Brandon LaFell Scouting Report

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Brandon LaFell Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: SEC
School: LSU Tigers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #1
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 206 lbs.
Drafted 3.14 in 2010 by CAR

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.59
Broad jump9'05
Three-cone drill6.81

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU

LaFell emerged as one of the most prolific receivers in LSU history and he was one of the most dangerous offensive players in the entire SEC over the past three seasons; an impressive fact considering LSU has never exactly employed a fun-and-gun type of offense. He hauled in 50 passes for 656 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore in 2007. LaFell truly erupted as a junior, making 63 catches for 929 yards and eight scores while being named a First Team All-SEC performer by the Associated Press. The Tiger offense struggled as a whole in 2009, and although LaFell's numbers were not as gaudy, he continued to develop into a major red-zone force. He found the endzone 11 times in the process of catching 57 passes for 792 yards. LaFell played in all 40 LSU games dating back to the start of his sophomore season, making 32 starts (including all 13 as a senior). He is extremely durable, and although he sustained a leg injury in the final regular-season game against Arkansas, he played in the Capital One Bowl against Penn State (in which he sustained a minor knee injury). LaFell has impressive size at 6'3' and 206 pounds, which is why--along with great hands--he is such a dangerous red-zone target. He can also run under 4.5 in the 40-yard-dash, and his breakaway speed (when he gets past a defender in the open field) is especially worrisome for defenses. He ran a 4.59 at the combine but improved that slightly at LSU's pro day thanks to a healthier knee, running a 4.55. LaFell is unafraid to go over the middle or leave his feet to make a catch, so he is prone to the occasional spectacular grab. His route-running is sometimes called into question, but that is something he can easily improve on as he heads into the NFL. LaFell pulled his name out of last year's draft, and that appears to be a great decision at the moment. He would not have been a first-rounder in the 2009 NFL Draft, and while he probably won't be a first-rounder this time around, anything less than a second-round selection would be very surprising.

Last Updated Mar-31-2010 by Ricky Dimon

6 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

OVERRATED like all the other LSU guys ala Jamarcus Russell

Posted by:
shotgun517 12/31/09 06:24 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

didnt know he was 6-3
should of came out last year
inconsistant QB play hurt him at lsu
should be a solid player

Posted by:
balldickball75 01/04/10 11:58 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Will be drafted in the first round because of his name, and school. Overrated as a reciever. Good speed and size but has dropped some very catchable balls. Route running could use some works. Doesnt shy from contact which is rare with recievers lately.

Posted by:
irishdriver77 01/22/10 02:49 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

If he goes to a team like Miami in the 2nd round it would be a great fit and he would have a chance for Rookie of the year with their running game.
Play action passes to LaFell would be common place and with no real #1 on their team LaFell would be very active.
Draft day will be interesting..........

Posted by:
letsdraft 01/27/10 06:25 PM
Prediction: 3rd Round

Recent LSU busts, average hands, and lack of speed will drop LaFell, but he has red zone ability and is an excellent run blocker for a receiver.

Posted by:
jnols 04/16/10 09:36 PM
Prediction: 3rd Round

He will never be anything special

Posted by:
MikeLock 04/21/10 07:34 PM
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