BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who also spent time on the Indiana baseball team. Junior totals included 34/450/1 after 48/559 as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Means showed flashes of ability the past two seasons, and he is a solid athlete who could develop into a productive NFL receiver.
He must improve his route running, learn to play to his 40 time, and get acclimated to a disciplined NFL offense, but Means
is a developmental prospect worth the risk of a middle-round choice.
NEGATIVES: Does not show his timed speed on the field, cannot beat defenders in a foot race, or run to the deep throw. Benefited from
the spread system at Indiana. Average route runner.
ANALYSIS: Nice-sized receiver with a degree of upside potential. Quickly releases off the line, plays with a good degree of explosion,
and works his hands to get separation from defenders. Comes back to the ball out of breaks, and finds the soft spot in the
defense. Gets vertical, and nicely adjusts to the errant throw, extending his hands to make the reception away from his frame.
Willingly exposes himself in a crowd to come away with the tough catch. Ran a time off 4.35-seconds during his pro-day workout.