10 NFL Draft Terms You Should Know

Confused by all the jargon draft "experts" are using? Learn the true meaning of 10 of the experts' favorite draft terms through STACK's NFL Draft guide.

Height-weight-speed athlete

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Height-weight-speed athlete

When you hear an analyst call someone a "height-weight-speed athlete," they're saying he possesses elite top-end speed along with ideal height and weight needed to dominate at his position. Wide receivers get this label a lot, although the emergence of freakishly fast, explosive and long-limbed pass-rush specialists have recently wound up in the category. Whether on offense or defense, a "height-weight-speed athlete" has the potential to be a mismatch nightmare at the next level.

Examples: Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons (6th overall, 2011 NFL Draft); Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (2013 prospect, pictured above)

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When you hear an analyst call someone a "height-weight-speed athlete," they're saying he possesses elite top-end speed along with ideal height and weight needed to dominate at his position. Wide receivers get this label a lot, although the emergence of freakishly fast, explosive and long-limbed pass-rush specialists have recently wound up in the category. Whether on offense or defense, a "height-weight-speed athlete" has the potential to be a mismatch nightmare at the next level.

Examples: Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons (6th overall, 2011 NFL Draft); Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (2013 prospect, pictured above)


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