Nov 16, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis (4) during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 51-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Scouting the NFL Draft: Jared Abbrederis

While most of us are still digging out from the major snowstorm of yesterday, let’s look ahead at the NFL draft.

The Jets need weapons on offense. We have heard chapter and verse on the big weapons from early in the draft like Marqise Lee, Mike Evans, and Eric Ebron. But, what about players after the first round? Who are some of the players that could help AFTER the first round?

Take a look at Jared Abbrederis from the University of Wisconsin

Here are his stats from his college days:

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2010 Wisconsin Big Ten SR WR 13 20 289 14.5 3 3 27 9.0 0 23 316 13.7 3
*2011 Wisconsin Big Ten SR WR 14 55 933 17.0 8 11 62 5.6 0 66 995 15.1 8
*2012 Wisconsin Big Ten SR WR 13 49 837 17.1 5 8 83 10.4 0 57 920 16.1 5
*2013 Wisconsin Big Ten SR WR 13 78 1081 13.9 7 6 119 19.8 2 84 1200 14.3 9
Career Wisconsin 202 3140 15.5 23 28 291 10.4 2 230 3431 14.9 25

He measures in at 6’2″, 190 pounds.

Here is some footage on this player:

PROS: First things first, Jared has terrific hands. He uses them to catch the football like a pro, he doesn’t let the ball into his body like Stephen Hill does. He also runs excellent routes, it’s visible on the tape that he gets consistent separation and can turn cornerbacks the wrong way. He also can go get the ball at its highest point.

CONS: The biggest question with any young receiver coming out of school is whether he can get off of press coverage. Nobody plays it in school, so the kids unfortunately don’t get the experience. Learning to play against the press coverage will be key for Jared Abbrederis to succeed.

Other than that, this kid clearly has talent. Abbrederis would be an interesting 2nd/3rd round choice this May.

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