West Virginia - Mountaineers
Brad Starks - #2 - WR
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/16/2012 West Virginia Pro Day||6-2 7/8||192||9||32 7/8||80 3/8|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-2 5/8||193||9||32 1/2||79 1/2||4.55|
Was a dual-threat quarterback as a Virginia prep, rushing for 2,541 yards and 36 touchdowns and throwing for 6,331 yards and 70 TDs. Also was an all-state selection in basketball and a state qualifier in the high jump and the 4x100 relay. Redshirted in 2007. Saw action in nine games in ’08, including two starts at “X” receiver, and grabbed 17 passes for 168 yards (9.9-yard average) and one touchdown. Missed four games at midseason because of a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. Started 8-of-12 contests at the “X” receiver and hauled in 29-405-2 (14.0) in ’09. Did not play against Rutgers because of post-concussion syndrome. In ’10, appeared in all 13 games (two starts at the “X” receiver) despite dealing with hamstring and hip injuries early in the season and recorded 19-317-4 (16.7). Separated his right shoulder during spring ’11 practice in April and underwent surgery to insert a screw to stabilize it. In the fall, played a reserve role in eight games with 14-174-4 (12.4) as a receiver and 9-223-0 (24.8) as a kickoff returner. Suffered a knee injury against Louisville and missed the final four games. Has four career fumbles.Positives:
Nice length and has a frame with room for added bulk. Is athletic and flashes playmaking ability. Catches naturally away from his body. Can track and adjust to throws in flight. Good body control and leaping ability. Quick after the catch and can make tacklers miss.Negatives:
Inconsistent with underachiever traits — coasts on his talent and has spent time in coach’s doghouse. Does not exhibit urgency or attention to technique or detail. Lazy route runner. Poor blocking effort. Marginal football character — immature and untrustworthy with poor work habits. Suspect competitiveness and toughness. Durability is an issue.Summary:
A lean, athletic, underachieving flash player who possesses draftable physical ability, but lackluster production and makeup concerns will turn teams off. Has tools to work with if he ever decides to flip the switch.
Brad Starks's Draft Stock
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