Corey Coleman, WR/KR, Baylor – 2016

Browns, Round 1. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Positives: Adequate bulk for the position. Runs with above-average game speed and acceleration and good track speed. Good lateral quickness at the line to get off of press coverage. Though his hands were a little meh in the games I saw, he reportedly looked much better at his pro day. Able to extend and snag passes occasionally. Adjusts pretty well to the back-shoulder pass and will attack the ball in the air. Tracks passes well over his inside shoulder. Above-average balance after contact, and runs strong after the catch. Hard to bring down – constantly fighting for yards. Willing to be a physical blocker. Fairly tough – played through sports hernia for several weeks in October 2015. Very good vertical leap for the position. Above-average broad jump for the position, another indication of his ability to accelerate from zero. Above-average upper-body strength.

Negatives: Below-average height and hand size for the position. Generally below-average hands, and tends to body catch and have some trouble with easy passes. Below-average concentration and will drop passes while looking for a place to run after the catch. Makes suspect decisions after the catch, and is consistently slow to get positive yards. Not much change of direction on kick returns. Injured hamstring kept him out the first few games of 2014. Sports hernia in October 2015, had surgery in December, and missed bowl game.

Postseason events: NFL Combine.

Pre-Draft Projection: Round 1.

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Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU – 2016

Bills, Round 6.

Postseason events: NFL Combine.

Positives: Adequate height for the position. Runs with above-average speed and quickness. Generally adequate hands and good concentration on contested passes. Above-average downfield blocker. Very good track speed for the position. Adequate vertical leap for the position. Above-average lower-body explosiveness in Combine drills. Above-average upper-body strength.

Negatives: Below-average bulk and has small hands for the position. Below-average tracking of passes over his inside shoulder. Suspect balance and fell running routes without contact in 2014 bowl game. Had a sports hernia injury in March 2016 and couldn’t work out at pro day.

Pre-Draft Projection: Round 4.

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Demarcus Ayers, WR/KR/PR, Houston – 2016

Steelers, Round 7. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Postseason events: NFL Combine.

Positives: Adequate hand size. Runs with above-average game speed and agility, which didn’t show in his Combine and pro day testing. Above-average balance after contact and above-average body control to twist for off-target passes. Fair concentration on contested passes in traffic. Can extend and highpoint passes at times, and seems to have reliable punt return fielding hands. Willing to go to the ground for low passes. Shows some patience on punt returns, waiting for blocks to develop. Adequate lower-body explosiveness for the position in Combine measurements.

Negatives: Short for the position, with below-average bulk. Runs a little bit off-balance. Goes down easily after contact. Inconsistent concentration, and will drop some easy passes. Has pretty consistent trouble extending for passes. Suspect hand/eye coordination, and passes hit his hands strangely – he also almost dropped a pitch play in the 2015 bowl game. A little slow to get going up field on end-around runs. Will sometimes jump for passes when he doesn’t need to or mistime his jumps. Generally poor downfield blocker who will try to cut block when he should try to stay on his feet. Makes consistently bad decisions as a punt or kick returner, and will often return from deep in the end zone or return punts from inside his 5-yard line. Poor track speed for the position. Below-average vertical leap.

Pre-Draft Projection: Undrafted free agent.

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Daniel Braverman, WR/PR/KR, Western Michigan – 2016

Bears, Round 7. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Positives: Runs with above-average speed and acceleration. Fair concentration when a hit is coming. Good open field vision and above-average quickness for yards after the catch or after receiving a punt. Adequate downfield blocker. Sets up in position well to receive punts. Adequate track speed for the position. Adequate quickness side to side and when accelerating out of cuts in his pro day measurements.

Negatives: Below-average height and slight build for the position. Needs to get better depth on third down routes. Has inconsistent hands and has a hard time coming down with passes in the rain. Suspect decision making on kick returns and will bring the ball out of the end zone. Below-average punt return fielding decisions and will let the ball bounce when he should just fair catch it. Poor vertical leap and broad jump at his pro day measurements. Weak upper body.

Pre-Draft Projection: Round 5.

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Pharoh Cooper, WR/KR/PR, South Carolina – 2016

Rams, Round 4. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Postseason events: NFL Combine.

Positives: Above-average bulk for the position – built more like a running back. Runs with above-average speed. Adjusts his routes for off-target passes. Able to extend on sideline catches out of bounds. Tracks fairly well over his inside shoulder. Can catch on the move and scoop low passes, though that’s the exception rather than the rule with him. Fair downfield run blocker. Versatile, and was also the team’s wildcat quarterback. Above-average upper-body strength.

Negatives: Slightly below-average height for the position. Needs to get better depth on his routes for the first down. Below-average hands – tends to body catch and fight passes when he has to extend – a tendency that also showed up in the gauntlet drill at the Combine. Inconsistent concentration – can come down with very difficult contested passes or drop easy ones. Below-average tracking over his outside shoulder. Suspect open-field vision. Below-average ball security and will hold the ball loosely in one arm going through traffic. Below-average decisions as a punt returner and will field punts when he should fair catch. A lot of sideways motion on kick returns, and may be overly patient as a returner. Below-average track speed for the position. Poor vertical leap for the position, with a below-average broad jump.

