Buffalo - Bulls
Marcus Rivers - #2 - WR
|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|
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
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