Eric Page, WR, Toledo
40 Time: 4.53
Grade: 6.3FH (Grading Scale)
Arms: 29″ Hands: 9″
Vertical: 30″ Broad: 9’4″ 3 Cone: 6.95 Short Shuttle: 3.98 Bench: 15
Strengths: Page is a thin WR, who plays extremely quick – Extremely productive in college, used on a variety of short pass routes – One of the quickest WR in draft, can get in and out of breaks without losing any speed – Not going to be an over the top WR, instead he is going to beat defensive backs out of the slot with change of direction and ability to separate with quick, deceptive cuts – Exhibits solid balance while running routes, can stop and get going again – Excellent with the ball in his hands, creates a lot of missed tackles, has the ability to turn “nothing into something” – Uses his upper body to fake and deceive – Sets up his blockers and patient on screens and bubble screens – Real smart player, student of the game – Excellent vision, finds the ball and can adjust – Understands coverages and how to get open, will adjust route based on defense – Was utilized as the “hot” route guy at Toledo – Was able to be productive week in and week out, despite defenses game planning to take him away – Also a good kick returner, with multiple returns for touchdowns – Great kid, very well spoken, humble and driven.
Weaknesses: Biggest question marks with Page are going to be his frame and build – Skinny frame and average height – Lower body explosion a little big of a question with poor vertical and broad jumps – Not overly explosive, going to struggle to separate from bigger faster corners – Has some initial burst, but lacks the top end speed – Has a small wiry frame, will need to get stronger and add at least a little bit of bulk – Probably only a slot guy – More of a maximum effort and “try hard” guy – Is production a result of the system or lower level of competition? – Won’t ever be a #1 WR, but should be able to be a productive slot receiver.
Last Updated: April 5th, 2012