Here are a few notes to consider about our current WR-s grades:
-- It might seem crazy for small school WRs Damarr Aultman and DeAndre Carter to be in our top-5. They are not in anyone else’s (nationally) top-100+ WR ranks. We absolutely believe if you took either guy and dropped them into Alabama or USC or Florida State for their careers, and they would be in this argument as legit prospects today. They are no guarantee by our computer models on either, but if we had to bet—we’d bet on them given the data and forecasting we have.
-- The WR to watch from #15 ranked or lower…we’re kinda intrigued with/miffed by South Carolina's Damiere Byrd—a 40-time in the low 4.3s/high 4.2s with a 42” vertical. He had some nice plays at South Carolina, but that’s the problem…it was just a few moments, and a lot of nothing.
-- The bigger name most likely to be a bust: Our computer says Jamison Crowder, which is a shame because he has solid tape. His measurables make him untouchable for us. He might be better than the measurables, but I’ll take the guys from Maine and Sacramento State as 7th-rounders…you take Crowder in the 3rd.
*A score of 7.0+ is where we start to take a Big-WR prospect more seriously. A score of 8.50+ is where we see a stronger correlation of a Big-WR going on to become NFL good/great/elite. A score of 10.00+ is more rarefied air in our system and indicates a greater probability of becoming an elite NFL Big-WR.
All of the WR ratings are based on a 0–10 scale, but a player can score negative, or above a 10.0 in certain instances.
Overall WR score = A combination of several on-field performance measures, including refinement for the strength of opponents faced. Mixed with all the physical measurement metrics, rated historically in our database.
“Power-Strength” = A combination of unique metrics surrounding physical size profiling, bench press strength, etc. High scorers here project to be more physical, better blockers, and less injury-prone.
“Speed-Agility” = A combination of unique metrics surrounding speed, agility, physical size, mixed with some on-field performance metrics. High scorers here project to have a better YAC and show characteristics to be used as deep threats/create separation.
“Hands” = A combination of unique metrics surrounding on-field performance in college, considering the strength of opponents played. Furthermore, this data considers some physical profiling for hand size, etc. High scorers here have a better track record of college statistical performance, and overall this projects the combination of performance and physical data for the next level.
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