Jared Abbrederis – Wide Receiver – Wisconsin
Size – 6010 – 195 – 4.49
Strong Points – Very productive, release, hands, pass routes, run after catch, catch in traffic, has been used to return punts
Weak Points – Not explosive (30.5 LJ, 9’9” VJ), lacks upper body strength (4 reps of 225), average receiving radius
2013 Stats: 78 catches – 1081 yards – 13.9 avg. – seven TD’s. 11 punt returns for 94 yards
Summation – Abbrederis is a fifth-year senior and a three-year starter. He is a former walk-on who earned his scholarship. He is a very productive guy who got better every year culminating in a breakout year in 2013 with 78 catches for 1081 yards.
Abbrederis has good size at 6010 – 195 with good overall speed and athleticism. He is more fast than quick, but he has quick feet and very good overall body control. He is not the most explosive guy, as shown by his very average jumps of 30.5 and 9’9”, but he makes up for that with his body control
He has a good release and is able to fight through jams. He gets into his routes quickly and can break down and get in and out of cuts quickly to gain separation. He is very good with double moves and multi-cut routes.
Abbrederis is consistent as both a short and deep receiver. He catches the ball in his hands and shows he can adjust to make the difficult catch. On longer routes, he shows deceptive speed and has a burst to the ball. After the catch, he is a good runner with instincts but lacks top power. He is very willing as a blocker and can be effective.
There is a lot to like about Abbrederis game. He has size and speed and is very competitive. He should be able to play either X or Z at the next level. I see him coming into the league and being a third or fourth receiver who will develop into a starter by his second year. Though he does some punt returning at Wisconsin, I don’t see him as more than a backup returner at the next level. He is not a special player but a good one.
Grade B 6.6