What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LARRY
FITZGERALD: Pittsburgh, 6030
225 4.49. Early entry. True sophomore who spent a year in prep school before
college. Immediate impact collegian — followed a superb freshman year with an
even better sophomore season. Shattered an NCAA record by catching a touchdown
pass in 18 consecutive games — had the streak stopped in his final game.
Biletnikoff and Walter Camp Award winner in ’03. Tall, sturdy, and strong. Has
fairly long arms and large hands. Polished route runner. Sharp in his cuts. Does
a good job of driving defenders off and coming back for the ball. Changes speeds
well to set up defenders. Can accelerate deep. Has natural hands — extends
aggressively for the ball. Acrobatic. Has a knack for making the tough catch in
a crowd — shows great body control, concentration and timing. Makes the
over-the-head catch smoothly. Adjusts to the ball behind him well. Not a dynamic
runner after the catch, but he runs with strength and has good balance. Decent
blocker. A legitimate blue chip prospect and a likely very high selection.