Notes: Receiver-safety-return man who also played basketball as a California prep. Recruited as a safety before moving to offense in November of his true freshman season in 2007 - played in all 13 games, starting the final three at receiver, and recorded nine receptions for 118 yards (13.1-yard average) and one touchdown, with three rushes for 34 yards (11.3) and zero TDs along with a 65-yard kickoff return. Started all 13 games in the slot in '08, producing 39-421-5 (10.8) receiving and 11-81-0 (7.4) rushing. Started all 26 games and was the Ducks' leading receiver his final two seasons - caught 53-696-6 (13.1) in '09 and tied the school's single-season receptions record with 77-1,076-12 (14.0) in '10. Shares UO career records for catches (178) and receiving touchdowns (24). One of 16 Ducks captains. Logged 29 career special-teams tackles. Was a 21-year-old senior. Elected not to bench at the Combine.
Positives: Good athlete. Deceptive foot quickness and agility - recorded a time of 6.42 seconds in the 3-cone drill, best among offensive players. Slippery off the line. Good body control. Terrific hand-eye coordination, concentration and ball skills. Soft hands. Makes contested catches. Knows how to pierce zones. Has special-teams experience. Likes to play and it shows. Competitive, durable and productive. Smart. Good character.
Negatives: Very slight-framed with poor strength. Short arms. Average speed. Not explosive - will struggle to separate vs. man coverage. Breaks stride to catch and lets some throws into his body. Not creative - much of his production was schemed for him. Does not have the frame to sustain collisions on special teams.
Summary: Slender, productive, sure-handed possession receiver with average long speed but outstanding burst and short-area quickness to work the field. Gained exposure as a key part of the nation's most prolific offense. Good college football player who lacks standout traits for the pro game and seems destined for the practice squad. Is the type of gritty grinder who always will be difficult for coaches to cut.