2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 1

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Anthony Gonzalez

With the 32nd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Ohio St.
(HT: 6'0 / WT: 193 / 40: 4.44)

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Analysis:

  • ESPN.com

    With the departure of Brandon Stokley means Indianapolis needed a No. 3 receiver and Gonzalez should slide right into that role. Though Gonzalez isn't as explosive as Ohio State teammate Ted Ginn Jr., he runs crisp routes and isn't afraid to go over the middle and he doesn't drop passes he should catch.

  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Devery Henderson, New Orleans -- Gonzalez has impressive explosion coming off the snap and is very alert working along the sidelines. He has the speed to gobble up the defensive back's cushion and uses that quickness to create separation rather than rely on crisp, precise footwork. He needs to improve his hand usage to get a clean release and must increase his strength, but in a multiple-receiver formation he can give decent value working in the slot.

  • SI.com

    Productive college receiver who consistently elevated his game, Gonzalez nicely projects as a second or third wideout at the next level.

  • AOL Sports Blog

    And the guy has literally crazy work ethic. Dude sleeps in an oxygen tent. There are no character concerns here. Gonzalez is going to show up and be a great #2 receiver for ten years, and he's definitely worth a mid-to-late first round pick.

  • Yahoo Sports

    An under-rated playmaker who should develop into a solid secondary option. He needs to do a better job of fighting through press coverage as he gets knocked off his routes at times. He will have a few drops at times and does not always play with great suddenness. Gonzalez is very quick in the open field and is able to slip initial tacklers after the catch. An interesting kid that has great work habits, he may also be tried on returns at the next level.

  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Was overshadowed by his teammate Ginn but some feel he may wind up being a better pro...Was used as more of a possession receiver in college and often times worked out of the slot but his physical tools lead you to believe he could be much more...He reminds me a bit of Kevin Curtis...Probably best suited to be a #2 or #3 wideout at the next level...He'll never be a star but will be a valuable contributor.

  • Scout.com

    Productive college receiver who consistently elevated his game, Gonzalez nicely projects as a second or third wide out at the next level.

  • Football's Future

    Gonzalez may not have the talent to be a go to target, but his combination of skills, intelligence, and toughness will allow him to make an impact in the league. He is a player you can count on and who will always go full tilt. Gonzalez has had a nice showing at the combine and at his pro day, and may have pushed himself into the second round.