PFF scouting report: Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan

Gordon McGuinness and the PFF draft analysts breaks down Western Michigan's Daniel Braverman ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

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(Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

PFF scouting report: Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan

Here is the PFF draft profile for Western Michigan’s Daniel Braverman, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit:

Slot receiver. Spent all but 34 of his 873 snaps in 2015 in the slot

Stat to know:

3.27 yards per route run from the slot was the best mark of any wide receiver in this class

What he does best:

• Works well against zone. Finds passing lanes. Moves the chains
• Shifty in and out of breaks, especially when given a two-way go from the slot
• Works against defender’s leverage well to create separation
• Just 11 drops from 198 catchable passes thrown his way in 2014 and 2015
• Has a good feel for defenders after he catches the ball, helping him force 24 missed tackles on 106 receptions
• Has good vision with the ball in his hands, particularly on screens

Biggest concern:

• Very much a slot receiver only. Limited work outside at college level
• Small frame and catch radius makes for small margin of error for quarterback
• Doesn’t appear to have great acceleration, so while he’s good with the ball in his hands, not particularly explosive
• Does he have enough speed to burn in the NFL, or will he be a short area specialist

Pro style comparison:

Michael Campanaro, Baltimore Ravens. We’ve seen a lot of slot receivers make their way into the NFL in the last few years, and Campanaro has looked impressive when he’s been on the field. Before going down injured in Week 4 he had ran 22 of his 32 routes from the slot, and that’s the type of usage we would expect for Braverman.

Bottom line:

Like Oklahoma’s Sterling Shepard, Braverman has the opportunity to come into the NFL and create matchup problems out of the slot. Five years ago he would have been considered a late round draft pick, but in today’s NFL and the number of teams who look to the slot, he could go much higher.

  • wva88

    Suggestion: Could you add height/weight along with combine results (if applicable) to these scouting reports. It would greatly add to their value. (Unless, of course, it it there somewhere and I am just missing it.)

  • Tim Edell

    I watched the Ohio State game and he had a phenomenal game against them. The thing I worry about him and will cause his slide in the draft( 5th round) is his lack of size. Definitely think in the right situation though he will be a weapon in the slot.