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Jets select WR Quincy Enunwa

With the No. 209 pick of the NFL Draft, the Jets selected Nebraska wide receiver Quincy Enunwa

Enunwa, who is 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, was a four year starter at Nebraska and was a team captain as a senior. Enunwa finished his career as a Cornhusker with 51 catches for 753 yards (14.8 yard average) and 12 TDs in 2013 over 13 games.

Enunwa ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds.

Scouts say that he is big, tough, athletic and a fit with the Jets as a West Coast receiver who seemed to take a step forward as a senior.  At his size and speed, Enunwa is a versatile receiver who can line up anywhere in the formation.  Some scouts even consider Enunwa as a potential H-Back.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Enunwa is said to be extremely bright.  He was the team captain as a senior and is just 21 years old.  The fact that his numbers and his play jumped as a senior indicate that he might have potential as a “making the leap” type player.  Enunwa might not be the speediest player, but he still has excellent size and functional speed.  He has long rangy arms and is already built to play the part as a sturdy NFL receiver.  While he will struggle to separate vertically, he is strong and will fight for every pass.



22 comments
Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

I wonder if he can be a project tight end with his combination of strength and speed, good blocking skills, can create alot of mismatches at that position, maybe can be a type of tight end we wanted in Ebron, that would be nice, we would have both, Amaro then this guy at tight end.

LIJetsFan
LIJetsFan

Quincy Enunwa is a name to know for all the Donte Moncrief fans out there. Not to pick on Moncrief, whom we’ve already dubbed a desirable if not slightly overrated talent, but when we see Enunwa play, we see a lot of the things we wished we saw in Moncrief’s film. Meanwhile, all Quincy lacks in comparison to Donte is burst. You have to give Donte his due when it comes to explosion.

Based on his game film, and where we see him going (if he goes at all) in most mocks, Enunwa is a very underrated player. In fact, it’s hard to watch his tape without at least thinking about an Anquan Boldin comparison. Sorry ... had to.

There are some understandable reasons why Enunwa is not a big name ... apart from it being no fun at all to pronounce or to look at for that matter. Enunwa (EE-noon-WAH) played his college ball for Nebraska, and one thing they are not real big on down in Lincoln, is throwing the football. The ground game was preferred by the Cornhuskers in 2013 and it wasn’t close. We’re talking about 584 rush attempts as compared to 378 passing attempts. The caliber of quarterback was also somewhat weak, depending on which one was playing. There were three Cornhuskers passers with over 100 attempts in 2013, and none with more than 134--not exactly the definition of stability. Nevertheless, Enunwa produced to the tune of twelve touchdowns.

Quincy was invited to the Combine, but his weekend was cut short by a hamstring injury. Even with his limited availability, Enunwa impressed. Let’s check out the numbers:

Height - 6’2”
Weight - 225
Hands - 9 1/2”
40 - 4.45
Bench - 19
I think it’s time I re-quote Pete Carroll. “Big fast guys are the fewest around.” I’m sure a few NFL evaluators' eyes popped out of their sockets when Enunwa ran his forty. I have to say, we were impressed too and we liked Quincy a lot going in. We were hoping for 4.50 or better. So, like I said, Moncrief fans should take notice, because Enunwa is doing a lot of what Moncrief does and he does it while catching the ball ... with his hands. And, if the draftniks prove correct, Enunwa may offer considerable savings over a guy like Moncrief, who is going in the third round in most mock drafts I've seen.

Things we like about Quincy.

Strength - Not just in terms of being able to post good numbers in the bench press, though we like that too. As with Anquan Boldin, Enunwa has the kind of strength that shows up on game film. He’s hard to bring down and he’s hard to interfere with while the ball is in flight. He wards off defenders very well and often times very subtly.
Blocking - Quincy has the strength, build and disposition to be a very good blocker, and that's what we see on film. Chip Kelly, Kyle Shanahan and Jim Harbaugh are all salivating, and they're not alone.
Speed - We were prepared to tell you that Enunwa’s speed is better when in pads, but then he ran a 4.45 at the Combine. Now we can just say that he’s fast.
Ball skills - The strength helps here, but he also brings outstanding concentration and desire to the table. He has a “my ball” mentality, which we like. He has the hands and hand strength to make tough catches in a crowd.
Hands - He has solid though not spectacular hands. He’ll have a concentration drop here and there, but he’ll make some nice grabs for you too and even things out. Hands are not going to be a problem from what we see.
Running ability - Quincy will get yards after the catch, and he’ll gets yards after contact too. He’s a tough man to bring down and he employs a nice stiff arm. Enunwa can run away from most defenders too, so you get a nice combo of power and speed. And, once he gets going full speed, he’s like a runaway train. Be careful on the tracks.
Toughness - He is willing to hit and he is willing to take a hit. He’ll watch the ball into his hands knowing that he’s going to take a good whack. We see no signs of fear or alligator arms from Enunwa. Oh yeah, he was a team Captain. They don't hand out the "C" to just anybody in Lincoln.
Production - He was a developmental guy for a few years, but he started coming on as a sophomore and kept it going as a junior. Then, in his final year, Quincy absolutely erupted with 12 scores. His twelfth score, a 99-yarder, broke two records in a single play.

ramble914
ramble914

4.45 is more than "functional" speed.

bradysucks
bradysucks

A 4.45 time in the 40 yard dash is extremely fast for a 6 foot 2 inch WR

I like that he was a team captain

mrblint
mrblint

Not the speediest? I guess that's technically true but sub 4.5 speed is certainly way above average... I do like the pick - lots of WR competition. And these guys will be hungry, and athletic. Geno and Vick have to be excited.

Marvel
Marvel

GREAT PICK!!


AND..... BOYD!!!


nyj_scott
nyj_scott

He is physical. I like that we've stacked up at WR to drive competition and ensure our WR core improves.

j_spikett
j_spikett

this is why he didn't trade those picks because you can steal a guy like this in a deep draft. and the DL also. these picks have tremendous numbers and talent.

bignanz
bignanz

I watch all the cornhusker games...So I really like his Potential. Very appy about this pick as a looksee..Has a chance to stick as a 6th rounder, guss that's all you can hope for! NEB has a bigtime football history and this guy was a leader. Hope he makes it

gbrownn
gbrownn

I'm happppyyyyyyyyyyyy

j_spikett
j_spikett

this is a good pick. and that is why he didn't trade his picks to move up. look at the stats on this guy.

Zartan
Zartan

Idzick , please get Jeffcoat.

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

This guy has Dez Bryant build.. lets hope he cant play like him

a57se
a57se

@j_spikett  

Hate to tell you this but #209 was a comp pick....the Jets couldn't trade this pick if they wanted to.

Lord Harry Latts
Lord Harry Latts

@kniff @Lord Harry Latts  he has to realize that it's now or never for him. time to play aggressively, high point the ball....and use all of that talent he has been blessed with.

bradysucks
bradysucks

A bird at some point needs to leave its mommy's nest and fly

An eagle flys and Hill needs to show he's an eagle.....and not an ugly duckling

kniff
kniff

@Lord Harry Latts @kniffYessir it's his third season and that means the judges can (and will) come out...

Still rootin' for the kid though...