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The Chiefs are "very high on" East Carolina WR Justin Hardy, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Coming off a mediocre combine, and entering alongside an extremely strong WR class, Hardy may come at a discount in April. The 6-foot, 188-pounder posted a 9-foot-6 broad jump -- indicating his athletic explosion is lacking -- and a mediocre 4.56 forty. All of that said, Hardy's game is predicated on crisp routes and agility out of the slot, skills that Kansas City's offense could absolutely use. "Hardy’s route running skills, ability to separate in underneath coverage and dependable hands would fit a hole in the Chiefs offense," Pauline wrote.
Feb 22 - 2:09 PM

ECU WR Justin Hardy is hoping to "make a run" at the 3-cone Combine record for his position, according to Tony Pauline.

Hardy reportedly expects a forty in the 4.5 range, but the change of direction skills are where he could shine. Since 2006, the best 3-cone time is 6.42 from Jeff Maehl. Hardy excelled in the slot at ECU, but showed perimeter ability at the Senior Bowl.
Feb 20 - 1:41 PM

ECU senior WR Justin Hardy dropped one of every 35 passes this past season.

For comparison sakes, West Virginia's Kevin White, who had 109 receptions and is a sure-fire Round 1 pick, dropped one of every 33. Hardy, a slot maven, recorded 121 catches, 1,494 yards, and 10 scores in 2014. NFL Media analyst Charles Davis recently wrote that Hardy "is a very good route runner" and shows "no fear going over the middle to make a grab."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 10 - 10:25 PM

ECU senior QB Shane Carden will "get a chance to show that he is a better athlete than most think" at the combine, noted NFL Media.

"He lacks a big arm and has issues with his throwing motion. While he is a gritty guy with big-time intangibles, that won't necessarily show at the combine," College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin wrote. An AFC national scout told NFL.com last week he loved Carden's intangibles, but hated his physical talent. "He looks like he's throwing a javelin, and he is on the wrong side of where we want quarterbacks to be in terms of athleticism, arm strength and accuracy, but his intangibles are way up there. I absolutely love his competitive nature, but I wish he had better traits," the scout said. Carden is a great collegiate system quarterback -- he threw for 11,991 yards and 86 scores as a three-year starter -- who CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares to Bruce Gradkowski.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 9 - 8:23 PM

East Carolina DT Terry Williams did not receive a combine invite.

Disappointing news for Williams, who no doubt wanted to show evaluators that he can move quickly even at 6-foot-1, 353 pounds. The true nose tackle recently played in the Medal of Honor Bowl. "Williams is a player I’ve rated since watching him in 2012 as he’s a big, powerful interior tackle with the ability to hold the point and occupy blockers," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this season. "He gets a bit sloppy at times and has not shown much in the way of off field conditioning but if the light goes on Williams will be playing on Sunday’s."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 7 - 7:01 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes ECU senior WR Justin Hardy "is a very good route runner" and shows "no fear going over the middle to make a grab."

"Hardy is a very good route runner and showed no fear going over the middle to make a grab. He has excellent hands and is strong after the catch. He has plenty of motivation, too. As a former walk-on coming out of a non-Power Five league, Hardy continues to feel like he has something to prove," Davis wrote. The East Carolina prospect is the FBS all-time leader in catches. Hardy recorded 121 catches, 1,494 yards, and 10 scores this season. Hardy could carve out a long NFL career working out of the slot and projects as mid-round draft selection.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 5 - 2:56 PM

An AFC national scout told NFL.com that he loved ECU senior QB Shane Carden's intangibles, but hated his physical talent.

"He looks like he's throwing a javelin, and he is on the wrong side of where we want quarterbacks to be in terms of athleticism, arm strength and accuracy, but his intangibles are way up there. I absolutely love his competitive nature, but I wish he had better traits," the scout said. Carden, who projects as a late Day 3 pick or a UDFA, could potentially carve out a career as an NFL backup. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares Carden to Bruce Gradkowski. "Carden put up big numbers at East Carolina, but his strengths as a quarterback lie in his intangibles -- his work ethic, toughness, high football IQ and ability to read defenses," wrote Lance Zierlein. "His arm strength is a major question mark, and scouts believe his deep-ball accuracy will plummet at the next level because he lacks downfield zip. Although he seems likely to be a backup in the NFL, teams could take a chance on him based on his competitiveness and intelligence."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 3 - 6:21 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said ECU senior WR Justin Hardy was the best route-runner at the Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot, 186-pounder is the FBS all-time leader in catches. He collected 121 catches, 1,494 yards, and 10 scores this season. Hardy is viewed as a mid-round draft selection. He could carve out a long NFL career working out of the slot, something he's already shown a great ability to do at the college level.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 7:40 PM

ECU senior WR Justin Hardy "showed us more of a second gear [at the Senior Bowl] than we thought he had," noted Scout's Inc.

