2010 NFL Draft Preview: Dexter McCluster's Bio
One Runnin’ Reb from Old Miss is looking to take his runnin’ to the NFL. His name is Dexter McCluster.
When categorizing McCluster many draft websites put him as a WR. In a quote from CBS their overview of McCluster was, “NFL evaluators are struggling to project McCluster at just one position. That's the same problem Southeastern Conference coaches had the last two years while affording him All-SEC honors as both a running back and wide receiver.”
Scouts are even having problems trying to classify the multi-dimensional star: “He's viewed by some as a change-of-pace type of tailback in the Darren Sproles (Chargers) mold. Others see him developing into a slot receiver.
Let’s take a look at Dexter McCluster.
Dexter McCluster ’ s Bio
Secondary Position: RB/KR/Kat QB
Weight: 172 lbs
Vertical Jump: 35.5”
40-Yard Dash: 4.53
20-Yard Dash: 2.50
10-Yard Dash: 1.53
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.32
Bench Press: 20
Vertical Jump: 37 1/2
Broad Jump: 09’10”
Ole Miss Pro Day Results
40-Yard Dash: 4.44
20-Yard Dash: 2.52
10-Yard Dash: 1.53
Three Cone Drill: 6.73
College Career Stats
He had 181 rushes in 2009 for 1,169 yards and eight touchdowns. Caught 44 passes for 520 yards, and three touchdowns, also threw for a 27-yard touchdown. Compiled 11 total TD last season. Career rushing stats of 304 attempts, 1,955 yards, and 15 touchdowns.
The all-around threat seems to have no preference for where he plays and became the second-ranked all-purpose yardage performer with 4,089 yards.
No. 6 WR out of 307
No. 56 of 2,322 total
Project Round: Second
High Round: Early Second
Low Round: Third
Provides an instant spark from any position on the field, great lateral release and is much stronger than he looks. Good hands to catch balls outside of his frame and can catches balls well over the shoulder, does struggle sometimes catching balls in traffic. Excels after the catch, great acceleration and top-end speed, good field vision, pesky blocker and again stronger than he looks, gives effort to block for teammates downfield.
Shoulder injury could keep him from becoming a full-time running back but still could make an impact as a returner/receiver. Good goal-line option. Compares well to a Darren Sproles or Sinorice Moss. Could make career like Brian Westbrook as a pass-catching running back who excels in both areas.
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