Even though he only played two seasons of college ball, Sidney Rice was one of the best receivers in the country. As a redshirt freshman in 2005, he hauled in 70 passes for 1,143 yards and 13 touchdowns, earning various Freshman All American honors, and was named to the All SEC 1st team. As a sophomore, he became a marked man but still had 72 catches for 1,090 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Rice has a fantastic combination of size and athleticism. He has a long, lanky frame which presents a big target for his quarterback. He combines that size with excellent athleticism and body control, and is near impossible to stop in one on one situations. Rice is not afraid of contact, and should be a force in the red zone.
With just two years of experience, Rice may need a little time for round out his skills. He could also stand to add a few pounds to better handle physical defensive backs in the NFL.
Rice has big time potential, and had he returned to school, could have developed into a Top 10 pick. He should have returned to school, but he does have an outside chance of landing in the first round. More likely, he is a second rounder who could develop into a playmaker in a few seasons