2016 NFL Combine Weigh-In Analysis: Wide Receivers



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This is the 2016 NFL Combine Weigh-In Analysis for the wide receivers. Follow @walterfootball for updates.


2016 NFL Combine: Weigh-In Analysis - Wide Receivers
By Charlie Campbell - @draftcampbell

  • For a point of comparison, here are some of the measurements of other recent wide receiver prospects:

  • Amari Cooper: 6-foot-1, 211 pounds, 10-inch hands.
  • Kevin White: 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, 9 1/4-inch hands.
  • Dorial Green-Beckham: 6-foot-5, 237 pounds, 9-inch hands.
  • Devin Funchess: 6-foot-4, 234 pounds, 9 3/4-inch hands.
  • Sammy Watkins: 6-foot, 211 pounds.

  • Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell checked in at 6-foot-2, 221 pounds with 33 3/8-inch arms and 9 1/2-inch hands. Those are solid numbers and as expected for Treadwell. It is disappointing that Treadwell won't run the 40-yard dash as teams have speed concerns. Perhaps Treadwell believes not running the 40 will help him, but right now, it only serves to confirm those worries.

  • Ohio State wide receiver Michael Thomas posted some of the most impressive numbers at the wide receiver weigh-in. The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder had 32 1/8-inch arms and 10 1/2-inch hands. If Thomas runs well in the 40-yard dash, it could send a real jolt into his draft stock.





  • Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman also is passing on running the 40, and that is somewhat surprising, considering Coleman is a speed receiver. He measured 5-foot-11, 194 pounds with 30 1/4-inch arms and 9-inch hands. Coleman was just above his listed numbers, so it was good for Coleman that he isn't any smaller than expected.

  • A lot was made out of Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller (6-0, 186) having small hands at 8 1/4 inches. Fuller is a speed receiver who could run one of the fastest 40-yard dashes of any player at the Combine. Sources with some teams picking late in the 20s really like Fuller. A fast 40 and good showing in the field drills would help to offset concerns of his hand size.

  • TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (6-2, 202) falls into the category of players whose listed numbers were grossly inflated. The Horned Frogs listed Doctson two inches taller than his actual height. Doctson is a receiver who could struggle to generate separation, but he is excellent at winning 50-50 passes. Running well in the 40-yard dash is important for Doctson's draft grade.



  • One player who had an excellent weigh-in was Colorado State's Rashard Higgins. Sources said they really liked Higgins' (6-1, 196) hands, quickness, and route-running. Their biggest concern was Higgins being too thin for the NFL, but he managed to add a lot of weight prior to the Combine. If he can maintain his speed at the heavier weight, Higgins' stock could really rise.

  • Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd (6-1, 197) was an inch shorter and seven pounds heavier than his listed numbers. He had a quality hand size at 9 3/4 inches. With the Panthers, Boyd played a variety of roles, and he could be a player who impresses in the field work.

  • The biggest hands of any receiver in the 2016 draft class came courtesy of Cal's Kenny Lawler, with 10 1/2-inch hands. To go along with those big mitts, Lawler (6-2, 203) had quality numbers in his height and weight. Lawler was Jared Goff's No. 1 receiver and produced a lot in college. He is a sleeper prospect who could surprise.



  • The only receiver who was taller than 6-foot-4 was Mississippi State's De'Runnya Wilson. Wilson (6-5, 224) had relatively small hands for being so tall. A fast 40 time would be huge for Wilson's draft grade.

  • Florida's Demarcus Robinson and Auburn's Duke Williams are two receivers with massive off-the-field issues who need to perform well in the team interviews more than they do on the field. Both have good college tape. Not failing the drug test is also critical for Robinson (6-1, 203) and Williams (6-2, 229). Each of them had solid weigh-in numbers.



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    2016 NFL Combine Results - Weigh-Ins and 40 Times:
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    2016 NFL Combine Stock Report:
    QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB

    2016 NFL Combine Field Drills Recap:
    QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB

    2016 NFL Combine Weigh-In Recap:
    QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB

    2016 NFL Combine Bench Recap:
    RB | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB

    2016 NFL Combine Previews:
    Day 1: OL and RB | Day 2: QB, WR and TE | Day 3: DL and LB | Day 4: DB

    2016 NFL Rumor Mill:
    Rumor Mill by Pat Yasinskas | Rumor Mill by Tony Pauline




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