Draft Rewind 2007 – Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about GREG OLSEN: Miami, 6057 254 4.55. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Transfer from Notre Dame. Good hands with size and speed combination. Athletic receiver that has speed to go downfield. Soft hands. Can separate versus man coverage. Position/wall off blocker. Can pluck or snatch every ball in his hands. Runs hitches, flat routes, digs across middle. Good adjust to the flight of the ball. Holds the ball on contact. Athletic after catch. Will fight for extra yards after catch. Good open field instincts. Flashes some stop and go quickness. Can turn a short reception into a long gain. Doesn’t get knocked out of his pattern. Runs sharp routes with good body control. Comes out of cuts smoothly. Has fake and cut ability. Overall blocking skills need work. Blocks with a wide base and is inconsistent to finish his blocks. Will overextend and go to the ground on a base block. Needs upper and lower body strength. Was the Hurricane’s leading receiver in 2006 with 40 catches. Can create space with speed and quickness. Awareness of coverages and defenders. Can make the over shoulder catch. Flexibility to make the difficult catch, react to low balls, or any off-target throws. Courage to react to a ball thrown in a crowd. Good vision and focus. Second round. (A-32 1/2, H-10 1/2, BP-23, VJ-35 1/2). Originally drafted by Chicago.

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