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Wake Forest - Demon Deacons


Chris Givens

Chris Givens - #2 - WR

Height: 5-11 1/8
Weight: 198
Speed: 4.39
Arm: 31 1/4
Hand: 8 1/4
Wingspan: 73 7/8
Birthdate: 12/06/1989
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Grade: 5.38

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/19/2012 Wake Forest Pro Day 5-11 1/4 204 8 3/8 31 3/8 73 3/4
02/29/2012 Combine 5-11 1/8 198 8 1/4 31 1/4 73 7/8 4.40 19 9'10" 33 1/2 4.29 6.99

 

Notes:

The Texas prep suffered two major knee injuries while in high school — suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the second game of his junior season and a torn ACL in his right knee in the fourth game of his senior campaign. Also a standout in track and was ranked as high as the fourth fastest runner in the 100-meter dash in the state. Redshirted in 2008. Led the team with 1,097 all-purpose yards in ’09 in 12 games (five starts). Caught 45 passes for 629 yards (14.0-yard average) and a team-high eight touchdowns to go with 15 kickoff returns for 320 yards (21.3-yard average) and 15 rushing attempts for 98 yards (6.5-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Started eight of the 11 games in which he played in ’10 and led the team in receiving yards after posting 35-514-4 (14.7). Also contributed 16-63-2 (3.9) on the ground, 24-435-0 (18.1) as a kickoff returner and one punt for 10 yards to again lead the team with 1,022 all-purpose yards. Was suspended for the season-opener against Presbyterian for violating team policy. Returned a fumble against Duke 18 yards for a score. Set the school’s single-season record for receiving yards in ’11 after hauling in 83-1,330-9 (16.0) to break Ricky Proehl’s 1989 mark. Compiled 1,440 all-purpose yards to lead the team for the third straight season, adding 14-77-0 (5.5) on the ground, 1-18-0 (18.0) as a kickoff returner and 1-15-0 (15.0) as a punt returner. Has two career fumbles, both in ’09. Finished his career having caught at least one pass in 28 straight games. 

Positives:

Solid build — well-proportioned with lean definition. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 19 times at the Combine. Big-time stopwatch speed. Good balance. Fluid movement skills. Quick-footed to stutter and get a corner’s hips turned. Adjusts to throws. Able to run through/under throws once he separates. Works back to the quarterback. Nice boundary awareness. Quick, agile after the catch. 

Negatives:

ery small hands. Average burst and slot quickness. Was stressed by the speed of Florida State CBs Xavier Rhodes and Greg Reid. Line release needs work — struggles to get off the jam. Unpolished route runner — drifts into patterns and does not always run with conviction. Prone to alligator arms and drops some throws he shouldn’t (see Mississippi State). Needs to toughen up. Average competitiveness. Exhibits petulant body language and thinks he’s better than he is. Only one season of big production. Knees must be evaluated. 

Summary:

Quick-footed receiver who was a productive focal point of the Wake Forest passing game but could have used another year of seasoning. Lacks exceptional traits and projects as a complementary receiver capable of lining up inside or at flanker, though he lacks ideal toughness to work between the numbers. Flashes a “wow” factor and some playmaking ability and measurables will intrigue and could allow to be drafted much earlier than he consistently grades on tape.


Chris Givens's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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