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Mat'hir Uth Gan
10-27-2005, 12:20 PM
Full Name: David Anderson School: Colorado State

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 195 40: 4.52 Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Consistent wide out who does the little things well. Quick releasing off the line of scrimmage, finds the open space in the defense and displays good eye\hand coordination. Sells routes, comes back to the ball and gets separation from opponents. Contorts or adjusts in midair for the errant throw. Effectively uses his frame to shield away opponents. Extends making the difficult reception in traffic. Possesses consistent hands.

Neg: Average size\speed numbers and not a deep threat. Marginally productive returning punts.

Analysis: Reliable when the pass is thrown in his direction, Anderson makes plays with football intelligence. Nicely projects as a fourth receiver at the next level yet would elevate his draft ranking with good production as a punt returner during his senior campaign.


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Full Name: Jason Avant School: Michigan

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 210 40: 4.43 Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Nice sized possession wide out and solid red zone\third down target. Extends or gets vertical to grab the throw from the air, displaying good eye\hand coordination. Effectively uses the sidelines looking the pass into his hands. Adjusts to the errant throw and quick transitioning from making the reception to running after the catch. Tough and always working to make positive plays.

Neg: Lacks quickness into routes. Not a wide out who can run to daylight. Gets marginal results as a blocker.

Analysis: A prospect becoming the "go-to guy" in Michigan's offense, Avant has terrific upside for the next level. Nicely fits into the middle portion of the draft's first day. A productive second wide out at the next level.


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Full Name: Hank Baskett School: New Mexico

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 219 40: 4.57 Yr: 5Sr

Pos: Consistent wide out with a complete game. Deceptively fast, stretches the defense and makes acrobatic receptions downfield. Fearless and exposes himself to the big hit in order to catch the ball. Works hard running after the reception, keeping the play in bounds and picking up as much yardage possible. Possesses soft, consistent hands with the ability to pull the errant throw from the air. Comes back to the ball and consistently works to make himself an available target. Displays an excellent sense of timing and anticipation, using his large frame to shield away opponents and protect the past. Solid blocker down field and strong at the point of attack.

Neg: Does not run away from defenders in the open field. More a long strider who lacks first step quickness.

Analysis: A natural receiver with deceptive speed, Basket could be a gem at receiver in next April's draft. Presents himself as a potential number one wide out in the NFL and offers a lot of upside potential.


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Full Name: Dwayne Bowe School: LSU

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 210 40: 4.55 Yr: 3Jr

Pos: Nice sized receiver developing into a top NFL prospect. Displays excellent eye\hand coordination, making the reception away from his frame. Gets vertical and extends or adjusts to make the tough catch in mid air. Keeps the play in bounds and uses an effective straight arm running after the reception.

Neg: Must improve his route running. Does not always hold onto the easy reception.

Analysis: A prospect with great natural skills, Bowe offers terrific upside for the next level and could be LSU's next version of Michael Clayton.


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Full Name: Nichiren Flowers School: Nevada

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 204 40: 4.60 Yr: 5Sr

Pos: Cognizant pass catcher with potential as a third wide out in the NFL. Quickly releases off the line of scrimmage, finds the open space in the defense and comes back to the football. Shields opponents away with his frame and protects the pass. Lays out for the difficult reception. Keeps the play in bounds picking up as much yardage as possible running after the catch. Good timing and anticipation. Quick to top speed and a solid route runner.

Neg: Not beating opponents in a foot race. Must pick up the intensity and effort blocking. Does not display super soft hands. Labeled as immature.

Analysis: A solid pass catcher, Flowers possesses skills for the next level and can be productive in the NFL. Before any of that will happen must put forth consistent effort and make football a priority.


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Full Name: Skyler Green School: LSU

Ht: 5-8 Wt: 190 40: 4.47 Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Elusive pass catcher who also impacts the game as a return specialist. Sharp route runner that displays quickness into breaks, stays low on exit and gets separation from opponents. Adjusts well to the errant throw and slippery running after the catch. Goes over the middle and extends to pull the pass from the air. Displays good eye\hand coordination.

Neg: Cannot take a pounding and hold onto the throw. Seemingly played his best football as a sophomore.

Analysis: A versatile prospect who can produce in a variety of ways, Green nicely projects as a middle round pick. A third receiver at the next level who must earn his wage on special teams.


