Welcome to the NFL Allen Hurns: Jacksonville Jaguars sign 'Canes WR as Free Agent

Mike Ehrmann

After leading Miami in both receptions and receiving yards his senior season, Allen Hurns departs for Jacksonville.

Providing the most reliability and consistency of any Miami wide receiver in 2013, Allen Hurns is leaving the University of Miami as its single-season receiving yards record holder with 1,162 yards.

The scouts never drooled over his size, speed, or athleticism, although Allen Hurns was still able to achieve such a feat over the countless NFL wide receivers Miami has brought before him. That is a testament to his competitiveness. Hurns isn't going to outrun you, out-jump you, but he sure is going to beat you.

Scouting Report: Standing 6'1" and weighing in at 198 pounds at the NFL combine, Allen Hurns' physical attributes aren't especially gifted, nor are they unfavorable. Hurns received All-ACC Second-Team Honors and the Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player award for 2013 in addition to his record setting performance. Allen Hurns' speed, much like his physical attributes, isn't elite but can be used competitively at the NFL level. Reliable hands and toughness after the catch are Hurns' most welcoming assets. For Allen Hurns to become an effective NFL wide receiver, touching up his footwork and route running is vital, separation in man coverage is another concern.

Here's what NFL Network's Mike Mayock had to say:

"He came out of no where this year. I saw him at the East West game, and he has average size. He has average speed. I don't see him separating in man to man or press coverage. He's not overly big, he's not overly fast. How does he fit in? He has to be crafty. He has to run great routes and he has to catch everything. I think he's a guy that is going to go later in the draft. Kind of a 5th, 6th round guy."

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