Ohio - Bobcats
Phil Bates - #5 - WR-QB
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/08/2012 Ohio Pro Day||6-1 3/8||200||10 1/2||32 3/8||75 1/4||4.49||19||10'8"||4.39||11.59||6.87|
His father, Phillip, was a fullback at Nebraska and selected in the seventh round of the 1982 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions. Was a dual-threat quarterback as a Nebraska prep. Began his collegiate career at Iowa State in 2007, where he caught five passes for 73 yards (14.6-yard average) in nine games (one start against Texas). Appeared in four games in ’08 with 24 rushing attempts for 166 yards (6.9-yard average) and zero touchdowns while completing 11-of-24 pass attempts (45.8 percent) for 137 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Transferred to Ohio and sat out the 2009 season per NCAA rules. In ’10, posted 78-519-3 (6.7) on the ground and was the Bobcats second leading rusher while tossing 9-23-178-1-3 (39.1) in 10 games (five starts at QB and the Buffalo game at wide receiver). In 13 games in ’11, including a start at WR against Miami (OH) on Senior Day, produced 16-69-0 (4.3) on the ground, 15-197-1 (13.1) as a receiver and threw for 4-5-142-2-0 (80.0). Had a 1-4 record in five career starts as a college quarterback.Summary:
An athletic Iowa State transfer and converted quarterback, Bates has deceptive speed and catches surprisingly well, showing the ability to track and extend away from his body. At his pro day, he slimmed down 25 pounds from his listed playing weight and exhibited 4.5 speed, a 40½-inch vertical leap and a broad jump of 10 feet 8 inches. Also has some agility (3-cone drill time of 6.87 seconds), having run zone-read and option out of the spread. Has NFL bloodlines and persevered through injury and position change with a team-first attitude. Size-speed prospect who could be tried as a big slot receiver.
Phil Bates's Draft Stock
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