Notes: Backed up Eric Morris at the "H" receiver as a true freshman in 2007, catching 10 balls for 120 yards (12.0-yard average) and three touchdowns in nine games. Also returned nine kickoffs for 217 yards (24.1). Was the Tech's second-leading receiver behind 49ers '09 first-rounder Michael Crabtree in '08. On the season, started all 13 games at the "Y" receiver, hauling in 76-913-3 (12.0). Played hurt most the '09 season after pulling his right hamstring in Week Two against Rice but started 10-of-13 games at the "X" receiver and totaled 65-844-6 (13.0). Started 12-of-13 games in '10 - first six at "Y," six of the next seven at "Z" - and hauled in 87-852-6 (9.8) with 9-22-0 (2.4) rushing. Also returned 10 punts for 62 yards (6.2) and threw a three-yard TD pass vs. Oklahoma.
Positives: Good play strength. Has a feel for the short-to-intermediate passing game. Works to uncover, find soft spots in zone coverage and come back to the ball. Good hands and ball reactions. Durable and will play with pain. Has played inside and outside. Respected by teammates.
Negatives: Lacks elite top-end speed and burst - not a downfield playmaker. Inconsistent route runner and needs refinement - lets his arms flail, telegraphs some breaks and is not explosive at the top of his routes. Average run strength - does not break many tackles. Can be more physical as a blocker. Lacks discipline and has been too coddled. Ordinary work ethic. Did not show significant improvement as a senior. Production was inflated by a pass-happy system (limited route tree).
Summary: Solidly built possession receiver who can compete for a job in a West Coast system where he could run slants, digs and crossers. Will have to dedicate himself to his craft and prove he can be in the right spot at the right time on the field and trustworthy off it.