NFL Draft Analysis: Juaquin Iglesias, WR, Oklahoma Sooners

by Tim Piotrowski on March 11, 2009 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


University of Oklahoma wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias' most productive season came during his senior year. He caught 74 passes for 1,150 yards and 10 touchdowns, all of which were career highs, in 14 games. He had three 100-yard games and had a five-game touchdown streak at the beginning of the season and finished the regular season with a four-game touchdown streak.

In the FedEx BCS National Championship Game, Iglesias caught five passes for 58 yards in a losing effort. He improved every season during his collegiate career and will likely continue to improve in the NFL.

Strengths

  • Durability
  • Consistently catches ball away from his body
  • Smooth route runner who is improving his skills
  • Shows good vision and shiftiness in open field
  • Not afraid to go over the middle
  • Solid as a blocker

Weaknesses

  • Had some fumbling issues
  • Does not have terrific speed, running a 4.56 second 40-yard dash at the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine
  • Inexperience against press coverage
  • Does not have second gear to get past defenders

Expected draft placement

Iglesias played in a spread offense last season at Oklahoma, but he will likely be seen as a possession receiver who can be teamed up with a deep threat on an NFL team. He is likely looking at his name being called at some point in the second round, and there is a small possibility he could slip to the early second day.

A team looking to add a No. 3 receiver for next season that has the potential to be a starter in the near future could be interested. Among the team that may be interested in him include the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans.

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