Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on March 7, 2015
First Round Grades
1. Kevin White, West Virginia – Outstanding release, route running, body control and ball skills. Can win on all levels of the field. Extremely competitive at the catch point with all the athletic ability and size desired for the position. Has a chance to be one of the better players in the league at his position.
2. Amari Cooper, Alabama – Crisp route runner with quick feet. Knows how to find space and separate from defensive backs. Excellent athlete with secure hands. Doesn’t offer as much in jump ball situations.
3. DeVante Parker, Louisville – Eats up ground with his long stride and burst. Really good after the catch and has terrific concentration at the catch point to make difficult catches. Excellent frame and athletic ability. Good hands.
4. Jaelen Strong, Arizona State – Terrific ability to come down with contested catches and jump balls. Strong (read more…)