WR, Patrick Turner,USC
|At A Glance
|Position 1: Wide Receiver
|Projected Round: 4th-5th
|Bench Reps: X
|20yd Split: X
|Broad Jump: X
|10yd Split: X
|20yd Shuttle: X
|3 Cone Drill: X
Pros: Long, lean build with adequate overall muscle development. Long arms and big hands. Good lateral quickness and hand play to get off the line of scrimmage cleanly. Better foot quickness and balance as a route-runner than most receivers of his height. Good vision and willing to cut back inside against the grain to generate yards after the catch. Times his leaps well and has the strength to go up and make the catch with defenders draped on him. Can track over his shoulder and can extend. Stepped up his play as a senior and was a pleasant surprise at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
Cons: Relies on build-up speed to get downfield. Lacks the burst off the snap or out of his breaks to threaten defenders, potentially allowing NFL-caliber cornerbacks to stick in his pocket on underneath and intermediate routes. Not the physical dominator his size would indicate. Doesn't use his size and strength often enough to generate separation from undersized defenders. Lacks the agility in the open field or the strength to run through tackles to be much of a playmaking threat after the reception.
From Scouting Report at Mocking the Draft:
For a split end, Turner has excellent size and surprising athleticism. He runs good, crisp routes. Displays good ball skills and the ability to catch the ball outside of his frame. Uses his natural strength to beat the jam. Strong after the catch.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Big and strong, Turner seems to be made for the Red Zone offense. He is a physical wide receiver that likes to attack the line and his defenders consistently. Turner has a great set of hands, and has good, but not great, leaping ability. He runs good, crisp routes, but his lack of seep is a major draw back (4.60). Because of it, Turner does not get deep often. He does not generate separation at the line and tends to get caught up from behind regularly. [see more...]
- Good athlete...Great size and bulk with a huge frame...Runs excellent routes...Very strong, physical and aggressive...Terrific ball skills and body control...Good hands...Plays a little faster than he times...Runs with some power...Can beat the jam...Tough and will work the middle. [see more...]
- A king-sized receiver with good girth and overall length to his frame. Showcases smooth footwork and balance down the field and does a nice job stopping on a dime. Uses his frame to shield defenders away form the ball and adjusts well to poorly thrown passes. Is a great-looking target to throw to and can really go up and snatch the football. Is a bear to bring down after the catch and is tough to defender in short and intermediate patterns. [see more...]