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Kevin Norwood | Wide Receiver

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195

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Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl identified Alabama WR Kevin Norwood as "one of my favorite prospects" and a Day 3 sleeper.
Weidl knows why Norwood isn't being discussed more, mentioning the prospect's lack of "elite explosiveness on tape" which renders him "a possession-type receiver." However, the analyst loves Norwood's hands and his willingness to go over the middle. "Norwood is still growing into his frame and must continue to develop his overall strength," Weidl wrote. "However, he should be one of the wide receiver prospects teams could get great value for in the fourth-round range because of the unusual depth of this year's receiver class. Norwood will be a strong fit for teams like the Broncos or Patriots, who rely on their receivers' timing and reading coverages on the fly." Apr 19 - 8:22 PM

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ESPN's Todd McShay believes Alabama WR Kevin Norwood is a good fit for the Patriots.

"Not sure Patriots want another young WR," McShay hedged before writing: "Norwood is a fit. Possession wide receiver with a high football IQ (option routes, etc.) and reliable hands." The Patriots have met with Norwood, so we at least know they're intrigued. Norwood (6-foot-2, 198 pounds) ran a 4.48 in Indy, so don't be confused by the "possession" label. What McShay means, instead, is that the Crimson Tide product has great hands, can pluck the ball in traffic, and wins in contested situations. He's underrated, which is a little unbelievable when you consider the program he's coming from.
Apr 15 - 6:54 PM

Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage told Alabama WR Kevin Norwood that he will "go mid-third round to no later than fifth."

Norwood recently worked out for the Panthers and has a meeting with the Patriots scheduled. "[Carolina] told me they really like me and hope I won't get picked before they pick me," Norwood wrote in his USA Today draft diary. When Norwood's name is called in May, he'll become only the second Alabama WR under Nick Saban drafted, following Julio Jones.
Source: USA Today
Mar 24 - 9:17 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Alabama WR Kevin Norwood could be one of the bigger day three steals in the 2014 draft.

Weidl points to Norwood likely being selected on the third day due to the depth at the position and loves the receiver's "outstanding focus and ball skills." There were multiple occasions where Norwood, a 6'2/198 lbs receiver who ran a 4.48 in Indy, plucked balls away from his body and won in contested situations.
Mar 20 - 10:53 AM

Alabama WR Kevin Norwood, who entered last season rated as an undrafted prospect, "could slip into 2nd day," according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

The Carolina Panthers will work out Norwood on Wednesday, Pauline passes along. Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl is one analyst who has sung the former Crimson Tide's praises this offseason, writing in January that he was a "strong route runner" with "natural hands," concluding: "there's a place for him at the next level." Norwood has been overshadowed by Amari Cooper, but his skill set translates to the next level.
Mar 12 - 6:39 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl was highly intrigued by Alabama WR Kevin Norwood during Senior Bowl week.

Weidl called Norwood a "strong route runner" with "natural hands," adding "there's a place for him at the next level." Norwood was obviously overshadowed by Amari Cooper for the last two years and also took a back seat to Alabama's running game, but he could wind up being a better pro than college player.
Jan 24 - 10:40 AM

Alabama junior WR Kevin Norwood returned to practice Monday after sitting out last week with a nagging foot injury.

Norwood has been limited to only 34 receiving yards in the last three games, but the recurring foot injury may have been part of the problem. The junior was expected to take a big step forward this season but is set to play against Missouri after resting during the bye week.
Source: AL.com
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 01:28:00 PM

Alabama CB Dee Milliner said he is "seeing great things" in fellow junior WR Kevin Norwood.

"You probably underestimate him when he lines up in front of you, but once he gets going, he's got great routes, and when the ball comes, he goes up and gets it," Milliner said of his teammate. The cornerback cited Norwood's championship game performance, here he caught four passes for 78 yards as a launching point for his 2012 season. Norwood will battle with junior Kenny Bell and freshman Christian Jones for targets.
Source: AL.com
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 05:35:00 PM