Greg Childs Scouting Report

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Greg Childs (Photo: USPresswire)

Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas

Height: 6’3″
Weight: 219
40 Time: 4.48
Grade: 6.2I (Grading Scale)

Arms: 33 1/2   Hands: 10 1/8

Vertical: 40.5″ Broad:  10’7″ 3 Cone:  6.90 Short Shuttle: 4.09    Bench: 19

Film Room Notes: vs Kansas State,

Strengths: Childs is a big bodied and tall WR – Possesses long arms and big hands – Uses his length and body control to win one on one battles – Tracks ball well and adjusts to it while in the air – Goes up and gets the ball, really snatches it out of the air – Wins most 50-50 balls –  His wingspan and vertical jump creates one of the biggest pass catching targets in the draft – Can win the physical battles, shields the defender from the ball with his body –  Works well outside the numbers, knows where the sideline is and knows how to get feet in bounds – Has the ability to stretch the field vertically, but is also used on a variety of quick passing routes – More of a long strider than a sprinter, builds up speed and with big strides can outrun the defender – Good after the catch, can take contact and keep going – Polished as a route runner, has had a lot of success running the quick slant – Runs patient routes, always under control – Understands how to use deception to set up the defender – Changes his speed to fool and deke defensive backs, will slow play a route only to make a cut and explode out of his break – Catches most balls with his hands and away from his body –  Has played in a pro style passing offense, has experience running a variety of  pro routes – Physical and strong enough to get off the jam, touch to hold up at the LOS – Was considered one of the top WR prospects in college football before – One of the best blocking WR in the draft, uses his big body and long arms to engage defender, also a solid “wham” blocker

Weaknesses: Majority of questions with Childs are going to be injury related as he was considered one of the two-three best WR prospects in the country before his knee injury – Injured his Patella tendon midway through the 2010 season, which forced him to miss the end of the 2010 season and severely limited Childs in 2011 – Not quick or shifty by any means – Can appear stiff and mechanical at times – Quickness and change of direction aren’t as good as some of the other receivers – How much has the knee injury effected his speed? – Top end speed and ability to run away from a defense is still a question mark, despite fast forty

Childs was a superstar in the making before his devastating knee injury, derailed his career path. Despite having an poor senior season, Childs appears healthy and recovered speed wise from the injury. When healthy Childs possesses one of the best combinations of size, speed and length of anybody in the draft. Unlike other wide outs, Childs can beat a corner with more than just athleticism. He doesn’t give away his routes and runs them at a different pace to fool the DB. If the knee injury never occurs, Childs is a sure fire first round pick, no questions asked. However, with the lingering questions about the injury he is likely to go somewhere in the 3rd-4th round.

Last Updated: March 31, 2012

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Greg Childs

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