Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Chad Hansen

Wide receiver
School: California | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2 / 202 | 40: 4.53 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.84
Projected Round
2nd
Bio: 
First-year starter at Cal who earned Second Team All-Pac-12 honors after leading the conference with 92 receptions and 1,249 receiving yards. Caught 19 passes for 249 yards in 2015 in his first season after transferring from Idaho State, where he made 45 receptions for 501 yards and three touchdowns in 11 starts as a true freshman.
Pos: 
Small school transfer coming off a dominant campaign. Smart, shows great awareness and consistently follows the quarterback across the field to make himself an available target. Extends his hands to make the catch away from his frame and easily adjusts or reaches backwards to grab the errant throw from the air. Possesses soft and strong hands, makes the difficult catch with defenders draped on him and comes away with some incredible receptions. Quickly releases off the line and shows a nice burst in the first 5-10 yards. Sells routes and uses his frame to shield away opponents or exposes himself to the big hit in order to come away with the reception. Plays with balance and body control and fights with his hands to separate from defenders. Has a sturdy build, consistently wins out for the contested throw and keeps the play in bounds working to pick up positive yardage after the catch.
Neg: 
One-speed wideout who lacks the second gear and deep burst. Occasionally peeks up the field before he catches the ball.
Analysis: 
Hansen took his game to another level in 2016 and went from a non-factor to a second-day draft pick. He’s a tremendous possession wideout with the potential to develop into a No. 2 receiver on a roster.