Marvin McNutt to Eagles: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis
Former Hawkeye Marvin McNutt is 6'4", 215-pound wide receiver who holds the Iowa school records for receiving yards in a season (1,315) and career (2,861). He's also top in single season (12) and career touchdown receptions (28). In 2011, he was named the Richter-Howard Wide Receiver of the Year in the Big Ten.
Combine Results: 40-Yard dash: 4.54. Vertical Jump: 37 inches. 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.07. No bench press.
McNutt offers great size at WR and is an ideal target coming across the middle. He has shown that he has great hands, and with his 37-inch vertical, he has the ability to go up and get the ball at its highest point.
Now, McNutt has average speed at best, as he ran a 4.54 in the 40. Because of this, McNutt does not necessarily project as a true No. 1 receiving option in the NFL. He does not possess the same athleticism that elite receivers with similar size (e.g. Calvin Johnson) have shown throughout their careers.
ESPN.com's draft insiders have said this about McNutt:
Not a burner that will run by you, but sets up defenders and has enough top end speed to occasionally get behind coverage. Tracks the deep ball well and can adjust to win one-on-one battles. Makes a quick transition up the field after the catch. Sneaky run-after-catch ability, not overly elusive but is shifty enough in the open field to make defenders miss without breaking stride.
McNutt has the potential years down the road to have NFL GMs scratching their heads and asking why they did not take a chance on him earlier in the draft.
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