2013 NFL Combine: Weigh-In Recap - Wide Receivers
Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (6-1, 214) had a quality weigh-in. He was as tall as listed and 14 pounds heavier. He had some of the largest hands (10 inches) of any of the receivers. It was good for Hopkins to show he has some size and isn't one of the players who is billed to be much larger than reality.
The team interviews will be the most important aspect of the combine for Tennessee Tech's Da'Rick Rogers. He had to leave Tennessee after off-the-field problems including a positive drug test. Rogers was a 1,000-yard receiver as a sophomore for the Volunteers and showed off a special skill set with size, speed and physicality. Rogers (6-2, 217) illustrated his good size at the weigh in. He should run well, and if he convinces teams he'll stay out of trouble, he could improve his draft standing.
Virginia Tech wide receiver Marcus Davis (6-3, 233) was the heaviest receiver at the Combine. Davis had the second largest hands of any receiver at 10 1/4 inches. Davis could help himself by running well, but he probably should try and slim down for the NFL. If Davis gets to 220, that could make him faster and more athletic.
USC wide receiver Robert Woods had a mixed weigh-in. On the plus side he checked in at 201 pounds, 20 pounds heavier than his listed weight. The downside was Woods measuring an inch shorter than listed at an even 6-foot. Even more importantly than those measurements, Woods must prove that his nagging ankle injury is behind him. His medical check is very important along with his ability to run fast in the field work. Woods really needs a good Combine to help his draft stock after a disappointing junior season.
Arkansas' Cobi Hamilton (6-2, 212) and Baylor's Terrance Williams (6-2, 20 have quality combinations of height and weight, but both players have some of the smallest hands of the receivers at the combine. Each prospect's had hands that measured 8 3/4 inches. Those are small hands for a NFL receiver. Both receivers had less-than-stellar weeks at the Senior Bowl, so they need to perform well in the field work and especially in the 40-yard dash.
Rutgers wide receiver Mark Harrison had the longest arms (35 inches) and the longest arms of any receiver at the combine. Harrison (6-3, 231) is a big receiver with height and strength. It might help him to drop some weight to get quicker in the NFL.
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