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Jermaine Kearse Scouting Report WR Washington Huskies


This is our Jermaine Kearse scouting report. Kearse hasn’t been productive this year as last year as he transitions from being with Jake Locker to live without him. For all of our other scouting reports

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Measurables

6’1 209 pounds, 32 1/8 inch arms, 9.25 inch hands

4.58 forty yard dash, 14 bench press reps, 34 inch vertical, 119 inch broad jump, 7.03 3 cone drill, 4.12 20 yard shuttle

Stats (CFBstats.com)

2011

Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
13 47 699 14.87 7 3.6 53.8
Rushing
G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
13 2 13 6.50 1 0.15 1.00


2010

Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
13 63 1005 15.95 12 4.8 77.3

Pros

Good power,size, speed combination…does a real good job of creating yards after the catch (perhaps his best feature)…does a good job getting down the field on vertical routes because he does a nice job of setting up the double move…durable hasn’t missed games because of injury…experienced…red zone threat…does a nice job of finding space in the red-zone..

Cons

Doesn’t always catch the football cleanly and drops too many passes…doesn’t have great speed..down production in 2011.. .with his size and explosion why hasn’t he dominated more?..Physical, but could be more physical

Mark Knight of the Hausky Haul says about Kearse

Kearse is a good route runner, doesn’t have top end speed but is physical enough to create separation on his routes. He is strong and has a good vertical. He is especially a threat in the red-zone.
His major downside besides lightening speed is that he is known to drop passes. That is something is going to need to work on at the next level. He is seeing endzone before he brings the ball all the way in.

Round projection: Late Day three-Undrafted

Thoughts:

I like Kearse and thing he can be a real steal for someone on late day three. He has all the tools you’re looking for in a N.F.L. wide receiver prospect he just needs some polish. I think for an outsider it’s fair to question his motivation though..will he give more in run blocking? Is the reason he wasn’t as dominant as he could have been because of the erratic play of Locker in 2010 and the transitioning offense in 2011? Is he truly motivated? This is where amateur scouting is at his biggest disadvantage, you like what you see on the film. He can really get down field, he has decent shimmy in his game, he does a very good job of creating yards after the catch, but he’ll have to impress in the interview process…a process I’m not apart of. I think he can potentially be a steal though if he’s drafted on day three and he gets it together.

Will he?

Washington Huskies bio

HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Named PrepStar and Superprep All-America … caught 54 passes for 903 yards and eight scores as a senior … along with fellow UW signee Kavario Middleton, led Lakes to a 10-1 record as a senior in 2007 … helped team to a total record of 30-4 over his three seasons, including three trips to the state tournament … named his league’s defensive MVP with 89 tackles, six interceptions and two blocked kicks … played in the U.S. Army All-American game … named to the 3A all-state first team by the Associated Press … made the Seattle Times all-state team as a defensive back … one of just four Washingtonians who picked up votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram “Best in the West” rankings … one of only six players named a “blue chip” prospect by the Seattle Times … one of only nine players named a “Northwest Nugget” by the Tacoma News-Tribune, which also placed him on its Western 100 team … the state of Washington’s No. 5 football recruit, according to Rivals.com, which also rated him the No. 72 receiver in the nation … Scout.com ranked him the No. 4 recruit in the state, the No. 32 receiver in the nation, and the No. 180 prospect in the country … listed by Superprep as the No. 37 wideout in the country and the No. 7 recruit in the state of Washington … totaled 3,500 yards and 39 touchdowns during his high school career … averaged 15 points per game in basketball and led Lakes HS to the state championship game … selected to play in the Cloud 9 Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association All-State game … as a junior, earned all-league honors as a safety and kick returner, helping the Lancers to a 9-2 record … team went 11-1 his sophomore season, making it to the state quarterfinals … a key member of the basketball team at Lakes … a standout on the track team as well … took second in the triple jump (45 feet, 6.5 inches) and was part of a third-place 4×100 relay team at the state championship meet as a junior in 2007 … earned all-league honors in track … coached in both football and track & field by Dave Miller.

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