Kaufman is an underrated prospect for sure. Watched him quite a bit as im pretty much local.
The injurys arent really an issue, he missed to 2011 season due to surgery, but he had a great season this year. Im pretty sure he set the FCS receiving record this year.
I figured he would be staying in school another year since he would have been the only target left and would have had the opportunity to up his draft stock, but with Padron entering, it makes sense for him not to stick around i guess, although adams showed alot promise this season. I had left him out of previous mocks because i figured he would be returning, and hadnt seen that he had declared, Looks like that news came out on the 8th-9th. I like Aaron Mellette alot, but Kaufman would be a nice alternative. There are some rough gems at WR that will be had in the later rounds.
In addition to what you said about him, He is great at getting the ball at its highest point, shows great focus, ball control, and has strong hands, and he knows how to use his size. He has decent straight line speed once he gets going, but he is pretty slow off the LOS. Hes strong, not great with YAC unless hit in full stride, since once he breaks down his route he doesnt have the burst to get going again, but he is strong and generally got a couple extra yards by powering his way forward. Most of his yardage came down the sidelines. Not really a great route runner.
[ Edited by IdahoNiner on Jan 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM ]