WR, Sammie Stroughter, Oregon St.
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Wide Receiver||Height: 5-10|
|Position 2:||Weight: 189|
|Projected Round: 5th-6th||40time: 4.54|
|Bench Reps: 13||Vertical: 30|
|20yd Split: 2.62||Broad Jump: 9'2"|
|10yd Split: 1.50||20yd Shuttle: 4.28|
|3 Cone Drill: 7.03|
Pros: Good lateral quickness and surprising strength to gain a release from press coverage. Good foot quickness and balance as a route-runner. Can generate consistent separation despite less than ideal deep speed. More quick than fast. Elusive. Can make defenders miss in small quarters and has the vision to set up blocks to turn short and intermediate routes into long gains. Can make the spectacular catch due to his body control and flexibility. Generally reliable hands. Tough. Willing to go over the middle and can absorb a big hit and hang on to the ball. Size, agility and toughness to project nicely as a slot receiver.
Cons: Smaller than scouts would like. Lacks the straight-line speed to challenge NFL cornerbacks over the top. Marginal late acceleration and can be caught from behind. Prone to lapses in concentration and drops too many passes. Teams will explore the personal issues appearing before the 2007 season.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Quick with a burst and plays faster than he times...Reliable hands...Is elusive with excellent vision and instincts...Runs great routes...Tough and plays bigger than he is...Super competitive...Good ball skills and body control...Great work ethic...Team leader...Fantastic return man. [see more...]
- Stroughter was believed to be a possible 1st round pick going into the 2007 season. Prior to the season he lost two very influential male role models in his life and fell into a deep depression. He was granted a medical redshirt for the season after suffering a season ending kidney injury and went through intensive counseling and returned to the team prior to the 2008 season. Early indications lead most to believe that he has not suffered physically from missing last year's season. Stroughter will continue to see his stock rise as long as he continues to be productive. He should also benefit from first year starter Shane Morales' success, so that he is not constantly double teamed. Stroughter has great speed and will at the least be a legitimate deep threat in the NFL. He also has very good skills as a punt returner. [see more...]
- A tough, undersized wideout who’s been through it all but has the mindset to handle adversity. Displays a good burst and first step off the line with the elusiveness to make corners miss on the bump. Is very natural working the middle of the field and gets in and out of his routes quickly. Is dangerous after the catch and has potential as a punt and kick returner at the next level. A natural receiver with consistent hands. [see more...]