Scouting Report: Eric Decker
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Great size, bulk, and muscle definition. Precise route runner. Very strong and can drag people after the catch. Extremely smart and had the highest Wonderlic score at the combine with a 43. Really fights for the ball in the air. Great possession player. Uses his body well to shield defenders. Made a lot of big plays in college. Very good blocker. Tough and will go over the middle.
Ended his senior year with a foot injury, but he should be healthy in time for training camp. Doesn’t have great speed and isn’t sudden at all, but he gets open. May have reached his potential and doesn’t have a ton of upside. Didn’t always get consistent separation and he may struggle to do so in the NFL. Is he athletic enough to play in the slot?
You know what you’re getting with Eric Decker. He’s a great possession receiver with good character who made a lot of big plays. He’ll contribute immediately and could potentially turn in to a solid 40-50 catch a year type player.
Three year starter at Minnesota.
Awards and Honors
2008: 1st team All-Big 10. Academic All-Big 10.
Business marketing education major at Minnesota.
Misses 1 game in 2008 with ankle injury. Has knee surgery at the end of 2008 season. Misses majority of the 2009 season with torn ligaments in his right foot, which required surgery. Has screws from his surgery removed in March of 2010.
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