Former Wildcat WR Criner can make a statement at combine

slider univ_arizona_logoFormer Arizona Wildcat wide receiver Juron Criner is in a great position to make things happen for himself during the NFL Scouting Combine this week.

He and his former quarterback, Nick Foles, made some sweet music together in Tucson, Ariz., during their time there, but it’s time for them to do it all again in the grandest stage of football there is.

There’s no question about Criner’s athletic ability, his desire and soft hands, which allow him to catch almost anything thrown his way. 

He’s shown time and time again that he can run a precise route, and get in proper position to make the catches, but scouts aren’t in love with his initial burst of speed off the line of scrimmage..

Criner had a very solid showing at the Senior Bowl, which made his stock rise. Right now, he’s falling in the second to third-round range, but a solid 40-yard dash time could boost him even higher. 

I’m sure NFL personnel have already done their homework on Criner, as far as his off the field issues and his health is concerned.

Depending on what they find out from their “research,” and what Criner displays here in Indianapolis, he could have a very bright future in the NFL.