McNutt started his college career as a quarterback. But he'll leave as the best receiver in the history of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
He holds the single-season record for receiving touchdowns: 12
He holds the career record for receiving touchdowns: 28
He holds the single-season record for receiving yardage: 1,269
He holds the career record for receiving yardage: 2,815
And he did it in just three years.
McNutt = unbelievable hands, great routes and sneaky speed (4.52). And tall. 6'4".
Best part is, he can still sling it. He'll stick at WR for his career, but he could be the second coming of Antwaan Randle-El, giving offenses a few wrinkles.
He's also got a high ceiling and is smart enough to learn the Martz offense quickly. Need proof?
Did I mention he was a quarterback until three years ago?
Translation: his potential as a wideout is largely untapped. He's setting records primarily because of his raw ability. He's only begun to mature in just his third season in the position, having a breakout year. The fact he's learned a new role so effectively is evidence of his awareness and intelligence.
This kid's a stud and still a sleeper on most draft boards. Let's hope the Bears take a look at him before the fourth round ends.
He's got second-round value. At least.
It may be hard for him to fly under the radar on draft day the way he does against defenses.
But the Bears can't let him get past them.