Juron Criner Scouting Report

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Juron Criner Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Pac12
School: Arizona Wildcats
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #82
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 215 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fifth Round
Drafted 5.33 in 2012 by OAK

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.68
Bench press17
Vertical jump38.0
Broad jump9'9
Three-cone drill7.15
20-yard shuttle4.30

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Juron Criner is a big (and sometimes), physical prospect who (with a little polish) could become a great talent in the NFL.

Criner's best attributes are his special combination of size and speed. He doesn't play quite as tough as you might expect for a player of his size, but he shows a nice ability to get downfield and simply come down with the football. At best, he's an average route runner, but when the ball is in the air, Criner's hand-eye coordination is top notch. Using his body to shield off defenders, he can elevate and catch the ball in unorthodox ways. Criner is a bit sloppy with his body control, but does a good job to get his hands on the ball and come down with it.

After making catches, he looks to get upfield hard and fast. In order to keep improving, he needs to do better using his hands to get off of press coverage. Criner absorbs contact while route running very well. He'll need to do a better job with coming back to throws and not just allowing the ball to come to him.

Criner needs to run well at the combine and display his athleticism to separate himself from other projected middle round receivers.

Last Updated Jan-30-2012 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 1st Round

Criner goes #27ish if he runs a 4.47-4.49; if he runs a 4.55-4.59 he is a late 2nd rounder. Hes better than Michael Floyd and is the THIRD best WR in this draft behind Blackmon and Wright.

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marcettrick@juno.com 02/21/12 06:32 PM