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Full Name: Derek Hagan School: Arizona State

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 202 40: 4.54 Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Consistent receiver with a well rounded game. Quick releasing off the line, easily adjusts to the errant throw and gives effort running after the reception. Lays out to make the difficult catch and exposes himself to the big hit in order to make the reception. Consistently working back to the quarterback and gets separation from opponents. Displays excellent eye\hand coordination and football awareness. Sharp route runner who quickly gets into breaks. Reads the defense and finds the open spot on the field. Immediately transitions upfield after the reception.

Neg: Lacks the second gear or ability to run to the deep throw. Not a big bodied possession wide out.

Analysis: Reliable in all aspects, Hagan presents himself as a possible second wide out in the NFL. Understands the game and gets the most from his tools which lends one to believe he'll be productive at the next level.


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Full Name: Mike Hass School: Oregon State

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 209 40: 4.55 Yr: 5Sr

Pos: Tremendous football player with great instincts and intellect. Quick to top speed, stays low exiting breaks and gets separation from opponents. Reads the defense, finds the open space on the field and works to make himself an available target. Catches the pass away from his frame displaying timing and anticipation. Fearless and exposes himself to the big hit in order to make the catch. Sells routes, works double moves and tenacious in all components of the game. Works as a downfield blocker.

Neg: Slowed by jams at the line of scrimmage. Lacks deep speed and the ability to run to long ball.

Analysis: At face value Hass possesses ordinary size\speed numbers yet he is a terrific football player who consistently finds ways to produce. Solid top 75 selection next April who can play in the NFL.


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Full Name: Jarrett Hicks School: Texas Tech

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 205 40: 4.55 Yr: 4Jr

Pos: Nice sized wide out and terrific red zone target. Shields opponents away with his frame, displays good eye\hand coordination and looks the pass in. Effectively uses the sidelines and gets vertical, high pointing the ball.

Neg: Drops some catchable throws and does not seemingly possess soft hands. Does a lot of unnecessary body catching at times. Not a vertical threat.

Analysis: A nice sized target effective on third down, Hicks as the tools to develop into a productive second wide out in the NFL.


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Full Name: Santonio Holmes School: Ohio State

Ht: 5-10.5 Wt: 185 40: 4.52 Yr: 4Jr

Pos: Consistent receiver with a well-rounded game. Fluid releasing off the line, quick to top speed and displays sharpness running routes. Effectively uses the sidelines, shielding opponents away with his frame. Displays solid eye\hand coordination. Effortlessly makes the reception running full tilt. Physical and battles defenders to make the play.

Neg: Not a consistent downfield threat. Lacks top size.

Analysis: Reliable in all aspects of his game, Holmes does not have eye-popping size\speed numbers yet is a productive prospect who does many things well. First day pick in the future who could flourish as a second wide out in the right system.


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Mat'hir Uth Gan
10-27-2005, 12:20 PM
Full Name: Greg Lee School: Pittsburgh

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 200 40: 4.57 Yr: 3Jr

Pos: Game breaking receiver who consistently makes big plays. Solid route runner, gets separation from defenders then comes back to the quarterback out of breaks. Uses his frame to protect the pass and consistently catches the ball with hand. Easily makes the reception with defenders draped on him, displaying outstanding concentration. Tough, gets vertical and exposes himself to the big hit in order to make the catch. Finds the soft spot in the defense and displays a sense of timing. Flashes speed and the ability to make plays down field. Easily makes difficult, acrobatic receptions running full speed. Pulls the ball from the air even if double teamed.

Neg: Not quick releasing from the line. Considered a "product of the system" by some. Has a case of the drops as a junior.

Analysis: A very productive wide out who controls games and the same time breaks them open, Lee presents himself as a number one wide out for the next level. Has his critics and needs to iron out the details of his game yet possesses plenty of upside


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Full Name: Ryan Moore School: Miami-Fl

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 212 40: 4.53 Yr: 4Jr

Pos: Big bodied, possession receiver with great upside for the next level. Comes back to the pass, gets vertical and high points the ball over defenders. Physically beats down opponents or out muscles them for the difficult reception. Terrific red zone threat. Possesses solid eye\hand coordination.

Neg: Long strider who takes a while to get it going. Lacks footwork running routes. Does not consistently show soft hands.

Analysis: After a terrific freshman campaign, Moore took a major step back in 2004. Returning this summer with improved work ethic, he seemingly is back to prior form. Needs to improve his productivity and consistency on the field yet possesses the size and skill to be a game controlling receiver and potential number one wide out in the NFL.


