2015 NFL Draft: Eight Under-the-Radar Sleepers

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Aug 28, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver

Vince Mayle

(1) has the ball knocked away by Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back

Gareef Glashen

(2) during the first half at Centurylink Field. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

2015 NFL Draft Sleepers

4) Vince Mayle, WSU WR

To be honest, I’m shocked that he isn’t being rated higher. At 6’2″ and with long arms, Mayle possesses the ideal frame for an NFL WR. While he doesn’t have off-the-charts athleticism, he has quick feet off the line and in congested areas, as well as above average leaping ability.

Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad wide receiver Vince Mayle of Washington State (15) runs downfield on a kickoff against the South squad during the fourth quarter of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The North squad defeated the South squad 34-13. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Originally a basketball player, Mayle hasn’t been playing football at a high level for very long, thus he has some route-running and run-blocking technique issues to work on, but he has the physical talent to improve both. He also is a natural hands-catcher, and snatches poorly thrown balls out of the air with ease.

He was a decent run-blocker in college without trying very hard or having great technique simply because he is so much bigger and broader than every corner he faces.

As a UW fan, it pains me having to complement a Coug like this, but I see Mayle being a #1 receiver, not right away, but in the not too distant future. He would be a solid pick in the third round for the Seahawks.

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