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Player to Watch: Tobias Palmer

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This a very unknown receiver from North Carolina State that the Jaguars signed in undrafted free agency. I really had no idea who he was until the Jaguars signed him. According to Tony Khan's draft analytics Palmer caught 66% of all passes thrown his way, while his quarterback had a 57% completion percentage. He's a pretty good kick returner which gives him a better chance at making the team, but I think he can be a good 6th receiver.

Pro Day:

From NFLDraftScout.

5'9.5"

178 lbs

40 Yard Dash: 4.39

20 Yard Dash: 2.51

10 Yard Dash: 1.52

Bench Reps: 14

Vertical Jump: 33 1/2"

Broad Jump: 10'1"

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.19

3-Cone Drill: 6.82

Something that stick out is his speed. He ran a 4.39 at his pro day, which is pretty fast, faster than Denard Robinson's 40 time at the combine. His 4.39 would have been 6th at the combine for receivers, his 3-cone drill would have been 9th, right behind Ace Sanders. Speed is something that Dave Caldwell has been preaching the team needs. I couldn't find much on Palmer, but I did find this.

Scouting Report:

Tobias Palmer School: North Carolina State Position: WR Bio: Two-year starter and North Carolina State's top receiver last season posting 54 receptions/781 yards/6 TDs while also averaging 25.7 yards on 44 kick returns with another pair of scores. Junior receiving totals included 37/496/5.
Positive: Small, quick receiver who can also impact games as a return specialist. Settles into the open spot of the field, keeps the play in bounds after the reception, and works to pick up positive yardage. Has a burst, looks the pass into his hands, and easily makes the reception in stride. Effectively follows blocks returning punts, finds the running lanes, and beats defenders into the open field.
Negative: Allow passes to get inside him, and he doesn E(TM)t possess naturally soft hands. Lacks size and overmatched battling for the ball. Analysis: Palmer has shown steady improvement the past two seasons and could make a roster as a fifth receiver if he excels returning kicks this summer. http://www.draftinsider.net/reports/2013/WR/Tobias-Palmer

Video:

Tobais Palmer vs Clemson 2012 (via JmpasqDraftjedi)

In that game against Clemson, Palmer shattered the ACC all-purpose yards record with 496 yards. As you can see, he's very fast, very shifty, and very quick. I think he'd be a good 6th receiver, rotating in occasionally, and finding the field on kickoff duty.

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