the football. Moore is fast off the line and fights through press well. In what appears to be a Cincinnati playbook format for WRs, Moore plays just half the field, lining up on the right outside the numbers. The playmaking Bearcat catches the ball with strong hands, getting them out and showing fine catch-n-tuck technique. A majority of his routes appear linear and downfield, another Cincy WR characteristic. However, he runs with speed and some power and is not an easy tackle after the catch. He has excellent YAC potential. Moore possesses sharp footwork and is aware of his position on the field and near the sidelines. He attacks the football and tracks the ball well, but has a clear tendency to push off. That may work effectively in college but will surely draw an abundance of laundry from the officials. Moore wins contested throws with sharp concentration, the ability to high-point aggressively and strong hands. He is not shy in traffic and, for a downfield-type, makes the tough catch. Like most Cincinnati wideouts Moore will need to expand his route tree in the NFL, but he appears to have the tools and want to make it happen. I didn’t expect much preparing to breakdown Chris Moore’s game cut-ups, but he forced me back into the “film room”. Chris Moore is on to eye-up.
Braxton Miller, Ohio State
6’1-201: 4.50x40, 1.61x10, 35 vertical, 10’3 broad, 9 1/8 hand
Miller is obviously a versatile and talented athlete. However, the converted QB is a raw wideout that impresses early but gets figured out quickly at this point. In drills and one-on-one practice routes Miller shines and teases scouts with what may be. As Miller exhausts his rather shallow repertoire of WR moves, CBs are able to give the Ohio State star problems. He has the prototype size and speed of a good NFL wideout, but lacks the nuances of the position. His routes are very limited and he doesn’t sink into his cuts or influence a DB off coverage with double moves and fakes. Miller does show to be a potential after-catch threat with the football in his hands. That is a natural instinct since he played most of his college career as a mobile, dual-threat QB. In his Combine workouts Miller tore up the agility drills, placing in the top WRs for the 3-cone, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle runs. There will be comparisons to “Slash”, Kordell Stewart and Julian Edelman, college QBs who made the transition to pro wideout. Miller has the drive and the leadership qualities to get after his reinvention with gusto. Early-on Braxton Miller is likely relegated to gadget-type plays, jet-sweeps, run-pass-options and WR-screens. It will take a coaching staff time to bring Miller’s game up-to-pro-speed.
Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
6’0-198: 4.45x40, 1.55x10, 36 vertical, 10’9 broad, 10 ½ hand
The Georgia pass-catcher fits the Bulldog tough-football player mold. He’s not just tough, but talented catching the rock. One negative here is he will be 24 in his first NFL season. Mitchell is a smart, fluid route runner with better speed than expected. He tends to lose momentum while making route adjustments, but his sharp breaks and good angles offer his QBs open windows. AS a pass-catcher Mitchell swallows the football with his huge 10 ½” hands; that is a big-plus for pro personnel people. If it hits the Georgia receiver in the mitts, it sticks. IN formation Mitchell is comfortable on either side of the field. He is dangerous on slants, drags and WR hitches and keeps his route alive when the QB is forced to move out of the pocket. Mitchell always has his eyes on the QB and ready for any throw. He just feels his position and is clearly “WR-smart”. The Combine results paint a darn good picture of the player this Bulldog receiver is. He showed explosiveness in his broad jump, ran a solid forty with a quick 10-yard split and caught everything thrown at him with ease. If he has a flaw in his game it is his blocking; good-not-great. Georgia football players are well-coached and, if they own the talent, contribute quickly in the NFL. Malcolm Mitchell has the tools and character to shine as a pro. He may be motivated just a touch more than many rookie given his age-24 circumstance, and that can translate into production sooner-than-later.
