Monday, April 23, 2012

Chargers Draft Prospects: Marvin McNutt

The move to a pass happy NFL has seen the need for receivers increase more and more over the last several seasons. Even though the Chargers have added quality players through free agency in Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal, it could never hurt to add quality depth through the draft. Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt is a player who is grading out somewhere around the 5th round but has some great potential.

Position: WR
Weight: 216 lbs.
Height: 6' 3''

Pros: McNutt is a prospect who has good height and can use his long arms to beat press coverage. He is a strong receiver who can make the catch away from his frame and always knows where the sticks are. McNutt is a long stider who can build up a good head of steam and has soft hands. While he has only been playing receiver for about 3 years, McNutt has shown plenty of potential, leading Iowa in receiving the last two seasons. He leaves Iowa with several school records.

Cons: McNutt isn't a speedy deep threat, having only average speed. He still needs to improve his route running. He has a tendency to round his routes off and tip the defensive backs off to his route. McNutt needs to continue to focus on learning the position. McNutt also has injury concerns, fighting both wrist and shoulder injuries last season.

McNutt is a bigger receiver who seems to fit the mold of a Norv Turner receiver who very well may have a future in San Diego.

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