With the 185th pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Wyoming Cowboys wide receiver Robert Herron. Herron is 5-foot-9 and 193 pounds and rated as the No. 16 wide receiver in the draft and 95th overall, according to Mocking The Draft.
Herron was the key receiver in Wyoming's spread attack and he was great in the red zone and deep threat. In his senior year he caught 72 passes for 937 yards and nine touchdowns. In his junior year Herron only played part of the year but he had 31 receptions to eight touchdowns and averaged 21.19 yards per catch.
This is a good spot for Herron since Tampa Bay is in needed of wide receivers, or at least younger wide receivers, to help get the offense. The Buccaneers already drafted Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans at No. 7 and clearly they are going for offense.
Bucs Nation really loves the pick and gave Herron an A grade on the former Wyoming receiver. His speed will make him an immediate threat at the next level.
And speed? Bucs WR Robert Herron was hand-timed at 4.25 and 4.29 at his Wyoming pro day ...— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 10, 2014
Read Herron's strengths and weaknesses in his scouting report:
Herron is a big time play maker that can do things as both a runner and a receiver. He possesses very good speed in space and has the knack of getting open very easily. Above average agility makes him very difficult to stay with. His ability to get off the line of scrimmage very quickly is excellent, making him quite difficult to be jammed. Once with the ball in his hands, he has the ability to get a lot of yards after the catch due to his strength, vision and speed. He adjusts well on the ball when thrown deep. He has large hands for his size (9'3/4")and generally is pretty sure handed. Has the ability to play special teams at the next level even though he did not do a lot of that at Wyoming. He is the type of receiver that can play in either the slot or the outside but probably more suited for the slot. He may not see the toughest competition week in and week out but has always came up big against the best competition.
His height is less than desirable with him standing just under 5'10". He did not run a complete NFL route tree while at Wyoming. He also had the tendency to not always run the sharpest routes. He was able to get by due to his speed and athletic ability against most opponents. Even though he has the ability to be a very good special teams player, he rarely got the chance to show his abilities in that department in college. Was not considered the best of blockers and his effort in that department has been questioned. Lastly Herron has had durability issues. He missed 4 games in 2012 with a shin injury, missed time with a concussion and another unspecified injury in 2010.
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