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James Casey Scouting Report

Position: TE
Conference: ConferenceUSA
School: Rice Owls
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #12
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 235 lbs.
Drafted 5.16 in 2009 by HOU

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.78
Bench press28
Vertical jump36.0
Broad jump9'3
Three-cone drill7.00
60-yard shuttle11.80

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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James Casey, TE, Rice

James Casey is one of the most intriguing prospects in this year's NFL Draft tight end class. A very athletic player who posses one of the best hands in the whole draft, Casey has a good frame ( although he should add some bulk) and decent speed (4.71); it is the hand that has placed the Rice star on the map of many NFL scouts. He seldom drops a football and manages to make tough catches look easy. With crisp run routes and quick in and out turns, Casey gets separation in the mid-level. He can create in the open field, is fluid and looks like a wideout most of the time. Casey is a good mid-level TE who will struggle to get beyond a ten yard radius. He does not make people miss. Despite his frame, Casey is a poor blocker who lacks the strength to be nothing more than an inconvenience to a defender. His level of competition is a concern as well as his age (he will be 24 soon -- spent four years playing minor league baseball) being another issue. In a relative weak TE class, Casey's hands and ability to create will make him a very attractive choice. He is a third round prospect who can pan out better at the H-back spot than TE; might be a sleeper.

Last Updated Mar-17-2009 by Raul Colon

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