NFL supplemental draft: Scout’s analysis of Emokpae Vanness

A scout’s breakdown of Emokpae Vanness, a former wide receiver from Truman State in Missouri who is eligible for the 2010 supplemental draft:

Strengths: Has Good size with a thick build. Has quick feet, strong, physical run after catch ability. Can be a strong perimeter blocker.

Weaknesses: Has marginal playing speed, separation quickness, burst and acceleration. Has average initial quickness in release. Runs sloppy routes. Tends to be a cradle catcher; waits on the ball. Often jumps to catch when it is unnecessary. Has marginal overall elusiveness in run after catch. Lacks skills as a punt or kick returner. Is an inconsistent blocker.

Bottom line: Emokpae was a three-year starter in a spread offense. He is built more like a running back than a wide receiver. He is an adequate free-agent signing for a team with a need, but might not get the chance to play.

Former NFL scout Russ Lande evaluates college players for Sporting News’ Pro Football War Room and GM Jr. Scouting LLC.

A scout’s breakdown of Emokpae Vanness, a former wide receiver from Truman State in Missouri who is eligible for the 2010 supplemental draft:

Strengths: Has Good size with a thick build. Has quick feet, strong, physical run after catch ability. Can be a strong perimeter blocker.

Weaknesses: Has marginal playing speed, separation quickness, burst and acceleration. Has average initial quickness in release. Runs sloppy routes. Tends to be a cradle catcher; waits on the ball. Often jumps to catch when it is unnecessary. Has marginal overall elusiveness in run after catch. Lacks skills as a punt or kick returner. Is an inconsistent blocker.

Bottom line: Emokpae was a three-year starter in a spread offense. He is built more like a running back than a wide receiver. He is an adequate free-agent signing for a team with a need, but might not get the chance to play.

Former NFL scout Russ Lande evaluates college players for Sporting News’ Pro Football War Room and GM Jr. Scouting LLC.

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