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Michael Bumpus WR 6’198 Washington St.

By: Robert Davis

Bumpus made an early splash for the Cougars as a freshman, catching 35 balls for 318 yards and a touchdown, while averaging 11.5 yards per punt return and taking two of them back for touchdowns. As a sophomore, he caught 30 balls for 357 yards and two touchdowns, to go along with his 13.6 punt return average and one touchdown, despite missing four games due to a high ankle sprain. As a junior, he hauled in 60 passes for 558 yards and a touchdown. Bumpus had an excellent senior year, catching 70 passes for 789 yards and four touchdowns.

Bumpus is a quick athlete that can line up in the slot and impact the game as a return man. He has very good quickness and the ability to change directions to make defenders miss. He has shown good athleticism and ball skills to go get the ball in the air and come down with it. Bumpus’ best trait is his ability in the return game, where he has returned three punts for touchdowns in his career.

As a receiver, Bumpus lacks the size and strength to do much across the middle. He can make plays in space, but he may be limited as a receiver in the NFL. His true value lies as a return man, and while he is a good one, he is not a true gamebreaker from this spot either.

Bumpus is a player that will definitely get a look in the NFL. His ability on special teams will be what makes him stick in the league. He can help out as a backup receiver, but he could potentially start as a return man. He may only grade out as a late day two player, but he is a guy who has the all around ability to play in the NFL.

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