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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Draft Rewind 2007 - Calvin Johnson - Detroit Lions

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CALVIN JOHNSON: Georgia Tech, 6050 239 4.40. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Rare combination of measurables, athletic ability, and intelligence. Functional speed to carry his pads. Can take a short pass all the way. Will be effective on inside or outside routes. Physical enough to break a tackle and deliver a blow into the defender. Has upper body strength. Body structure is rare with long arms and big hands to manage the football. Ball security when he gets hit. Natural catcher to catch the ball away from his body. Plucks the ball in a crowd. Big and physical. Goes up after the ball. Will reach and extend for the ball at the high point. Can make the deep overhead catch. Courage over the middle to reach and extend for the ball. Big target. Can adjust to a poorly thrown ball. Flexibility in his hips and plays with good knee bend. Can adjust to the flight of the ball. Can run after catch. Can break a tackle or make a defender miss. A size mismatch. At Tech he ran by defensive backs and still had to wait on the ball. Can be played at any receiver spot. No delay. Gets up field. Plays hard away from the ball. Very competitive. Outstanding concentration and focus. Can make the layout low ball catch. Can beat the bump with quickness or strength. Quickness out of break. Has an ease of movement in his patterns. Will drive back to the ball. Instinctive runner after catch. Finishes plays. Consistent performer. Aligns in several different alignments. Good memorization. Very durable. Mostly played in double coverage but still made plays. Top player in the draft. Future Pro Bowl player. First round. (A-36, H-9 3/4, SS-DNP, VJ-42.5).