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2017 NFL DRAFT

Bralon Addison, WR

School: Oregon  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Missouri City, TX
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 197 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
350427-FA

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
4.612.691.6113 34 1/29'8"4.146.95

Player Overview

Like running backs De'Anthony Thomas and LaMichael James before him at Oregon, Addison is simply a different level of athlete, generating big plays as a receiver, returner and runner with video game-like elusiveness and acceleration throughout his career.

After earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors as a true sophomore with 61 grabs for 891 yards and seven touchdowns (and two scores on punt returns, as well), Addison looked poised for superstardom in 2014 as Marcus Mariota's projected No. 1 target. Instead, he missed the entire year after tearing the ACL in his right knee during non-contact drills in April. He returned no worse for the wear in 2015, leading the team with a career-high 63 receptions for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns, scoring twice as a runner and again on a punt return (against Michigan State), as well.

Whereas Thomas and James have since struggled to duplicate their success in the NFL, Addison could continue his playmaking ways in a league increasingly on the lookout for quick pass-catchers capable of beating one-on-one coverage and generating yardage after the catch.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Addison has a frame and game very similar to what current New Orleans Saints standout Brandin Cooks supplied for the state rival Oregon State Beavers a few years ago.

Compactly-built with terrific agility and with a zero-to-60 burst that obliterates pursuit angles, Addison is a big play waiting to happen. He doesn't just possess sweet feet but soft, natural hands and excellent vision to set up blocks. While obviously smaller than scouts would prefer, Addison doesn't shy from contact and makes some of his biggest plays by cutting back against the grain into traffic rather than attempting to run by it.

He possesses impressive body control to keep his feet in bounds and shows surprising leaping ability (and timing) to high point passes, out-jumping taller corners to win contested passes. His naturally low center of gravity make him a surprisingly tough runner, often bouncing off contact and keeping his legs driving to finish his runs. Addison showed no loss of agility or speed following his 2014 knee surgery.

WEAKNESSES: More quick than fast, lacking the true breakaway speed to be a traditional vertical threat in the NFL. Comes with obvious size and scheme questions. Wasn't asked to run a full route tree at Oregon and rarely faced press coverage, in part because opponents feared his ability to get behind them.

Lacks the height and width to adequately protect the ball on quick slants and out-breaking routes from the long corners in today's NFL, providing little room for his quarterback to sneak the pass into him. Though he showed no ill-effects from the 2014 knee surgery, NFL doctors will certainly want to take a close look at it during medical testing at the Combine.

IN OUR VIEW: Given the value teams place on speedy playmakers in today's up-tempo game, it wouldn't be surprising to see Addison join former teammate Josh Huff (selected 86th overall by Philadelphia in 2014) as the only Oregon receivers this century to hear their name called within the first 100 picks.

--Rob Rang (@robrang) (2/15/16)

 
 
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Player News
01/04/2016 - Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison has announced that he will skip his final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft. Addison made the announcement Monday in a statement on the school's website, thanking the Ducks' coaches, staff, friends and teammates for their support. As a junior this season, Addison led Oregon's receivers with 63 receptions for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns. After a sophomore season with 890 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, Addison was injured in spring practice and missed all of the 2014 season, including Oregon's appearance in the first College Football Playoff. - AP Sports
 

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