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Cody Latimer, WR

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

2013 SEASO

Latimer became the fifth Hoosier to surpass 1,000 yards in a season and his total of 1,096 ranks third all-time at IU. His 72 receptions are fourth and his nine scores are ninth. On the Hoosiers career lists, Latimer's 135 catches and 2,152 yards are seventh, and his 17 touchdowns are tied for fifth. The Dayton, Ohio, native recorded five 100-yard games in 2013, which is tied for third in a single season, and owns seven in his career, which is tied for fourth.

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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04/15/2014 - Five players who should be on the Carolina Panthers' draft radar: WR Cody Latimer, Indiana: One of the fastest "risers" in this year's draft class is Latimer who intrigues NFL teams due to his athletic potential and very high ceiling. And it's becoming clear that he won't last long on draft day, but he might be around in the 2nd round. Despite limited experience on the football field (grew up playing basketball), Latimer is a quick study and should be able to contribute immediately and it won't take long for him and Cam Newton to develop a chemistry. His route running is a work-in-progress, but he shows outstanding ballskills with the athletic prowess to be a threat at every level of the field. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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