Larry Brackins Fellas. This guy was the number 1 JUCO receiver and he decided to skip going to College and go straight to the pro's. This kid is supposed to be an absolute stud and every big College in the Nation wants him and he has decided to just go straight to the league. We could probably get this guy in the 2nd or 3rd round. Just thought i'd let you guys know about him. Let me post some articles that I can find -------------------------------------------------------- also, remember the name Larry Brackins, a 6-5, 220-pound wide receiver from Pearl River CC in Mississippi... he had 11 catches for 166 yards and two touchdowns in the Junior College National Championship game... and with is 4.5 speed and near 40" vertical has made a large number of NFL teams scramble to find game film and background information on this virtual unknown. ---------------------------------------- Larry Brackins WR 6’5 220 Pearl River(MS) Community College By: Robert Davis Larry Brackins is not a well known name not, but come draft time, he may be a hot ticket. He has declared for the draft out of the junior college ranks, but he has dominated at that level. Brackins signed with Troy St. out of high school, but ended up at Feather River(CA) CC and played basketball. He transferred to Pearl River a year later and hauled in 45 catches for 772 yards, and 9 touchdowns. His sophomore season at Pearl River, he led them to a National JuCo title and topped the 1,000 yard mark on the season. He was recruited by elite programs such as Southern Cal, Miami, and Florida St, among others this season. It’s hard to imagine a better looking wideout than Brackins. He has a great frame, but at the same time possesses very good athletic ability and speed. He can make plays with the ball in his hands or go over the middle and take a hit. What makes Brackins standout though is his ability to adjust to the ball in mid air. He is one of the best in the draft at going up and making a play on the ball with his combination of size, athleticism, and jumping ability. Playing at the JuCo level clearly raises questions about the talent he was facing. He hasn’t had the ability to showcase his ability against top flight talent on a weekly basis. Brackins lacks experience on the field also. Two years of playing after the high school level, and none of them at the 4 year level, mean he is going to need some coaching to reach his full potential. Brackins could also show more maturity by taking care of business in school, which he has not done. Brackins did not play for Troy St. out of high school because he did not have his diploma at the time, and getting eligible to play at the schools mentioned above looked like a reason why Brackins ended up signing with an agent and entering the draft. Larry Brackins could be a big riser come draft day, or he could just be a guy who never realizes his potential. It is up to him and the work he shows on the football field. I see a lot of Terrell Owens in Brackins with his all around physical ability on the field. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Brackins hear his name called on the first day of the draft when all is said and done, but at the same time, wouldn’t be surprised to see him still on the board in the 5th. The post season circuit of workouts and interviews will determine everything with Brackins. ------------------------------------------------------- SCOUTING REPORT Strengths: Has great size and a huge frame...Is a tremendous leaper...Very strong...Is an amazing natural athlete...Has decent speed and quickness...Is physical and also a willing blocker...Runs well after the catch...A playmaker who knows how to go up and get the ball...Was very productive at his level...Has a ton of upside and could eventually develop into a star. Weaknesses: Extremely raw and has a lot to learn...Has only played two years of college football...Was a big fish in a small pond and has not played against anything near top competition...There will be major questions about his learning capabilities since he couldn't get into a four year school...A lot of time will need to be invested in him and he won't pay immediate dividends...Downside is just as great as his upside and any team choosing him early will be taking a major risk. Notes: The #1 JUCO recruit in the country according to Rivals...Was being recruited by the likes of Florida St., USC and Louisiana State...Developmental prospect with loads of potential but will need a lot of work and coaching...May be able to bulk up and become a dynamic, playmaking tight end...His will be a very interesting situation to watch play out as the Draft nears.