Biography: "Former running back who moved to receiver as a junior and started the next two seasons. All-Conference selection as a senior, posting career-best numbers of 88/1306/15. Junior totals included 66/690/4."
Positives: "Reliable possession wide out with average size/speed numbers. Consistently catches the ball away from his body and displays good eye/hand coordination. Adjusts the errant throw, makes the reception in stride, and gets down for low passes. Goes over the middle to make the difficult catch in a crowd. Keeps the play in bounds and works to pick up positive yardage running after the catch. Displays a good sense of timing. Smart receiver who does a nice job coming back into the clearing to make himself an available target."
Negatives: Average route runner. One-speed receiver who cannot stretch the field.
Analysis: Pilares has shown terrific development in his game the past two seasons after moving to the receiver position. He lacks great size but could be a fifth wide out who primarily lines up in the slot for an NFL team.
Strengths: Great quickness, accelerates well off the line as a slot receiver. Changes directions well. Gets into and out of his sharp routes quickly, uses stutter steps to create separation. Finds soft spots in the defense. Superb run after catch abilities; turns short passes into long gains with very good balance, acceleration and vision. Breaks tackles using both agility and a stiff arm. Executes screen passes well, wiggles his way through the defense for extra yardage. Very effective on quick slants. Willing blocker downfield, squares up and is patient enough to sustain.
Weaknesses: Drops too many catchable passes, tends to body catch. Only a valuable asset in the quick passing game and does not have the size or receiving ability to make many plays down the field. Not a physical receiver, uncomfortable trying to make catches in traffic and prefers to separate using speed alone. Struggles to adjust to errant passes in any direction. Does not have good snap awareness and is occasionally late off the ball.
Hawaii Pro day: Two Hawaii wide receivers also excelled: Kealoha Pilares (5-10 3/8, 201) posted two 40 times of 4.42, had a 40 1/2 inch vertical leap, 10-5 broad jump, 4.11 short shuttle, and 6.85 three-cone drill. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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Edited by Car123, 30 April 2011 - 12:54 PM.