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« on: April 10, 2018, 05:27:10 PM »

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add Receiver Tony Stevens

WINNIPEG, MB., April 10, 2018 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed International wide receiver Tony Stevens.

Stevens (6'4, 215, Auburn, March 14, 1995 in Orlando, FL) played in 39 games including seven starts for the Auburn Tigers and made 51 career receptions for 754 yards and five touchdowns. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2017 but was released before the season.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 12:02:28 AM »

got size but can he catch, run routes and does he have any speed?
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 01:43:12 AM »

got size but can he catch, run routes and does he have any speed?

http://draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=128184&draftyear=2017&genpos=WR

Something on his speed.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 05:16:13 AM »

Good speed for his size...
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 02:42:30 AM »

I like
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 09:56:20 AM »

got size but can he catch, run routes and does he have any speed?

Good questions. Probably the reason they have a training camp I'm thinking ??
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 11:08:25 AM »

Overview

Stevens came to Auburn from Orlando as a top 100 recruit nationally, but he struggled to make an impact until his senior year. He played in 10 games as a freshman, catching five passes for 68 yards and scoring once. The following season, however, he entered only seven contests and made just one grab for 22 yards. Stevens' playing time increased a bit in 2015, starting twice in 11 appearances and grabbing 14 throws for 177 yards and a touchdown. Without a lot of experience in the receiving corps, he stepped up into a playmaking role, leading the team with 31 receptions for 487 yards and three scores and catching the eyes of scouts with his 6-4 frame and athleticism.

Strengths
Big target with excellent size. Has intriguing physical traits. Quick stop-and-open on comebacks for necessary separation. Can stride past deep safeties and into the clear on double moves. Long target with an expanded catch radius. Can climb the ladder and snare the would-be overthrow. Has some run after catch ability. Has some vertical potential.

Weaknesses
Routes are run at 3/4 speed and appears to be counting steps. Must learn to play faster. Pops upright into his breaks. Hands are below average. Allows throws into his frame. Despite his size, struggles to finish contested catches. Hears footsteps over the middle. Route work was simple. Linear frame and battles to get off press. Play strength within routes is poor.

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 04:13:28 PM »

Looks interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHjmSLbVEww
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 04:16:32 PM »

Underwhelming scouting report, but I like his size. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2018, 04:34:01 PM »

Maybe somebody in the know might take a shot at ranking the rookie receivers. Most rookies sound promising or they wouldn't be here. Sometimes a guy that doesn't sound as promising turns out to be one that beats out players with better press clippings.

I liked what I heard last year when they added Myles White to the PR. This year it's been Corey Washington and Coney.

A few of the receivers won't be here after mini camp. Will be interesting to see what " reviews " come out of that excercise.



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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 07:49:19 PM »

Underwhelming scouting report, but I like his size. 

Looked to me like a "has the physical tools, but not a natural" type comments.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2018, 12:52:51 PM »

In other words he is slow and can't catch.....but he is a bigger receiver.
Early cut.
Move on!
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2018, 05:38:59 PM »


Factoring out his receiving skills, I'd say he looks like an intriguing possibility as a returner.
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