Preseason Profile: Brandon Carswell, WR

Brandon Carswell #13

College: USC
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 201 lbs
Arm Length: N/A
Hand Size: N/A

 

40 Yard Dash: 4.47
3 Cone Drill: 7.04
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.22
Bench Press: 18 reps
Vertical Jump: 34″
Broad Jump: 112″

 

Brandon Carswell does not fit the mold of a typical Raider receiver when you think back to years past. He doesn’t have blinding speed, he’s not known for stretching the defense, and you could probably count on one hand the number of times he has run a 9 route.

That does not mean he doesn’t have a lot of valuable assets to his game though. He has solid hands, runs pretty good routes, and has good size and strength. He stands 6’1″ 201 lbs and completed 18 reps of 225 lbs at his pro day prior to this years draft.

I look at Carswell as more of a possession type receiver which actually fits the new West Coast offensive scheme for the Raiders pretty well. He does well at finding soft spots in zone defenses and is also decent after the catch. His strength allows him to run through some tackles and he has shown a decent stiff arm as well. He is a very willing blocker in the running game and doesn’t need to be directly involved in the play to make an impact on the field.

Brandon has a team first attitude with how he approaches the game and tends to be a leader by example as well. A few different people who evaluated Brandon at USC described him as a consistently hard-worker. While he may not jump out at you right away, he has a lot of the tools it takes to be successful in the NFL. He reminds me of a Donald Driver type. Despite those things, Carswell still faces long odds to make the team.

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