Robert Herron, WR

School: Wyoming  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 193 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.482.63-18 35 1/2-4.276.84
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.472.561.5818 35 1/210'5"4.276.84

Player Overview

Herron played running back and wide receiver and also starred on the track team in high school - hardly surprising considering his blazing speed.

He arrived at Wyoming in 2010, and split time at receiver and running back, appearing in 10 games and averaging 23.5 yards of offense per game. He had at least six carries in each of the final five games of the season, but transitioned to primarily a wideout in 2011, when he finished second on the team with 43 receptions for 379 yards and three touchdowns.

Herron caught 31 passes for 657 yards as a junior, specializing as a big-play threat. He capped his career with a stellar 2013 season in which he caught 72 passes for 937 yards and nine touchdowns to ear All-Mountain West honorable mention honors.

He closed his career with 2,030 receiving yards, eighth-most in school history. His 152 career receptions is tied for 10th.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Big-play specialist who blends impressive straight-line speed, good body control and toughness to star for the Cowboys. Boasts a compact, well-proportioned frame. Very good straight-line speed, as well as good lateral agility to elude and the vision to set up blocks. Good quickness and balance to complement his speed, making him a potentially very effective route-runner.

Despite lack of ideal size, shows good toughness, frequently attacking over the middle and on quick bubble screens in which he absorbs some big hits. Good body control and soft hands to adjust to inaccurate passes. Tracks the ball well over his shoulder. Performed well against top competition, including vs. the Texas Longhorns in 2012.

WEAKNESSES: Does not possess ideal height for the position and may not prove quite as fast as his hype. A bit of a project in terms of route-running, making most of his big plays on verticals, drags across the middle and quick screens.

Questionable level of competition throughout most of his career. Despite obvious big-play potential has not seen much action on special teams throughout his career, logging just three kick return attempts over his career (for a total of 39 yards) and no punt returns.

COMPARES TO: Jacoby Ford, Oakland Raiders - Herron (pronounced Her-RON) and Ford each possess one trait NFL scouts adore - straight-line speed. Like the Raiders' wideout, Herron isn't just a track star but a wideout courageous enough to handle duties across the middle and a talented pass-catcher. Size limitations, however, make each a likely complementary receiver in the NFL rather than a featured star.

--Rob Rang

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