Top Five 2011 NFL Prospects – Wide Receiver

1. A.J. Green, Georgia, 6’4 212
– Scouting report available

2. Julio Jones, Alabama, 6’4 220
– Scouting report available

3. Leonard Hankerson, Miami (FL), 6’3 208
– Scouting report available

4. Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh, 6’5 225
Pos: Size, ball tracking Neg: Release quickness, lateral agility Draft Pro: 2nd round
Similar: Braylon Edwards (NYJ)

5. Jerrel Jernigan, Troy, 5’9 190
Pos: Hands, explosiveness Neg: Size, strength Draft Pro: 2nd round
Similar: Percy Harvin (Min)

Speed
Torrey Smith, Maryland
-Very similar to former teammate Darius Heyward-Bey, Smith gets down the field in a hurry. His size gives him the edge over a few other speed receivers available, and Smith has been clocked at under 4.4 in past 40 yard dash runs.

Hands
A.J. Green, Georgia
-Green catches everything around him. He high-points and snatches the ball away from him and frequently made one handed grabs in traffic. Sure handed.

Route Running
A.J. Green, Georgia
Shows surprisingly good quickness in and out of his breaks considering his size; Green moves much smaller. At Georgia he ran most if not all the routes an NFL system will require, and already looks sharper than some of the better NFL receivers.

Blocking
Julio Jones, Alabama

-Uses long arms and strong upper body to lock on and control smaller defenders, Jones doesn’t shy from blocking. He’s very physical in run support and blocks to the whistle.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to NFL Gridiron Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Comments are closed.