Now that Cody Latimer's completely healthy and was able to fully participate at his Pro Day, the buzz is nearing D.J. Hayden levels of a year ago. I wanted to take a closer look at him after it was reported by NFL.com's Gil Brandt that the Tom Telesco was there. In an interview this offseason, Telesco made it clear he doesn't want to waste time on players he's not interested.
So who is Cody Latimer and how would he fit in San Diego? 1st, let's look at some of his measurables.
|Measurable||Latimer||Average WR at the Combine|
|40 yard dash||4.44||4.51|
|3 Cone Drill||N/A||6.92|
|20 yard Shuttle||N/A||4.21|
Latimer has great size, and as the vertical shows, can really climb the ladder to make the catch. The 4.44 40 yard dash is moving. I'm not sure he's that fast, but make no mistake he can stretch the field.
Reasons to Get Excited about Latimer
- Consistently Makes Contested Catches
- Great at Adjusting to the ball in the Air
- YAC Monster
- Top 5 Blocker in the Class
- Can Stretch the Field
He's also a very fluid athlete, and that showed when he was asked to run double moves. His ability to separate while the ball is in the air makes me thing he'll be very successful as a rookie.
Where He Must Improve
- Route Running
|Multiple Pro Bowl Player, Top 10||8.5 – 9.0|
|Highly Productive Starter, 1st Round||8.0 – 8.4|
|Very Good Starter, Early 2nd Round||7.8 – 7.9|
|Reliable Starter, 2nd Round||7.5 – 7.7|
|Potential Starter in Year 2, 3rd Round||7.0 – 7.4|
|Backup/Spot Starter, 4th Round||6.5 – 6.9|
|Productive Backup, 5th Round||6.0 – 6.4|
|Very Good Backup/STs, 6th Round||5.5 – 5.9|
|Quality Backup/Good STs, 7th Round||5.0 – 5.4|
|Backup/STs/Project Player, 7th Round||4.5 – 4.9|
|Priority Free Agent w/ Limitations||4.0 – 4.4|