Bucs Draft Super Speedy WR Robert HerronMay 10th, 2014
Hey, finally a draft pick Joe was eyeballing months ago has joined the Buccaneers: The Bucs have drafted Wyoming wide receiver and tailor-made slot guy Robert Herron in the sixth round.
And he’s not even tall!
Joe really enjoyed watching this kid workout on NFL Network back in January.
Here’s what former NFL receiver turned NFL.com draft analyst Bucky Brooks had to say about the 5-9 Herron at the Senior Bowl.
Wyoming WR Robert Herron: Herron opened eyes in the scouting community with his speed, quickness and route-running skills. He was untouchable in 1-on-1 drills against big, physical corners, showing exceptional burst and separation quickness. In addition, Herron used a variety of stems and releases to stack defenders at the top of the route to create separation with hard plants and head fakes. Herron’s surprising polish as a route runner took me by surprise based on his reputation as a speed demon. If he continues to impress as a slot receiver with big-play ability, Herron could make a huge jump on the boards heading into the NFL combine and pro-day workouts.
Joe’s researched Herron and he’s a 4.4 speed kind of guy. That doesn’t mean a hell of a lot (keep in mind Chris Owusu also possessed such blazing speed), but it helps. Joe’s much more impressed by praise of Herron’s separation and polished route-running skills.