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Fresno State - Bulldogs


Devon Wylie

Devon Wylie - #7 - WR-RS

Height: 5-9 1/4
Weight: 187
Speed: 4.39
Arm: 30 1/4
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 73
Birthdate: 09/02/1988
Hometown: Roseville, CA
Grade: 5.38

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/28/2012 Fresno State Pro Day 5-9 1/4 182 9 1/2 30 71 1/2 4.16 11.50 6.82
02/29/2012 Combine 5-9 1/4 187 9 1/2 30 1/4 73 4.39 17 10'3" 39
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 5-9 1/8 186 9 1/2 30 1/4 72 3/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-10 1/2 175 9 1/2 30 1/2 73 4.33

 

Notes:

Lightly recruited out of California. Primarily a special-teams player as a true freshman in 2007, with one catch for 44 yards (44-yard average) and zero touchdowns and 14 kickoff returns for 311 yards (22.2). Did not play in the Humanitarian Bowl against Georgia Tech. Appeared in nine games in ’08, catching 22-269-2 (12.2) with four rushes for 51 yards (12.8) and zero touchdowns and 2-22 (11.0) on kickoff returns. Sprained his right foot against Wisconsin and missed three games, then did not play against Boise (concussion). In ’09, played 10 games (two starts) and totaled 17-259-4 (15.2) receiving and 12-107 (8.9) on punt returns. Suffered a hamstring injury in Week Six against San Jose State and was hampered the rest of the season (missed three games). Also tallied 16 career tackles, a forced fumble and a blocked kick on special teams. Had his ’10 season ended very early because of a stress fracture in his foot, playing in only one game and grabbing 2-39-1 (19.5) with one rush for four yards. Had surgery to insert a pin in the foot to promote healing. Saw action in all 13 games (five starts) in ’11 and hauled in 56-716-1 (12.8) through the air, 8-48-0 (6.0) on the ground and 29-446-2 (15.4) as a punt returner. Has six career fumbles, four of which came as a senior in his most extended action.

Positives:

Explosive athlete — outstanding timed speed and leaping ability (39-inch vertical). Jets off the line — smooth, instant accelerator. Quick-footed and loose-hipped with twitch to separate. Fluid in and out of cuts. Good body control and hand-eye coordination to adjust to throws. Competes in traffic. Dangerous after the catch — can turn a short throw into a long gain. Jukes tacklers in space and can create some magic by stringing moves together. Impact punt returner (see Nebraska, Boise State) — shows vision, traffic burst and elusiveness. Has slot and “gunner” experience. Takes care of his body.

Negatives:

Small on-field stature — lacks ideal height and has short arms. Could stand to refine route running. Can do a better job catching with his hands. Can be outmuscled for “50-50” balls. Functional strength does not parallel weight-room strength — too easily knocked off course and struggles to sustain as a blocker. Limited run strength. Has a track mentality and durability could be an issue (has been dinged up struggled to stay healthy). 

Summary:

Small-framed, lean, finesse playmaker with a unique combination of vertical speed (fastest player in Fresno history), short-area quickness and special-teams ability. Durability is biggest question mark, but he is capable of toggling between all receiver spots and excelling as a return man, and will appeal to teams such as the Patriots, Raiders, Eagles and Dolphins. 


Devon Wylie'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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