Chad HansenWR Cal

6-1 7/8, 201, (PD) 4.4-4.45, 

6.74 3-C, 35"Vert, 9'11"Broad,

4.13 SS, 11 Reps, 32.1" Arms,

Wacky Spread Wide Reciever. 

By TOM

He ran a terrible 4.53 at the Combine However, he played a hell of lot faster than that. He showed he could out run the entire secondary to the opposite side of the field, and turn up for the TD. He was clocked as low as a 4.4-flat at his Proday, which makes more sense in connection with his film. "WR Chad Hansen (6-1 7/8, 201) ran the 40 in 4.45 and 4.40 seconds on a slick turf (he ran in the 4.5s at the combine), and stood on the rest of his combine numbers," Gil Brandt wrote. "He had a good workout despite the poor conditions."

He is a try hard blocker out on the edge for the RB. Good at grabbing shirt and holding on outside on inside runs. Nice blocker on WR screens, and he can hold off the bigger DB until his WR slashes outside of him. He blocks out on the edge on WR screens a lot. Nice job faking like he is running a pattern before he grabs the DB to block him.

Terrific ball skills. He is so good at using his hands to get position on the CB on short throws. He swam over a Arizona St CB, and then had to go real low to snag the ball low and outside. He just stepped out of bound, but that was a great catch. Nice skip release off the line inside. 

Runs a terrific Jerk route, and gets his hands up quick and catches it consistently away from his body. He can track the ball over his head, and catch it with his arms extended in front of him. He really has very good hands. Great job shoving the CB a little, and then leaping and snapping his hands up to snag the ball over everyone deep down the sideline. 

Not a lot of WRs were game planned against in College football, but he was one of them. Hansen is a big play WR, who can look a little lost sometimes when he is not making big plays. Great hands catching the ball in the tightest of windows. He can catch the ball while the CB is pulling his shirt so forcefully that it is stretch out over a yard, and pulling him down. He has tight end height, sprinter speed, but he is a bit of a body catcher sometimes. I think his hands and limit route tree might cause him to fall to the 3rd.

He is excellent along the sideline. He can leap up over the CB going down the sideline, snag the ball over him, and is terrific at keeping his feet inbounds. Consistently gets to the outside shoulder of the CB on deep sideline patterns. He runs quick precise patterns. Breaks off underneath patterns with some sharpness. 

Aggressive blocker who tries hard and grabs shirt, but needs to get stronger to sustain blocks longer. He played in Cal's wacky spread offense, and ran a limited route tree. But he showed he had a great release, and could get off the line multiple ways to get open. His stats were inflated because of their offense:

Collegiate Career (2013-16): Finished his collegiate career that also included a 2013 true freshman season at Idaho State with 156 receptions for 1,999 receiving yards with 15 touchdown receptions over 31 games and 20 starts, while adding one two-point rushing conversion to total 92 points.

He will let the ball into his body. He is a good wet weather catcher. Very quick in pattern. He can turn back to the QB, and then snap his hands back to the opposite shoulder on the bad throw, and snag it away from his body behind him. 

He showed some elite physical traits at the Combine and Proday. Running a 4.4-flat forty at his Proday, and a 6.74 3-Coneand 4.13 Short Shuttle at the Combine is a great blend of speed and quickness that you need to run routes in the NFL.

He lined up primarily as the Z. He has a nice inside move, and can catch the Slant through contact. He has some nice shiftiness with the ball in his hands. He can make a guy miss with a hop cut in space. 

Overview: Hansen racked up some of the top receiving numbers in the nation during a breakout 2016 junior season and was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection by Associated Press, Athlon Sports, ESPN.com and Phil Steele, as well as a second-team All-Pac-12 pick of the league's coaches. Hansen ranked third in the country as a junior in per-game receptions (9.2) and fourth in receiving yards (124.9), while he was also 12th nationally in total receptions (92), 17th in receiving yards (1,249) and tied for 22nd in touchdown receptions (11) despite missing two contests due to injury and finishing with 10 games played and nine starts. In addition, Hansen led the Pac-12 in both per-game and total receptions and receiving yards while he was fourth in the conference in touchdown catches. His total receptions and receiving yards both also rank third on Cal’s all-time single-season list. Hansen exploded onto the national scene early in the 2016 campaign and earned midseason All-American honors from ESPN and Sports Illustrated as well as ESPN midseason All-Pac-12 recognition. He was also added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award during the season and captured the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award as Cal’s most outstanding player in the Big Game against Stanford. Hansen began his Cal career as a walk-on and played two seasons for the Bears as a sophomore and junior in 2015 and 2016 after transferring from Idaho State. Hansen combined for 111 receptions and 1,498 receiving yards with 12 touchdown catches over 20 games and nine starts at Cal after redshirting the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He also rushed for one two-point conversion reception as a junior to total 74 career points.

