40: 4.55 (estimated)
Has decent hands and good size. Shows ability to adjust to the throw and make the grab over the shoulder. Can track the deep ball. Has decent ball skills and body control. A long-strider with decent straight-line speed after the catch, but shows enough shiftiness to make a defender miss in space. Fights for extra yards and shows some toughness as a runner.
Lacks speed an doesn't get separation from defenders. Not a guy that is going to do much after the catch against NFL-caliber defenders. Spends too much time going east and west rather than north and south as a runner. Doesn't give much effort as a blocker. Doesn't have great hands and double catches a lot of throws and needs to do a better job securing it after the grab.
Nothing really stands out about Turner on film. He's a decent college receiver that has enough ability to get a shot in the pros, but his upside on offense is very limited. He was a three-year starter that improved his production every year, capping with a nice senior year with 67 catches for 681 yards (10.2 avg) and 3 scores.
Unless Turner can wow a team with his ability to produce as a gunner on special teams, it's going to be very tough for him to stick at the next level. He has nice size, OK speed, and OK hands which is never a good combo to have as a pro receiver. He's not going to be much of a return threat, as he muffed the lone punt he ever tried to return at Indiana. The best he can hope for is that he has an NFL career on the level of a Kassim Osgood, where he shines as a special teams cover man and teams will overlook the fact that he brings very litte to the table offensively. The best his production could be as a No. 4 receiver would probably be 10-15 receptions in a season.
Unless the Falcons think Turner can be a valued asset as a gunner on special teams, then he is nothing more than a camp body that is an extreme longshot to make a practice squad spot because he doesn't do anything well enough to stand out from the pack.
Turner isn't worth a draft pick, but some team should bring him to camp as a body to push for time.
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite
After Catch: 2.0
Body Control: 2.5
Scouting reports of the wide receivers in the 2011 Draft.
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