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2015 NFL DRAFT

Greg Childs, WR

School: Arkansas  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Warren, AR
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 219 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
85133
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 4/134 - Greg Childs, WR, 6-3, 219, Arkansas...Caught only 21 passes last year after tearing his patella tendon the year before. But is now healthy. - The Sports Xchange

04/09/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP WIDE RECEIVERS: Greg Childs, Arkansas, 6-3, 219...Childs probably has only now recovered from a 2010 right knee injury, but he pushed himself through the 2011 season anyway, catching 21 passes for 240 yards. By the time of the combine he was well enough to run the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds and manage a 36??-inch vertical jump. But he considered his March 7 pro day a coming out when he ran 40 yards in 4.41 seconds and had a vertical jump of 41?? inches. "It was just mainly showing everybody that I was healthy again, showing I was 100 percent again," Childs said after the on-campus workout. The injury was to his right patella and required surgery in 2010, otherwise he probably would have been in the 2011 draft. Instead, he struggled through the 2011 season, missing only a little action. Childs is an extraordinary target because of his unusual combination of size, speed, jumping ability, long arms (34?-inch) and, finally, huge hands, (10?-inch). - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

03/07/2012 - On a day full of interesting results from Pro Days scattered across the country (from UCLA to Illinois to Georgia Tech), it was the workout in Fayetteville, Arkansas that had scouts buzzing Tuesday night. That's because Arkansas wideout Greg Childs stole the spotlight demonstrating much greater explosiveness in measureable and positional drills from what he showed les than two weeks ago at the Scouting Combine. In doing so Childs helped to prove that perhaps he's regained the explosiveness that made him a star in the SEC before partially injuring the patella tendon in his right knee in 2010 and reinjuring the knee last year. The 6-3, 212 pound Childs had enjoyed a quietly solid workout at the Combine (where he weighed in seven pounds heavier), including running the 40-yard at 4.55 seconds and posting a 36.5" vertical jump. On Tuesday, Childs was clocked at 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash and also improved his vertical jump significantly, posting a 41.5" vertical that would have tied Stanford's Chris Owusu for third among all receivers tested in Indianapolis this year. "It was just mainly showing everybody that I was healthy again; showing everybody I was 100 percent," Childs told reporters following the workout. "I came out here and I had some scouts tell me, 'You look 100 percent. You look as explosive as ever.'" The league source I spoke to Tuesday night couldn't have agreed more. "He looked like he was back," a high-ranking official from an NFC team told me. "Honestly, he looked better than he did before. I wouldn't have estimated him as a 4.40 guy based off of tape so this was great workout for him. There was a bit of a buzz about [Childs' workout] as we left." - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/07/2012 - Wide receiver Gregory Childs was easily the star of the Arkansas' pro day on Tuesday. Childs, who weighed in at 212 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 and 4.39 seconds and impressed NFL observers with his skills during an outstanding position workout. He also had a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-7 broad jump. Childs likely moved from a fifth-round draft pick to a possible third-round pick. In all, 19 prospects worked out for representatives of all 32 NFL teams, running indoors on a fast rubber track. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/07/2012 - Greg Childs believes his performance at Arkansas' on-campus Pro Day sent a strong message. He's completely healthy. Finally. "Numbers don't lie, you know?" Childs said with a big smile Tuesday afternoon. "Numbers don't lie." The receiver was among 20 former Razorbacks working out for NFL personnel inside the Walker Pavilion, trying to make an impression less than two months before the 2012 NFL Draft. Childs, who struggled during the 2011 season because of the season-ending knee injury he suffered in Oct. 2010, flashed reminders of his potential by improving his NFL Scouting Combine numbers in strength, agility and position tests. The biggest eye-opener came in the 40-yard dash, when Childs (6-foot-3, 212 pounds), was clocked at 4.41 seconds. It was the fastest 40 time of the day. It also came after he ran a laser-timed 4.55 in Indianapolis. So Childs deemed the day a big success. "It was just mainly showing everybody that I was healthy again, showing everybody I was 100 percent," Childs said. "I had some scouts tell me like, ???You look 100 percent. You look explosive as ever.'" Childs led Arkansas in receiving in 2009 and was on pace to do so again in 2010 before suffering a torn patella tendon in his knee, which required surgery and sidelined him for the final four games. The Warren native was cleared for preseason practice, but admitted Tuesday he may have come back too quickly and it contributed to his season-long struggles as a senior. Childs - who averaged 47 catches as a sophomore and junior - had just 21 for 240 yards in 2012. "I think I came back before I should have," Childs said. "If I would have redshirted, I would have been better. Right now, I'm at 100-percent now." - Robbie Neiswanger, Arkansas News

