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Jerome Riley

WR | (6-1, 185, 4.7) | Washington State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Played basketball and ran track in high school. Spent the fall of '98 at Moorpark (Calif.) College, then transferred to Los Angeles Valley College in the spring of '99, where he earned All-Conference honors as a redshirt freshman. Did not attend college in 2000, then transferred to Compton Community College (Calif.) in the spring of '01. Lettered as a junior, starting one of 12 games. Came on late, catching 27 passes in the final six games, totaling 36-630-4. Started 10-of-13 games in '02, missing Games 3-5 with a left hamstring injury. Led team with 57-939-7, carried nine times for 67 yards and returned two kicks 34 yards. Had a huge game in the Rose Bowl, when he caught 9-139-1. Played in the Hula Bowl.

Positives: Above-average route runner and hands. Can track and catch the long ball and shows some run-after-the-catch ability. Tough. Really came on last year. Good athletic ability. Okay size and speed. Tough blocker. Productive. Gets open.

Negatives: Lacks blazing speed. Not a burner. Inconsistent catching. Struggles catching in a crowd. Gets re-routed and lacks power in the middle. Questionable play speed. Lacks strength.

Summary: Very productive slot receiver who is not special and benefitted from spread offense in college.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.