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Kolby Listenbee | Wide Receiver

Team: TCU Horned Frogs
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 183

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Bills selected TCU WR Kolby Listenbee with the No. 192 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.
Listenbee (6'0/197) bookended alpha receiver Josh Doctson as a deep threat, parlaying 74 career catches into 1,432 yards (19.4 YPR) and nine TDs. His explosive athleticism showed up in Indy, blazing 4.39 with a 10-foot-9 broad jump. Listenbee is lanky with small hands (8 1/4") and a one-trick skill set, but his ability to outrun coverage will earn him looks from NFL coaches. Initially, Listenbee should contribute on special teams after shining as a college gunner. Apr 30 - 4:37 PM

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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline noted that TCU WR Kolby Listenbee (sports hernia) did not participate in drills during Thursday's Pro Day.

"Listenbee underwent sports hernia surgery during the second week of March, soon after returning from the Combine," Pauline wrote, adding that the receiver apparently suffered the initial injury in the third game of the season and simply played through it. His 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash during the Combine looks all the more impressive now that we know that he was nursing an injury at the time. The 6-foot, 197-pounder will head back to Indianapolis for medical rechecks in mid-April and, per Pauline, could potentially work out for NFL scouts in the days leading up to the draft if he checks out OK.
Mar 31 - 5:56 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang wrote that "if straight-line speed is what you need, [TCU WR Kolby] Listenbee is perhaps the best mid-to-late-round prospect to keep an eye on."

"[Listenbee]'s a bit of a track star on the field, showing less-than-ideal bulk and toughness as a route-runner," Rang wrote. While the analyst shares the general view of the 6-foot, 197-pounder as being less-than-tough, that's not a consensus opinion. Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman has highlighted Listenbee as being tougher than advertised, particularly at the high-point of the catch.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 13 - 2:49 PM

Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman observed that TCU WR Kolby Listenbee's shown the ability to play strong football despite his outward build.

Waldman highlights several of Listenbee's plays to illustrate this point, including an impressive catch he made against Ole Miss for a touchdown in the Peach Bowl back in 2014. On that one, the 6-foot-1, 183-pounder wrestled a would-be interception away from the Rebel defender and fell into the end zone. This is the kind of physicality that a pure sprinter like Listenbee needs to show if he's going to stick in the NFL. We already know he's really, really fast--he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine--but an added physical level would help to keep him from bouncing out of the league. The track star's previously indicated that while football remains his No. 1 choice, he would consider going pro in track if he's unable to find a long-term pro team.
Mar 8 - 5:39 PM

TCU WR Kolby Listenbee told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "I know I can go pro in track. But I think football, for sure, is my first love."

"I'll definitely stay with football," Listenbee said, "But if things happened where I couldn't stay on the team, where I got cut and couldn't get back on the field, I would definitely pursue it and keep my opportunities open." The 6-foot-1, 183-pound speedster was predictably on-point in the 40-yard dash on Saturday with his 4.35-second time (though that was actually bested by Notre Dame WR Will Fuller, who ran the event in 4.32 seconds), but he indicated that NFL teams have asked him less about his speed (which is already a given) and more about his toughness and ability to play the position of wideout. Said Listenbee, "They thought I wasn't tough because I was a track guy. But I proved this year that I was injured — I got hurt the third game of the season — and I played basically 16 weeks off a cortisone shot, you know what I'm saying? I couldn't even walk the whole week, really. I played the whole year off of that."
Feb 28 - 1:24 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler noted that he considers TCU WR Kolby Listenbee to be the favorite to have the best 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Brugler's not exactly going out on a limb here. Listenbee's speed is, by far, his most flashy attribute. The 6-foot-1, 183-pounder was on the track team at TCU and ran the 100 meters at 10.03 seconds during the Big 12 track championship last year. With that speed factor already a given, Brugler thinks that Listenbee "projects as a borderline top-100 draft pick." NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter doesn't quite see it that way right now. In his most recent four-round draft, he doesn't project Listenbee's name to be called in the first 139 picks.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 19 - 1:59 PM

An NFC personnel director says a team will take a chance on TCU senior WR Kolby Listenbee because of his speed.

