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NICK SPARKS
Position: WR
Class: Sr
School: Akron
Conference: MAC
Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 217
40 Time: 4.68
Grade: 2.61

BIO: Former quarterback who had a breakout campaign last season posting 57/740/4. Caught 26/338/1 in 02 when he also had a limited role at quarterback.

POSITIVES: Big-bodied pass-catcher still learning the position. Fluid releasing off the line, uses the sidelines well and out-muscles opponents for the tough grab. Reacts well in a crowd and makes the difficult reception in traffic. Displays focus and mentally alert.

NEGATIVES: Not quick or fast and a poor route runner. Lacks the speed to break it deep.

ANALYSIS: Sparks has made major strides the past two seasons and is looking more like a legitimate receiver prospect for the NFL. Still needs time and repetition to improve his route running but could be a solid third-down receiver or red-zone target in the future.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

2003 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
57 740 13 4

2003 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
-1 1 -1 0

2003 Passing Statistics
Pass Att Pass Com Pass Com Pct Pass Yds Pass Int Pass TD
1 1 100 14 0 0

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