Dwayne Frampton 2012 NFL Draft scouting report

Dwayne Frampton

5'9'', 180 pounds | Wide Receiver | Arkansas State

Games Watched: Middle Tennessee, Troy

Body Control: Frampton's body control is not elite, but he does a decent job of adjusting to the ball in the air. Arkansas State did not get elite quarterback play, so he became accustomed to making plays on the ball. I like his ability to make plays on the sidelines, and he is incredible in open space.

Hands: Dwayne Frampton has very reliable hands. Made some difficult catches in the games I watched. Catching the football is a big strength of his. Frampton did occasionally struggle with ball security when taking big hits, however.

Release: Frampton has a quick first step. He shows the ability to get separation at the line of scrimmage, but lacks the strength to consistently beat press coverage.

Route Running: His quick feet make him a dangerous route runner. Frampton works most effectively in the slot with quick underneath routes, out routes and any route that allows him to do damage after he catches the ball. That's not to say that he can't run vertical routes, because he has the speed to do so, but his size limits him.

Size: At 5-feet-9-inches tall and just 180 pounds, Frampton's size is far from ideal. But he could still find success as a slot receiver.

Speed: Frampton possesses good deep speed to stretch the defense, but it's his quickness that makes him so dangerous. He is incredibly agile and so quick in and out of his cuts, which helps him create separation.

Final Word: Many will overlook Frampton due to his size, but there is a place for him in the NFL. He's one of my favorite sleeper wide receivers because of how hard he works. He's a level headed kid who is willing to fill any role. His ability to make people miss in the open field will make him a dangerous return man early in his career, and with demand for slot receivers increasing, there is no reason Frampton can't fill that role as well with some maturity and understanding of an NFL offenses. I would have no reservations about spending a late round draft pick on him.

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