Marquez North, Tennessee
6’2-223: 4.48x40, 1.60x10, 35 vertical, 10’3 broad, 10 ¼ hand
North’s invite to the Combine was based more on his physical attributes rather than his body of collegiate work. He has been an injury liability while at Tennessee and his production has dropped since his freshman turn. His propensity for injury is likely the reason he is entering the draft after his junior college campaign. In the scant amount of game film available North teases with athletic, powerful and dominant play. He is a thick, fast and skillful talent that can make the body-twisting, power-leaping acrobatic catch. While North shows breakaway long speed in his 40, he lacks burst in his first few steps and DBs can track him down early in his YAC attempts. His other technique flaw is the frequency in which he lets the ball into his body. Sporting sizeable pass-catching hands (10 ¼) North has the proper tools to snatch the ball out of the air, but often fails to do so. At the Combine North did snare the ball well using his hands, but looked a bit mechanical running his routes and getting his hands in position. He ran the gauntlet at a controlled ¾-speed, obviously measuring his movements. The Vol wideout tested well in drills, but truly made an impression with a 4.13 time in the 20-yard shuttle, showing the potential to be a good pro route runner. The deal with Marquez North is not what he has done in a Volunteer uniform, but what he projects to do in the NFL. He has everything an NFL might want in a young WR; size, speed, athleticism. The risk with this receiver is durability and practical game experience. Missed game and practices are detrimental to an athlete’s development in college, but some pro club won’t be able to pass on his impressive physical presentation. If drafted it will likely be as a late-round flyer, if drafted at all. Fanballers best let Marquez North “prove it” in the next couple of seasons.
Jordan Payton, UCLA
6’1-207: 4.47x40, 1.58x10, 34.5 vertical, 10’1 broad, 10 1/8 hand
UCLA’s top wideout of 2015 did not impress during his Combine showcase of skills. Though Payton showed well in his non-ball testing like the 40, 10 and broad jump, he was alarmingly slippery-handed in pass drills. Payton suffered multiple drops in the gauntlet and route drills. Possessing 10+” hands, drops of that frequency should not happen, especially in a controlled environment. He appears to have concentration lapses, evident in his Combine foul-ups and in game film. Now about those “solid” 40 and 10 yard times at the Combine. IN live action Payton just does not get off the line quickly, nor does he show “runway” acceleration to get to top speed. His game speed is slow-twitch as he mushes into breaks and rarely creates space away from DBs. There is reason to believe his sub-4.5 x 40 is manufactured via event training. Back to the game action, Payton will use his hands out away from his body more times than not. He will work back to his QB under duress. Though Payton owns a few admirable WR traits (size, big hands), he lacks suddenness and explosion. In the NFL Payton will have to fight for space and catches. There are loads of fringe wideouts in the NFL now that mirror what Jordan Payton brings.
Charone Peake, Clemson
6’2-209: 4.45x40, 1.64x10, 35.5 vertical, 10’2 broad, 9 ¼ hand
Deciding to enter the draft this year, Peake has a few things going for him that force pro scouts to take interest. Peake is thickly built at 6’2-209, he has some good game tape out there and he played college ball at Clemson, a WR factory in recent years. Stout WR competition there and a 2013 ACL injury stunted Peake’s progress, but he finally had a chance to show last year, and fared well. While Peake failed to produce impactful stat lines as Sammy Watkins or DeAndre Hopkins, he did manage to mimic Martavis Bryant’s last year of Clemson work. Peake actually performed a lot of the same route duties as Bryant in his Clemson days. Peake is a big-bodied wideout with deceiving game speed, power and good hands. He plays with a rugged style and takes on tacklers aggressively. He has shown to be able to play productively short, mid-range or deep. He deftly uses his body to shield off DBs, and plays under control making adjustments to off-target throws. He’s not sudden off the snap, but gets to speed in good fashion and is tough to tackle once his shoulders are squared north. Peake shows excellent YAC potential, powering through 1st-wave tacklers. He uses his hands well, getting extension and securing the football confidently. He is a good route runner with room to improve. Lately you can’t go wrong with a Clemson wide receiver, and Charone Peake appears to be another good one headed to the NFL. He doesn’t have the eye-popping college stats as evidence of success-to-come, but the quality of results he created when the ball went his way is a huge plus. Remember, DeAndre Hopkins didn’t exactly bowl us over in his Combine session. The size, game film and ability is there; NFL location will be key for this Clemson pass-catcher.
Demarcus Robinson, Florida
6’1-203: 4.59x40, 1.60x10, 34.5 vertical, 10’3 broad, 9 ½ hand
Robinson comes to the field with a classic WR build and has the required measured talents to be a productive pass-catcher at the next level. However, he does have a rather patchy off-field history that includes 3 suspensions at Florida for pot use and a 4th for meeting with a marketing agent (an NCAA no-no). Robinson entered a rehab program for 45 days and has been the good soldier since. He has been humble and earnest in his interviews, but he’ll have to prove it all over again to NFL personnel types. On the field Robinson is an enticing but flawed wideout. He has good wind-up speed and would show better burst off line if not for an annoying head-dip-stutter-step he performs each and every snap. Robinson plays predominantly on the outside/right in formations. The Gator receiver runs with a smooth gait, sinks into his breaks and takes really nice angles back to his QB rather than flattening out of his stems. His biggest hurdle moving to the NFL is getting his hands out and snatching the ball; he is habitual body-catcher. In college his sharp, angular breaks allowed him to get away with short-arming receptions, but that will cost him in the NFL. HE sets up his routes well, but doesn’t explode past DBs. Good corners will be able to close in or chase him down after separation. The lack of confident hands extended leads to poor results on contested throws. Demarcus Robinson has some attractive WR traits, but his troubled history of admitted substance use and body-catching ways will make it tough for him to land a contributing role on a pro roster.
