Antonio Gandy-Golden and 15 UTR Philadelphia Eagles WR draft targets
Will ‘The U’ ever return to prominence? As much as we believe that college football would love for the Miami Hurricanes to be relevant again, it hasn’t happened despite all of the promises to the contrary. They took another step backward in 2019.
‘The U’ used to crank out the pro talent at an insane level, but these days, it doesn’t happen as often. You’re lucky to find a few guys here and there, but Jeff Thomas fits the bill as someone who could pay dividends in the NFL. There’s just the possibility that he may do so as a reserve or on special teams.
Perhaps he declared for the draft a year too early?
His speed could make someone fall in love (he could run a sub-4.5 40-yard dash), but he’s got a small frame, which might be his undoing. He’s a five-foot-ten, 170-pound prospect that may hear his name called on Day 3 of the draft.
Size isn’t an issue here. Neither is talent. The Washington State Cougars got premier production out of Dezmon Patmon in 2019. He’s six-foot-four. He weighs 220 pounds and after a final collegiate season that saw him register 58 receptions for 762 yards and eight scores, the theory is that he could be drafted anywhere between Round 4 and Round 6.
It may all come down to how he’s evaluated and how he performs during the NFL Combine and whether or not NFL teams believe that he can separate from pro defenders, something that he, at times, failed to do at the collegiate level.