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#24
Niles Paul
Rec Yards TD
39 516 1
Team: Nebraska CornhuskersHeight: 6-1 Born: 8/9/1989
Position: WRWeight: 215 Hometown: Omaha, NE
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
Paul is considered a solid NFL prospect despite playing his college career in Nebraska's run-heavy offense. He led the Cornhuskers in receiving yardage in each of his final two seasons, though his production declined from his junior year (40 receptions, 796 yards, four touchdowns) to his senior campaign (39 receptions, 516 yards, one TD). Those numbers would have been higher, but he missed the last three games of 2010 due to a broken foot, which has since healed. Paul also returned kicks and punts in college, including one for a touchdown in each of his final three seasons. Paul has good size and excellent strength, as evidenced by his 24 reps in the bench press at the NFL combine - second-most among wide receivers. He also performed well in the 20-yard shuttle, placing 12th at his position. While those results bode well for Paul, he needs to improve his ability to run crisp routes and gain separation from defenders, and he doesn't have great hands. He is willing to go over the middle, though, and carries a reputation as a coachable and hard-working player. Despite a couple of alcohol-related offenses at Nebraska, Paul is considered a good prospect for the middle or late rounds of the draft.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2007 Neb  7 0 0 - 0 1 6 6.0 0
2008 Neb  13 1 -6 -6.0 0 23 214 9.3 0
2009 Neb  14 3 48 16.0 1 40 796 19.9 4
2010 Neb  12 5 14 2.8 0 39 516 13.2 1
Career   46 9 56 6.2 1 103 1532 14.9 5

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2007 Neb  7 0 0 - 0 1 8 8.0 0
2008 Neb  13 8 80 10.0 0 41 969 23.6 1
2009 Neb  14 38 407 10.7 1 16 446 27.9 0
2010 Neb  12 14 160 11.4 0 19 464 24.4 1
Career   46 60 647 10.8 1 77 1887 24.5 2

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/4/2010 WestKy 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 8 8.0 0 8 5 92 18.4 1 33
9/11/2010 Idaho 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 2 -2 -1.0 0 2 4 31 7.8 0 15
9/18/2010 @ Wash 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 7 7.0 0 7 1 21 21.0 0 21
10/7/2010 @ KanSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 1 17 17.0 0 17
10/16/2010 Tex 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 1 1.0 0 1 6 66 11.0 0 23
10/23/2010 @ OkSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 9 131 14.6 0 25
10/30/2010 Missou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 1 21 21.0 0 21
11/6/2010 @ IaSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 1 5 5.0 0 5
11/13/2010 Kansas 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 7 79 11.3 0 26
11/20/2010 @ TexA&M 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 53 13.3 0 24