UNLV - Rebels
Phillip Payne - #4 - WR
|Hometown:||Las Vegas, NV|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/15/2012 UNLV Pro Day||6-3 1/8||211||9 3/4||32 5/8||75 7/8||4.61||10||9'8"||32||4.47||11.96||7.13|
|01/30/2012 Players Classic||6-2 3/4||208||9 3/4||32 1/2||78|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-3||206||9 1/2||32 1/2||77 5/8||4.69|
Also competed in basketball and track as a Las Vegas prep. As a true freshman in 2008, started 5-of-9 games as the Rebels’ third receiver and caught 29 balls for 436 yards (15-yard average) and seven touchdowns. Sustained a concussion against Brigham Young and missed three games. Started 9-of-12 games in ’09, grabbing 58-661-7 (11.4). Started all 11 games played in ’10 and caught 40-689-5 (17.2). Was suspended against West Virginia and Colorado State after posting comments critical of the new coaching staff on his Twitter account. Suffered a right foot injury during ’11 fall camp but led the Rebels in receiving with 44-509-7 (11.6) while playing in all 12 games (11 starts). Set the school’s career record for receiving touchdowns with 26. Has never fumbled.Positives:
Nice length. Good balance, body control and field awareness. Uses shoulder fakes to set up defenders. Natural hands catcher — extends to pluck throws away from his frame. Concentrates to haul in contested grabs. Good leaping ability. Solid personal and football character. Smart and competitive.Negatives:
Could stand to get stronger. Unsudden off the line and builds to below-average speed. Does not threaten vertically and lacks twitch and gear change to separate vs. man coverage. Tight hips. Straight-linish and uncreative after the catch. Struggles to sustain as a blocker. Average production. Does not project as special-teams contributor.Summary:
Big-framed, high-cut, competitive, possession receiver with reliable hands and good ball skills. Practice squad candidate short on speed and suddenness to consistently separate in the pros.
Phillip Payne's Draft Stock
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