Don’t Forget About UNC’s Greg Little

April 06, 2011 | Brian Billick

UNC’s Greg Little is often forgot about in this year’s crop of wide recover prospects, but he has a skill-set and body type that could make him very memorable player in the NFL.  Like many other Tarheels, Little was suspended for the entire 2010 college football season.

During the NFL Scouting Combine and North Carolina’s pro-day, Little showed off his very well put together 6’2 1/2 231 pound frame.  He is a very smooth and fluid athlete that display very natural hands.  Mike Mayock even suggests that he has the best hands in the draft.  He doesn’t have an elite burst and acceleration off the ball, but he does get in and out of his breaks efficiently and has the body type to seal defenders away from the ball.  While he won’t be a consistent deep threat, he is physical enough to get tough yardage and runs through tacklers once the ball is in his hands.  He also shows the threat to be a great jump ball recover threat in the redone as he adjusts well to the ball in the air and attacks it at it highest point.

Greg Little has the prototypical NFL size that will make him an attractive prospect on the draft board, but not having an entire year’s worth of tape are going to make some teams nervous.  I think he will fall into the late 2nd or possibly early third round, and whoever gets him that late, may be getting a huge value.  I liken him to Andre Johnson with his physical playing style and body type.