The Road Thru Indy: Pass Catchers
Part 7 looks at the playmakers on the outside
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Part 1 – Specialists
Part 2 – Offensive Lineman
Part 3 – Interior Defensive Lineman
Part 4 – Edge Rushers
Part 5 – Linebackers
Part 6 – Defensive Backs
Part 8 – Running Backs (Coming Thursday)
The Known Commodity: Mike Williams, WR – Clemson
Mike Williams has a unique chance in Indy, his competition and my number one overall receiver Corey Davis will be in Indianapolis but will not be competing in any of the on-field drills. This does seem to be a two horse race at the moment so a perfect showing for Mike Williams could solidify him being the first WR off of the board in the draft. He’s got imposing size and uses it well to maintain 50/50 balls and he’s a massive red zone threat. The questions come in terms of how well a route runner he is and how diversified his route tree will be at the next level. In conclusion the ball is firmly in Mike Williams’ court in Indy.
The Name You’ll Learn: Adam Shaheen, TE – Ashland
I was tempted to put my number one TE David Njoku here but I think Ashland’s TE Adam Shaheen is a better person to place in this spot. He could also be a virtual unknown but after Indy everyone will know his name. He’s already getting tons of buzz coming into Indy as some scouts think he possess TE1 type potential while others are worried about the level of competition he faced at Ashland. He’s got a huge frame, it will be intriguing to see how he runs not only the 40 but in pass catching drills because his routes can tend to be stiff.
The Virtual Unknown: Is
Where Billy Brown will play may depend on how he runs in the 40. He’s a massive wide receiver at 6 foot 4 and 241 pounds, we have seen receivers with that size develop and become long tenured receivers in the NFL. He has shown to be a reliable target and red zone target. Brown started all 14 games last year accumulating 99 catches for 1,580 yards, and 22 TDs. I’m intrigued by what he can do, he could be a poor man’s Brandon Marshall or he could be Ramses Barden. We’ll have a better idea post combine.