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Juaquin Iglesias

Birthdate: August 22, 1987

Height/Weight: 6'7/8"/210

Position: WR

College: Oklahoma, started 39 of 54 games

Career Stats: 202 receptions, 2861 yards, 19 TDs, 63 kickoff returns, 1664 yards, 1 TD, 12 rushes, 109 yards, 1 TD

NFL Combine: 4.54/40, 34.5"/vert, 4.40/20 yd shuttle

My take: I'm a sucker for good route runners, and Iglesias is a good route runner. I'm gaga for players with poor timed speed that excelled at speed-dependent skills like rushing and returning. Iglesias was a top twenty return man his first two seasons, peaking at 28.48 yards per return in 2007, but saw his return production drop as his receiving production improved. I practically fetishize wide receivers that can play four years and not miss a game because of injury.

Greg Knapp is probably a little smitten by Iglesias' blocking ability.

Iglesias is what you get in the third round and beyond: a solid guy with good skills and good work ethic, but not top-tier tools. Iglesias is a very good athlete, easily better than Brian Robiskie, and his body control is top-notch. Even as Oklahoma's nominal #1 receiver, Iglesias played a role not unlike an NFL slot receiver. He worked from mostly four and five receiver sets and against lots of zones, and against lots of second and third tier cover DBs. Seattle could break him in in the rare four receiver set or use him to spell Nate Burleson, but the real reason to draft Iglesias is depth and potential. Seattle needs starter capable wide receivers now and starting wide receiver in years to come. Iglesias isn't the kind of mid- to late-round pick that could "go off" and become a star, but he also has minimal downside. There's nothing wrong a with possession receiver.