"He caught a screen and exploded up the field on one play, and consistently got separation vertically, including tracking one ball down that looked beyond his range," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "He did a good job of finding soft spots in zones and shielding defenders from his body so he could secure the catch." Hardy collected 121 catches, 1,494 yards, and 10 scores this season. The 6-foot, 186-pound slot dynamo is likely to go in the middle rounds.
Jan 24 - 9:08 PM

ECU senior WR Justin Hardy "is the FBS all-time leader in catches, but you wouldn't be able to tell by his performance on Tuesday as several throws his way ended up on the ground," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Ouch. "He had trouble extending from his body to pluck and finish, allowing the ball to pop off his hands," Brugler wrote of Senior Bowl practices. "There is more than enough tape on Hardy for scouts to see what he can do as a pass-catcher, but it can be discouraging in this setting to see so many drops from a player who is viewed as a reliable slot option in the NFL." Hardy collected 121 catches, 1,494 yards, and 10 scores this season. The 6-foot, 186-pound slot dynamo is likely to go in the middle rounds.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 22 - 6:57 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes ECU senior QB Shane Carden "could enter the conversation as one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2015 class with a strong showing at Senior Bowl practices this week."

"Carden will not only get a chance to show scouts that he is more than a 'system' quarterback, but he will have a chance to showcase his arm strength, accuracy, judgment and intelligence directing a traditional pro-style offense," Brooks wrote. "If Carden puts on a solid showing on the practice field this week, he could enhance his value and enter the conversation as one of the intriguing quarterback prospect to monitor the draft approaches." An AFC national scout told NFL.com: "He looks like he's throwing a javelin and he is on the wrong side of where we want quarterbacks to be in terms of athleticism, arm strength and accuracy, but his intangibles are way up there. I absolutely love his competitive nature but I wish he had better traits."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 20 - 9:51 PM

ECU senior WR Cam Worthy suffered a Jones fracture (foot) at practice during the Medal of Honor Bowl.

Worthy was overshadowed by Justin Hardy, but there were certainly targets to go around. Specifically, Worthy caught 55 receptions for 1,016 yards and four touchdowns in 11 contests. Kevin Durant reportedly suffered the same injury, and the timetable to return is six to eight weeks.
Jan 9 - 1:17 PM

East Carolina redshirt senior DT Terry Williams will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Allow us to introduce you to perhaps this class' biggest player. The 6-foot-1, 353-pound Williams is a true nose tackle. He played in the 320-range in 2013, but didn't seem to lose much agility when bulking up to planet-proportions this season. "Williams is a player I’ve rated since watching him in 2012 as he’s a big, powerful interior tackle with the ability to hold the point and occupy blockers," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this season. "He gets a bit sloppy at times and has not shown much in the way of off field conditioning but if the light goes on Williams will be playing on Sunday’s."
Jan 8 - 4:04 PM

ECU senior WR Cam Worthy will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder is a big down-field target, which made him the perfect complement to slot dynamo Justin Hardy. Worthy was suspended for two games earlier this year, but still posted 55 receptions for 1,016 yards and four touchdowns in 11 contests. He could go on Day 3.
Jan 7 - 6:55 PM

ECU senior QB Shane Carden finished with 427 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 28-20 loss to Florida in the Birmingham Bowl.

With the Pirates facing a deficit for the majority of the afternoon, Carden was asked to fling the ball more than he has in any other game this year and completed 34-of-66 passes. It was a disappointing end of the season for the Pirates, who stood 6-1 when the calender turned to November, but finished the campaign on a 2-4 skid. Carden is a system quarterback who could potentially carve out a career as an NFL backup. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares Carden to Bruce Gradkowski.
Jan 3 - 4:43 PM


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