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Marcus Rivers

Marcus Rivers - #2 - WR

Height: 6-2 3/4
Weight: 212
Speed: 4.61
Arm: 34 1/8
Hand: 9 1/4
Wingspan: 82 1/8
Birthdate: 08/02/1989
Hometown: Lackawanna, NY
Grade: 5.00

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/06/2012 Buffalo Pro Day 6-2 7/8 218 9 1/4 34 82 3/8 4.62 6 10'4" 36 4.20 11.16 6.90
01/30/2012 Players Classic 6-2 3/4 211 9 1/4 34 82 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 3/4 212 9 1/4 34 1/8 82 1/8 4.61

 

Notes:

lso played basketball as a New York prep. Redshirted in 2007. Appeared in 13 games in ’08, making two catches for 11 yards (5.5-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Saw action in all 13 contests, grabbing 5-35-1 (7.0) in ’09. Led the Bulls in receiving in ’10, hauling in 50-690-5 (13.8) in 12 games (10 starts). Did not start against Ball State or Eastern Michigan (coach’s decision for not playing to his full potential). Started 11-of-12 games in ’11 and led the team in receptions with 60-615-2 (10.2). Did not start against Akron because Buffalo started three tight ends and a fullback. Has one career fumble.

Positives:

Terrific size — has a big frame with room for added bulk. Long arms and a big wing span. Has a big catching radius and plucks with his hands. Uses his body to gain positioning. Good character. Durable. 

Negatives:

Needs to get stronger. Average strength and suddenness to combat press coverage — does not gain an advantage off the line. Runs upright. Chops his steps to break and rounds off some cuts. Average flexibility. Inconsistent in traffic and can do a better job attacking the ball. Technique and physicality as a blocker leave something to be desired. Was shut down by Tennessee. Inconsistent practice habits.

Summary:

Lean, high-cut, long-levered “X” receiver who could be effective running digs, outs, posts and slants but is a developmental size-speed prospect who has to prove he can separate consistently. Practice-squad candidate. 


Marcus Rivers'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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