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2015 NFL DRAFT

Marvin McNutt, WR

School: Iowa  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 216 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
145194-5
Latest News
04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 6/294 - Marvin McNutt, WR, 6-3, 216, Iowa...McNutt is a big, physical receiver with great hands. Could eventually succeed Jason Avant as the team's slot receiver. - The Sports Xchange

01/23/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL MONDAY: Marvin McNutt has excellent size (6'2 1/2, 212 pounds), strength, hands and route-running to be a possession receiver in the NFL, but didn't show much in terms of elusiveness or the speed to turn short and intermediate passes into big plays. He is a savvy route-runner, however, who was consistently open despite aggressive coverage from defensive backs. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/31/2011 - Flying cameras have been providing unique perspectives on everything from golf to college and professional football for more than a decade, becoming so commonplace that fans rarely notice the whizzing remote-controlled devices. At the Insight Bowl on Friday night, no one could miss the overhead camera when it came crashing down to the field late in the fourth quarter, nearly taking out one of the players. The ESPN camera narrowly missed Iowa receiver Martin McNutt Jr., who became entangled in the guide wire but wasn't hurt. "First, I looked: `What is it that fell from the sky?"' McNutt said after Iowa's 31-14 loss to No. 19 Oklahoma. "The next thing I know, the camera kind of scratched me a little bit. It was just pulling me and I knew I didn't want to keep going with it." The camera at the Insight Bowl was supplied by SkyCam, a division of Winnercomm, Inc., a sports production and development company in Tulsa, Okla. According to the company's website, SkyCam is the only stabilized camera system in the world that can unobtrusively fly anywhere in a defined three-dimensional space. The camera is 36 inches high, weighs 25 pounds and travels up to 30 mph across the guide wire, according to the company. "We apologize for the accident," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said Saturday. "The independent company that operates SkyCam for us is in the midst of a thorough review to determine the cause of the problem. We will work with them and bowl officials to determine our future course of action. As always our primary concern will be the safety of fans and those on the field." - AP Sports

12/30/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Marvin McNutt had one of the top receiving seasons in school history. McNutt has 78 receptions for a school-record 1,269 yards to go with 12 touchdowns. He holds Iowa career records for receiving yards (2,815) and touchdown receptions (28) and his 166 career receptions are just seven behind the school mark set last season by Derrell Johnson-Koulianos. McNutt will see a lot of the football against the Sooners. - The Sports Xchange

10/24/2011 - WEEK 8 BIG TEN CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marvin McNutt, Iowa, Sr., WR...Set the Iowa career record for touchdown receptions as part of a three-touchdown performance against Indiana on Saturday...Scored on touchdown receptions of 80, 28 and 24 yards, bringing his career total to 24, passing the school record of 21 set by former Hawkeyes Tim Dwight (1994-97)and Danan Hughes (1989-92)...Finished the game with six receptions for a career-high 184 yards...Claims his first career Big Ten weekly honor. - Big Ten football

10/22/2011 - Marvin McNutt caught three touchdown passes to become Iowa's career leader and Marcus Coker ran for two more scores to lead the Hawkeyes past Indiana 45-24 on Saturday. Iowa (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) followed up on its 41-31 victory over Northwestern a week ago with another big offensive outing, triggered by McNutt's scoring catches of 80, 24 and 29 yards from James Vandenberg, who had a career-best four TD passes in all. That gave the senior a school-record 24 touchdown receptions for his career. He had been tied for the lead with Tim Dwight and Danan Hughes at 21. Indiana (1-7, 0-4) lost for the fifth straight time and now has been outscored 161-61 in Big Ten play. Coker helped the Hawkeyes establish their offense early, carrying on eight of the 12 plays in their first scoring drive, and wound up with 139 yards in 23 attempts. He capped that first drive with a 1-yard TD run and scored from 2 yards in the second quarter. McNutt, who finished with six catches for a career-high 184 yards, set his record on his first reception of the day. - AP Sports

