Originally Posted by ArkyRamsFan
Not sure if he is fast enough for a blue chip grade. Also, a lot of big type receivers are slow in and out of their breaks and never get the separation they got in college. Combine and individual workouts will be important for him to move up the board.
Just looks to me to be another big guy that benefits from Manziel's scrambling around and throwing jump balls. Well, TBH, I'm also getting very leery of players from Spread systems. Seems like all of their stats are grossly inflated and they never really learn to run a full route tree until they get to the NFL. See: Quick, Brian.
At this point the only "elite" WR prospect is probably Sammy Watkins and, yet, he also has his issues.
Hope this answers your inquiry somewhat.
How fast does he need to be to receive a Blue Chip grade? There are a bunch of #1 Receivers that don't run the fastest Forty.
Larry Fitzgerald: 4.63
Anquan Boldin: 4.71
Jerry Rice 4.71
I think Evans is in the 4.55-4.6 range.
Jeremy Maclin, Justin Blackmon, Dez Bryant, Wes Welker, Michael Crabtree, Josh Gordon, Kendall Wright, Percy Harvin are all Receivers who ran a spread in college.