At 5'9", 175 pounds, it's hard to call Dexter McCluster a WR, it's also difficult to call him a tailback. What you can call him, is a very good football player.
Dexter McCluster impresses in every single aspect of the game, except his size.
If there is a conference in the NCAA that's comparable to the NFL, it's the SEC.
McCluster played 4 seasons in the SEC, as a kick returner/WR/RB. If he's physically capable of competing in the SEC, I see no reason why he can't be a good NFL player.
McCluster's personality and character push him over the top. He's relentless and has a none-stop motor, but he's also willing to play anywhere on the field to help his team.
His 40-time at the Combine was less than impressive, running a 4.53, but if you question McCluster's speed, you've obviously never seen him play.
On two occasions this season McCluster was able to gain better than 300 all purpose yards.... in the SOUTH EASTERN CONFERENCE!!!
Which ever team drafts McCluster will be better because of it.
Projected Round: Second
Projected Team: Pittsburgh Steeler.
The Steelers are in search of a dynamic back as a change of pace from Rashad Mendenhall. They are also looking for help on special teams, including kickoff and punt returns.
Even though the Steelers WR situation is as strong as it has been since Plaxico Burress left town, there is still space for a guy like McCluster.
Santonio is No. 1, Hines is a definite full-time starter, and Mike Wallace has locked down the slot, but with a player like McCluster, you find a way to make it work.
People only question him because of his height, but I guarantee he can run/pass block better than Percy Harvin, and he was still off the board early.