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Prospect Profiles: Tommy Streeter


TRIANGLE NUMBERS: 6-5, 219, 4.34


National Football Post:

There is a lot to like physically about the kid’s game. He’s a 6-4, 215-pound athlete with a long set of arms, big hands and is the kind of guy who can create mismatches down by the red zone and will go get the football even when covered up. He showcases a real toughness about his game willing to work the middle of the field, extend his long arms and take the shot. He possesses the size/body control to go up and get the football in jump ball situations as well. Streeter also displays a deceptive vertical ability about his game as he builds speed as he goes down the field and uses his long stride to track the football and adjust to the play. He fends off contact well from cornerbacks vertically, typically gets his body in position to make a play and can come down with some tough grabs. Streeter also possesses the size to consistently win as a blocker on the outside where he can use his length to get into defenders and stick through contact.

On the flip side, despite being timed in the 4.4 range at the Miami campus, Streeter doesn’t always play that fast. He’s a strider who does build speed as he goes, but isn’t a real quick self-starter and doesn’t eat up the cushion overly well off the line. Plus, he isn’t real adept vs. beating press coverage. He does showcase some shiftiness off the line, but doesn’t use his hands well to stay clean and lacks an initial burst to separate quickly, allowing defenders to get in on his frame and disrupt his route. He’s also not a real polished route runner at this stage. Too often he’s forced to gear down in order to collect himself when asked to run vertical routes (post, corner, post-corner) and I really don’t see the ability to initially run away/separate from NFL defensive backs out of his breaks. He does a decent job in the three-step game where he can use his savvy vs. off coverage to set up routes with a shimmy. However, much like when asked to run sharply breaking routes, he really just glides through his breaks and isn’t real sharp or sudden. Has a tendency to get upright when changing directions, which is one of the main reasons why he struggles to generate a burst out of his breaks as he looks a bit tight hipped.

Finally, he does have a tendency to put the football on the ground. He isn’t a natural plucker despite showcasing the ability to at times to extend his arms away from his frame and come down with the catch. However, more often you will see a guy who looks more comfortable letting passes get into his frame where he can trap throws against his body (even vertically).

Impression: Despite all his physical attributes he looks more like a reserve in the NFL to me, where I think he will be most effective as a big slot who can work the middle of the field and from time to time create the big play vertically.

Miami Dolphins Draft:

Strengths: Size/Speed combo – Decent hands – Concentrates well with defenders on him, wins jump balls on fades – decent blocker – Threat to go deep as well as terrific red zone target – works to the ball on deep throws, tracks it well and adjusts – Very raw but with very little tread on his tires from college – Could be a player that improves by leaps and bounds and becomes a #1 type NFL receiver – His potential places his value higher at this point than his production – If he runs a legit 4.4 at the combine, he could shoot up the draft board.

Weaknesses: Experience, really only 1 full season of play – Runs very upright, needs to loosen up a bit to make the sharp cuts needed in the NFL – Route tree is a question, will need to learn how to run some routes – Stamina an issue, was starting to wear down towards the end of the season with nagging injuries, could take him a year or two to contribute for a full season.

NFL’s Future:

Strengths:  Tommy Streeter is an impressive specimen at the WR position.  He has vines for arms, big hands and he can be a nightmare to stop in jump ball situations.  Streeter is a red zone threat with above-average leaping ability.  Most impressive is his willingness to work the underneath of coverage and take big hits.  He’s a long strider that has deceptive speed.  He shows good body control in the air and adjusts nicely to the football.  He uses his size well to fend off contact and win fights for the ball.

Weaknesses:  Streeter lacks the burst to be an effective open field runner.  He doesn’t beat press coverage well as he has a tendency to drop his hands on the snap.  His route running leaves a bit to desired and will take some time to develop.  He isn’t real sudden and often runs right through his breaks.  He is too comfortable catching passes with his body and leads to the ball on the ground.  One-year starter that could have used another season of college ball.

Bottom Line:  Tommy Streeter has a ton of physical attributes that one looks at in top receivers.  I don’t see him separating from NFL defenders well enough to warrant a pick in the top three rounds.  He’s a developmental guy that has a fairly high ceiling but could be overdrafted


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GiantsGab Thoughts:

Tommy Streeter is a tall and fast receiver prospect. 6-5. Absolutely blew up the combine, running a 4.34. That’s crazy. So, obviously, very athletic. Doesn’t seem, though, to have his physical skills translate to the field. But so much upside if it can translate. Doesn’t have much production. You only draft a Tommy Streeter as a developmental guy because he’s not ready for prime time. You draft him to work on his route running, work on him catching the ball with his hands and get him pro ready. His combine performance is going to get him overdrafted, perhaps as high as the third round. I wouldn’t touch him there. I think as a 5th or 6th round pick, it’s a good one, because of all that potential. The skill set is there. Have to develop it. The Giants do need to replace Manningham, and Streeter has a nice combo of size and speed. But he’s nowhere near ready and will need some time before he is.




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4 Responses to “Prospect Profiles: Tommy Streeter”

  1. Michael says:

    What are the chances of the Giants trading up to get Trent Richardson?

  2. jeremy P. says:

    Why would we want Trench Richardson when we have much more pressing needs at LB, Oline, TE, CB, Dline. A Running Back is a luxury we cannot afford to gamble picks away on. Now if he’s there at 32 that is an entirely different story. We must remember the Giants will always go best player available.

    My philosophy that Jesse

    • jeremy P. says:

      My philosphy, that Jesse Bartolis tried to argue against, is go Defense early in the draft a majority of the time because it is the hardest positions to play on the football field. Jesse argued that it isn’t that simple and there are a lot more variables that go into determining draft position.

      I disagreed with him then and I disagree with him now. A superstar Linebacker is way way way more valuable then a superstar RB. Especially in this day and age when it’s offense by committee.

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