Todd Blythe burst onto the scene as a freshman, hauling in 39 passes for 833 yards and nine touchdowns. He avoided a sophomore slump in 2005 by catching 51 balls for 1000 yards and nine touchdowns. An off season knee injury, and a virus that caused him to miss three games slowed him down as a playmaker in 2006 as he caught just 34 passes for 484 yards, but he still was a force in the red zone hauling in eight TD receptions. Blythe caught 52 passes for 779 yards and five touchdowns as a senior.
Blythe has excellent size, and knows how to use it on the field. He knows how to shield defenders off to catch the football, and has excellent body control to go up and get the football while it is in the air. He is not afraid to go over the middle and take a hit and hold on to the football. He is a major threat in the red zone, as he has 26 career touchdown catches in three seasons.
Speed is the glaring weakness in Blythe’s game. He lacks the extra gear to gain separation and to get down the field vertically. He may just be limited to just a possession receiver role.
Blythe may not have amazing upside, but he could find a role in the NFL. He is a big target that can go up and get the football. He could become a solid intermediate threat and red zone target at the next level.