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Full Name: Sinorice Moss School: Miami-Fl

Ht: 5-8.5 Wt: 182 40: 4.30 Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Explosive receiver who possesses a compact build and homerun hitting speed. Quick footed, has a burst of acceleration and runs away from opponents. Displays soft hands with the ability to snatch the ball from the air.

Neg: Marginally productive in college and was never a full-time starter before his senior season.

Analysis: A prospect with explosive speed, Moss has physical skills which grade highly for the next level yet needs a lot experience to refine his overall game. Improved as a senior but not the complete package just yet.


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Full Name: Martin Nance School: Miami-Oh

Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 210 40: 4.45 Yr: 5Sr

Pos: Nice sized wide out who flashes skill. Extends to make the reception away from his frame displaying good eye\hand coordination as well as focus. Makes the tough, acrobatic reception down the sidelines. Physically beats jams getting into routes. Can be the "go-to" guy.

Neg: Gathers into receptions when he hears footsteps. Not quick releasing off the line and a long strider. Does not consistently present himself as a tough receiver.

Analysis: Looking like a dominant pass catcher during his sophomore campaign when Ben Roethlisberger was his quarterback, Nance started off slowly as a junior before his season was ended by a knee injury. Has the physical skills and talents to be a number one wide out in the NFL yet must pull it together on a consistent basis.


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Full Name: Jonathan Orr School: Wisconsin

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 195 40: 4.35 Yr: 5Sr

Pos: Streaky wide out who flashes game breaking skills. Quickly releases off the line, sells routes and comes back to the quarterback out of breaks. Possesses terrific timed speed which he occasionally flashes on the field. Makes the difficult, over-the-shoulder reception. Solid blocker.

Neg: Turned in an outstanding freshman campaign then disappeared from the offense. Not a quick footed route runner. Does not display top field sense or awareness. Loses concentration dropping some very easy throws. Does not win out in battles.

Analysis: An enigma of sorts, Orr is the prototypical boom or bust player. At the top of his game a nice sized wide out with game breaking speed who also displays skill as a return specialist. Yet for the most part an inconsistent and unproductive performer the past two seasons. Improving as a senior but comes up with some risk.


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Full Name: Clinton Solomon School: Iowa

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 205 40: 4.54 Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Underrated pass catcher who consistently makes plays down the field. Easily makes the reception running full speed and contorts to the errant throw. Tough running after the catch, keeping the play in bounds and working to pick up positive yardage. Extends in a crowd to make the reception away from his frame. Takes a big hit yet holds onto the throw. Shifty and has a solid burst of speed. Comes up with the important reception on third down. Very effective blocking downfield.

Neg: Occasionally double catches or bobbles the ball. Looks up the field before he's actually caught the pass.

Analysis: A prospect who came from nowhere last year, Solomon did an excellent job returning to Iowa in 2004. Lacks ideal size\speed numbers yet produces on the field and presents himself as a solid middle round choice.


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Full Name: Todd Watkins School: BYU

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 185 40: 4.41 Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Quick, explosive wide out who plays faster then his 40 time. Explodes off the line, displays sharpness running routes and gets separation. Comes back to the ball working to make himself an available target. Good eye\hand coordination and extends to make the reception away from his frame. Has a second gear and switches it on, running to the deep throw.

Neg: Possesses a slight build and slowed by jams at the line of scrimmage. Has difficulty in battles. Marginal blocker downfield.

Analysis: A potential number two wide out at the next level, Watkins is underrated in NFL scouting circles. Turned in a terrific campaign with BYU during his initial season in Provo and offers a good degree of upside potential.


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Full Name: Travis Wilson School: Oklahoma

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 215 40: 4.52 Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Good sized wide out with excellent focus and concentration. Sells routes, displays sharpness into breaks and gets separation from opponents. Good eye\hand coordination and looks the pass in. Takes a pounding then holds onto the ball. Gets vertical to pull the pass from opponents. Effectively uses his frame to shield away defenders. Always working to make himself an available target. Nicely adjusts to the errant throw. Effective blocking downfield.

Neg: Adequate speed yet not a consistent downfield receiving threat. Benefits from the system he plays in. Does a bit of body catching. Not performing up to expectations as a senior.

Analysis: A prospect with the size\speed numbers to be a second wide out at the next level, Wilson has been productive on the football field and offers upside for the next level. Good postseason workouts could push him towards the initial 60 selections.