Alonzo Russell, Toledo
6’4-206: 4.54x40, 1.63x10, 29.5 vertical, 9’4 broad, 9 ½ hand
Big, long receiver with a slender build, Russell owns a bit of a flair for the highlight type catch despite his pedestrian Combine results. Russell is not a big-play guy by any means, but he appears to be a confident pass-catcher. Though not quick off the line, Russell defeats press with good hand-fighting, effective chopping footwork and routing with space-gaining angles. On a straight line Russell will be hard-pressed to beat an NFL corner. Running a nifty slant, busting a double-move seam-ripper down the middle of a zone or towering over an overmatched safety in the redzone is how the Toledo pass-catcher can win at the next level. He can be a sticky-finger hands catcher one moment then will ultimately drop an easy one; that will drive pro coaches up a wall. Russell uses his ample size to his best advantage inside the 20. He’s not explosive enough to get his long frame up for high-point prosperity, but with long arms and at 6’4, he presents a scoring target that’s hard to ignore. He’s a pretty solid route runner with sneaky pick-up speed. I like the angles he takes in his breaks, and Russell surprisingly separates from DBs at the top of his stems. The Toledo receiver has a frame that can take on more muscle without affecting his game. Hands consistency is the key as he tries to make a mark in the NFL.
Rashawn Scott, Miami-Florida
6’-200: 4.50x40, N/Ax10, 33 vertical, 9’8 broad, 9 3/8 hand
I had read and heard about Scott’s propensity for dropped passes, but in the game cut-ups I viewed drops were non-existent. In-fact, what I had the surprising pleasure of seeing was a well-proportioned in-game athlete line up on both sides of the offense and make the tough catch, be-it an off target toss or a rugged grab in traffic. If the Miami receiver has had his issues snaring the ball it has to be due to concentration lapses, which is coachable. Scott looks like a pro out there IN GAMES. He didn’t run a full workout at the Combine and looked sluggish running drills. Scott appeared less-than-inspired for the Indy drills, showing up a bit soft. He turned it around at the Pro Day fun. The Miami Pro Day was conducted in a heavy downpour, a WR workout killer. Props to Scott for posting a 4.50-forty on a slick, soaked field. He also scored big “scout” points by running clean routes and catching the ball well through the soggy air. Challenging weather/field conditions don’t seem to bother Scott as he also showed Velcro-lined hands and made tough catches between the numbers at the Shrine Game. Scott gets off the line consistently, press or not. He may round off a break here-n-there, but the Hurricane pass-catcher knows how to break free from a DB, presents his QB a good angle out of the break and has sneaky power to break a tackle post-catch. Scott will work the sidelines with good footwork or slash through the middle of the field snatch the ball with a DB bearing down on him. Miami Hurricane WRs bring underrated pro tools; they come in ready to play. Rashawn Scott just looks ready to play on game days, physically and mentally. He may not be the world's best practice player and he has missed an abundance of college games with various injuries and multiple suspensions. Scott needs right team, right coach and right time.
Hunter Sharp, Utah State
5’11-198: 4.58x40, 1.64x10, 32.5 vertical, 9’8 broad, 9 3/8 hand
Sharp is an average athlete with decent long speed, but he is far from a lid-lifter. He lacks burst off the line as evidenced by his sluggish 1.64-ten split. The Utah State receiver has difficulty freeing up early and in routes. He doesn’t show keen route skills and runs a limited tree. Sharp’s game is built on short routes, bubble screens and hitches. Further from the line of scrimmage Sharp needs assistance to get open, running out of bunch formations and using picks from teammates to knock a DB off his hip. His lack of separating skill along with a propensity to let the ball get on-top of him leads to many a defended pass sent his way. Sharp is a habitual body-catcher. On the plus-side he is a willing and effective blocker. Hunter Sharp might remind some of pro WR Eddie Royal. He could find a niche as a stix-mover, and his ability to support the run could help him onto a roster. As for making an impact in the NFL, this wideout needs a lot of things to go right for that to happen.
