WR Erik Ezukanma, Texas Tech*

6’2” – 209 lbs. – 4.54

Team captain who led his team in receiving each of the past three years. Big, well-built receiver who lined up both split out and in the slot. Wasn’t a volume receiver in school, but the team did try to manufacture touches for him to get the ball into his hands, throwing him screens off of orbit motion, sending him on swing passes after return motion as part of package plays, etc. Other than that, route tree was very simple and consisted of a lot of crossing and in-breaking routes. Has pretty solid releases/hand use at the line of scrimmage against press, but his route-running is a work in progress at this time, rounding off his patterns and going through the stem high. Doesn’t look like the most natural hands; some double-catching, and twelve drops out of 150 catchable balls the past three years. However, with the ball in his hands, can be difficult to bring down, that being his best trait as a player. Shows a second gear to run away from defenders on crossing routes, using his explosiveness to run through arm tackles and fight for additional yardage after contact. Also shows some nice moves in the open field. Not the fastest in terms of pure speed, but is capable of coming down with contested catches at times, using his strength to outmuscule opponents. Could contribute in an offense tailored to getting him the ball in space, but is not yet a polished/complete receiver from a route-running/technical perspective.

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