Originally posted by tohara3:
He looks like a good prospect if he comes out. What round do you think he could be had in?
If he came out? Early 2nd to mid 3rd round. He's got the ideal build, has good speed, a nice redzone target, very good leaping ability, would love to see him join a group of Crabtree and Patton. Latimer has made some jaw-dropping catches and reliably attacks the football in the air as you might expect from a former basketball player.
Latimer's ceiling is sky high, he's a guy who didn't start playing football until his junior year in high school and each season in college he has improved and become a more well-rounded player, he's still fairly raw but I would say as gifted as any receiver in the country. He's got some of the best hands I've seen on a college receiver, once the ball is in his general catching radius, you're not beating him for it.
He doesn't get the ink that some guys do, but he has the potential to be one of the best receivers to come out of the draft. He has the size that some are looking for, the speed that others want, for a relatively raw player, he's a pretty solid route runner and by all accounts seems to be a very good character guy who works hard and still has a ton of upside.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM ]