NFL Draft 2015: Top 10 Wide Receiver Prospects

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Jan 3, 2015; Birmingham, AL, USA; East Carolina Pirates wide receiver Justin Hardy (2) catches a touchdown pass against the Florida Gators during Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

#8 Justin Hardy, East Carolina Pirates

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In case many failed to notice, ECU had a very good season.  While much of that credit went to QB Shane Carden, it was often Hardy on the other end of the football making big play after big play.  A 4 year starter who amassed 4541 yards and 35 TDs, Hardy just finds ways to get yards.  Hardy doesn’t have elite size or speed or route running ability, but the kid is just a football player.  He finds ways to get open, breaks tackles, fights for yards and scores touchdowns.

Hardy’s weakness is that he’s not really elite at anything.  Combine that with only being 5’10 and I feel his “draft stock” was hurt at the combine.

If Hardy makes it to the third round, 32 teams messed up twice.  He is the ideal slot receiver and a surefire solid starter in the pass happy NFL we live in.  Has the shiftiness needed to return punts when called upon.

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