Friday, March 4, 2011

HBCU NFL Draft Prospect: Jamaree Gordon, WR/KR, Kentucky State

Jamaree Gordon is an explosive skill player that plays with great quickness in his all-around game and also shows a great burst when running away from defenders. Gordon was a big play receiver for Kentucky State in his senior year making second team all-conference as a receiver and first team all-conference as a returner in 2010. He quickly changes direction while not losing speed and is fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage. He immediately gets to top speed and is a solid pass catcher who extends to make the reception away from his frame. Gordon impressed scouts during the HBCU Bowl All-Star week with his agility, route running, and abililty to make defenders miss after the catch. He also impressed scouts at the HBCU Bowl Combine with his blazing 4.38, 4.42 40 times. Gordon displayed both soft and strong hands with the ability to catch the ball away from his body during the HBCU Bowl All-Star Week. He also displayed his big play ability in the HBCU Bowl All-Star game with a 71 yard touchdown reception to give the West squad the lead in the third quarter. He effectively knows how to use the sidelines, plays with good balance, and is a solid athlete. Gordon is not big in stature at 5-9 178 lbs and needs to develop more upper body strength because he struggles in battles getting of the line and is sometimes limited by his size. His size also limits him as a blocker and he could be over matched by bigger defensive backs at the next level. He committed to Clemson out of high school but due to academic requirements ended up at Kentucky State where he was also a 2010 DII All-American in track and field. Gordon overall is a terrific athlete and an explosive skill player who can contribute at the NFL level as a slot receiver and return specialist.

Jamaree Gordon Highlight Film