BIO: Three-year starter who originally walked onto the Georgia Southern. Suffered through an injury-plagued senior season after sustaining a stress fracture in his foot and finished the year with only a single catch for 11 yards. Started 14 games as a junior and finished with a career high 15/287/1.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized wide out still rough around the edges. Quick releasing off the line of scrimmage, offers the quarterback a nice target and comes back to the ball, adjusting then grabbing the errant throw from the air. Consistently uses his size as an advantage, boxing out defenders.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the top end speed and has difficulty tracking or adjusting to the ball when running full tilt down the field. Does not stretch the defense. Lacks the soft natural hands.
ANALYSIS: After showing signs of progress as a junior, Kearney's foot injury last season set him back. Played in a running offense at Georgia Southern that rarely relied on the pass and as a result, Kearney is unpolished in almost every aspect. Offers the underlying skills to develop and is a solid prospect for a practice squad.