|Jeff Maehl WR Oregon|
|Great hands. A solid, fundamental player. Capable of making things happen after the catch. Elite quickness makes up for his lack of straight-line speed. A very solid route runner. Productive college player who showed improvement throughout his career. Willing to go across the middle and make tough catches in traffic.|
|Lacks the speed to stretch the field. Limited upside. Needs to improve his blocking skills. Would benefit from bulking up, making him a more formidable possession receiver.|
|Maehl began his career as a defensive back but was quickly converted to receiver, which he also played in high school, and quickly developed into their most reliable receiver. He isn’t flashy and will never be a No. 1 receiver but he’s a safe bet to become a reliable contributor. He’s a low ceiling/high floor player who would make a safe 3rd or 4th round selection.|
Two of my favorite mid-round prospects have shined in workouts and hopefully are climbing up draft boards across the country.
Oregon’s Jeff Maehl and Ohio State’s Dane Sanzenbacher aren’t the biggest, fastest or strongest receivers in this year’s class, but they both have excellent hands and are perfectly suited to play a slot receiver role.
The NFL is a copycat league and more and more teams are searching for their version of Wes Welker.
Well, here’s your chance to get two potential stars at a very cheap price.
While neither has elite speed, they are two of the most explosive receivers in this year’s class as they’ve demonstrated at the combine. Maehl set an unofficial combine record in the short shuttle with a time of 6.42. Sanzenbacher came in second at 6.46.
Maehl and Sanzenbacher also finished first and second, respectively, in the 60-yard shuttle and second and third in the 20-yard shuttle.
Prior to the combine I gave both receivers 4th-round grades and I feel even more confident in my assessment after seeing their performance this weekend.