Pre-Draft Projection: Round 2, based on what I’ve heard. I didn’t see enough of him to give him more than a late-round grade.

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Thomas Duarte, WR/TE, UCLA – 2016

Dolphins, Round 7. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Postseason events: NFL Combine.

Positives: Good size for a wide receiver. Above-average hand size. Above-average track speed for a tight end. Runs adequate routes, and is fairly quick into breaks. Above-average hands and can extend. Tracks passes well over his inside shoulder. Solid downfield run blocker. Adjusts well to passes thrown behind him on the run. Okay body control. Willing to catch over the middle in traffic. Was fairly effective pass protector despite his lack of leverage in college.

Negatives: Very short and slight for a tight end. Slow to get going off the line. Suspect concentration on contested passes. Is a little upright as a pass protector out of the backfield, and is liable to be bowled over by strong NFL defenders. Below-average vertical leap and lower-body explosiveness in Combine drills. Very poor upper-body strength.

Pre-Draft Projection: Round 4. As more of a big wide receiver than a small tight end, I don’t think he’s suited to an H-back role. He will be drafted by someone who really values a receiver who can block down the field.

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William Fuller, WR/PR, Notre Dame – 2016

Texans, Round 1. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Postseason events: NFL Combine.

Positives: Adequate height for the position. Runs with good speed and accelerates well off the line. Is quick into his breaks and generally runs crisp routes – can stop on a dime. Though his hands have been below average, they looked better during the gauntlet drill at the Combine. Tracks passes consistently well over inside shoulder. Above-average concentration on contested passes. Able to stick his foot in the ground on sideline catches and cut upfield cleanly. Is a fair blocker down the field. Very good track speed for the position. Above-average lower-body explosiveness in Combine drills, showing his ability to accelerate. Adequate ability to change directions with burst in Combine drills.

Negatives: Slightly below-average bulk for the position, and has small hands. Inconsistent hands, and will drop some easy passes – letting a lot of passes get to his body. Suspect body control and has some trouble adjusting to back-shoulder passes. Below-average fielding decisions on punts and will try to return even when pressure’s bearing down on him hard. Below-average vertical leap. Poor upper-body strength.

Pre-Draft Projection: Round 2.

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Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State – 2016

Browns, Round 5. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Postseason events: NFL Combine.

Positives: Above-average height and adequate bulk for the position, with above-average hand size. Runs with adequate speed and above-average quickness and changes directions pretty well in the open field. Runs adequate routes, and is quick into and out of his breaks. Isn’t afraid to go over the middle. Shows consistently above-average hands and body control, and can extend and adjust well. Generally above-average concentration, especially when a hit is coming over the middle. Knows when to get out of bounds in the two-minute drill. Tough – injured shoulder in October 2014 but missed no time. Willing and effective downfield blocker.

Negatives: Though his routes are adequate, he tends to round off his breaks. Inconsistent concentration – will drop too many easy ones he should come down with. Below-average track speed for the position. Poor vertical leap in Combine drills. Below-average broad jump at his pro day. Poor quickness side to side and when accelerating out of cuts at his pro day measurements. Below-average upper-body strength.

Pre-Draft Projection: Round 3.

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Cayleb Jones, WR, Arizona – 2016

Former transfer from Texas. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Postseason events: NFL Combine.

Positives: Good height and above-average bulk for the position. Adequate hand size. Seems to run pretty good routes and is quick into and out of his breaks. Stays in motion to help quarterback under pressure. Generally above-average hands – extends well for passes high and away. Can catch the ball falling out of bounds and gives very good effort for off-target passes. Shows some creativity after the catch.

Negatives: Inconsistent concentration in general – will turn upfield before the catch and will have trouble with contested passes. Also dropped a pass on slant pattern he should have come down with in 2015 bowl game. Will sometimes let the ball come to him on deep passes when he should attack the ball in the air. Below-average tracking over his inside shoulder. Below-average track speed for the position. Below-average vertical leap for the position. Below-average ability to change directions with burst in Combine drills. Poor upper-body strength. Charged with aggravated assault in March 2013.

Projection: Undrafted free agent.

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Kenny Lawler, WR, California – 2016

Seahawks, Round 7. Declared early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Postseason events: NFL Combine.

Positives: Very good height and above-average bulk for the position. Great hand size. Runs pretty good routes and gets good depth at his comeback routes. Quick out of his breaks. Generally good hands and concentration and can highpoint and extend well. Concentrates pretty well when he knows a hit is coming. Fairly nimble and shows consistently good concentration on sideline catches. Can adjust to underthrown passes and will go to ground for low passes. Tracks fairly well over his inside shoulder and directly over his head. Good effort for off-target passes. Adequate track speed for his size.

Negatives: Not exceptionally fast for the position. Poor vertical leap and lower-body explosiveness in Combine drills, which improved to merely below average at pro day tests. Poor ability to change directions with burst in Combine drills.

Pre-Draft Projection: Undrafted free agent.

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