Greg Jennings   WR   Western Michigan

Strengths

Greg shows good speed and excellent quickness when he plays.  He is sleepy fast and if you add that to his quickness, secure hands and his good route running abilities, you have the recipe for a dangerous WR for the next level.  Greg is very sure of his abilities, but not over confident.  He steps up to the challenge and does very well handling the pressure when the game is on the line.  He is a smart kid and understands situational football.  He will go over the middle and make the tough catch.  Greg has the potential to be a #1 WR for the team that drafts him. 

 

Needs to Improve

Greg must bulk up so that he can take the pounding at the next level.  He will have to learn better RAC (run after catch) techniques because right now, he does show that he has the ability to be an effective RAC receiver.  He must become a better blocker also.  His attempts at blocking right now are pitiful at best.  These issues will decide how successful Greg will be at the next level.   

 

Talent Board Round   3

Greg is the type of player that when you see him for the first time on the field, he makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.  He has that kind of natural talent.  Now, for the next level, he has to take that natural talent and start to develop it -- rather than just rely on it.  The difference between a #1 WR and a #2 WR is toughness and attitude.  Most #2 WRís have as much pure talent as a #1 WR on a team.  However, a top WR does the little things that make the difference. They block, they have good RAC abilities, they catch balls in the tough conditions and they are strong enough to not get injured so they can stay on the field for every down.  Greg has a long way to go in these departments, but he does have the talent.  I havenít seen enough of Greg to be able to tell you what I think his work ethic is.  The little film that I have on him is impressive.  But, at the same time, his lack of interest to block and his RAC abilities concern me.  I would have thought that a player with his stats would have much better strength, RAC abilities and be a better blocker.  But his natural talent is way too high not to take a chance on this kid in the first day.  Greg shows the talent right now to be a #2 WR.  The question is, will he work harder than he ever has to be a #1 WR?  Does he want it bad enough?  I think he does.
by Drew Boylhart

THR

April 2006