Scouting Report: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

Measurables

6’3 224 pounds, 32 inch arm length, 10.5 inch hands

4.68 forty yard dash, 17 bench press, 38 inch vertical, 117 inch broad jump,7.15 seconds 3 cone drill, 4.30 20 yard shuttle

Stats

 

2011 Season:

2011:(through 12/15/2011)

Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
11 75 956 12.75 11 6.8 86.9

 

Career:

Games: 44

Rec: 160

Yards: 2244

YPC: 14.03

TD’s: 24

Pros:

Great size

Great Body Control

Big Hands

Good Yards after receptions

Plus Blocker

Can make plays in traffic

Productive for 3 seasons

 

Cons:

Doesn’t have great straight line speed (will probably run 4.50-4.60)

Passion for the Game has been questioned

Has been in some small trouble,

Is a long strider who is not very productive in the short passing game

Doesn’t create a ton of separation initially

He needs to be more physical at the line of scrimmage against press coverage

 

Player Comparison:           Sidney Rice

 

Round Projection:        Late second to mid fourth without a big combine (higher if he can short plus agility and speed)  

(round projection updated 12/15/2011)


Summary:

Juron Criner has been productive since his sophomore season.  He plays in a spread offense and has great chemistry with Nick Foles.  He posses elite size and uses his body very well to shield defenders from the football.  He has been productive in big games and would be a first round lock if it wasn’t for questions about his off the field antics.  His passion for the game has been questioned…that is a bad sign. It doesn’t help that    Teams likes the Rams, Patriots, Colts, and Jets would love to draft him.

Criner hasn’t had a terrible season, but he’s been passed up by players like Kendall Wright, Nick Toon, and he doesn’t offer the same kind of upside as a player like Miami Hurricanes Tommy Streeter. The big issue with Criner seems to be whether or not he is mentally capable of handling the N.F.L., and not in terms of intelligence, but his ability to deal and cope with stress (think Brandon Marshall) and his straight line speed. I have absolutely no insight about Criner’s mental capacities, that’s just the kind of rumors that are out there, if he interviews well and has a nice combine he could go in the second round, if not he’ll probably be a mid third round early fourth round guy because he has a lot of ability and he’s the kind of player who can make catches in traffic.

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Juron Criner’s 2010 Season

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