Drafted: Pick 27 of the 4th round by San Francisco
Positives: Lean with long arms and a defined lower body frame...Productive downfield receiver with good speed...Uses his hands well to escape the jam and shows superb body control and flexibility in his route running...Very aware of the sidelines and knows how to break off his routes to come back when the quarterback is flushed...Explosive in and out of his breaks and has a great feel for the soft spot in a zone...Extends his arms and hands, showing fluid body adjustments and a combative nature catching in a crowd...Makes proper body adjustments to haul in the off-target throws...Displays above average hand-eye coordination...Feisty blocker who will pester a linebacker and deliver a crunching crack block upfield...Uses head and shoulder fakes effectively and finds open areas quickly in the zone...Turns quickly and drives hard after the catch.
Negatives: Despite his quickness, he tends to gather himself at times to gain separation... Will battle for the ball in a crowd, but needs to add more upper body development in order to absorb the punishment...Needs to learn how to vary his speeds working in the short area...Somewhat sluggish coming out of his breaks (must improve his flexibility)...Little stiff in his hip movements...Has problems vs. the press and needs to use multiple moves in order to beat the defensive back on deep routes.
One of the more electrifying receivers in the Big Ten Conference during his three seasons at Champaign, he joined David Williams (1984 and '85) as the only players in school history to gain over 1000 yards receiving in a season twice in a career...Ranked second on Illinois' career receiving yardage (2583) and career touchdown receptions (21) lists...His 160 receptions are topped only by Williams (262, 1983-85) and Jason Dulick (169, 1993-96).
All-American second-team and All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, adding second-team All-Big Ten honors by the league's media...Started all year at flanker, despite being bothered late in the campaign by a hip pointer...Led the team with 65 receptions for 1010 yards (15.5 avg) and nine touchdowns...His 65 grabs tied his 2001 total for fifth on the school's season-record list...His 1010 yards also rank fifth on the Illini's season-record chart...His nine scored rank third on the school's season-record list behind his 2001 figure of ten and David Williams' 10 scores in 1985...Gained 15 yards on five carries (3.0 avg) and had a 23-yard kickoff return...Averaged 87.3 all-purpose yards per game...Gained over 100 yards receiving in five contests...Also made a pair of tackles.
Missouri...Opened the season with 8 catches for 137 yards and scores of 29 & 18 yards, adding 7 yards on a reverse.
Southern Mississippi...Held to a pair of grabs for 18 yards.
Arkansas State...Bounced back to gain 130 yards on 7 grabs, including a 34-yard score.
San Jose State...Followed with 2 receptions for 60 yards and a 44-yard touchdown.
Michigan...Grabbed 10 passes for 156 yards and a 46-yard score.
Minnesota...Had 5 receptions for 139 yards.
Purdue...Posted a solo tackle as he snared 10 passes for 161 yards and a 14-yard score.
Indiana...Added 52 yards on 3 catches, including a 31-yard touchdown.
Penn State...Made 7 catches for 54 yards.
Wisconsin...Missed most of the game with a hip pointer, finishing with a 3-yard catch.
Ohio State...Caught 4 passes for 33 yards.
Northwestern...Closed out his career with 6 receptions for 67 yards with touchdowns of 7 & 29 yards, adding a solo tackle.
Consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection...Returned to the gridiron to start every game at flanker...Led the team with 65 receptions (fifth-best season total in school history) for 1062 yards (fourth-highest season total in Illini annals) and ten touchdowns, which tied the school season-record, first set by David Williams in 1985...Averaged 16.3 yards per catch...Gained 19 yards on six carries (3.2 avg), 17 yards on a pair of punt returns (8.5 avg) and 75 yards on
four kickoff returns (18.8 avg)...Also recorded a solo tackle...Averaged 97.8 all-purpose yards per game.
California...Snatched 8 passes for 178 yards and a pair of scores, including a 49-yarder.
Northern Illinois...Totaled 126 yards on 7 receptions.
Minnesota...Had 9 receptions for 168 yards with touchdowns of 28 & 59 yards.
Wisconsin...Followed with 8 catches for 129 yards and a game-winning 22 score with 6:18 left in a 42-35 decision.
Purdue...Caught 6 passes for 112 yards and a 47-yard touchdown.
Northwestern...Had a career-high 12 catches (third-best game total in school history) for 140 yards, including 12 & 15-yard touchdowns.
Louisiana State (Sugar Bowl)...Made 5 catches for 56 yards with scores of 17 & 10 yards.
Granted a medical redshirt after suffering a femur fracture during fall drills.
Named Illinois Male Newcomer of the Year for his contributions in both football and track...Played in every game, starting the final five contests at flanker...Finished with 30 receptions for 511 yards (17.0 avg) and a pair of touchdowns...Rushed twice for 35 yards (17.5 avg) and returned five punts for 65 yards (13.0 avg)...Added 194 yards on eleven kickoff returns (17.6 avg).
Louisville...Scored his first career touchdown on a 49-yard catch.
Michigan State...Made 4 grabs for 67 yards.
Michigan...Totaled 54 yards on 5 receptions.
Iowa...Hauled in 6 passes for 103 yards.
Minnesota...Returned 5 kickoffs for 84 yards and caught 3 passes for 30 yards.
Ohio State...Had a 30-yard touchdown grab.
Virginia (Micron.Pc Bowl)...Snared 3 passes for 57 yards and threw a 30-yard touchdown to QB Kurt Kittner on a flea-flicker.
Finished third in both the high jump and 60-meter hurdles at the 1999 Big Ten Indoor Championships earning the team 12 points and helping the squad to a second-place conference finish.
Missed the 2000 season after breaking his femur during fall drills...Suffered a hip pointer in the 2002 Wisconsin game. The injury would hamper him in his final three contests.
Campus Agility Tests
4.49 in the 40-yard dash...38-inch vertical jump.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
31 1/4 9 19 4.63 2.71 1.62 36
Attended Blue Springs (Mo.) High...Three-time All-Suburban Big 8 Conference selection...First-team All-Region pick by Mo-Kan Magazine...All-State selection by St. Louis Post-Dispatch...Played cornerback, wide receiver, kicker, and punter under Coach Bob Beatty... Intercepted six passes and returned one for a touchdown at cornerback and caught 23 passes for 442 yards and 6 scores as a receiver...Team went 10-0 in two consecutive seasons...Earned three letters in football, four in track, and one in basketball.
Speech Communications major...Wants to be a broadcaster...Interned with Fox Sports Midwest in the summer of 2002..Son of Shirley and James Lloyd...Born Brandon Matthew Lloyd on 7/05/81 in Kansas City, Missouri...Resides in Blue Springs, Missouri.
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