Ohio - Bobcats
LaVon Brazill - #7 - WR
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/08/2012 Ohio Pro Day||5-10 3/4||196||9 3/4||32 1/2||74 1/8||9'10"||35||4.37||11.45|
|02/29/2012 Combine||5-10 5/8||192||9 3/4||32||76 1/4||4.45||11||32 1/2|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||5-10 1/4||187||9||32 3/8||74 5/8||4.49|
As a Florida prep, did not play football until his senior season when he was team MVP and all-conference. As a true freshman in 2007 (wore jersey No. 88), appeared in seven games (two starts) while backing up at the “Z” receiver and caught 16 passes for 201 yards (12.6-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Started all 12 games at the “Z” receiver in ’08, pulling in 34-384-1 (11.3) with nine carries for 75 yards (8.3) and zero touchdowns. Also returned 11 punts for 181 yards (16.5), including a 66-yard score against Akron. In ’09, started 12-of-13 games in which he played at the “Z” receiver and totaled 53-702-6 (13.2) receiving with 14-86-0 (6.1) rushing and 26-350-3 (13.5) on punt returns. Also completed 2-of-3 pass attempts for 54 yards and one touchdown. Was suspended for the season opener against Connecticut (violated team rules) and did not start against Central Michigan (knee). In ’10, started three games at the “Z” receiver and caught 12-78-0 (6.5). Missed two of the first four games with a leg injury before breaking his left hand in multiple places against Eastern Michigan and having season-ending surgery. Had the school’s best statistical year for a wide receiver after hauling in 74-1,146-11 (15.5) in 14 games (10 starts) in ’11. Also contributed 3-77-1 (25.7) rushing, 25-137-0 (5.5) on punt returns and 2-40-0 (20.0) on kickoff returns. Has 10 career fumbles. Holds the school’s career record for punt-return scores (four). Team captain. Limited by a left knee injury at the Combine.Positives:
Sudden off the line. Accelerates into routes with nice posture. Can sink his hips and get in and out of breaks cleanly. Good short-area quickness. Tracks over the shoulder. Adjusts and contorts to make difficult catches — can high-point, lay out or reel in one-handed grabs. Navigated Combine gauntlet drill smoothly and with nice tempo. Competes after the catch. Can hit a crease and take it the distance as a punt returner (four career scores). Experienced, productive, four-year starter. Is tough and will play hurt. Has some upside.Negatives:
Lean and lanky. Limited functional strength — can be jammed at the line and bumped off course. Average elusiveness and is not a strong tackle breaker. Weak blocker. Makes some questionable decisions as a punt returner. Struggles to recognize coverages and could require patience adapting to a complex playbook. Faced mid-major competition and was not tested by top-quality corners. Still learning what it means to be a pro.Summary:
Slender, competitive, emotional, vertical receiver who rebounded well from an injury-shortened junior season, exhibiting improved confidence in his hands. Projects best as an “X” receiver in the pros and could also be used in the slot, but he should be broken in with simplified assignments.
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