2011 NFL Draft Player Profile | Greg Little
Greg Little broke-out in his third season with North Carolina in 2011, finally establishing himself as a legit wide receiver draft prospect. With great size and overall athleticism, Little is one of the most talked about receiver prospects. Despite making the transition from running back, in which he was recruited, Little has shown great upside with North Carolina.
Player Name: Greg Little
Position: Wide Receiver
School: North Carolina
Hand: 9 1/8
40 Time: 4.56
The former running back has retained several of the attributes often put to use at his old position. Little is very strong with a love for contact, displaying his toughness and physicality with regularity. He uses his big, strong frame to go up for tough catches, frequently making difficult, acrobatic catches. While not a burner, Little has solid speed and exceptional play-making ability in the open field. Has very big, reliable hands. Solid blocker.
Little isn’t an elite route-runner. Speed is just slightly above average. Pretty raw and inexperienced. Has some character concerns. He’s booming with talent and potential, but could be hyped up a bit too much due to his size and athleticism. Does not have the experience or production you look for.
Little’s great combination of size, athleticism, and body control will move him up many team’s draft boards. He’ll live in the league on potential alone. He still has a lot of work to do, but that’s the same thing many experts were saying about fellow former Tarheel, Hakeem Nicks. He’s a mid-round prospect who will fit great as a number two option in a couple of years.
NFL Comparison: Hakeem Nicks