Draft Capsule: WR Brandon Kaufman

Draft Capsule: WR Brandon Kaufman
March 24, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Scott Krinch

Brandon Kaufman (WR), Eastern Washington 

6-5 | 216 lbs.

2012 Stats:

93 REC, 1,850 YDS, 16 TD

Projection:

6th Round

Strengths:

Standing 6'5, Kaufman is a size mismatch for nearly every defender he goes up against. Uses his size to his advantage by shielding off defenders. Very dangerous threat in the red zone. Tracks the ball at the highest point. Good hands with very few drops during his college career. Consistent and produced each season while at Eastern Washington. 

Weaknesses:

Never played against elite competition in college which is why scouts question his ability to be productive in the NFL. Doesn't have great speed. Will he be more than just a red zone target at the next level? Missed the entire 2011 season with a broken hand. 

Fit for the Bears:

With the chance of Devin Hester focusing solely on the return game, the Bears are in need of wide receiver depth. While Kaufman may be a similar type of "big body" receiver the Bears already have in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, the thought of bringing in another red zone threat is intriguing. The former Eastern Washington star had over 1800 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns his senior year and produced game in and game out his senior year. It would only cost the Bears a late-round pick and the potential he possesses could make him a steal for whichever team selects him.