10/22/2011 - Marvin McNutt became Iowa's career leader in touchdown receptions when he caught an 80-yard scoring pass against Indiana on Saturday. It was the 22nd TD catch for the Iowa senior, who had been tied with Tim Dwight and Danan Hughes. McNutt was left wide open in the right flat when two Indiana defenders collided late in the first quarter, and he sprinted untouched down the sideline after catching a pass from James Vandenberg. - AP Sports

09/21/2011 - Receiver Marvin McNutt topped the 100-reception mark with eight catches in the victory over Pittsburgh. McNutt has 106 career receptions, which ties for 15th in school history with Quinn Early (1984-87). - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2011 - Iowa's previous largest comeback was 18 points during a 34-31 victory over Oregon in 1949. The Hawkeyes overcame a 24-6 third-quarter deficit in that contest. Concern over how the offense would fare with James Vandenberg replacing Ricky Stanzi at quarterback has ceased. The Hawkeyes are averaging 35.3 points and have scored 31 or more in each contest. Receivers Keenan Davis (129) and Marvin McNutt (112) both had 100-yard receiving games against Pittsburgh. The last time Iowa had two 100-yard receivers in the same game was against Indiana in 2009 when McNutt had 155 yards and Derrell Johnson-Koulianos had 117 yards. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2011 - The deficit was 21 points late in the third quarter and there weren't any signs that an Iowa uprising was on the agenda. But the Hawkeyes played inspired football over the final 18 minutes to rally for a 31-27 victory over Pittsburgh and are now basking in the glow of the program's largest comeback victory ever. "A lot of times, you get in a situation like that and teams might give up," receiver Marvin McNutt said. "These guys fought all game long and we needed it." Needed it indeed as the Hawkeyes were dangerously close to starting the season with two losses in three games for the first time since 2000. A 2-1 record entering Saturday's game against Louisiana-Monroe is much better than being 1-2. The way it was done was impressive as quarterback James Vandenberg suddenly began clicking with his receiving targets and a defense that had been soft for two-thirds of the game transformed into a shutdown unit. "What matters is we got it figured out and people made plays down the stretch to pull this one out," Vandenberg said. - The Sports Xchange

09/14/2011 - Receiver Marvin McNutt is two receptions away from reaching 100 for his career. He currently ranks 18th on Iowa's career receptions list but is third in school history with 18 career touchdown catches. QUOTE TO NOTE: "All that stuff will work itself out. The other day the ball went to Keenan more. It doesn't really matter where it goes as long as it's going somewhere and we're catching it and moving it forward." Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on the fact that Keenan Davis (five) had more receptions than star Marvin McNutt (four) against Iowa State. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2011 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: James Vandenberg played like a veteran in the opener as he filled the shoes of departed Ricky Stanzi at quarterback. Vandenberg passed for 219 yards and completed 13 of 21 passes. Running back Marcus Coker had a disappointing debut with 41 yards and two fumbles and the Hawkeyes suffered a bad break when true freshman Mika'il McCall suffered a devastating ankle injury. McCall had 61 yards on nine carries before being hurt. Receiver Marvin McNutt caught two touchdown passes and had 140 yards to get his season off to an outstanding start. - The Sports Xchange

08/24/2011 - Following a 2010 season in which McNutt started all 13 games and led the team in receptions and receiving yards, the St. Louis native aims to lead the Hawkeyes in those categories again this year. Named to the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given to the nation's top receiver, McNutt decided to forgo the NFL draft in January and return for his senior season. "[McNutt] knew we all had his back," junior receiver Keenan Davis said at Iowa's media day on Aug. 5. "If he [went to the NFL], we were all going to support that ... We love him, and he's a great leader. He knows what he's got to do." Davis, who will line up opposite McNutt at receiver this season, said he's continually impressed with his teammate's leadership style. As he gets set to anchor what is a relatively inexperienced receiving corps, McNutt said he knows what his veteran role requires. "I have to not only be a leader with the receivers but also the team," McNutt said at Big Ten media days last month. "We don't have a huge group of [seniors] like last year, so with me having been here a while and being a senior, I do have to be a more vocal leader." - Matt Cozzi, UI The Daily Iowan

