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Hawaii 5-0
01-22-2014, 09:24 PM
Wire: Robert Herron Impresses Kevin Colbert at Senior Bowl Practice

BY DOMINIC DI TOLLA - JAN 21ST, 2014

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Like most NFL general managers, Kevin Colbert is in Mobile, Alabama scouting some of the NCAA’s best players at the Senior Bowl. According to Coy Wire of FOX Sports.com, Pittsburgh’s general manager was particularly impressed with the play of former Wyoming wide receiver Robert Herron.

It does not surprise me that a player of with Herron’s skill-set made such a positive impression on Colbert. In fact, I mentioned earlier today how most of Pittsburgh’s best wide receivers over the last decade have been guys that have lacked elite size (6’2″+ and 210+ lbs.)

Despite his generally smaller frame (5’9″ 193 lbs.), Herron can be a threat to line up and do damage both inside and outside the numbers. Moreover, his shiftiness allows a player of his stature to burst off of the line of scrimmage and get into his pass-patterns against larger-framed defensive backs.

A weapon who can burn teams underneath and vertically, the smurfish yet dangerous Herron might very well fit the mold of 6′-and-under wide receivers who have been the backbone of the Steelers’ passing game in recent seasons.

A terrific athlete, Herron was actually a running back for most of his freshman season (40 carries for 235 yards) with the Cowboys. After two seasons spent as Wyoming’s premier deep-threat (2011-2012: 74 catches, 1,036 yards and 11 touchdowns), Herron broke out in a big way last fall when he posted career-highs in catches (73), receiving yards (972) and touchdown receptions (9).

As a San Diego State fan, I certainly remember how Herron proved to be quite the nuisance for the Aztecs’ defense when both teams met in Laramie back in 2012.

Although SDSU emerged victorious by a score of 42-28, Herron posted 10 catches, 187 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort. Incredibly enough, Herron probably could have had one more touchdown catch in that game had Brett Smith not misfired a deep ball which should have resulted in six points.

As it stands, it certainly looks like Herron has Pittsburgh’s general manager intrigued with his play so far in Mobile. Most of all, I am interested to see how much Herron can improve his draft stock over the course of this week and during his pre-draft workout sessions.

http://nicepickcowher.com/2014/01/21/wire-robert-herron-impresses-kevin-colbert-senior-bowl-practice/

BLACK_AND_YELLOW
01-23-2014, 08:28 PM
After watching some tape of him he reminds me of T.Y Hilton, both lack size(5'9) but there very quick and there both very good in the open field, he would be a nice pick in the 4th round.

harrison'samonster
01-23-2014, 09:19 PM
After watching some tape of him he reminds me of T.Y Hilton, both lack size(5'9) but there very quick and there both very good in the open field, he would be a nice pick in the 4th round.

I'm sure I've said this in another thread, but I believe that the realistic WR pick for us will be a player like this. I've been known to be wrong before, but I don't see us breaking the mold anytime soon.

BLACK_AND_YELLOW
01-23-2014, 09:49 PM
I'm sure I've said this in another thread, but I believe that the realistic WR pick for us will be a player like this. I've been known to be wrong before, but I don't see us breaking the mold anytime soon.

Yeah me neither we(fans) have been wanting a tall WR for a while and it never happened, Herron is just like Brown, Sanders and Wheaton, there below 6ft but they are very quick, fast and they fit our offense.

Another reason why I doubt we break the tradition of drafting shorter WRs.

devin7558
01-24-2014, 04:34 PM
I like Herron a lot. There is nothing but good talk floating around about him since arriving in Mobile. If you can find tape on him you have to watch it. He sets CB's up with reallu nice fakes at the top of his routes, fearless through the middle and goes and gets the ball...and he has some really underrated speed.

The other less talked about WR I like who fits a probable 3rd or 4th rd pick is Paul Richardson from Colorado.

devin7558
01-24-2014, 04:35 PM
After watching some tape of him he reminds me of T.Y Hilton, both lack size(5'9) but there very quick and there both very good in the open field, he would be a nice pick in the 4th round.

^^^Nail hit on the head. Best pro comparison for sure.

cbrunn
01-25-2014, 07:53 AM
I like Herron a lot. There is nothing but good talk floating around about him since arriving in Mobile. If you can find tape on him you have to watch it. He sets CB's up with reallu nice fakes at the top of his routes, fearless through the middle and goes and gets the ball...and he has some really underrated speed.

The other less talked about WR I like who fits a probable 3rd or 4th rd pick is Paul Richardson from Colorado.

Paul Richardson is likely to impress at combine ...

I love Paul I just don't see him making it out of the 2nd

If he is there with the 3rd round comp ... You sprint to the podium and pick Paul

devin7558
01-27-2014, 02:51 PM
I think Paul will impress at the combine but scouts already rave about his speed. The 40 time will justify it. I think the rest of his measurables will be average along with the others. I think he may slide since he has a very thin frame. He needs to put on a good 10-15 lbs of muscle and it takes time for a lean guy like him to do that. He might not see the field his rookie season. Teams want early impact WRs in rounds 1-2.

Coupled with the fact that this is a deeeep class of WRs this year I could see him falling to the 3rd. Prob not 4th. Should be drafted mid 2nd round really.

emarines
01-27-2014, 03:08 PM
jared abbrederis, brandon coleman, odell beckham, jordan matthews....are all guys that should be the target in the 3rd and 4th. if you want some fast guys abbrederis and beckham are the picks!