STRENGTHS - Lampley is very athletic and shows the wiggle to make defenders miss in the open field. He consistently shows the ability to pick up extra yards running with the ball in the open field, in all aspects of the game. He has good straight-line speed to stretch the field and he has soft hands and does a nice job using his hands to catch the ball away from his frame. He is versatile having played running back in the past and helps on special teams in the return game.
WEAKNESSES - Lampley is very small and has a slender build which could negatively impact him in the NFL. Although he has good speed, he doesn't create separation while running his routes and is not explosive into, and out of his breaks. He struggles with press coverage at the line of scrimmage and gets bumped off his routes very easily. When running routes he too often rounds off his cuts and is not able to get separation consistently.
SUMMARY - Tracey Lampley is a very athletic player with the ball in his hands. His athleticism allows him to be effective in the open field and his speed allows him to run away from defenders. However, his size will be a big concern in trying to take his game into the NFL. He isn't a polished route runner who can easily get open, which complicates his chances at the next level. Generally, players as small as Lampley won't hold up to the NFL pounding, and there have to be questions about his durability. However, his athleticism, speed and big-play open-field running ability (especially in the return game) make him a good prospect to consider in the sixth/seventh-round as he could be a good return man with the ability to make plays out of the slot position if he can improve on his route running ability.