|Eric Page Scouting Report
|Eric Page - Toledo (HT: 5-8⅞ - WT: 186)
Positives -- Dynamic slot receiver candidate who can play all over the field... Excelled in the short passing game taking screens and crossing routes... Great initial burst and quickness... Has a nice first step off the line of scrimmage, takes short steps and is a fairly good route runner... Cuts well at
the top of the stem... Has reliable hands, doesn't drop many balls... Finds the soft spot in zone coverage... Does a good job of slipping tacklers with the ball in his hands, rather elusive and tough to track down in space, good runner after the catch... Great production, completely dominated MAC competition; was a three year starter for Toledo who ended his career with 306 catches for 3,446 yards and 25 receiving touchdowns... Showed up in big games, had 12 catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns against Ohio State this year... Versatile, had been named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list (most versatile player in the nation), was named first team All-MAC as a wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner.
Negatives -- Very small, will have trouble playing on the outside, simply a slot receiver in the NFL... Struggles with bigger corners, can get knocked off his route and doesn't have the strength to deal with physical corners... Is more quick than fast, doesn't have the necessary breakaway speed to consistently make plays down the field... Has short arms and small hands... Isn't much of a leaper, 30" vertical at the combine was lowest among receivers... Struggles as a run blocker because he doesn't have the size or strength to hold his own... Plays a lot in the middle of the field and at his size, he could be an injury risk... Upside is limited by his lack of physical gifts, is probably nothing more than a third or fourth receiver in the NFL.
At Toledo -- (Official School Bio) 2010: First-team All-America selection at kickoff return position by Walter Camp, Sporting News and Phil Steele Publications... First Rocket ever to be named first-team on Walter Camp All-America team, and first MAC player since Akron defensive back Dwight Smith in 2000... First Rocket to make any first-team All-America list in 35 years (QB Gene Swick, 1975-UPI)... Seventh Rocket ever to make first-team All-America... Named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year... First-team All-MAC at wide receiver and kickoff returner... Named National Kickoff Returner of the Year by College Football Performance Awards... Led team, third in MAC and seventh in nation with 99 receptions... 99 catches is second on UT's all-time season receptions list behind current New Orleans Saint Lance Moore (103 in 2003)... Fifth in MAC and 22nd in country with 1,105 receiving yards... Led MAC and was third in nation in kickoff return average (31.1)... Kickoff return average is the best in UT history... Only player in FBS with three TDs off kickoff returns in 2010... Led MAC and was 12th in country in all-purpose yards (156.5)... Accounted for five TDs in 42-31 win over CMU... Caught 12 passes for season-high 127 yards and two TDs; returned two kickoffs for TDs; threw a 28-yard TD pass... Became first player ever from Mid-American Conference to return two kickoffs for TDs in one game... Named MAC Special Teams Player of the Week and national special teams Player of the Week by College Football Performance Awards for his performance vs. CMU... Six games with at least 100 yards receiving.