Hall of Fame
Selection 5.175 Keith Mumphery, WR Michigan State
2014: Played in all 13 games with 11 starts. 2013: Played in all 14 games with three starts. 2012: Played in all 13 games with 12 starts. 2011: Played in all 14 games, primarily on special teams. 2010: Redshirted.
PRO DAY RESULTS
60-yard shuttle: 11.91 seconds
STRENGTHS Works hard in routes to get defender leaning before break. Gets open and makes himself presentable when play breaks down. Motivated self-starter and team leader. Scouting community and coaching staff effusive about his personal character. Competitive run blocker who understands positioning and is willing to land a blow on safeties in space.
WEAKNESSES Twitch just isn't there. Saw playing time diminish over last two years. Struggles to get separation down the field and is forced to make contested catches. Slow into his break and drifts a bit after opening up rather than working back to the ball when necessary. Lacks body control necessary for extended catch radius.
BOTTOM LINE Mumphery is a hardworking leader and the kind of guy every college coach wants on his team, but his lack of athleticism and overall speed will make him a long shot to find a home on an NFL roster.
Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddockPro scout's take on Mumphery...
Summation on Mumphery:
Opportunity to be a better pro than collegiate player. Great tracking the ball, great hands. Good route runner. Unbreakable concentration. Enough speed to get over the top. Tightly contested balls will NOT be an issue. I classified Keith Mumphery as a possession WR that could be a 10 year starter. I had a fringe 5th/6th round grade on him Got w/ 5th comp pick
6'0 - 215
31 1/8" arm
9 1/8" hands
4.54 - 40yd
1.63 - 10 yd split
Three-year starter at the Z or flanker position from Vienna Georgia. Looks like a slot guy who can get off the line quickly. Good open field moves with quick and strong hands. Doesn't always catch the ball cleanly in his hands, but he does catch it. Has courage to go over the middle on dig routes and take a hit. Strong run after catch ability. A clutch receiver who makes the key third-down catch to keep the chains moving. Strong enough to slip or break tackles. Takes pride in his downfield blocking. He is not opposed to blocking and cleaning up safeties. A power player who is a possession type receiver that can make the contest to catch. Will have to make a roster by being a standout on special-teams coverage.