Two-year starter who started 28 career games. Named Second Team All-Big Ten as a senior after posting 57 receptions for 862 yards and seven touchdowns. Earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten as a junior with 58 receptions for 727 yards and five scores.
Athletic receiver who displayed a lot of progress in his game last season. Displays terrific focus as well as concentration, a sense of timing and tracks the pass in the air. Knows where he is on the field, uses his frame to shield away defenders and displays strong hands with the ability to snatch the fastball from the air. Easily adjusts to the errant throw and reaches back to grab the pass from the air. Follows the quarterback across the field to make himself an available target, effectively follows blocks running after the catch and for the most part, a consistent hand catcher. Shows a degree of quickness in his overall game.
Must improve his downfield blocking. Lacks a quick release off the line, occasionally lets the ball get inside him and must improve his eye/hand coordination. Lacks deep speed and the second gear.
Darboh came into the season with solid grade from scouts and showed a large degree of improvement in his game. He’s the long ways from being the complete package but size and upside potential will make him an enticing selection of the draft second day.