Cobi Hamilton: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Arkansas WR

Matt SteinCorrespondent IIApril 26, 2013

Cobi Hamilton: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Arkansas WR

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    Cobi Hamilton was expected to be a huge part of the Arkansas Razorbacks' offense in 2012, and he certainly didn't disappoint.

    He recorded a ridiculous 90 receptions for 1,335 yards during his senior season for the Razorbacks.

    With a blend of size, speed and strength, Hamilton has the potential to becomes a productive receiver in the NFL.

    Here are five things you need to know about the former Arkansas wide receiver. 

Background

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    Full Name: Cobi Hamilton

    Birthday: November 13, 1990

    Hometown: Texarkana, Texas

    High School: Texas High School

    Major: Sociology

    Year: Senior

     

    Hamilton exploded onto the football scene as a senior in high school. He set a school record for most receiving yards in a season with 1,071. He added 64 receptions and 14 touchdowns during his final year.

    Hamilton went to school with former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett.

Statistics

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    It took his entire four years at Arkansas for Cobi Hamilton to make a huge impact, but it finally happened his senior season. In fact, Hamilton had more receptions in his senior season than he did in his first three years combined.

    He definitely finished his career at Arkansas on a high note.

     

    YEAR REC YDS YDS/REC TD
    2009 19 347 18.3 3
    2010 32 630 19.7 6
    2011 34 543 15.9 4
    2012 90 1,335 14.8 5

     

    All statistics courtesy of sports-reference.com.

Draft Process

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    Measurables

    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 212 lbs 

    Arm Length: 32-1/2"

    Hand Size: 8-3/4"

     

    Combine Results

    40-yard dash: 4.56 seconds

    Bench press: 11 reps

    Vertical jump: 29.5"

    Broad jump: 107"

    20-yard shuttle: 4.31 seconds

     

    Pro Day results

    40-yard dash: 4.59 seconds

    3 cone shuttle: 7.02 seconds

    Vertical jump: 27.5"

     

    Hamilton was never really known for his athleticism while at Arkansas, so it is no surprise that he didn't put up stellar numbers at the Combine. However, he still has good size and short-area quickness to be an effective wide receiver.

     

    All Combine results courtesy of NFL.com.

    Pro day results courtesy of ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

Interesting Facts

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    Cobi Hamilton was a standout receiver at Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas. In fact, he was named the All-Northeast Texas Offensive Player of the Year during his senior season.

    However, when Hamilton was a junior in high school, he was actually better at track and field than football. Hamilton finished fourth in 200 meters at the AAU National Junior Olympics with a time of 21.41 seconds.

    Hamilton obviously become a much better football player, but that type of speed has to be intriguing to NFL teams.

Observations

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    As the No. 1 target for Tyler Wilson and the Arkansas Razorbacks, Cobi Hamilton didn't disappoint in the slightest. In fact, according to the popular website SaturdayDownSouth.com, Hamilton had a record breaking season for Arkansas:

     

    Cobi Hamilton had a record season at Arkansas with 90 receptions for 1,335 yards - the most in school history.

    — Saturday Down South (@SDS) November 26, 2012

     

    Matt Waldman, one of the more respected minds in the scouting community, simply doesn't feel that Hamilton has that high of a ceiling:

     

    Not a fan of Hamilton at all. I think he's Michael Jenkins at best. @thewanderer2020 @thewanderer2020 Cobi Hamilton

    — Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) April 15, 2013

     

    However, there are Arkansas' fans out there who truly believe that Hamilton belongs in the conversation with the elite wide receivers in this year's draft:

     

    You can draft Keenan Allen in the 1st Rd or get the same production from Cobi Hamilton in the 4th. Your call.

    — Scott (@RazorJamon) April 16, 2013