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NFL Draft Report

 
By Joe Buscaglia
 


WR Greg Childs, Arkansas


Greg Childs, #85
Arkansas
6'3", 215 lbs., 21 years old
Warren, AR
2011: 21 catches, 240 yards
2010: 46 catches, 659 yards, 6 TD
2009: 48 catches, 894 yards, 7 TD
2008: 18 catches, 273 yards, 2 TD


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PROS
- Great size for the position.
- In 2010, showed elite ball skills in going up and meeting the ball at it's highest point, adjusting to poorly thrown passes and maximizing potential yards by catching it in motion.
- Isn't afraid to go over the middle and initiate contact after a catch has been made.
- In 2010, Good acceleration once the ball is in his hands.
- Good run blocker.

CONS
- In November 2010, suffered a devastating knee injury, a torn patella tendon, that has kept him from regaining the success from his sophomore and junior seasons. Just didn't look the same this past year.
- Doesn't have the greatest speed initially off the line of scrimmage. Has to get going to find that burst.

Special Notes:
- Turns 22 in March.

Projection: 6th to 7th round
- Obviously, the big question with Childs is going to be whether or not he can regain the form he had before the injury. I think some team will look at what he did in his junior season and give him a shot for that reason alone. If he does regain it, that team has a potential starting wide receiver with elite ball skills. If he doesn't, it's just a late-round pick. Some team will be willing to take the chance. If he didn't suffer the injury, I think he could have been drafted in the first two rounds.

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