Sunday, December 4, 2011
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
HAKEEM NICKS: North Carolina, 6006 212 4.51. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Outstanding hands. Long arms and big hands for the position. Productive. Set 14 school records in three years, including the first receiver to break the 1000 yard receiving barrier. He averaged 18 yards in his 68 catches in 2008. Twelve went for touchdowns. Everything is caught in his reliable and consistent hands. Attacks the football with his strong hands. A good athlete with elite ball skills. Reaches and extends for the ball. He doesn’t wait on it. Physical enough to break a tackle and deliver a blow in to the defender. Will use a stiff arm to ward off tackler. Excellent route runner. Sells the route with his eyes. Can drive off his man and set him up. Good footwork and body balance. Can gather and cut. Makes the acrobatic catch (see West Virginia game). Good body control. Makes the over shoulder catch in the post corner look smooth and routine. OSR:20/38. First/second round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 1/2, VJ-36, SS-4.43).