NFL Draft Pundits weigh-in on: Stedman Bailey

NFL Draft Pundits weigh-in on: Stedman Bailey

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Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Last week, we brought you collected tweets from NFL Draft experts about Tavon Austin. As we head into the NFL Combine this weekend, and Stedman Bailey will do his best to move up Draft boards, we bring you a similar feature.

  Over the past several months, we’ve seen many NFL Draft experts give their opinions on Bailey and where he fits in with this wide receiver class. Here, before the Combine, are other tweets from people who cover the Mountaineers, college football and the NFL about Stedman Bailey, with a cameo from a familiar face. Tell us what you think in the comments section at the end.

  First, Bailey draws comparisons to a three-time Pro-Bowler.

Pauline is the longtime NFL Draft Analyst & Publisher of .

Geno Smith is, well, Geno Smith.

Miglio writes for Pro Football Focus, The Huddle and Bleacher Report.

Eers Nation is a West Virginia Mountaineer blog.

Milner is a Draft analyst for draftinsider and


Bailey lacks the ideal size and speed of an outside receiver. However, what Bailey lacks in terms of measurables, he makes up for with reliable hands, physicality, and superb body control. He will likely be selected on the second day.

From Bleacher Report:

“Bailey has extremely soft hands. He’s as reliable a pass-catcher as there is in this draft… Bailey isn’t an outstanding athlete, but he uses deception and outstanding body control to make up for his lack of size and explosiveness… He could rise up as high as the middle of the second round, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if he has to wait until the fourth round to hear his name called.” — Garrett Baker – Bleacher Report Featured Columnist

More from Tony Pauline:

Bailey is listed at just 5-foot-10, 195 pounds, but plays big for his size and has tremendous run-after-catch ability. Per Pauline, Bailey could be “the surprise receiver” at the Combine and is “running very fast” in workouts.

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