Rookie Scouting Spotlight: Jamison Crowder, WR Duke – 2015 NFL Draft

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Jamison Crowder, WR Duke

Height: 5’8 1/8″
Weight: 174
Hand: 8 3/8″
Arm: 30 1/4″
Wingspan: 73 1/2″

40-yard dash: 4.58 (projected)

NFL Comparison: Antonio Brown

Since he was a true freshman, Jamison Crowder has made an impact on the Blue Devils offense. Crowder lined up just about everywhere under Coach David Cutcliffe. From stretching the field vertically on the outside to lining up in the slot, Crowder has been effective from everywhere he took snaps. He’s been named an All-ACC and All-American return specialist along with being named two-time All-ACC wide receiver. Having a high football IQ (and graduating from Duke) demonstrates that he is intelligent, so learning playbooks should be quite easy for him. RosterWatch asked every North Squad DB at the Senior Bowl who the hardest wide receiver to cover in practice was, and Crowder’s name was an overriding favorite among his competitors.


– Very quick

– Compact frame but very strong and in-shape

– Consistent

– Extremely athletic

– Versatile, can line up just about anywhere and also contribute on special teams

– Fluid hips and sharp route running

– Can separate vertically

– High-effort run blocker

– Very few drops or lapses in concentration

– Very elusive despite lack of electric speed, makes guys miss


– Only 5’8”, the shortest WR at a Senior Bowl full of slot guys

– Can add some upper-body strength

– He’s a high-effort run blocker, but he’s not the most effective run blocker

– Needs to get off the snap faster against off coverage to eat up cushion more quickly

– Tends to go down on first contact occasionally

– Can get held up at line of scrimmage versus press

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Projected Round: 3rd

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