Grading The Bearcats Class – Wide Receivers

Dyjuan Lewis

With Mardy Gilyard headed to the NFL and a couple of more receivers leaving after the 2010 season, Butch Jones knew he'd need to have a few receivers in the Class of 2010. How did the Bearcats do at wide receiver? BearcatInsider.com issues out its grade card.

With the dynamic Mardy Gilyard set to be one of the top draft picks in the upcoming NFL Draft it doesn't mean the Bearcats are lean at the wide receiver position.

With veteran Bearcats Armon Binns, Marcus Barnett and D.J. Woods set to be joined by USC transfer Vidal Hazelton, Cincinnati has no shortage at the wide receiver position. But after the 2010 season Butch Jones knew he'd better have some players ready to step up and used three scholarships for the position.

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Dyjuan Lewis
Pike High School
Indianapolis, Ind

One of the stars of the Class of 2010 will be Lewis. Injuries slowed his senior season but all the tools are there for Lewis to play early if needed. Size, great speed and great hands make Lewis a star waiting in the wings. Having watched Lewis run his 4.49 electronic forty at the Scout.com Combine last spring to go with his ability to go up and get the football showed he had the tools any college program would love to have at wide receiver. Is there work to be done? Yes, all incoming receivers need to work on technique at the college level, but with the offensive skill set Lewis has Kerry Coombs will be worshiped in the years to come for getting Lewis back into the Bearcats fold and beating out Oregon, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa and Colorado to name a few.

Here are a few highlights of Lewis in action.

BCI GRADE: A+

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Anthony McClung
Pike High School
Indianapolis, Ind

The offer list may not be as impressive as his teammates but Anthony McClung worked hard to get the attention of college coaches and it paid off. While teammate Dyjuan Lewis was blessed with size and speed, McClung was given speed and extreme quickness. A better route runner than Lewis, McClung will have his work cut out for him in the years to come and will need to work hard in the Bearcats weight room. McClung has a knack for finding open spots in zone coverage and making teams pay. A possible kick returner, McClung will be fighting for time at the slot position and also could be a player who down the road makes a move to defensive back. Overall this is a good pickup considering the amount of time the Bearcats had to fill the class.

Here are a few highlights of McClung in action.

BCI GRADE: B-

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Montrel Robinson
Southfield-Lathrup High School
Southfield, Mich

Robinson has the size you want to see and is a player Butch Jones and the Bearcats new staff knows well as he was a verbal pledge to Central Michigan. One thing Robinson has shown is above average speed posting a 4.5 forty time. On film he shows cut back ability and a smooth stride when he runs. In high school Robinson averaged over 30-yards per catch on only 28 catches. A good enough athlete that he could also move to defense makes Robinson a safe get and a player who should continue to grow in the Bearcats strength and conditioning program.

Here are a few clips of Robinson in action.

BCI GRADE: B

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