The NFL Draft begins tonight, with teams making their first selections of the three-day process. We are taking a look at some of the players who could be on the Miami Dolphins' radar as the Draft gets closer.
Nelson Agholor, Wide receiver, USC
Weight: 199 pounds
Arm Length: 32-1/4"
40-yd Dash: 4.42 sec
Bench: 12 reps
Broad Jump: 125"
Strengths: Accelerates well and carries his speed throughout his routes. Uses established blocks well. Makes sharp cuts during route running and with the ball in his hands, allowing defenders to run past him. Gives 100-percent on every snap. Understands how to get open for his quarterback on scramble drills. Has good vision and will find the space if it is available. Good punt returner. Hard worker who will continue to develop himself.
Weaknesses: Slight build could be an issue once he starts getting hit. Already shies away from contact. Will get impatient when having to wait for blocks, which will lead to him making a move too early. Does not run precision routes, and can seem to get lost at times. Concentration will be an issue, with double catches and drops a concern as he tries to make a move before he has a ball. Press coverage can take him out of a play.
Conquest Chronicles analysis: "I think Agholor's biggest problem in the NFL will be when he goes up against press coverage. Other than that, Agholor has it all to be a good NFL receiver. In my best fit for USC Draft prospects, I had Agholor going to the Baltimore Ravens at 26. If the Ravens pass on him, I could see him going to the Colts at 29 or Saints at 31."
Overall: A likely second-round pick who may be destined to be a slot receiver. Could be a consideration for the Dolphins, but he seems to fit into a role the team already has filled by Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills.