TSN on top receivers

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    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][6'2 5/8", 209, 4.45]

    Braylon Edwards
    WR, Michigan

    War Room analysis

    Has the size, strength and agility to dominate against man-to-man coverage. Has the speed to separate from defenders and the leaping ability to win jump balls. Has improved his route-running skills and avoids jams at the line. Is virtually perfect physically.

    Weaknesses: Must improve against zone coverage. Is inconsistent and lacks focus. Must become more elusive at the line of scrimmage and on runs after a catch. Drops too many passes.

    Bottom line: Edwards is a first-round talent, despite concerns about inconsistency and immaturity. He has the size, speed and agility to be an impact player in the NFL. He has had a great senior season and could be the first receiver selected in the '05 draft.

    Dan Pompei analysis

    Big, physical receiver who has been very productive. Similar to the Bears' David Terrell. Makes tough catches but drops some easy ones. Doesn't appear to have great deep speed.

    [6'4", 230, 4.6]

    Mike Williams
    WR, USC

    War Room analysis

    Has exceptional talent. Is too big to jam but still can separate from cornerbacks because of his explosive quickness. Easily adjusts to passes in the air. Is dangerous on downfield routes and catches passes from seemingly impossible angles. Is tough to tackle because of his speed and strength.

    Weaknesses: Must become vigilant about his weight. Is said by some USC players to be a less-than-ideal teammate. Could use some work on his zone-awareness skills. Shows only adequate blocking skills and desire.

    Bottom line: Williams lost his eligibility for the '04 college season and has had to sit out. If he gets serious about his conditioning, he will be a top 10 pick.

    Dan Pompei analysis

    Huge receiver with unusually soft hands. Catches the ball when covered and makes tough receptions. Adjusts to the ball very well. Presents mismatches for most opponents and is a great red zone weapon. Runs so-so routes and doesn't have top speed or quickness.

    [6'2", 200, (no 40)]

    Troy Williamson
    WR, South Carolina

    Williamson, a junior, is giving up his final year of college to enter the '05 draft. Williamson led the SEC this season with 835 yards receiving, 75.9 per game.

    It looked like Williamson had a chance to improve those totals if he came back since offensive whiz Steve Spurrier was named South Carolina coach last month. But, Williamson's high school coach says Spurrier's hiring did not sway the junior much.

    He had 43 catches and seven touchdowns in 11 games for a 19.4 yards per catch average. He also returned seven punts for 150 yards, an average of 15 yards per attempt.

    Williamson's 42 points were second on the team in scoring behind kicker Josh Brown's 57.

    He had three catches for 131 yards and a touchdown against Georgia in USC's 20-16 loss Sept. 11, then exploded with five catches for 210 yards and three touchdowns of 55, 56 and 73 yards a week later in South Carolina's 34-3 thrashing of South Florida.

    Williamson also had 105 yards on six catches in the Gamecocks' 17-7 win over Troy and four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown in South Carolina's 31-28 loss to Ole Miss. He had six catched for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Gamecocks' 35-32 win over Arkansas.

    Williamson led the Gamecocks with 31 catches for 428 yards and two touchdowns in 2003.

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