Tajae Sharpe, Massachusetts
6’2-194: 4.55x40, 1.56x10, 33.5 vertical, 9’6 broad, 8 3/8 hand
Sharpe has good length and a slender frame. His Combine dash times are good, but his actual game speed doesn’t quite match the lab times. On tape Sharpe shows average at best get-off and long speed. He is a good route runner but will soften his breaks a bit too often. Lack of burst and those soft stem breaks often lead to tight coverage and little separation. Sharpe has to battle for a majority of his catches and he’s a 50/50 receiver on contested throws. That rate could climb if Sharpe gets his hands out away from his body more consistently. Though he owns small hands, Sharpe has proven to be solid catching with them when using good technique. He is a hard-working, humble athlete that is extremely coachable and willing to improve his game. There are enough NFL tools in his athletic inventory to become a competent and productive pro pass-catcher. He could use more muscle and make better use of his size advantage, and given his excellent work ethic, Sharpe should succeed adding those traits to his game. Tajae Sharpe is not a big-play wide receiver and likely will not be a big YAC-getter in the NFL. He is smart and dedicated to his craft and, with good pro coaching, will find ways to get his numbers in a few years.
Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma
5’10-194: 4.48x40, 1.55x10, 41 vertical, 10’3 broad, 9 ¾ hand
Sterling Shepard projects as a potential play-making slot receiver in the NFL. Shepard is a terrific and constant hands-catcher with a strong and confident game. He plays with an attacking style and pace; fast, fearless and explosive off the line. His anxiousness to turn in the big gainer at times will force his footwork to get ahead of his body and lead to a loss of balance; that leaves yards on the field. Shepard shows energetic feet and is always looking ahead to the next elusive move for more yards after the catch. He uses unique knifing angles to avoid and defeat the big hit. With the ball in his hands Shepard gets to jump-catting, twisting, turning and spinning in his efforts for extra yards. A little more patience in his YAC attempts will eventually produce more, and that should come with experience. While he is a solid hands-receiver, his energy will likely cause a few early concentration drops (had on in the Gauntlet at the Combine). He is clearly swift enough to beat DBs deep, but Shepard needs more work tracking the overhead throws and he tends to get a bit sloppy at the top of his stems. Short-to-mid-range, Shepard is a terror and hard to defend. There’s a good deal of similarity between Sterling Shepard and Pittsburgh star wideout Antonio Brown. Brown plays with skilled patience; Shepard needs to learn how to do that and when he does... look out!
Nelson Spruce, Colorado
6’1-206: 4.69x40, 1.64x10, 35 vertical, 9’6 broad, 10 hand
Spruce is an effective college wideout that will face serious challenges to continue as an outside pass-catching professional. He just lacks that burst or special “something” needed to thrive at the next level. Wideouts that bust a 1.6 take off and a 4.7-forty best possess nifty moves, a feel for inviting zones, football smarts and a pair of velcro-lined hands. Now those are tools Nelson Spruce does won. Spruce instills no fear in DBs downfield, so they tend to sit for his breaks and stick to his hip. Able to line up on either side of the offense comfortably, the Colorado receiver does break sharply and decisively, and he will beat his coverage deep with adroit double-moves. With his size-10 hands Spruce snatches-n-tucks the ball in rapid fashion. He is quick to turn north and gets surprising chunks of YAC despite his underwhelming speed. His best patterns are slants, crossers and come-backs. Spruce is fearless between the numbers and though his footwork is a bit sluggish, it’s concentrated and purposeful. He plays full-go most snaps, but will stop his feet occasionally when a play breaks down. He’s not a physical receiver and blocking isn’t a strength for sure. Spruce will have to make a pro career as a slot receiver, which will take some adjusting as he lined up almost exclusively outside the hash marks in college. The NFL DBs are consistently bigger, faster and stronger than what Spruce has succeeded against at Colorado. If he see snaps, lots of 5-8 yard catch-n-down plays ahead.
