Size does not always matter, standing at only 5'11" and weighing only 175 pounds, Kansas State's Tyler Lockett doesn't look like much. Just remember to not blink as he runs by or around you.
The size of the man is not always the measure of his heart. Tyler Lockett is the heart and soul of this Wildcat football team. He is a record holder at Kansas St and is one of the top weapons in the Big 12.
Strengths: Lockett is a very quick wideout and has quick feet as well. He has the ability to change direction very quickly and create the separation needed at the next level. He can do it off the line, during the catch process and then possess the ability to pull away after the catch. He has a documented time of a 4.46 in the 40 yard dash. He is accustom to running deep and crossing routes and he possess a killer stop-and-go move. Tyler Lockett also has returned kicks and punts for the Wildcats. The kid has the speed the any NFL team would love to have. At the moment, his best NFL comparison would be a Devin Hester type player with more ability to be a contributor on the offensive side of the ball as well as special teams.
Weaknesses: Size, he only measures in at 5’11″ and 175 pounds, but guys his size have been successful in this league. His catching radius is not very large and he has smaller hands, which cause him to double-catch balls and sometimes fight the ball to get control. At Kansas State, he has not had prolific quarterbacks to deliver him the ball on a regular basis and he still has been able to produce.
Draft Prognosis: Last season, Lockett had 81 catches for 1,262 yards and 11 touchdowns and this year he has amassed 43 receptions for 588 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also has a 23.6 yard average on punt returns including a touchdown. Tyler Lockett is a solid mid-round pick for the 2015 NFL Draft. He could go as early as a late 3rd round pick or could fall into the 6th depending on needs.