First look at 2012 WR prospects
The challenge when evaluating a receiver's separation skills is sifting through variables such as his supporting cast, the offensive system he plays in, and the types of defensive coverage and the level of competition he faces. While there's no exact formula, some of the key ingredients in separating from defenders include recognition, initial burst, change-of-direction skills and competitiveness.
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