Biography: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season and named an All-America the past two years. Played in nine games as a senior before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Finished 2011 with 83 catches/1,157 yards/10 TDs and averaged 10.1 yards on 18 punt returns. Junior totals included career-best receiving numbers of 131/1622/14. Totaled 89/1120/15 receiving as a sophomore with an average of 15.9 yards on 31 punt returns.
Positives: Reliable and dependable pass catcher who does the little things well. Fluid, adjusts nicely to the throw and easily makes the reception in stride. Quickly transitions from making the catch to running after the reception. Displays outstanding eye/hand coordination, remains focused throughout the action. Consistently extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target. Smooth receiver who effortlessly moves around the field and displays good sense of timing. Terrific special teams player who does an outstanding job setting up punt returns and following blocks everywhere on the field.
Negatives: Lacks a burst and does not play fast. Easily brought down at the point of attack by a single defender. Struggles when battling to make the catch.
Analysis: Broyles is a dependable receiver who can also have an impact on punt returns. He has the skills necessary to be a third wideout with the potential to be a team's top punt returner.
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