Neil O’Connor, WR, New Hampshire #82

5096, 191, 4.58


Notes: From Leominster, MA. Three-sport captain in high school who also played basketball and baseball. Redshirted in 2014. Played in all 12 games, caught 9 passes for 73 yards, 3 rushes for 23 yards, and 5 kickoff returns for 81 yards in 2015. Saw action in all 13 games, caught 58-834-6 (14.4 avg.), rushed 3-13 and kickoff return 1-12 in 2016. Started all 14 games, caught 97-1,396-10 (14.4 avg.), completed 4-of-5 passes for 104 yards and 1 TD, rushed 3-10 and returned kickoffs 6-104 in 2017. Caught 71-814-3 (11.5 avg.), rushed 5-29 and was 0-1 passing with INT in 2018.

Positives: Hard worker. Good athlete. Quick, shifty and sure-handed. Field fast. Can get open and catches the ball very well. Tracks the ball and adjusts nicely. Darting, aggressive runner after the catch. Highly productive. Blocks downfield. Plays with intensity and effort on every play. Can throw the football on gadget plays.

Negatives: Very average size and stopwatch speed.

Summary: Worth a look as a slot receiver.

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