|Ricardo Lockette Scouting Report
Ricardo Lockette - Fort Valley St. (HT: 6-2⅛ - WT: 211)
Combine 40: 4.37 - Position Rank: 34 of 60
Positives: Rare physical gifts, has great size, speed, and leaping ability... High ceiling, can't coach his tools... Great body control, makes some acrobatic grabs... Gets great separation on deep routes... Does a good job at not letting the ball get into his body... Explosive leaping ability, recorded a 39" vertical at his pro day and had a 10'7" broad jump at the combine... Long 33¾" arms... Strong, recorded 22 reps of 225 at his pro day... Has experience returning kickoffs... Has solid potential and would normally be a mid-round prospect based on upside alone, although there are a lot of red flags that will make him fall.
Negatives: Hands are like bricks at times, drops a lot of easy passes... Playing at the division two level can only hurt him... Was third on his team in receptions, one would expect an NFL caliber receiver to dominate his level of competition... Former track star who is more of an athlete than football player at this point, strictly a measurable guy... A straight-line runner, has below-average change-of-direction skills and is not an elusive runner... Poor route runner, looks lazy at times... Played in a Wildcat offense, publicly blamed his poor statistics on the quarterback play at Fort Valley State... A project player, will take a few years to realize his potential... Comes with character concerns, initially signed with Auburn out of high school but did not qualify academically... Failed a drug test for high levels of testosterone following the 2009 NCAA Division II championship track meet... Takes too long for him to get to full speed.