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2017 NFL DRAFT

Kolby Listenbee, WR

School: TCU  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Arlington, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 197 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
90113

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.342.631.6015 35 1/210'9"--

Player Overview

Listenbee is a speedster who leaves TCU as a two-time All-American track star.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Listenbee's calling card is his speed with a strong track background. True deep-threat specialist. Has good height for the position at 6-2 and elite top speed with very good acceleration, quickness and explosiveness with good agility, balance and ability to change direction. Has good hands; will go up and attack the ball at the highest point and will win some contested battles while doing a good job of using his body to screen the defenders.

Does a good job of utilizing his speed to separate from defenders, and has a solid release to separate in his limited routes. His ability after the catch is all about elusiveness, utilizing his speed to run away from defenders.

WEAKNESSES: Has a thin, wiry frame at only 183 pounds, which may lead to durability concerns at the next level. With thin ankles and wrists there is also limited room to add weight to his frame.

Asked to run very few routes while at TCU, limiting his knowledge of route-running and likely leading to a greater learning curve at the next level. Has a tendency to catch the ball with his body on shorter routes instead of extending his arms and catching the ball with his hands away from his body. Needs to work on coming back and attacking the ball on curls, stops and broken plays instead of waiting for the ball to come to him.

Goes down fairly easily once contacted, and struggles to break tackles after the catch do to his lack of ideal strength. Also struggles at times in run blocking. Can improve technique in positioning himself between himself and the ballcarrier and also become aggressiveness in attacking the defender instead of catching him.

COMPARES TO: Jerome Simpson - Minnesota Vikings. Similar in height and build while possessing good vertical speed, both struggle against more physical defenders. Listenbee has yet to show he can be a regular contributor to an offense other than as a deep threat. Like Simpson, we see Listenbee as more of a support player in an offense with the occasional flash of explosiveness and long gains.

IN OUR VIEW: Listenbee is a late-round prospect as a deep threat specialist. He has a very limited route tree due to how he was utilized at TCU, but if Listenbee can show scouts some route-running skills, less body catching and impress with his athleticism, he could rise a bit leading up to the draft.

To emerge as a regular contributor as third receiver, or potentially even a No. 2, he must expand his route tree, get stronger with a pro strength and conditioning program and attack the ball more aggressively with his hands.

--Spencer Hall (@SpinnerHall) (2/2/16)

 
 
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12/14/2015 - 2015 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Kolby Listenbee (WR),...Receiving honorable-mention accolades were tailback Aaron Green, linebacker Travin Howard, safety Denzel Johnson, wide receiver Kolby Listenbee, defensive end Mike Tuaua and return specialst KaVonte Turpin. Linebacker Ty Summers was honorable mention for Defensive Freshman of the Year. - TCU Football
 

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