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Appalachian State (N.C.) - Mountaineers

DeAndre Presley

DeAndre Presley - #2 - CB-WR-QB

Height: 5-9 7/8
Weight: 185
Speed: 4.61
Arm: 30 1/4
Hand: 8 5/8
Wingspan: 73 1/8
Birthdate: 01/10/1990
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Grade: 4.95


Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/19/2012 Appalachian State Pro Day 5-9 7/8 183 8 5/8 29 3/8 72 3/4 4.51 7 9'7" 4.37 11.83 7.06
02/29/2012 Combine 5-9 7/8 185 8 5/8 30 1/4 73 1/8 4.58 8 9'6" 32 4.31 7.20
01/16/2012 Battle of Florida 5-10 193 8 5/8 29 3/4 71 3/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-10 1/8 177 8 3/4 30 73 1/2 4.45



As a Florida prep, he threw 18 touchdown passes and rushed for five TDs as a senior. Appeared in nine games, making one start against Western Carolina, as the primary backup to Carolina Panthers ’10 third-round pick Armanti Edwards in 2008, completing 30-of-45 passes (66.7 percent) for 379 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Also rushed 73 times for 415 yards (5.7-yard average) and seven touchdowns. Played in 12-of-14 games in ’09, including a start in the season opener at quarterback before moving to wide receiver. Threw for 7-15-89-0-1 (46.7) while rushing 12 times for 12 yards and one touchdown against East Carolina. As a receiver, he caught three passes for 88 yards (29.3-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Missed the Richmond game with an ankle injury. Returned to QB position in ’10 and won the Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award. Started all 13 games, recording 210-343-2,631-21-7 (61.2) passing plus led the team in rushing with 162-1,039-13 (6.4). Had an eventful ’11 season as he went from the starting QB to a cornerback and wide receiver. Saw action in 11 games, starting the first five games at quarterback, one at right cornerback (Samford) and one as a fourth wide receiver (Elon). On offense, he posted 71-119-812-4-4 (59.7) as a passer, 57-163-4 (2.9) as a rusher and 5-66-0 (13.2) as a receiver. Added nine kickoff returns for 204 yards (22.7-yard average) and one punt return for three yards. Playing defense for the first time in his career, he recorded 17 tackles, two pass breakups and zero interceptions with 1 1⁄2 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. Injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder against Wofford — his last start as a quarterback — and did not play against The Citadel. Had a 15-5 record in 20 career starts. Team captain. Tweaked his groin in Combine receiver workout.


Very athletic. Quick feet and sudden movement. Good balance. Catches naturally. Agile, slippery and creative as a runner. Smart and versatile — played three different positions. Has return experience and traits to be tried in that role (see 65-yard punt-return TD in Battle of Florida all-star game). Tough and competitive. Loves to play and it shows. Terrific character — motivated, hardworking leader who puts team first. 


Undersized with short arms and small hands. Needs to get stronger — bench-pressed 225 pounds only eight times at the Combine. Average speed. Showed unnatural pedal and transition in Combine drills. Never mastered a position (unpolished instincts and technique). Durability is a concern — is not built to survive in a big man’s game and has a history of concussions.


A jack-of-all-trades/master-of-none, Presley played quarterback, receiver and cornerback in college, and possesses raw athletic ability to be tried as a receiver, cornerback and/or return man in the pros. Mentally and physically tough, low-risk, high-reward prospect and character player — the type you root for.

DeAndre Presley's Draft Stock

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7.01-9.00Top 10

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