Brandon Tate Scouting Report

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Brandon Tate Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: ACC
School: North Carolina Tar Heels
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #87
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 195 lbs.
Drafted 3.19 in 2009 by NE

2009 NFL Combine Results
Broad jump10'6

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Brandon Tate, WR, North Carolina

A knee injury sidelined Brandon Tate for most of his senior year, but he still had a very productive career at North Carolina. During the 2008 campaign he caught 16 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns in just five games before the injury. In 2007 he totaled 1,765 all-purpose yards. A majority of those yards came from kick-off and punt returns and that skill will make him very attractive to certain NFL teams. It will be his return skills that give him an opportunity in the NFL, but Tate could be a solid second or third receiving option on certain teams sooner or later. His collegiate production was never anything that impressive, but he did do a nice job of complimenting Hakeem Nicks, who could be a first or second round choice this year. Tate's 6-1, 195 pound frame will not allow him to be a primary receiver in the NFL and he has too many questions to answer. That means he will not likely be drafted during the first day of the draft. However, he should show at the combine that his knee injury is behind him and that he is a quick player who can run decent routes and catch the ball in traffic. If that is the case, Tate will not last very long into the second day.

Last Updated Feb-11-2009 by Joel Welser

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