All-Star Games: Was invited to the Shrine Game, but declined due to injury.
Positives: Has above-average height and adequate bulk for the position. Has generally good hands with very good concentration on contested passes and in traffic. He’s also effective in jump-ball situations – has nice verticals and is able to go up and get the ball in traffic. Runs with adequate speed and above-average lateral quickness – can make the first defender miss after the catch. He seems to have pretty strong hands and can hold the ball well while defenders are trying to strip it. Tracks passes well even over his outside shoulder. After the catch, he is hard to bring down, and will fight through arm tackles. He has some nice agility, adjusting fairly well to passes thrown behind him and also being fairly nimble on sideline catches. Adequate downfield blocker.
Negatives: Though his hands and concentration are usually spot on, he will let the occasional pass get to his body. He also makes some questionable decisions as a punt returner, fielding punts on the run in traffic when he should just fair catch. Has had some trouble with more physical corners, and has a hard time getting off press coverage. Character red flag: Was suspended from 2012 bowl game for unknown team rule violation.
Projection: Round 6. In other drafts that weren’t so top-heavy with wide receiver talent, I could see him being a 3rd-rounder. He has the talent to be successful in the NFL, but will need to get stronger and work on his technique to get open. As it is, he should be OK against lesser CBs and should be a solid WR2 or WR3.