03/07/2012 - Childs had looked like a future high round pick early in his career at Arkansas. He led the Razorbacks in catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as a sophomore and junior and appeared destined for All-SEC honors in 2010 before suffering the injury. Though he reportedly didn't actually tear the patella, Childs did undergo surgery. Many expected that he'd miss the 2011 season but Childs returned in the spring and surprised the Arkansas staff and media when he elected to practice without so much as a knee brace. Unfortunately, while his heart was willing, Childs looked like a shadow of himself as a senior. He caught just 21 passes for 240 yards in 2011 and did not score a touchdown. Childs also helped himself during positional drills. He caught passes cleanly from his former teammate (and current New England Patriot) Ryan Mallett, as did his receiver mates Joe Adams and Jarius Wright. After running well at the Combine (4.42), Wright elected not to run again Tuesday. Adams did run again, but was unable to improve upon the surprisingly disappointing 4.55 time he registered in Indianapolis, clocking in at exactly the same time Tuesday. The scout noted that Adams weighed in at 188 pounds Tuesday, which is nine pounds heavier than he weighed at the Combine. All three Arkansas receivers are currently viewed as likely Day Three picks by NFLDraftScout.com. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/06/2012 - Greg Childs ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at Arkansas' pro day on Tuesday. The wide receiver improved on his 4.55-second time from the combine last month with the fastest 40 time of all participants Tuesday. Joe Adams ran a 4.55. Jarius Wright, an all-Southeastern Conference receiver last season, opted not to run the 40 on Tuesday. Wright ran a 4.42-second 40 last month in Indianapolis. All three receivers caught passes for scouts from former Arkansas and current New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett. At least 25 NFL teams had representatives at the workout. Jake Bequette, an all-SEC defensive end last season, did not participate in any speed and strength drills on Tuesday, citing an injured pectoral muscle. Bequette went through drills for both defensive ends and linebackers on Tuesday. He participated in the NFL combine and said he will hold a private weight-lifting workout for scouts ahead of the NFL Draft. - AP Sports

09/20/2011 - Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino says receiver Greg Childs will play this week at No. 3 Alabama. Childs missed No. 14 Arkansas' game against Troy following the death of his grandmother last week. The senior was leading the Razorbacks in receiving last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the eighth game against Vanderbilt. He's been slow to recover and had two catches for 29 yards before missing last week's game. Petrino also says senior receiver Jarius Wright and senior defensive end Jake Bequette are better after missing the game against the Trojans with injuries. Petrino says Wright worked out Sunday after injuring his knee against New Mexico. He says Bequette's status for practice Tuesday isn't certain, but he has made "tremendous improvement" while recovering from a hamstring injury. - AP Sports

08/08/2011 - Greg Childs' return to the practice field appeared to hit a small speed bump during Arkansas' first day of practice. The Razorbacks' receiver, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last season against Vanderbilt, dropped several passes and appeared to be limping on his way back to the huddle after running several routes. The struggles were enough to raise the concern of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino afterward. Childs was the Razorbacks' leading receiver with 46 catches for 659 yards and six touchdowns when he was injured last season. He suffered a patella tendon injury against the Commodores and missed Arkansas' final five games and spring practice. He was cleared to return to workouts three months ago but admitted to some hesitation during the Razorbacks' first practice on the school's intramural fields. - AP Sports

07/19/2011 - 2011 SEC PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): WR Greg Childs, Arkansas, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Football Preseason First Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by the SEC head football coaches. In 2010, Childs tied for the team lead with six receiving touchdowns and ranked third on the team with 659 receiving yards and 49 receptions despite missing the final five games due to an injury. His two 100-yard receiving games ranked eighth in the SEC. The Warren, Ark., native enters the 2011 season ranked eighth on Arkansas' all-time career touchdown receptions list with 15, 10th on UA's all-time career receptions list with 112 and 10th on the Razorbacks' all-time career receiving yards list with 1,826 to lead all current Razorbacks in each category. His five career 100-yard receiving games are tied for the most among 2011 Razorbacks and fourth all-time at Arkansas. - Arkansas football

07/08/2011 - 2011 MAXWELL AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Greg Childs, Arkansas, QB, Sr., has been selected by the The Maxwell Football Club to the 2011 Watch list for the Maxwell Award, which has annually honored college football's most outstanding player since 1937. Semifinalists for the Maxwell will be announced October 31st and the three finalists will be unveiled November 21st. In 2010, Childs tied for the team lead with six receiving touchdowns and ranked third on the team with 659 receiving yards and 49 receptions despite missing the final five games due to an injury. His two 100-yard receiving games ranked eighth in the SEC. He enters the 2011 season ranked eighth on Arkansas' all-time career touchdown receptions list with 15, 10th on UA's all-time career receptions list with 112 and 10th on the Razorbacks' all-time career receiving yards list with 1,826 to lead all current Razorbacks in each category. His five career 100-yard receiving games are tied for the most among 2011 Razorbacks and fourth all-time at Arkansas. - Arkansas football

 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 4/134 - Greg Childs, WR, 6-3, 219, Arkansas...Caught only 21 passes last year after tearing his patella tendon the year before. But is now healthy. - The Sports Xchange

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