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.