2014 NFL Combine Weigh-In Analysis: Wide Receivers



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This is the 2014 NFL Combine Weigh-In Recap for the wide receivers. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2014 NFL Combine: Weigh-In Recap - Wide Receivers
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  • The wideout who passed the eyeball test in the most impressive fashion was Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin. At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, Benjamin is a massive wide out that has long arms (34 7/8) and big hands (10 1/4). Benjamin came in as big as advertised, and if he runs well in the 40-yard dash, he could get a nice boost out of the Combine.

  • The consensus top receiver in the draft class is Clemson's Sammy Watkins measured in at 6-foot, 211-pounds. That is an inch shorter than what he was listed at by Clemson, but 10 pounds heavier. Those numbers were in line with expectations so Watkins' status shouldn't be changed after the weigh in.

  • Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans (6-4, 231) was an inch shorter and six pounds heavier than his listed numbers. Those numbers aren't a big deal. Evans hands (9 5/8) are smaller than one would think. Evans may not run well in the 40-yard dash, and that shouldn't shock anybody. He has football speed to get downfield, and he uses his size to make plays over defensive backs.

  • USC wide receiver Marqise Lee (6-0, 192) was almost his exact college measurements with the only difference being two pounds heavier at the Combine. Lee's hand size (9 1/2) is good enough as well. After an injury-plagued final season for the Trojans, it's important for Lee to run well in the 40 and show that he's healthy and ready to compete for playing time with the team that drafts him.



  • Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams (6-1, 212) was an inch shorter than his listed measurement and only four pounds lighter in reality. His hands (9 inches) aren't all that big. Adams is going to need to impress in the field drills and 40-yard dash to help improve his hopes of being a first-round pick.

  • The LSU duo of Odell Beckham, Jr. (5-11, 198) and Jarvis Landry (5-11, 204) were both smaller than their listed numbers. Beckham was only off by an inch, but he was 12 pounds heavier. Landry was two inches shorter, and that hurts him. Even though he isn't a big receiver, Beckham has surprisingly big hands at 10 inches. Beckham was a speed demon in college, and he should do well in the 40.

  • Everyboy knew that Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks (5-9, 189) was small. He was listed at 5-foot-10 by the Beavers, but that was obviously generous. Cooks is built for his size and he needs to run well in the Combine since speed and quickness have to compensate for his lack of size.



  • Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson (6-2, 220) was an inch shorter, but 15 pounds heavier than his listed numbers. The big question with Robinson is if he has enough speed to get separation from NFL defensive backs. A good 40-yard dash will help Robinson.

  • Another receiver who needs a good performance in the 40-yard dash is Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews. Matthews (6-2, 212) was very productive and rewrote the SEC record books, but sources have told WalterFootball.com they doubt that Matthews has the speed to separate in the NFL, and that's why he's being projected to be a Day 2 pick. If Matthews has a fast 40, that would be huge for him.

  • Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson (6-0, 175) is another receiver with size concerns. He was an inch shorter and five pounds heavier than his listed numbers. It has been clear for a long time that Richardson needs more strength for the NFL, but his body type may not be able to add more bulk. Richardson also had a torn ACL in college. To help overcome those negatives, he needs to run well in the 40.





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