May 4, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver DaMarcus Ganaway participates in passing drills during minicamp at the Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
This morning, we again take a look at one of our newest New York Jets. He’s a wide receiver out of Kentucky Wesleyan College, who didn’t play at all in 2011. Our friend Jake Steinberg of thejetsblog.com is very high on this guy, and he is one of the best guys out there when talking prospects. Spotlight on DaMarcus Ganaway.
He measures in at 6’2″ 185 pounds. Per Jake, he runs a 4.30 40 yard dash.
In his 2010 senior year, he caught 68 passes for 1,035 yards and 10 TDs. He didn’t play football at all in 2011, training in Fort Wayne, Indiana at AWP (Athletes with Purpose). He worked out with Larry Fitzgerald in the summer.
PROS He clearly is fast, and at 6’2″, he is a good height to play wide receiver at the next level. After watching some tape, he has a knack for finding the open area in the coverage. He has excellent hands. He can get that step after the catch and break tackles, amassing a great deal of yardage after the catch.
CONS To me, he could catch the ball more consistently away from his body with solely his hands. The footage I saw seemed to show him sometimes catching the ball a bit with his body. He also needs to add some bulk, as he looks a little small. He didn’t face press coverage in college, and will need to be stronger to beat press coverage in the NFL.
Here is some video so you can judge for yourself:
He’s a talented young man. To me, as I said earlier, he’s a little small in strength, and has a long hill to climb to move up the depth chart with the Jets. Jake Steinberg is as good a judge of talent as I know, however, and he thinks this guy is destined to make it and be great. For that reason, I say keep an eye on this guy as a sleeper come this summer.