2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Terrance Toliver, LSU

Terrance Toliver – WR- LSU

6-5 206lbs Senior


2007- 10 receptions, 249 yards, 3 TDs

2008- 22 receptions, 257 yards, 1 TD

2009- 53 receptions, 735 yards, 3 TDs


Terrance Toliver is a well-built athlete with a great combination of size and speed. He does an excellent job of making a play after the initial catch and his long arms allow him to challenge for jump balls. He was very productive last year with 735 receiving yards despite not having a quality quarterback at the helm and playing in the defensive nest that is the SEC. The departure of Brandon LaFell should give him an ample amount of opporunities to add to his career numbers at LSU.


Toliver has a mediocre first step off the line but most of his speed comes from his ability to accelerate and reach top end. This ends up affecting his effectiveness at running routes and creating seperation at the line. His inability to stay quick in and out of his breaks allows for the secondary to keep up with him in his routes.  The lack of a decent quarterback to get him the ball will also hinder his overall development.


Usually being the best senior wide receiver in your draft class means a high draft pick but Toliver is overshadowed by two other SEC underclassmen receivers in Julio Jones and A.J. Green. I consider Toliver a poor man’s Brandon Marshall but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. He can definitely strengthen his skills and produce in the NFL. He also has shown his toughness and resilliency (it took two tasers from police to subdue him at a bar fight in March) and playing against the quality defenses of the SEC really helps his overall development. Toliver is currently listed at #25 in our 2011 NFL Draft Big Board .

Projected Round:

If Terrance Toliver can put up similar numbers in 2010 his stock will definitely rise. I can see him go as high #15 but he has the potential to slip into the second round. In either scenario, he will be a productive receiver in the NFL as long as he can have a quarterback who can put the ball in his hands.