2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama Crimson Tide


November 24, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Kevin Norwood (83) pulls in a touchdown pass in the endzone against the Auburn Tigers during the second quarter at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 195 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

2013 pre-season

Taller, leaner receiver prospect who is a fifth year senior that has improved every year he’s been part of the Alabama program. While Amari Cooper stole the spotlight in 2012, Norwood showed solid improvement, catching a career high 29 passes for 461 yards and four touchdowns. He knows how to go up and make a play, averaging nearly 16 yards per reception. Solid route runner whose production is a bit diminished because of the way the Alabama offense is run. I think as of right now, before the season, Norwood looks like a mid-late round prospect who will need a big breakout year statistically to jump off the charts a little bit. He is a pretty polished overall receiver who can make plays on a consistent basis, and in a variety of ways. Has good hands and comes up with big plays at clutch times for the Crimson Tide. Not the flashiest receiver prospect, but he can make his presence known as a senior if he can get up to near 1,000 yards.

Career Highlights

2012 (JUNIOR): Has stepped up as one of Alabama’s go-to receivers while playing in 12 games with 10 starts … second on the team with 26 receptions for 395 yards and four touchdowns … averaging 15.2 yards per catch and 32.9 yards per game … 21 of his 26 receptions have converted first downs (80.8 percent) … has nine “explosive” receptions (15-plus yards) … earned offensive player of the week honors following the Western Kentucky and LSU games.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Norwood was a regular in the rotation at wide receiver … played in 11 games and finished with 11 receptions for 190 yards … 10 of his 11 catches converted first downs for the Alabama offense … had a breakout game in the BCS National Championship Game with four grabs for 78 yards.

2010 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Norwood played in all 13 games and hauled in three catches for 56 yards and a touchdown.