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Braxton Berrios recruit scouting report: Wes Welker clone

Berrios is a nightmare for linebackers in coverage.

Bud Elliott (SB Nation)

Braxton Berrios is a consensus three-star prospect in the class of 2014 from Leesville Road High School (NC); he could end up as a wide receiver, running back or defensive back in college. Berrios is getting plenty of attention from major-conference programs and has scholarship offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State and West Virginia, among others.

Berrios is 5'8, weighs 170 pounds and runs a 4.59 40-yard dash. He is considered a three-star recruit, the No. 37 athlete and the 13th-best player in the state of North Carolina by 247Sports. Scout isn't as high on him, ranking him the No. 84 wide receiver in the class and a three-star prospect.

As a junior, Berrios ran for 1,142 yards and scored 22 rushing touchdowns. He also finished the season with 766 yards receiving and 10 touchdown grabs.

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Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Spread teams covet a receiver who can consistently get open on option routes, like Wes Welker did for Tom Brady. Berrios fits the bill. He's tiny, but he uses that to his advantage. His ability to quickly change direction is way too much for even the best coverage linebackers to handle. Almost all of his major offers come from spread teams.

Berrios has excellent quickness, but not great speed. His catch radius is small, and he's not winning many physical battles for the ball. Still, he has a place in a spread offense, and could be an asset in moving the chains. He does do a good job of catching balls thrown to him.

Berrios can also contribute in the return game, especially on punts.

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