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Golden Tate
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Wide Receiver

Notre Dame


College Position: Wide Receiver
School: Notre Dame
Grade: Junior
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Birthdate: 08-02-1988
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 18
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Wide Receiver (2)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2nd round with the #28 pick.
An explosive slot receiver who provides a playmaker for a stagnant offense. Dynamic returner.

Strengths

  • Biletnikoff Award winner in 2009 with 93 catches, 1,496 yards and 15 receiving TDs.  Also had 2 rushing touchdowns and 1 punt return touchdown
  • One of the best playmakers in the 2010 NFL Draft
  • Played in a pro style offense at Notre Dame allowing him to run a relatively complete route tree
  • Consistently catches the ball at its highest point (a la Larry Fitzgerald)
  • Tough, physical receiver who projects as an Anquan Boldin or Hines Ward type in the NFL
  • Tremendous acceleration and burst
  • Dangerous open field runner
  • Excellent returner
  • Gets in an out of his breaks quickly
  • Former running back who has experience playing some wildcat quarterback
  • Good leaper
     

Weaknesses

  • Still learning the receiver position and needs to polish his routes.  He got by on his athleticism and determination in college but will need refinement to excel at the next level
  • Undersized at 5'11 and he may measure even less than that
  • Despite his big play ability he is not a burner in the speed department. More quick than fast, don't be surprised if he runs a 4.45 - 4.55 40 yard dash
  • Struggled with body catching early in his ND career.  He improved in this area but needs to continue to focus on catching it with his hands
  • There is the risk that he could be more of a slot receiver than the #1 or #2 receiver he will be drafted to be

News

Week 7 Pickups of the Week - Oct 14 (Brian Bailey)
Week 6 Pickups of the Week - Oct 7 (Brian Bailey)
Week 12 Pickups of the Week - Nov 19 (Brian Bailey)
Week 16 Pickups of the Week - Dec 18 (Brian Bailey)
Week 15 Pickups of the Week - Dec 11 (Brian Bailey)
Week 14 Pickups of the Week - Dec 4 (Brian Bailey)
NFL and NFLRA Reach Agreement - Sep 26 (Doug Lancy)
Top 10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for 2012: The Early Edition - Feb 11 (Zach Bohner)
Fantasy Football Week 16 Wide Receiver Rankings - Dec 24 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 14 Wide Receiver Rankings - Dec 9 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football 101: 2011 Wide Receiver Rankings - Aug 26 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy 101: Week 9 Pickups and Other Quick Hits. - Oct 31 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: Week 4 Quick Hits - Oct 3 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: What We Learned From Week 1 - Sep 12 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: Risers and Fallers - Aug 30 (Chris Maier)
2010 Pre-Season All Offensive Rookie Team - Aug 4 (Dan Wernery)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Wide Receiver Rankings #31 - 60 - Jul 18 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE-Pre-Season All_Rookie Team - Offense - May 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC West - May 10 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: At First Glance - Winners and Losers - Apr 24 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Round 2 Mock Draft - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: The Fire & Ice Report - Quarterbacks Not Named Bradford Falling - Mar 18 (Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: QB, RB, and WR - Feb 28 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Suh's Stock Soars In Cornhuskers Near Miss - Dec 9 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Toby Gerhart To Be One of 2010 Draft's Mysteries - Dec 3 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: The Year of the Quarterback? - Nov 18 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Mount Cody Asserts Himself in Talented 2010 DT Class - Oct 27 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Jimmy Clausen vs. Jake Locker - Oct 5 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 WR Prospects - Jul 7 (Dan Wernery)

Mock Draft Results


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