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Full Name: D'Juan Woods School: Oklahoma State

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 190 40: 4.45 Yr: 4Jr

Pos: Outstanding pass catcher justifiably a better NFL prospect then his brother was coming out of college. Displays solid playing speed, runs to the long throw and consistently makes receptions down the field. Always working to become an option for the quarterback. Doubled by defenders yet gets separation from opponents. Extends to make the reception away from his frame. Instinctive displaying outstanding focus and concentration. Makes the difficult one-handed reception with defenders draped on him.

Neg: Rounds off routes and does not display top quickness into breaks.

Analysis: The go-to guy in Oklahoma State’s offense, Woods is slowly turning into a complete receiver who controls games or breaks them open. Possesses terrific upside for the next level and has all the tools necessary to be a productive wide out in the NFL.

MileHighSpirit
10-27-2005, 02:24 PM
Baskett has been, and still is the only WR I would want Denver picking next year. There are a lot of 4.5 speed, large bodied possession receivers in this upcoming draft, but Baskett has the skills to be the best by far.

I would probably take Marcedes Lewis (TE) before Baskett though considering our current wideout and tight end situations.

jletourneau
10-27-2005, 03:53 PM
I feel there are other needs that are potentially stronger for the draft than WR, but I'm fairly certain that Shanahan will grab someone between the late first for second round. If so, my list would go as follows:

Hank Baskett- Late first round
Santonio Holmes- Late first round
Martin Nance- Second round

I do like Marcedes Lewis, but there's a part of me that is afraid of a Rickey Dudley sighting taking place. Dudley was an absolute stud TE coming out of Ohio St, but I guess that's what playing for the Raiders can do to you.

MileHighSpirit
10-28-2005, 09:37 AM
Well Baskett is gonna be on ESPN 2 tonight as the Lobos play CSU. This will be my first chance to see Baskett play for a whole game and I can't wait to see how well he does.

The game comes on at 8pm est, so watch it if you get the chance.

Momentum
10-28-2005, 07:20 PM
I dont see whats so good about him other than his height. Ive been watching all game.

OhNoKoolAid
10-30-2005, 01:09 PM
I feel there are other needs that are potentially stronger for the draft than WR, but I'm fairly certain that Shanahan will grab someone between the late first for second round. If so, my list would go as follows:

Hank Baskett- Late first round
Santonio Holmes- Late first round
Martin Nance- Second round

I do like Marcedes Lewis, but there's a part of me that is afraid of a Rickey Dudley sighting taking place. Dudley was an absolute stud TE coming out of Ohio St, but I guess that's what playing for the Raiders can do to you.

You could make a case for depth on both lines, but I would have to disagree with you and say that wide receiver may be the most pressing issue come draft time, assuming we haven't made a splash in free agency. Outside of Smith and Lelie, the team has had absolutely zero production from its other receivers. The Adams/Watts debate is so minor, since neither has made an impact in any game, which really limits the options this team has to work with. I think the team will address wide receiver in round one.

Wide receiver is the biggest feast or famine position, but instead of gambling on an athlete, I wouldn't mind taking a proven pass catcher like Hagan of ASU. His production the last two years and this current one have been outstanding, and he should be a very reliable player in the pros. I currently liken him to the Nate Burleson we saw last season in Minnesota, but his ceiling is akin to Mushin Muhammad's. With Lelie's deep speed, we need another chains mover to replace Smith. Hagan could be that guy. Baskett and Nance wouldn't be too bad either.

Woods is an intruiging name on that list. If he were to leave that god-forsaken program this year, and be a second or third rounder, I'd easily consider it...

Sevenis7
11-01-2005, 09:01 PM
I agree about the possession receiver, and if he's there for the taking, it's Mike Haas (Oregon State).

pdt2505
11-03-2005, 09:19 AM
Jason Avant is a Wr I hope Denver Drafts. Honestly he reminds me of Rod Smith, Avant catches everything thrown his way. The think is he does it on 3rd down and in the red zone when everyone knows the ball is going to him. Yes he never will be a burnner like lelie but he is fast enough. As far as his blocking I think he blocks better then he is given credit for. Michigan is alway's a run first offense, and when Hart breaks a long run you see Avant blocking down field. I also believe because of his measurable's at the combine that he might slide to 2nd or 3rd round. I think the 40 time is the most useless stat when it comes to scounting a player. Plus Avant is a team player first just like Rod. I am a Michigan Grad so I know I am a little biased.