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Tyrie Cleveland

Wide Receiver

#86

Experience: R

Height: 6-2

Age: 22

Weight: 209 lbs

College: Florida

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Biography

Cleveland was a star receiver at Houston's Westfield High School before heading to Gainesville. He started four games as a true freshman, grabbing 14 passes for 298 yards (21.3 per) and two touchdowns in 11 games. Cleveland led the Gators with 410 receiving yards on 22 receptions (scoring twice) in 10 games with eight starts as a sophomore. He started 12 games in 2018 (18-212-11.8, three TDs), but missed the Peach Bowl due to an injured shoulder. The team's depth at receiver made Cleveland a reserve for all but two of 13 games played in 2019 (25-351-14.0, one TD), though he also contributed on special teams (5-124-24.8 kickoff returns, three tackles).

Overview

Cleveland came into Florida with some fanfare as one of the top receivers out of Houston, but leaves Florida without enough production. He has adequate hands and solid short-area athleticism underneath, but lacks the burst and physicality needed to open windows and make contested catches. His size is a plus and his effort on special teams could become an important differentiator if he is to make a roster or practice squad.

Strengths

  • Long, angular frame with plus wingspan
  • Catches the ball away from his frame
  • Has feel to leverage coverage away from out-breaking routes in space
  • Hands were generally reliable in 2019
  • Big target with quick settle into zone cavities
  • Uses size to extend yards after catch downfield
  • Good cover effort as gunner and on kickoffs

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