Strengths: Nice size and strength to beat press man coverage ... Refined route runner exploding out of his cuts ... Outstanding, soft hands ... High ability to focus when ball is in the air ... Knows how to shield corners ... Catches the ball away from his body ... Competitor and is clutch ... Solid downfield blocker ... Red zone threat ... Shows athleticism on jump balls ... Will go over the middle ... Nice instincts; shows intelligence to come back to the quarterback.
Weaknesses: Not elusive in the open field and does not maximize YAC ... Does not generate separation with speed ... Not a deep threat ... Not much upside.
Summary: Nicks reminds me a lot of Greg Jennings coming out of college, and we see what he has become in the league. Nicks is nothing more than a No. 2 receiver, but he shows enough qualities to where I would not consider his skill set to be particularly risky. Nicks is not going to be a stat demon in the NFL, but he can find a role and excel in the right system.
Player Comparison: Jerricho Cotchery. Both players have pretty well-rounded games with similar physical builds and limited upside.
@TER not sure if the Vikes would look past his face punch video after the AP suspension .... PR issues weigh big into teams draft choices...I also agree with Mr. Bitter that he has came off as arrogant and no remorse...even with them settling out of court recently.... He could have killed that girl no matter how anyone spins it...she wasn't a threat and he would do it again IMHO
I am doing a draft as a Vikings fan so no real horse in the first round. I will pick who I think fits the team and who they need. I avoided trades in this mock but there will defiantely be 2 or 3 at least as teams see guys falling. I drafted in a manner where I thought the Browns were not dumb and I also started about 2 and a half weeks before the draft and did not go back if rankings changed or new info came ie the whole 49ers having no idea who they are drafting. I can nto wait for the draft and hopefully the Browns do not screw it up once again for Hue Jackson's sake as look I have Trubisky slipping to 33 as one of the top QBs possibly could