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Getting to know: Greg Little

5/6/2011

The AFC North blog continues its series on taking an in-depth look at the 2011 rookie class.

Friday we take a look at former North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little, who was the second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns. Here is Little's full scouting report from the annual draft guide of The Sporting News.

  • Strengths: Is a well-built receiver with good size and playing strength. Is a smooth and fluid athlete with the body control, hands and coordination to adjust and make the tough catches seem routine. Little played on the basketball team at UNC and wins most jump-ball battles with defenders. Has excellent, natural hands. Shows the ability to easily run through hits and arm tackles and can stiff-arm defenders to gain yards after contact easily. Is fearless catching passes in traffic.

  • Weaknesses: Lacks burst off the ball. Displays just adequate acceleration and doesn't have the speed to get separation on deep routes. Needs to work on his "route tree" in order to become a polished receiver and get separation against NFL defenders.

Share your thoughts on Little, who will compete for a starting job in Cleveland next season, in the comment section below.