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Phillip Payne

Phillip Payne - #4 - WR

Height: 6-3 1/8
Weight: 211
Speed: 4.61
Arm: 32 5/8
Hand: 9 3/4
Wingspan: 75 7/8
Birthdate: 02/06/1990
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Grade: 5.07

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

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

 

Notes:

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

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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