Friday, April 18, 2008

WR Comes in for a Visit

University of Houston Wide Receiver Donny Avery visited the Raiders this week. He has been projected as high as a 2nd or 3rd round pick. He is 5' 11" 186 lbs. and he has world class speed running a 4.34 40-time. Avery is a dual threat player meaning he is a Wide Receiver & Return Specialist. Avery has a reputation as a one-trick pony but, as a home-run hitter with upside, he's an attractive weapon. He has added value because of his return ability. while he might never be a No. 1receiver at the next level, there's definitely a place for him in the NFL. He projects as an early impact player due to his flat out speed but needs to catch more passes away form his body and stop fighting the ball. He played in a spread offense in college and wasn't asked to run a lot of NFL-type routes. He has a lot of talent but could be a project at WR but an impact player as a return man.

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