Chad Hansen
Projection
Round 4
Grade
B
6.50
Potential Starter

Chad Hansen

Wide Receiver
California
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-1 7/8
  • Weight: 202
  • 40-Yard: 4.53
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very good size and very productive (92 receptions in '16). Has length that allows him to play taller than he measures. Shows a good release, can get past jam and is a good route runner. Gets separation at the top of his routes with his burst and quick cutting ability. Has excellent hands and can adjust to the ball in the air. Strong runner after the catch with good run instincts. Good blocker.

Weak Points

Didn't run or test quite as well as anticipated at the Combine. Had a very limited route tree in the Cal offense. Always lined up on the right side. One-year starter at the major college level.

The Way We See It

A fourth-year junior entering the draft. Began his career at Idaho State but transferred to Cal after his freshman year. Became Cal's go-to receiver in 2016. Missed two games with an ankle injury. Hansen is talented with play speed, great hands and explosiveness. He is a good route runner who competes for the ball in traffic. Exciting runner after the catch. Wide receivers coming from spread offenses can be difficult to evaluate because of the limited route trees they run. Hansen will need some time to adjust to NFL play but he has the talent to eventually become a No. 2 receiver in the league. His timed speed will get him drafted lower than his talent level