Eagles, Round 3. He was my 14th-rated WR and he went 13th. In most drafts, he would have been top-eight. He lands in a great spot for him – though maybe not immediately. The team has a ton of receivers already, and also drafted Jordan Matthews in Round 2. He should back up Jeremy Maclin for a while, but the offense probably won’t skip a beat if he’s pressed into action.
All-Star Games: Senior Bowl.
Positives: Above-average bulk for the position. Built more like a running back. Average hand size. Above-average speed, quickness and acceleration. Good hands and extends very well for passes away from his frame. Can snag passes over the middle and get low to scoop passes, too. Above-average routes with sudden double moves. Nice balance after contact. Big effort wide receiver. Good concentration in traffic and will hold the ball with a big hit. Gives good effort and goes to the ground to catch passes. Scrappy – is willing to be physical and is not easy to bring down. Good effort for extra yards. Works back to QB on scramble drill. Smart decisions as a kick returner. Adequate track speed for the position and the size. Adequate upper body strength.
Negatives: Slightly below-average height. Below-average vertical leap and general lower body explosiveness in Combine testing. Below-average tracking of passes over his inside shoulder. Below-average downfield blocker. Charged but acquitted of DUI in 2013.
Projection: Has the skills – and is in the right offense – to be a WR2 or better, but you should look at him as a WR4 for the time-being.