I'm really excited about this deep WR class.
I'm surprised that Abbrederis has not received very much draft chatter. 6'2" 190, redshirt senior, originally a walk-on QB, apparently. I first took notice to him when I was watching clips of Russell Wilson at Wisconsin...he seemed to really have a good chemistry built with Wilson. The TD pass off of playaction in the 2011 Rosebowl was vintage Wilson (see 0:42 mark in http://draftbreakdown.com/video/jared-abbrederis-vs-oregon-2011/).
Here are the last 3 years of his production at U.Wisc (including his 2011 year with Russell Wilson at the helm); source Wikepedia. I was surprised that his production was actually better in 2013...maybe they relied on him more after Montee Ball left.
rec yds avg TDs
2011 Wisconsin 55 933 17.0 8
2012 Wisconsin 49 837 17.1 5
2013 Wisconsin 78 1,081 13.9 7
His route running seems really good. Over and over again, I see him getting wide open; he excels at double moves (see 3:50 mark in the Ohio game, 1:48 in the Penn State game--where the QB was criminally inaccurate). He has also shown that he can catch a tough throw in traffic.
Not an ounce of diva http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120913aac.html
Not afraid of contact
OK speed, but not elite speed. Some scouting sites have him clocked at 4.52, and projected at R3 (for comparison sake, Baldwin at 5'10" clocks in 4.48 at his pro-day and Kearse at 6'1" 4.50 at combine).
Decent Height at 6'2", but not a huge target per se.
Just turned 23 yo, he's a redshirt senior...could his treads be running thin?
I like him, but is he enough of an upgrade to Kearse to warrant using a draft pick? I would not be sad if Seahawks drafted this guy in round 4 or 5, particularly if we pick-up ASJ in round 1.