Michael Thomas, Ohio State
6’3-212: 4.57x40, 1.56x10, 35 vertical, 10’6 broad, 10 ½ hand
Thomas comes to the pro ranks with NFL bloodlines as the nephew of retired WR Keyshawn Johnson. And there is similarity in their games as Johnson was a bigger wideout that would spring a big gainer here-n-there. Thomas isn’t quite a turf-burner but he does bring size. What he doesn’t show is a fluent understanding of his position. Thomas plays with speed-sapping stiffness. At times he appears to be “counting” his strides before making his break. He’ll stammer through one play then blow up his cover man the next. Thomas does catch with his hands extended on most throws. After the catch he again displays erratic vision and decision-making. The Buckeye ball-hawk will break for big YAC on some plays and run directly into a tackler or teammate after other snares. Call Thomas a work-in-progress. He was good in his Combine workouts but shined during the Ohio State Pro Days. Coming from a big-time college program, possessing an impressive size/speed toolbox and having NFL blood pumping through his veins, Thomas is going to have his chances to play early. The caution flag there is he’ll have to learn more of his position on-the-job and that will likely cap his early career potential. Once Michael Thomas figures it out, he is one to watch.
Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi
6’2-221: 4.63x40 (pro day), no 10 split, 33 vertical, 9’9 broad, 9 ½ hand
Treadwell is viewed as the top wideout in this draft and with good reason. He has great size, plays with strength and power, owns a sure set of hands and worked darn hard to comeback from a nasty leg injury. Much has been made about his decision to NOT run at the NFL Combine, and his 4.63-forty Pro Day dash only provided the evidence that many expected; he’s not a flash. What Treadwell IS is a darn solid pass-catcher and leader. However, there is a bit of a yellow flag attached to Treadwell as he heads to the NFL. His drills at the Combine were disappointing, not in the results, but in the manner in which Treadwell went after them. The Ole Miss receiver looked somewhat disinterested in the Indianapolis process. He was unimpressive in the gauntlet and running patterns. A dropped ball (and there were a few) didn’t seem to matter much. No doubt Treadwell had his eyes focused on the Ole Miss Pro Day events, but the little lack of Combine fire was something I noticed, and I’m sure scouts noticed also. On the field Treadwell is a battler who will take the football away from DBs in tight coverage. He owns a strong pair of mitts, and uses his size to great advantage. He won’t high-point (poor vertical), but he will make good use of his long arms while shielding DBs off. Tackling Treadwell after the catch is a chore as he never gives up a play and bulls for every yard possible. Those expecting a WOW-type performer will be disappointed. Laquon Treadwell is a 12.5 YPR pass-catcher that wins the tough throws and gives his QBs a big TD target inside the 20.
D'haquille "Duke" Williams, Auburn
6’2-229: 4.72x40, 1.70x10, 30 vertical, 10’1 broad, 9 ¼ hand
“Duke” Williams claims he is a 1st round talent but admits he is a character risk. Williams was dismissed from the Auburn team October of last season for failing to meet the expectations of the program. According to Auburn Coach Malzahn, Williams was given ample opportunity to get with the program before his dismissal. However, Williams got invites to both the NFL Combine and Auburn’s Pro Day. The results in both events were about equal; unimpressive. Williams presents an imposing figure physically at 6’2-229. However, he is not a swift athlete that is a sluggish route runner. There is little burst in his stride, from snap to top gear. Williams lets the ball get on-top of him a majority of throws, negating his size advantage. He is soft breaking his stems and flat in the angles he takes to the ball. When he does use his hands, he appears to be sure, but he seldom utilizes that technique. The Auburn pass-catcher is best used in simple patterns, with slants being his best option. There’s questions still surrounding his character, and those flat-lined workout results can’t and won’t be ignored by pro personnel people. A long-shot of a future in the NFL.
De'Runnya Wilson, Mississippi State
6’5-224: 4.85x40, 1.72x10, 28 vertical, 9’5 broad, 9 ¼ hand
Wilson is a huge target at 6’5-224. He isn’t sudden or athletic however. The Mississippi State receiver is slow off the line and doesn’t get past 2nd gear in his long speed. He shows good hands when thrown to, but has to fight through trash to make most of his catches. Lacking burst, Wilson has a DB glued to his hip far too often. He is flat and slow making his breaks and there is no downfield threat in his game. Where he does shine on the field is as a blocker. Wilson sticks his man and shows eagerness in getting after his assignments. IT is possible that NFL talent evaluators will look at the big wideout as a move TE going forward. Wilson is not going to wow scouts and NFL team decision-makers with his workouts or his game tape. He’s a lunch-pail WR that excels doing the dirty work. That’s not what the pro personnel guys want these days form their wideouts.