Former Northwestern and USC wide receiver Kyle Prater has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Browns to sign as an undrafted free agent.
God is so good, I'm headed to Cleveland ! #StillChasingGreatness #blessed— Kyle Prater (@K2P21) May 3, 2015
Prater's journey to the NFL has been an arduous one. He was the top wide receiver in his class coming out of high school, but has struggled with injury after injury, and transferred to Northwestern from USC because his mother had a brain aneurysm.
We told Prater's amazing story this past week in this short documentary, "If You Quit Now... | The Kyle Prater Story":
Prater's skillset essentially comprises two things: his size and his hands. He's 6-foot-5, and this YouTube highlight video from USC practice is simply astounding. His lower body strength and his speed are his obvious weaknesses, but throughout all the injury troubles, his hands have remained a major strength.
Interestingly, Prater told Inside NU that some NFL teams see him as a slot receiver or hybrid tight end as opposed to a traditional big target on the outside. If he could put on 15 pounds and get to 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, he could be intriguing in that role.
For a more in-depth scouting report on Prater, check out Prater's draft capsule.