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LaRon Byrd

LaRon Byrd - #2 - WR

Height: 6-3 7/8
Weight: 216
Speed: 4.54
Arm: 32 3/4
Hand: 9 7/8
Wingspan: 79 1/8
Birthdate: 08/18/1989
Hometown: Hahnville, LA
Grade: 5.05

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/08/2012 Miami (Fla.) Pro Day 6-3 3/4 220 9 7/8 31 7/8 79 4.47 15 10'5" 35 4.10 11.49 7.07
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-3 5/8 224 9 3/4 32 1/2 76 3/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 7/8 216 9 7/8 32 3/4 79 1/8 4.54

 

Notes:

Played defensive back/receiver and scored more than 20 points per game in basketball as a Louisiana prep. Appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2008, making three starts, and caught 21 passes for 228 yards (10.9-yard average) and four touchdowns. Started 8-of-13 contests in ’09 and pulled in 33-460-1 (13.9). Suffered a bone bruise in his left knee early in fall camp of ’10 but played in all 13 games (six starts), grabbing 41-441-1 (10.8). Missed time in ’11 spring practice with a left knee injury. Appeared in all 12 games, making two starts, but only managed 11-125-1 (11.4) in ’11. Has never lost a fumble.

Positives:

Terrific size and nice length. Competes in the air and has strong hands. Solid route runner — controlled mover with field awareness. Uses his body subtly to create room to operate. Tracks throws and shows good ball reactions and body control. Reliable underneath. Good run strength. Works to position and sustain as a blocker. Unselfish team player.

Negatives:

Not a trusted route runner. Average suddenness off the line. Builds to speed. Does not pop out of breaks. Ordinary stop-and-go quickness and short-area burst. Cannot create for himself after the catch. Lackluster career production (part-time starter). Toughness has been questioned. Slid down the depth chart as a senior and was a non-factor.

Summary:

Big, lean and long-limbed with defined muscle, Byrd is athletic, competitive and durable, but his career production fell short of his expectations and talent. Has a chance to be a better pro than college player in a West Coast offense. 


LaRon Byrd'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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