WR, Darius Passmore, Marshall
|At A Glance
|Position 1: Wide Receiver
|Projected Round: 5th-6th
|Bench Reps: X
|20yd Split: 2.62
|Broad Jump: X
|10yd Split: 1.56
|20yd Shuttle: X
|3 Cone Drill: X
Pros: Good patience, vision and elusiveness with the ball in his hands. Very smooth runner with an explosive second gear. Will press the corner and has the feet to come back for the ball. Quick into and out of cuts. Has some stop-start ability to freeze defenders in space. Used in the Wildcat formation and thrown quick screens to get him the ball quickly. No afraid of contact with corners on the line of scrimmage. Adjusts to high and low throws. Plucks the ball outside of his frame. Good vertical to high-point the ball.
Cons: Wiry build. Lacks upper body strength to get off jams or outfight tough corners for the deep ball. Ball security is an issue because he lacks strength and carries the ball loosely on occasion. Not particularly smooth out of his stance when challenged. More quick than fast. Usually a reliable receiver but will double-catch at times. Struggles to block corners on running plays, can extend his arms and get in the way initially but does not sustain. Best as a slot receiver.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Normally when a sports writer asks a coach or player "is there anything else you'd like to add?" it's essentially a throwaway question.
The interviewee routinely is content to be done with the media chat and return to more pressing tasks. Marshall University football player Darius Passmore proved the exception following an extended Pro Day workout, offering a real message to student-athletes who will follow.
"To all the kids out there, you can do anything if you put your mind to it," the former Thundering Herd wide receiver said.
Sounds cliché, but Passmore spoke with conviction. [see more...]
- Smooth athlete...Decent height with long arms...Plays faster than he times...Terrific body control, leaping ability and ball skills...Elusive with good vision and instincts...Stretches the field vertically...Upside. [see more...]
- Passmore is a big receiver who has good to great speed. He is very athletic (having been clocked as low as 4.3 and as high as 4.52). With a good first step, he can sometimes explode off the line making good yards after he catches the ball. Passmore's big hands help him make spectacular catches, but he does drop some easy ones as well. His route running is rudimentary and he not a physical player. He needs to become more of a blocker and dedicate himself to the weight room. Passmore's maturity is a concern. [see more...]
- Displays an explosive first step and gets on top of corners very quickly. Is dangerous with the ball in his hands and displays good footwork and balance to change direction cleanly. Is a smooth route runner, displays good burst in and out of his routes and is a natural start-and-top athlete. A two-stepper who gets up to speed instantly. [see more...]