Armon Binns Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'3 - 205 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Armon Binns, WR, Cincinnati
Through seven games, Binns has caught 44 passes for 683 yards and nine touchdowns. At 6-3 and 205 pounds, most cornerbacks in the Big East have a very difficult time dealing with Binns' size and strength. He does not have blazing speed (and that will knock down his stock come draft time), but Binns has the potential to develop into a solid receiver in the NFL.
Unless Binns surprises people with an increase in speed leading up to the draft, he is likely a late round selection. With a little more collegiate production and some nice workouts during senior week, he could easily move up his stock into the middle rounds. But it will all come down to his 40 time. The NFL will need to see that he has the speed to go with his size.
12/20 Update: Binns wrapped up his senior season with 75 receptions for 1,101 yards and ten touchdowns. Binns led the Big East in receptions per game and receiving yards per game and was awarded with First-Team all conference accolades. He became just the seventh Cincinnati receiver to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark and this was on a very bad Bearcats team. Binns' size and production will force scouts to take a long look at him and he could be one of those receivers who shoots up to the second or third round with a good showing at pre-draft workouts.
4/8 Update: His collegiate production has been impressive, but Binns has some issues that are scaring scouts away. He has nice size and jumping ability, but his strength is a major concern. He is also known for dropping passes and his showing at the NFL combine and Cincinnati's pro day did little to ease the doubts of NFL teams. Those issues could leave the lanky receiver out of the draft entirely.