NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Hawaii WR Greg Salas
|02.07.11 at 3:46 pm ET|
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Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 210 pounds
Achievements: Third-Team All-American (2010), First-Team All-WAC (2009, 2010), Two-time WAC Player of the Week, led WAC in receiving yards (2010). All-time school leader with 4,345 yards receiving.
What he brings: An ideal package of size, toughness and reliability. Salas does not have elite speed — a 4.6 40 is not a ticket to the first round — and won’t ever be a deep threat in the NFL. His only chance to stick is as a slot receiver, a role he excelled at for Hawaii (as Davone Bess did before him).
Where the Patriots could get him: Fourth or fifth round.
Notes: Salas had 17 catches for 30 or more yards in 2010, the highest total in the nation. His 4,345 yards receiving is not only a school record but the sixth-highest total in NCAA FBS history. Salas caught 13 passes for 214 and two touchdowns in his final collegiate game, a 62-35 loss to Tulsa at the 2010 Hawaii Bowl. The wideout did not improve his stock at the 2011 Senior Bowl, catching just a single pass for two yards.
Video: Here’s highlights of his 2010 season: