# Strengths: Big, strong frame
# Very physical off the jam
# Natural pass catcher with soft hands
# High points on jump balls
# Uses body to shield corners
# Tough to bring down in open field
# Productive Y.A.C. receiver
# Clutch on third down
# Impressive body control; coordinated athlete
# Shows ability to adjust to poorly thrown ball
# Extremely competitive; good intangibles
# Great blocker
# Potential No. 1 WR with upside
# Inconsistent route runner
# Tends to round off on digs, outs, posts, etc.
# Lacks a little burst out of breaks
# Inconsistent hands in previous years
# Not much of a vertical threat
# Not an elite athlete
Summary: LaFell projects as a very big, physical possession receiver with the potential to profile as a No. 1 in time. He needs to work on his route running, but overall he’s a very well-rounded player whom I think will be a better red-zone target in the pros than in college due to poor quarterback play at LSU. LaFell will go off the board in the top 35-40 picks.
Excellent height and bulk --- Smooth athlete --- Super aggressive and competitive --- Tough, powerful and physical --- Good leaping ability with nice body control and ball skills --- Strong hands --- Will ****** passes out of the air --- A polished route runner who knows how to get open --- Will work the middle of the field --- Good vision --- Runs hard after the catch and will break tackles --- No trouble getting off the line / beating the jam --- Terrific blocker --- Big play threat who plays faster than he times --- Durable --- Productive --- A lot of quality experience.
Average timed speed and quickness --- Lacks a burst --- Inconsistent concentration and will drop some balls --- Small hands --- Does not get a lot of separation --- Can he get vertical against pro corners? --- Not very elusive --- Poor balance --- Questionable work ethic --- Immature.
A three-year starter for the Bayou Bengals --- Named 1st Team All-SEC in 2008 and 2nd Team in 2009 --- Initially entered the 2009 NFL Draft but changed his mind and returned for senior season --- Ranks in the Top 5 in school history in career receiving yards (5th), receptions (3rd) and touchdowns (2nd) --- Caught at least one pass in 41 consecutive games to close out his college career --- Led the Tigers in receiving three years in a row (2007, 2008, 2009) --- Dwayne Bowe clone with a well-rounded game and the potential to be a true #1 target in the NFL.
Edited by Kurb, 23 April 2010 - 10:32 PM.