Oct 24, 2009; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats wide receiver David Douglas (85) runs with the ball after a reception while UCLA Bruins linebacker Kyle Bosworth (54) and safety Rahim Moore (3) give chase in the 1st quarter of a game at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats defeated the Bruins 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Morrison-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions Draft Prospects: David Douglas, WR, Arizona


David Douglas, WR, Arizona
Height: 6′
Weight: 206 lbs
40-Yard Dash: 4.46 sec
Bench Press: 20 reps
Vertical Jump: 36-1/2″
Broad Jump: 9’10″
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.07 sec
3-Cone Drill: 6.79 sec

David Douglas was in Detroit to visit with the Lions recently and up until a month ago, many would have thought it was for the team to get a look at him as a potential undrafted free agent. He was overshadowed at Arizona but fellow wide receiver Juron Criner but a solid showing at the Arizona pro day last month has Douglas on the rise to the point that he could be drafted in the late rounds.

The Lions have a void to fill with the departures of Rashied Davis and Maurice Stovall and David Douglas could be a player to help fill it. Both Davis and Stovall could fill in on offense and were solid special teams performers for the Lions in 2010. Douglas has experience on special teams and fancies himself as a versatile receiver according to a quote on the Lions official website:

I started every receiver position from inside to outside in college and I feel I can play anywhere as receiver goes. I think I bring a lot of versatility to the table.

Whatever gains Douglas has made through process, it hasn’t been enough to get himself into the draft prospect database on the CBS Sports website and while ESPN has a page for him, it contains no draft information other than an position rank in the eighties. Much more is available through the National Football Post. Wes Bunting has some nice things to say in his scouting report but ends it by concluding that NFL teams can get the same positives out of other prospects that are more athletic or have a greater upside.

David Douglas highlight videos are hard to come by, but here he is scoring a touchdown. Woohoo.

David Douglas has a little personal history with Matthew Stafford. Douglas was a sophomore at McKinney North when Matthew Stafford was a senior at Highland Park High School in Dallas. The two teams met in the state playoffs with Stafford’s team winning easily, 59-17. Douglas and his teammates shouldn’t have felt bad, however. Highland Park went on to win a state title by defeating Mashall High School 59-0.

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