Lions, Round 6. Drafted by a Lions as probably their third or fourth wide receiver. Will probably back up Golden Tate but would probably do fairly well if he had to be a starter, too.
All-Star Games: Invited to Shrine Game but pulled out due to injury.
Positives: Above-average hand size. Above-average speed and acceleration. Very nimble on sidelines. Fair vision and is slightly dangerous after the catch and gives good effort. Good effort on contested passes. Agile, slippery, and hard to wrap up after the catch. Above-average balance after contact. Tracks well over his inside shoulder. Above-average track speed for his position. Adequate ability to change directions in Combine testing.
Negatives: Slightly below-average height and bulk for the position. Inconsistent hands and can extend, but tends to body catch – was improved at the Combine gauntlet drill. Below-average concentration and drops some easy passes and will misjudge punts as well. Suspect field sense for first downs. Below-average routes and is pretty slow into and out of breaks, lacking acceleration after stopping momentum. Below-average vertical leap, lateral quickness, and general lower body explosiveness in Combine testing. Pulled right hamstring in pro day workout.
Projection: Drafted by a Lions as probably their third or fourth wide receiver. Will probably back up Golden Tate but would probably do fairly well if he had to be a starter, too. Probably no need to draft, but keep an eye on him and pick him up if he’s going to get game reps. In the Lions offense, could put up WR3 numbers if given the chance.