2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Greg Little, WR, North Carolina

by Cory J. Bonini on April 12, 2011 @ 09:07:37 PDT

 


North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little missed the entire 2010 season but remains an interesting prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft.

In 2009, as a junior, Little caught 62 passes for 724 yards and five touchdowns. He added 166 rushing yards and one ground score. All things told, Little has just 86 receptions for 969 yards and six scores in three years as a collegiate receiver.

Strengths

  • Exceptional athleticism
  • Great size (6-foot-2 1/2, 231 pounds)
  • Acceptable speed (official 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash)
  • Terrific vision and body control
  • Greg Little, draft prospect
    Little has a lot of upside
    Catches well over both shoulders
  • Lateral agility, quickness and size allow him to make impressive open-field moves
  • Former running back - tough to bring down
  • High upside
  • Consistently makes circus catches

Weaknesses

  • Suspended entire 2010 season for improper dealings with an agent
  • Shows a flair for the dramatic on the field; attitude questions present
  • Marginal route runner
  • Suspect blocker - needs to apply himself more and utilize his size better
  • Makes difficult grabs look routine but too often allows easy balls to hit the ground

Expected draft placement

He reminds people of Brandon Marshall, both on and off the field.... Little has a lot of talent but will likely need a sound structure around him off the field to avoid incidents as he matures. His fiery play and trash-talking ways could draw the ire of some teams, but all of that can be overlooked when a playmaker is in question.

Little has a third-round grade to be safe, and he would be a steal if drafted after the fourth round.

Facebook Twitter Google +

About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

Don't miss these great reports....


Comments



Recent KFFL releases