08/15/2011 - KEYS TO SUCCESS: Vandenberg's ability to lead the team will be just as important as how well he plays. By all accounts, he has a better arm than Ricky Stanzi, but will he possess the touch and accuracy and stay cool under pressure? Having top-notch WR Marvin McNutt to throw to is a big help. RB Marcus Coker appeared to be the real deal with his late-season emergence, and he's being counted on for a 1,000-yard season behind a line that returns three starters. If CB Shaun Prater shuts down his side of the field in one-on-one coverage and Micah Hyde makes a smooth transition to safety, the Hawkeyes will at least be average in the back end, but what happens up front is what will make or break the defense. LB James Morris is a beast. McNutt is fully healthy after missing the spring due to shoulder and thumb surgeries. - The Sports Xchange

08/12/2011 - Marvin McNutt remembers those days when he felt like a fish out of water at wide receiver. He was a third-string quarterback trying to learn a new position and a new way of life on the Iowa football team. Conditioning no longer consisted of five- and seven-step drops. McNutt ran the 40 in 4.72 seconds, and endurance certainly wasn't his forte at the time, either. "He'd take one rep and have to sit out five," Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg said. "He'd always come up to me and say, ???Vandy, you don't know how much worse it is having to run every day.'" "I had to lose some weight. I started playing when I was about 218 ... but (it was) a different type of 218. That was an out-of-shape, not-being-able-to-run 218." McNutt now carries 215 pounds on his 6-foot-4 frame. He's been clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40, and he runs routes and catches passes with the polish of a lifelong wideout. In two seasons as a full-time receiver, McNutt has posted a pair of the most prolific seasons in Iowa history. He caught 34 passes for 674 yards and eight touchdowns in 2009 and backed that up with 53 grabs for 861 yards and eight scores last season. With similar production as a senior, he could leave Iowa with more touchdown catches than any player in school history - Tim Dwight and Danan Hughes hold the record with 21 - and finish near the top of the program list in receiving yards. McNutt played well enough last season to at least consider leaving school early for the NFL before opting to return for his senior season at Iowa. Now he's the anchor at receiver for a team that must replace four of its top five pass catchers from a year ago. - Andy Hamilton, Hawkeye Central

07/09/2011 - 2011 BILETNIKOFF AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Marvin McNutt, Iowa, has been selected one of 75 wide receivers from around the nation named to the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Biletnikoff Award is named after former Florida State and Oakland Raiders receiver Fred Biletnikoff and goes to the top receiver in college football. McNutt, Jr., a 6-4 wide receiver from St. Louis, was previously named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-America team. He started all 13 games last year en route to second team All-Big Ten honors. McNutt, Jr. led Iowa in receptions (53) and yards (861) and was second in touchdown receptions (eight). He has accumulated 16 career receiving touchdowns, tying him for the fourth-most in Iowa history. - Iowa football

05/17/2011 - STARS OF 2011: WR Marvin McNutt - Iowa's top returning offensive player had 53 receptions for 861 yards last season and is still improving after being a quarterback in high school. He'll miss spring ball after shoulder and thumb surgeries but will be fully recovered well before fall camp begins. - The Sports Xchange

05/17/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: WR Marvin McNutt considered leaving for the NFL before electing to return for his senior season. He had 53 receptions for 861 yards and is still getting better at running patterns. - The Sports Xchange

 
Latest News
04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 6/294 - Marvin McNutt, WR, 6-3, 216, Iowa...McNutt is a big, physical receiver with great hands. Could eventually succeed Jason Avant as the team's slot receiver. - The Sports Xchange

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