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2015 NFL DRAFT

Josh Stewart, WR

School: Oklahoma State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Denton, TX
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 178 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
335427-FA

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.682.621.5611 359'9"4.337.10
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.632.661.68- --4.287.18

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Gliding athlete with controlled movements to stay balanced while swerving around defenders. Good foot quickness and ankle flexion to slip defenders and stay on his feet. Changes gears well in his routes to hold defenders and hide his intended path. Patient with good vision on returns. Tracks well with soft hands and fluid body control to adjust and make tough catches away from his body. Quick eyes and hands. Comes to play every snap with a tough, energetic attitude. Looks like he?s having fun out there. Impact punt return experience, averaging 17.5 yards per return over his career with a pair of touchdowns. Good production (22 career starts) and leaves Stillwater ranked sixth in school history in receiving yards (2,204).WEAKNESSES: Undersized with a lean body type and thin limbs. Limited growth potential. Easily re-routed and lacks the body strength to match up well with physical defenders. Lack of strength shows up often, as a receiver and blocker. Speed is average at-best, struggling to keep defensive backs out of his pocket vertically. Wild footwork and will trip himself up in his cuts. Will take some wasted steps and gets too cute with his moves. Hesitant after the catch and too busy looking for the home run. Doesn?t consistently attack the ball and needs to do a better job in contested situations. Will never be a big play threat after initial contact, lacking the bulk to break tackles. Some durability concerns with his lean frame and missed playing time in 2013 due to a nagging ankle injury.

Player Overview

A three-star receiver/cornerback recruit, Stewart committed to Texas A&M very early in the process, but switched to Oklahoma State (his ?dream school?) once they offered him to play receiver. He saw limited snaps in 2011 as a true freshman, but with Justin Blackmon leaving for the NFL, Stewart stepped up as a sophomore and set career-bests with 101 catches for 1,210 yards and seven scores. His production dipped as a junior, but he became the full-time punt returner and made an impact on special teams with two scores. Stewart, who has a one-year old son, has a productive resume, but did most of his work in the slot vs. soft cushions where it wasn?t tough to create room to work. He is a tough, gutsy player who gives full effort on each snap and looks to score every time he touches the ball. Stewart has below average size/speed combo, but he is quick with shifty feet and good ballskills to be a reliable underneath slot target who can return punts.
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Player News
01/07/2014 - Oklahoma State WR Josh Stewart to enter 2014 NFL Draft...The 2014 NFL Draft announcements have been rolling in throughout the week, but few have taken the 21st century approach to declaring like Oklahoma State wide receiver Josh Stewart. The short and speedy wide receiver battled nagging injuries down the stretch of the regular season but finished with 60 catches for 707 yards after breaking out with 1,210 yards in his sophomore season. Stewart's future as an NFL prospect is boosted by his performance as a punt returner, averaging 16.7 yards per return and taking two kicks back for touchdowns.

Stewart not only shared his announcement on Twitter, but had a custom-made infographic that was posted to his Instagram account. "First I wanna thank god for this opportunity and for all the Cowboy fans that's been the most loyal and true fans I've ever been around!" Stewart wrote in the caption of the photo. "I've been so blessed and I'm thankful for you guys! I would like to just let you all know that I've decided to declare and enter the NFL draft! One of the most hardest decisions I've had to make in my life. But im ready for this life and I hope all my friends and Cowboy family continue to follow me throughout this journey I'm gonna be preparing for! Thanks for everything Cowboy Nation I will rep Pokes until my time on this earth is up!" - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com

 

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