Utah State has produced a surprisingly amount of players in the NFL in recent years with each player being more unique than the other. Players like Bobby Wagner, Robert Turbin, and Will Davis are just a few to name but this draft class holds a player that may be able to hold his name amongst those former Aggies: WR Hunter Sharp.
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Before joining Utah State, Sharp spent two years at the junior college level but soon quickly earned the trust of his coaches during his first few days on campus. In his two seasons at Utah State, Sharp recorded 137 receptions, 1,778 receiving yards, and averaged almost 13 yards per reception. He earned All-Mountain West honorable mention honors in 2014 and second-team All-Mountain West in 2015.
Arm length: 31 5/8″
Hands size: 9 3/8
40-yard dash: 4.51 seconds
Short shuttle: 4.14 seconds
3-cone: 7.08 seconds
Vertical: 31″ inches
Broad jump: 9’5″
Great athlete that was given the ball every chance available. Ran a lot of quick screens and slants at Utah State and showed elusiveness in close space. Without a doubt one of the better yards after catch receiver in the All-Mountain West Conference.
Able to create separate with his feet and excel at beating his defender at the snap of the ball. Could play anywhere from inside slot, outside, or in special packages line up as a running back.
Sharp’s catch radius is a larger than most wide outs his size due to his great body control and concentration. Very hand-eye coordinated and doesn’t have a problem with helping in the run game. Best used when implemented in spread personal where he can match up in one-on-one situations.
Sharp doesn’t do a great job getting out of his breaks and tends to not get after contested balls all the times. Very athletic player but when thrown deep ball, he tends to let it run past it or he doesn’t run through it.
There are concerns about his two-game suspension in the beginning of the 2015 season that scouts will be iffy about.
Catches a lot of balls with his body instead of his hands which causes a problem for him when going against bigger corners. Has a hot-cold motor that carries throughout the game and affects his effort to catch passes.
Draft Projection: 5th – 6th rounder/ Valuable Weapon
Really wish that he could keep his competitive edge throughout games a lot more but with along his mysterious two-game suspension it’s hard to see him reach anywhere before the 5th round.