Hansen Vs Stanford:

He is a Spread WR, so his stats will be inflated, but he is still impressive on the field. He's got those quick jitterbug feet off the line. He broke inside so quick the CB didn't react for two steps, and he was already catching the ball (:01). He ran a slow time at the Combine. But watch the on field speed as he ran through the entire defense. He certainly looked like a 4.4 guy there. See-ya, wouldn't wanna be-ya.

Middle slot guy. I wouldn't call him a great blocker (:37). Nice outside fake with a hard step, and then the slant inside. Easy pickings (:47). I like this route. It looked like he faked like he was going to block for the WR behind the line. Then he broke inside (:57). He showed some quicks in pattern.

Nice block there (1:12). Nice skip step inside on the release (1:19). And that was pass interference, as the CB grabbed him and wouldn't let him turn back to the ball (1:32). He faked like he was blocking, and then got open a little inside (1:53). Watch the quickness as the Stanford CB got too aggressive on the chuck. That was a great release (2:04). He got his hand into the CB's shirt quick and aggressive (2:26). Watch the jab step forward, and the suddenness coming back to the QB (2:37). He will get the dropsies sometimes. He is still learning to be a WR, which a team can look at as a positive or negative.

He has some good instinct running patterns. See how he cut inside the inside CB, and picked his CB off (2:48). He caught it, and fell for the 1st. Which is what they needed him to do (2:57). The CB backed off. So he broke inside, where he was doubled (3:06). He has some speed in pattern angling across the field. He was wide open there (3:16). Watch the quick feet on the great release (3:27). He took the CB's outside shoulder and ran by him down the sideline, where he was bracketed over the top.

Nice block on the edge for his teammate (3:39). He worked his way open for the Fade, and dropped it (3:53). But he did draw the PI for the facemask and the hold (4:06). Great form and position on blocks, but he was just not strong enough to hold them long enough (11 Reps at the Combine). But he did give great effort every time (4:14). He showed some nifty feet and can make a guy miss in close quarters (4:24). I hate Cal's offense.

He used his quick feet to get open on the Slant, but the pass was bad (4:32). He ran by the CB, and found the hole in the zone. Nice catch over his head (4:40). He has the speed on the outside to draw the hold from the CB, who had to try and slow him down (5:00). He leaped up over the CB, and caught the ball with the CB (5:10). Tie goes to the offense (5:27). Webb threw that ball right to the CB, and Hansen took it back. That was a great TD catch.

Hansen Vs Stanford:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLs1yAuiwaw

Hansen's Official Bio:

Overview: Hansen racked up some of the top receiving numbers in the nation during a breakout 2016 junior season and was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection by Associated Press, Athlon Sports, ESPN.com and Phil Steele, as well as a second-team All-Pac-12 pick of the league's coaches. Hansen ranked third in the country as a junior in per-game receptions (9.2) and fourth in receiving yards (124.9), while he was also 12th nationally in total receptions (92), 17th in receiving yards (1,249) and tied for 22nd in touchdown receptions (11) despite missing two contests due to injury and finishing with 10 games played and nine starts. In addition, Hansen led the Pac-12 in both per-game and total receptions and receiving yards while he was fourth in the conference in touchdown catches. His total receptions and receiving yards both also rank third on Cal’s all-time single-season list. Hansen exploded onto the national scene early in the 2016 campaign and earned midseason All-American honors from ESPN and Sports Illustrated as well as ESPN midseason All-Pac-12 recognition. He was also added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award during the season and captured the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award as Cal’s most outstanding player in the Big Game against Stanford. Hansen began his Cal career as a walk-on and played two seasons for the Bears as a sophomore and junior in 2015 and 2016 after transferring from Idaho State. Hansen combined for 111 receptions and 1,498 receiving yards with 12 touchdown catches over 20 games and nine starts at Cal after redshirting the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He also rushed for one two-point conversion reception as a junior to total 74 career points.

