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Stedman Bailey NFL Draft Profile

Position #1: Wide Receiver    Position #2: Return Specialist
Jersey: #3    Height: 5'9 5/8"
School: West Virginia Mountaineers    Weight: 195 lbs.
Class: Redshirt Junior    40 Time: 4.49

Drafted By: St. Louis Rams - 3rd round (92nd overall) 2013 NFL Draft

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Combine/Pro Day Results
Event Hand Arm Wing 40 10 BP BJ VJ 3C SS20 XP SQD M40 M10
Combine 9 7/8" 32 3/4" -- 4.52 1.58 11 9'9" 34.5 6.81 4.09 55 0.43 708.40 506.64
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General Notes

Declared Early:Has declared early for the NFL draft - Full 2013 Underclassmen Declared List

Written By: Jerry Edwards

Stedman Bailey is a surprisingly physical WR from West Virginia. Bailey is considered a small WR at just under 5'10" 195 pounds. He possesses the speed to stretch the field and the ball-skills to take advantage of it. However, probably the most fun thing to watch when he is on the field is how physical, strong and confident he is. Bailey plays like a big WR despite his stature and always exudes the kind of confidence that when the ball is in the air, he is the only player on the field that is going to come down with it. He will out muscle bigger defenders, he will leap over them or he will go right through them. It really reminds me of the attitude that Steve Smith of the Panthers plays with. Bailey possesses reliable hands with the ability to pluck the ball out the air, the ability to track and catch the ball over the shoulder and the ability to box out defenders despite his smaller stature. He is an excellent runner after the catch with impressive balance, surprising power and some very nice stutter steps, juke moves and jump cuts. He also is a surprisingly effective red-zone WR, leading the NCAA with 25 TD receptions in 2012.

Bailey will be knocked due to his size but he is a guy who does not let size define him. He will contribute as a returner, can play in the slot, can play at split end and can play at flanker. He's a very versatile player. While he does not possess truly elite speed, he is firmly in the great category. Bailey will probably drop to the late 2nd or 3rd round in the 2013 NFL Draft due to his stature but he will likely be seen as a steal down the line.

  1. Played in and started all 13 games.
  2. Played in and started all 13 games.
  3. Played in all 13 games and started 9 games.
  4. Redshirted.
  1. Second-Team All-American selection. First-Team All-Big-12 selection. Biletnikoff Award Finalist.
  2. Second-Team All-Big East selection.
Known Injuries:
  1. Missed the second half of the game against Texas Tech after suffering an ankle injury.

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Posted on: Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 1:24 am
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Wow, so this website has a compare statistics tool now and I was looking at some of the top wide receivers in the draft using it and some of Stedman Bailey's stats came out off the charts. I mean, they're all pretty nice overall but when you isolate certain stats and look at them from a different perspective they look even better. For example:

Stedman Bailey in 2012 in 4 games played had: 38 rec, 617 yards, 16.2 avg, 154.3 ypg, and 12 tds vs Ranked Teams. The Baylor game kinda tips the stats a little bit and K State certainly had something to say about it but Texas and Oklahoma had some respectable defensive backfields.

Those are just some incredible numbers.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 7:50 pm
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LOL I had to sign up because I happen to put Bailey in the compare stats tool and saw the great numbers you posted. IIRC he is getting more attention and expected to run well at the combine. Cool stuff Ramzee!

Posted on: Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 2:26 am
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Thanks 65. That's ironic we both saw the same thing more or less at the same time. It's a fun tool to play with. It can show you some interesting angles of the various data.

Again, pretty incredible numbers all things considered. Had a very impressive game against Oklahoma.

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