Jamison Crowder- Wide Receiver- Duke
Size: 5’9 175lbs
2011 Stats: 14 receptions 163 yards 1 TD
2012 Stats: 76 receptions 1,074 yards 8 TDs
2013 Stats: 108 receptions 1,360 yards 8 TDs
2014 Stats: 85 receptions 1,044 yards 6 TDs

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Photo cred: goduke.com

Strengths:

  • Good route runner
  • Can play in the slot or outside
  • Acceleration
  • Decent run blocker
  • High motor- constant effort
  • Returner- Can be a starting returner immediately

Analysis: Crowder will be a fan favorite wherever he lands.  Giving all out effort, Crowder is willing to risk his body for any catch, and will not give up on any play.  Versatile, Crowder can play inside or out, and is very quick/sharp getting out of cuts.  He will instantly be a starting return man in the NFL, and can be molded into a good wide receiver.  Coming from Duke and David Cutcliffe’s system, Crowder’s football IQ can make him a special player.

Need to Improve:

  • Lacks size
  • Not a powerful runner
  • Needs to answer questions about his hands
  • Screen WR- needs to show more routes

Analysis: While Crowder has a big heart, he lacks ideal size for the position.  He won’t break many tackles by running defenders over, but Crowder’s biggest focus will need to be catching the football.  On tape, Crowder seems to have decent hands, a lot of his receptions were on screens–so he will need to show that catching ability in traffic when a defender is on his hip.

Round Prediction: 3

NFL Comparison: Dwayne Harris

Dan SchalkFootballNFL DraftNFL DraftJamison Crowder- Wide Receiver- Duke Size: 5'9 175lbs 2011 Stats: 14 receptions 163 yards 1 TD 2012 Stats: 76 receptions 1,074 yards 8 TDs 2013 Stats: 108 receptions 1,360 yards 8 TDs 2014 Stats: 85 receptions 1,044 yards 6 TDs Strengths: Good route runner Can play in the slot or outside Acceleration Decent run blocker High motor- constant effort Returner- Can...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?