This is our scouting report page for Greg Childs, a wide receiver from Arkansas. Check out our other scouting reports here.
6’3” 219 pounds, 34 1/8 inch long arms, 10 1/8 inch hands
4.55 forty second dash, 19 bench press reps, 36.5 inch vertical, 125 inch broad jump
*really struggled to catch the ball at the combine as a side note.
Scouting Report (Andrew Vincent with Sayre Bedinger)
Childs, the best of the stacked recieving corps, was a sure first round draft choice in 2010. Big, fast, physical mis-match that tore through all his competion this season. However during the 8th game of the season, Childs suffered a season ended ACL tear. Childs had a number of impressive highlights this season, often drawing double teams. Childs is a good jump ball player, across the middle player, or seam route player. The only thing that childs doesn’t do as well as the other receivers run crisp routes.
Childs is the most physically impressive receiver of this group, and likely could be a first or second round pick when his time comes. However, as was noted, the ACL injury is going to need to be proven 100 percent healthy, and we will need to see an improvement in the route running skills, especially in a pass heavy offense. In the NFL, you need to be more than just a “go get it” receiver, and Childs certainly has the capability.
PROS: Size, playmaking ability, shields defender pretty well, pretty unlimited route tree in a top tier passing offense, length, ability to make plays after the catch
CONS: Injury history, torn patellar tendon in 2010 and missed a lot of time in 2011 as well, virtually no production in 2011, straight line speed is not great
Round Projection: 7th or UDFA
Childs is a good player, but his injury situation and ability to produce this past season will leave him undrafted in all likelihood.