Falcons, UDFA. Signed by the Falcons as a UDFA but was released in August and put on their practice squad. His versatility on offense and special teams give him a very good chance of sticking on the roster and contributing in his rookie season. Can line up outside, in the slot, or as a 3rd-down back, as well as punt and kick returns. Probably won’t be a fantasy factor outside of return-yardage leagues, but keep an eye on how the team plans to use him.
All-Star Games: Shrine Game.
Positives: Though short, he has adequate bulk for his height. Adequate hand size. Runs with good speed and above-average acceleration. Good burst. Above-average hands and can extend for passes away from his body and on kick returns. When he lines up as a running back, he has the vision and patience to follow his blockers. Above-average cutback vision. Adequate routes, and is able to fight through contact to get into his route. Good body control, and his nimble on the sidelines – able to get both feet down on catches. Willing to lower his shoulder for extra yards, and is surprisingly strong for its small size. Adequate upper-body strength for a wide receiver.
Negatives: Very short for the position. Inconsistent concentration – can make some very difficult catches, but often drops easier passes. His routes are merely adequate, and he needs to cut down the angle against close defensive back coverage. Below-average balance making cuts on slick surface. Below-average punt return fielding decisions.
Projection: Take a late-round flier on him if you have the space.