2015 NFL DRAFT

Martavis Bryant, WR

School: Clemson  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Calhoun Falls, SC
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 211 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
80142-3

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.412.571.5716 3910'4"4.157.18
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Tall, linear athlete with long arms. Above average vertical speed with long strides to accelerate and eat up yards quickly - galloping long-speed to easily gain a step (17 receptions of 20-plus yards in 2013). Flexible and balanced with easy body control to adjust and use his length.

Nice job catching the ball in stride and away from his body. Wide catching radius and will make acrobatic and off-target catches look easy. Good timing and aggressiveness in 50/50 chances with very good leaping ability. Quick footwork to release off the line of scrimmage and make sharp cuts in his routes - good short-area burst to gain a step in/out of his breaks.

Competitive kid. Coming off career-bests as a junior in 2013, finishing second on the team in receiving behind Sammy Watkins.

WEAKNESSES: Tall and long, but not physically imposing from a bulk standpoint - very lean and needs to continue to put meat on his bones. Very inconsistent concentration with too many double-catches and drops at the college level.

Wasn't asked to run a full route tree in Clemson's offense and unrefined in this area. Room to learn patience, hesitation and better body language in his patterns to hold defenders and better sell routes. Needs to get stronger to match up better in tight coverage and show better power after the catch. Only one year of starting experience.

COMPARES TO: Stephen Hill, New York Jets - Similar to Hill when he entered the NFL, Bryant is a tall, legit vertical threat with potential to be drafted higher than expected, but needs to become more well-rounded as a pass-catcher and become more consistent at the catch point to reach his full potential.

--Dane Brugler (1/5/14)

Player Overview

A tall receiver with the ability to stretch the field, Bryant was named the No. 3 prep school prospect in the country by 247Sports.com after playing for Hargrave Military Academy in 2010. He played in the Shrine Bowl and the U.S. Army All-American game and was a top 100 recruit by every service.

Bryant caught nine passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman in 2011, adding two kickoff returns for 45 yards while seeing action in 14 games - two starts.

He really emerged as a downfield threat as a sophomore, averaging 30.5 yards on 10 receptions - four of which went for touchdowns. Bryant also had 10 kickoff returns while seeing action on 245 snaps in 10 games. His average per catch led the nation among receivers with double-digit catches.

Bryant, 6-4, 200 pounds, caught 42 passes for 828 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, averaging 19.7 yards per reception. Two of his three catches in the Orange Bowl victory over Ohio State went for touchdowns.

It proved to be his final game in a Clemson uniform, as Bryant told the Post and Courier in a text message two days later: "I have decided to enter the draft, it's best for me and my family."

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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 4/118 - Martavis Bryant, WR, 6-4, 211, Clemson...Ben Roethlisberger finally gets his tall receiver, provided he can overcome a bad rep for work ethic and hands. Steelers say he has a chance to start. Good speed at 4.46 for a big man. - The Sports Xchange
 

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