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Eric Decker
Round 3, Pick 87
Position: WR
Class: 5Sr
School: Minnesota
Conference: Big Ten
HT: 6-3
WT: 217
40 Time: 4.55
Biography: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since in his junior season. Led the team in receiving as a senior, posting 50/758/5. Played in nine games last year before being sidelined with a Lisfranc fracture of his foot. Junior totals included career numbers of 84/1074/7 after 67 receptions as a sophomore.

Positives: Large, reliable possession receiver who consistently comes away with the ball. Quickly releases off the line of scrimmage, uses his hands to get separation from opponents, and always on the same page as his quarterback. Displays a sense of timing, easily adjusts to the errant throw, and always finds a way to get free. Outstanding field sense and football awareness, shows great concentration, and almost always makes the difficult reception with defenders draped on him. Possesses terrific eye/hand coordination, plays with good balance as well as body control. Sells routes and displays quickness into breaks. Exposes himself to the big hit yet still comes away with the ball. Plays with an aggressive attitude and does an above- average job blocking.

Negatives: Possesses a marginal burst of speed and does not have the second gear. Must come back from a major injury.

Analysis: Decker has been one of the most sure-handed receivers in the nation the past two years and nicely projects to the NFL as a possession wide out. He has all the makings to be a productive second or third receiver at the next level if he is able to return from his injury.

Projection: 3rd
Chuck Rydlewski/Icon SMI
2009 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
50 758 15.2 5
2009 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
0 0 0.0 0
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