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Eddie Royal
SI Grade
3.67
Position:
WR
Class:
Sr
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
5-9.5, 184
40 Time:
4.42

BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter who posted 33/496/4 as a senior when he also averaged 14.7 yards on 31 punt returns with two scores. Junior-year totals included 31/497/3 with a 13.2-yard average on 23 punt returns.

POSITIVES: Elusive ball-handler who makes plays as a receiver and a return specialist. Sells routes, shows quickness into breaks, and stays low on exit. Comes back to the ball, effectively makes body-catches when necessary, and uses his frame to protect the pass. Lays out or extends to make the difficult reception in a crowd and battles for the ball against defenders. Natural pass-catcher with soft hands. Quick transitioning from making the reception to running after the catch. Effective running after the reception and shows the ability to create yardage, a skill he also displays returning punts.

NEGATIVES: More quick than fast and lacks the flat-out speed. Loses out in battles.

ANALYSIS: Royal is a sure-handed wideout whose real value at the next level will be as a return specialist. He possesses the size/speed numbers to be a third wideout and could help a team in a variety of ways.

2007 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
33 496 15.03 4
2007 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
116 8 14.5 0
2007 Passing Statistics
Pass Att Pass Com Pass Com Pct Pass Yds Pass Int Pass TD
2 0 0% 0 1 0
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