The Good: This tall, agile receiver displayed outstanding athleticism and production during his college career. He combines imposing size with speed and agility. His outstanding leaping ability makes him dangerous in the red zone. He uses his great height to create mismatches against smaller defenders. Hardy is especially dangerous on fade and post patterns.
The bad: Hardy needs extensive weight training to improve his strength and prove he can get off the line at the pro level. He currently is built more like a basketball player. He can struggle to defeat the bump-and-run, which delays him in getting into his routes. He lacks the top-level speed to separate after the catch.
Outlook: Hardy should compete for a starting job immediately. He can make a difference early - in the right setting. The Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers are interested in this top-25 prospect with Pro Bowl potential.
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