Talk about a Wild Cat!
He's the 2012 Draft version of Raiders receiver Denarius Moore. Juron Criner, out of Arizona, comes as a 5th round pick and I predict he and QB Carson Palmer could have a Manning to Wayne type relationship. This young man has a pair of hands that simply snatch out of the air anything within his hawkeye radar. He has incredible body adjustment to passes in flight and looks like a hungry receiver who's gonna fight for the ball.
Not only has JC been blessed with a pair of snatching hands, but he also comes with that wonderful bonus ability of running well after the catch. He's a football player with unteachable football skills and instincts. Maybe my receiver days from years of old have me singing the praises of JC, he plays with that ole skool receiver attitude of doing whatever it takes to sustain a drive. No Prima Dona here folks, just a receiver who lets his play on the field do the talking for him.
Look out NFL defenses, the Oakland Raiders have added a gem of a receiver and if you're not careful it's shine and sparkle will make you Pay!
"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high-powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."
Former Arizona Wildcat wide receiver Juron Criner is in a great position to make things happen for himself during the NFL Scouting Combine this week.
He and his former quarterback, Nick Foles, made some sweet music together in Tucson, Ariz., during their time there, but it's time for them to do it all again in the grandest stage of football there is.
There's no question about Criner's athletic ability, his desire and soft hands, which allow him to catch almost anything thrown his way.
He's shown time and time again that he can run a precise route, and get in proper position to make the catches, but scouts aren't in love with his initial burst of speed off the line of scrimmage..
Criner had a very solid showing at the Senior Bowl, which made his stock rise. Right now, he's falling in the second to third-round range, but a solid 40-yard dash time could boost him even higher.
I'm sure NFL personnel have already done their homework on Criner, as far as his off the field issues and his health is concerned.
Depending on what they find out from their "research," and what Criner displays here in Indianapolis, he could have a very bright future in the NFL.