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Eric Page to Broncos: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 10:  Eric Page #12 of the Toledo Rockets is tackled by Storm Klein #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the third quarter on September 10, 2011 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Toledo 27-22. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Farzin VousoughianContributor IIIMay 1, 2012


Eric Page is a wide receiver with impressive speed who can gain a lot of yards with his quickness.

After making a catch, Page’s skills become relevant as he can evade defenders and gain a lot of yards to not only move the chains, but bring his team close to the end zone.

He can be a key target on third down or a player used in screen plays.

His best game came last season against Northern Illinois, where he caught nine passes for 149 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-60 loss.

 

What the experts are saying

Page’s elusive speed can also come in handy as a return man. From punts and kickoff returns in total, Page has managed to take the ball to the end zone five times in his three years with Toledo.

CBSSports.com: Elusive, shifty and could be an impact returner.

Page’s size and stature is not the greatest in the NFL compared to most players at his position.

At 5’9” and 186 pounds, the speedster has dropped passes because of his small hands.

Also from CBS: Has smaller hands and will drop some easy ones.

 

Expected impact as a rookie

Page can best be used as a return man on special teams and as a slot receiver on offense.

He won’t be the first or second option on offense. If he can outrun his defender on third-down plays, the ball will come his way, giving him a chance to utilize his speed and help an offense.

On special teams, he will wait for blocks to develop and can use his breakaway speed to help set the offense up with great field position.

Don't expect him to be seen much as a receiver. Announcers will most likely mention Page on special teams.

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