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Road to the Draft: Marvin McNutt

Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
6-foot-3, 216 pounds
Draft projection: Third or fourth round

Lowdown: McNutt might have the tools to intrigue the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the NFL Draft. He has the ideal size for an outside receiver. He averaged a healthy 16.8 yards on 170 career receptions at Iowa. At the NFL Scouting Combine, he ran the 40-yard dash in a capable 4.54 seconds. But he’s not a deep-separation burner. He had 82 catches for 1,315 yards and 12 TDs as a senior. The yardage total was seventh-best in Big 10 history. He’s a big-bodied guy who can outrebound cornerbacks. He’s intriguing in the red zone. He was team captain.

At the scouting combine, McNutt was asked if he got any head-scratching questions. “Yes, on the psych test,” he said. “That was about it. They asked whether you'd rather listen to marching-band music or violin music. And I'm thinking, "Neither one!"

McNutt on whether he has enough breakaway speed for the NFL: “I have enough at the college level. When you start playing with faster people, you start getting faster. As well, breakaway speed isn't the No. 1 key. It's about technique, and about getting open, and I believe I have that.”

---Mark Gaughan

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