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2015 NFL DRAFT

Cody Latimer, WR

School: Indiana  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Dayton, OH
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 215 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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4272

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses thick, athletic-looking frame and an impressive speed/agility combination that enable him to separate consistently as a route-runner, and extend plays after the catch both in space and on contact. Flashes soft hands and good coordination when asked to extend and pluck the ball off his frame, and positions his body nicely when adjusting to balls thrown off stride.

Flashes the physicality and initial quickness to develop into a receiver who could beat press coverage at the next level, and is a willing blocker in the running game with room to improve his technique there.

WEAKNESSES: Occasional concentration issues leading to drops. Though Latimer exhibits burst and hip-sink to separate out of cuts, he seems to lack a second gear when asked to pull away vertically and may struggle to consistently threaten the top of the defense. As a route-runner, lacks precision at times as he'll round off his cuts, and he needs to get better at working his way back to the ball on hitches and comeback routes.

--Derek Stephens

Player Overview

Latimer was a two-year letterwinner on the Jefferson Township football team in Dayton, Ohio while also playing basketball and baseball.

He played in eight games as a freshman at Indiana, starting two games but missing the final three due to an injury. Latimer finished the season with 12 catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns.

Latimer was named to the All-Big Ten second team by the media and conference coaches, following an honorable mention sophomore season in which he caught 51 passes and scored six touchdowns.

He was named the Hoosiers' MVP in 2013 as the third-leading receiver while leading the team with 1,096 receiving yards.

"I want to thank Indiana University, it's alumni and fans for giving me the opportunity to be able to join this great university and be apart of a great family.." Latimer wrote on Twitter and Instagram on Jan. 5. "A special thanks goes to my football family starting from the coaches to my teammates.. it's been a great 3 years in the making so many ups and downs but we continued to fight every game until the end.. In closing I want to say thank you and I will always bleed that cream and crimson!!! IUFB"

Despite still being raw in some areas, Latimer has the potential to emerge as a quality NFL receiver with his strong combination of size, athleticism and ball skills.

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05/12/2014 - At least Cody Latimer joins the Broncos with his eyes wide open. The Broncos' second-round pick knows that being a potential target of the uber-studious Peyton Manning means reaching the level of diligence and attention to detail that few receivers have to meet. "He demands a lot," Latimer said. "He takes control of his team, he wants to win. He wants his guys to know what they're doing obviously so he can trust you, so he knows wherever he puts the ball that you're going to be at the spot to get it. "I plan on coming here and living under him. I'm going to spend every day, I want to make sure I know what he knows. He's going to help me become a better receiver and I'm going to do what I can to help this organization win."

Denver traded up with the 49ers to get Latimer, moving up seven spots from the No. 63 slot to nab him. "We were waiting and trying to be patient with it and see how many guys were going to get down to us. The players that we wanted, once they started disappearing, that's when we decided we wanted to move up," said general manager John Elway. - The Sports Xchange

 

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