Darren Waller, WR, Georgia Tech – 2015

All-Star Games: Shrine Game.

Positives: Very tall for the position, with H-back bulk – overall, has nearly tight end size. Has the ability to accelerate pretty well off the line. Good long speed for his size down the seam. Fair concentration over middle. Generally above-average hands and body control and can catch difficult passes away from his frame while tiptoeing the sideline. Nice vertical leap and is able to go up and catch passes in traffic. Pretty good feet and can get both feet down on sideline passes. Above-average downfield blocker who will wall off defenders to seal the edge on outside runs.

Negatives: Inconsistent effort in getting off the line against press coverage, and sometimes seems to take it too easy. Below-average routes – he is slow into his breaks and has to dial it down a lot – will probably have a hard time getting separation in the pros as a wide receiver. Tends to lunge as a run blocker. Suspended by team in early September 2013 for rule violation. Then was suspended for first two games of 2014 for another team rule violation.

Projection: Round 4. With size, hands, and athleticism, he will fill some team’s needs and should make a roster out of training camp and potentially put up WR3 numbers. I think his inconsistencies will keep him from doing much more.

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