Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
I don’t care what anyone says, I like these five prospects.
By Wes Bunting
WR Marcus Easley, Connecticut
I’ll admit that coming into the year I didn’t even know who this guy was. However, after watching only one game of him, my initial impression was: This is one of the only senior wideouts in the country who has the ability to start on the outside in the NFL. He doesn’t have a ton of experience and is still developing as a route runner, but his explosion off the line and suddenness in and out of his breaks consistently allow him separate on all levels of the field. Plus, he showcases a real savvy about his game
for a guy who hasn’t played much and does a nice job slightly widening his angles off the line when asked to set up corners and using his balance and body control to explode away from corners when asked to change directions. There are a lot of receivers in this year’s class who have much more recognizable names than Easley, but check back with me in three years. I have a feeling it will be the quiet, hard-working Easley who will have a much more productive NFL game.
Wes Bunting, the National Football Post’s director of college scouting, has been monitoring the college football scene since 2002.