The evaluator said any player that approaches 10 seconds in the 100 meters is worth a long look by the NFL. Listenbee clocked a 10.03 at the Big 12 championships earlier this year. Not only that, but the 6-foot-1, 183-pound senior has reportedly run a 4.29-second 40-yard dash.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 08:17:00 PM

TCU senior WR Kolby Listenbee is one of the "favorites to run the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in February," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes.

The 6-foot-1, 183-pound senior has track star speed, finishing fifth in the 100 meters and fourth in the 200 meters at the Big 12 Championships last May. The TCU speedster has 10.0-second 100-meter track speed, and has reportedly run as fast as a 4.29-second 40-yard dash.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 03:33:00 PM

TCU senior WR Kolby Listenbee accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Despite missing two games, Listenbee is the school's second-leading receiver (behind you-know-who) with 29 catches for 598 yards and five touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound senior has track star speed and projects as a poor man's Devin Smith at the next level.
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 07:04:00 PM

TCU senior WR Kolby Listenbee is "a true vertical threat for the next level," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Listenbee is a one-trick pony, but his one trick is pretty neat. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound senior has 10.0-second 100-meter track speed. "Possessing legitimate 4.4s speed, he’s the perfect compliment on the college level for [Josh] Doctson and a true vertical threat for the next level," Pauline wrote. Listenbee has played well in place of Josh Doctson in the defacto featured WR role. He'll get another chance to prove himself Friday against Baylor.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 09:06:00 PM

TCU senior WR Kolby Listenbee will "be a riser come NFL Scouting Combine time," predicts NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"He has 10.0-second 100-meter track speed and the game to do more than run fly routes," Reuter wrote. Listenbee has suffered with a hip injury for the past few weeks but looked fine in ripping up Iowa State for six catches, 101 yards and a score last week. He's got a bye week to heal up.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 09:26:00 PM

TCU senior WR Kolby Listenbee caught six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 45-21 win over Iowa State.

Listenbee--who's still working his way back from a hip injury--didn't have a catch in last weekend's win over Kansas State, but he looked close to form in Saturday's defeat of Iowa State. He notched his only touchdown of the game in the first quarter, when Trevone Boykin found him for a 21-yard score. Prior to suffering the hip injury, the 6-foot-1, 183-pound senior had caught nine passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns across three games played. If he's truly back healthy, he makes for a boom-bust DFS prospect due to his blazing downfield speed.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 12:10:00 AM

According to TCU HC Gary Patterson, senior WR Kolby Listenbee (hip) was "average" in his return to play against Kansas State on Saturday.

"Kolby was kind of hit and miss," said Patterson, who added that he expects Listenbee to ramp up to speed soon. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound senior injured his hip in a September 19 win over SMU, then subsequently missed games against Texas Tech and Texas before returning with a catch-less performance in Saturday's win over Kansas State. For the season, he's caught nine passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Doctson will remain QB Trevone Boykin's top receiving target, but a healthy Listenbee is always a threat to break one deep due to his blistering top-end speed. He's averaging 22.4 yards per reception.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 06:16:00 PM

TCU WR Kolby Listenbee is questionable to play against Texas due to a hip injury.

Listenbee missed last week's contest against Texas Tech. Obviously TCU's go-to receiver is Josh Doctson, but they are struggling to find a second option mainly due to injury. On the season, Listenbee has nine catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:44:00 AM

TCU senior WR Kolby Listenbee "did not practice much this week," per his head coach Gary Patterson.

Listenbee is apparently dealing with a hip injury suffered when landing at the end of a catch. The senior is considered the No. 2 receiver on the team behind Josh Doctson, with nine catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns in three games. Ja’Juan Story has also been hobbled with an injury.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:19:00 AM