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McNutt is a big target who has solid hands, though his less-than-stellar speed and inability to get open at times may hurt his draft stock. He went to Iowa as a quarterback and was converted to a full-time wide receiver following his freshman season. His numbers improved each year as his role increased, capped by an 82-catch, 1,315-yard season with 12 touchdowns in 2011. McNutt has good size and made some highlight-reel grabs in his time as a Hawkeye, but the window to make throws to him shrinks due to his lack of natural speed. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, which wasn't even among the top 20 for wideouts. It's safe to assume McNutt will not be a deep threat, but more of a mid-range target in the NFL. He does have the agility to work his way into open spaces, but he's been known to be lethargic on plays he knows he isn't getting the ball, and his blocking ability has come into question. McNutt could slip into the second round based on his size and hands alone, though it's more feasible to see him going between rounds three and five given his mediocre performance at the combine.