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Prospect Profiles: Greg Salas

GREG SALAS, WR, HAWAII

Triangle Numbers: 6-1, 210, 4.56

Scouting Reports:

Draft Countdown:

Strengths:
• Terrific height and bulk
• Naturally athletic and pretty smooth
• Soft, reliable hands and good concentration
• Superb ball skills and nice body control
• Able to create and pick up yards after catch
• High football IQ and just knows how to get open
• Tough and not afraid to work across the middle
• Smart and instinctive with a good work ethic
• Durable and will play through pain / injuries
• Lots of experience and was extremely productive

Weaknesses:
• Timed speed is merely average, at best
• Not very quick or explosive and lacks a burst
• Doesn’t get much separation. Not a vertical threat
• Isn’t a very polished route runner
• Blocking leaves something to be desired
• Played in a system that padded stats

Sideline Scouting:

Positives: Steady hands, reliable, catches the ball away from his body… Catches everything that he is supposed to… Solid route runner, cuts well at the top of the stem… Intelligent player, understands his routes and how to get separation despite not being the fastest player on the field… Good runner after the catch, creative in the open field and can make a big play out of nothing… Great body control, adjusts well to poorly thrown balls… Crazy production at Hawaii, accumulated 225 receptions for 3479 yards and 26 touchdowns over the past two years… Consistent performer, only had one game in 2010 with under 60 yards (against Boise State)… Fearless receiver, will work the middle of the field and is not afraid of getting hit.

Negatives: Below-average speed, doesn’t have an explosive second gear… Has a difficult time gaining separation down the field… Physical corners have been a tough matchup for him, gets knocked off his routes when corners get their hands into his chest… Marginal run blocker, simply doesn’t have the strength to push people around… Statistics may have been inflated due to playing in Hawaii’s spread offense

National Football Post:

A long, well-put-together wideout who looks a lot more physically imposing than his frame would indicate. Isn’t real explosive off the football and it takes him a bit to get into his routes. Isn’t real shifty or sudden off the line, either, and works nearly exclusively out of the slot. Doesn’t strike me as a guy who is ever going to consistently get off press on the outside at the next level. However, he does do a nice job being physical down the field and in and out of his breaks. Likes contact and possesses good strength and body control, knows how to knock corners off balance in tight areas and quickly change direction and separate underneath. Exhibits a real savvy to his game, knows how to set up routes, change speeds and use his big frame to gain a step and box corners from the football. Isn’t a real explosive route runner, but showcases good body control and does a great job bringing his routes back toward the football on sharply breaking routes, limiting the angle for the cornerback to make a play on the throw.

Displays good ball skills and awareness down the field. Isn’t a guy who will ever outrun anyone, but picks up speed as he goes, locates the football quickly and is fearless when asked to go up and make a play. Also, has some toughness to his game after the catch, works hard, gets up the field quickly and is a bit more shifty than given credit for.

Impression: A nice-sized wideout with good ball skills, body control and savvy as a route runner. Isn’t ever going to be a legit starting caliber guy on the outside. But as a potential big slot guy who can work the middle and move the chains, the guy certainly has a good chance to make an NFL roster.

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GiantsGab Thoughts:

Greg Salas is a mid round receiver prospect. Slot receiver. Works over the middle. Not a burner. Productive in college.  Catches the ball well. Will be a factor in the red zone. Will never be a starter, a number one receiver, but as a third receiver. Possession type. With Steve Smith being somewhat of an unknown, Salas could be brought in to replace him. Salas is bigger, but plays a similar game. Gets open. Catches the ball. Moves the chain. 4th round, maybe 3rd. Could be a nice fit.

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