After Cal:
• Participated at Cal’s 2017 Pro Day and ran a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash to cut .08 off his time at the 2017 NFL Combine
• Participated at the 2017 NFL Combine and recorded marks of 4.53 in the 40-yard dash, 4.13 in the 20-yard shuttle, 35" in the vertical jump, 9'11" in the broad jump and 11 bench press reps of 225 pounds
• Announced his intention to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft as an underclassman on January 4, 2017, foregoing his final season of collegiate eligibility at Cal

Cal Career (2014-16)
• Finished his Cal career with 111 receptions for 1,498 receiving yards with 12 touchdown receptions and one tackle over 20 games and nine starts, while adding one two-point rushing conversion to total 74 points
• Had career highs in every receiving category during a breakout 2016 junior campaign when he ranked third in the country in per-game receptions (9.2) and fourth in receiving yards (124.9), while he was also 12th nationally in total receptions (92), 17th in receiving yards (1,249) and tied for 22nd in touchdown receptions (11) despite missing two contests due to injury and finishing with 10 games played and nine starts
• Had a career-high-tying 14 receptions that ranks tied for third on Cal's all-time single-game list in each of the first two contests of his junior season in a win vs. Hawai'i in the College Football Sydney Cup to earn the game's MVP honors and at San Diego State
• Registered a career-high 196 receiving yards that ranks seventh on Cal's all-time list in the third game of the season in a victory over then No. 11/16 Texas that earned him Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors
• Had a career-long reception 70-yard reception for a touchdown on Cal's first play from the line of scrimmage in the 2016 Big Game against Stanford as a junior and was named the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award winner as Cal's most outstanding player in the contest
• Changed his uniform to No. 6 for his 2015 sophomore and 2016 junior seasons after wearing No. 25 in his first campaign with the Cal program when he redshirted due to NCAA transfer rules in 2014

Collegiate Career (2013-16): Finished his collegiate career that also included a 2013 true freshman season at Idaho State with 156 receptions for 1,999 receiving yards with 15 touchdown receptions over 31 games and 20 starts, while adding one two-point rushing conversion to total 92 points.

Junior (2016):
• Earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors from the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, ESPN.com and Phil Steele, as well as a second-team selection of the league's coaches
• Ranked third in the country in per-game receptions (9.2) and fourth in receiving yards (124.9) in 2016, while he was also 12th nationally in receptions (92), 17th in receiving yards (1,249) and tied for 22nd in touchdown receptions (11) despite missing two contests due to injury and finishing with 10 games played and nine starts
• Led the Pac-12 in receiving yards per game, receptions per game, receptions and receiving yards while he was also fourth in the conference in touchdown catches
• Earned midseason All-American honors from ESPN and Sports Illustrated as well as midseason All-Pac-12 recognition from ESPN
• Added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List honoring the nation's top receiver after the season began
• Had seven 100-yard receiving games and six contests with 10 or more catches including both in each of his first four and a total of six times
• Had a career-high-tying two touchdown receptions on four occasions
• Opened the season with a career-high-tying 14 receptions that ranks tied for third on Cal's all-time single-game list in each of the first two contests vs. Hawai'i in the College Football Sydney Cup to earn the game's MVP honors and at San Diego State, pickup 160 receiving yards and a career-high-tying two touchdown receptions against the Rainbows as well as 190 receiving yards and one touchdown vs. the Aztecs
• Registered a career-high 196 receiving yards that ranks seventh on Cal's all-time list along with a career-high-tying two touchdown receptions on 12 catches while adding a two-point rushing conversion in the third game of the season in a victory over then No. 11/16 Texas that earned him Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors
• Registered 10 catches for 110 yards with one touchdown in game four at Arizona State and had five catches for 98 yards with a career-high-tying two touchdown grabs in game five vs. Utah before being injured in game six at Oregon State when he totaled season lows of four receptions and 16 yards receiving
• Missed two games and nearly a month of action before returning in game nine against Washington and catching five passes for 70 yards with one touchdown grab
• Finished the regular season on a tear with 28 catches for 409 yards and two touchdown receptions over his final three contests at Washington State (11-139), vs. Stanford (7-114-2TD) and vs. UCLA (10-156)
• Picked up Cal's Berkeley Breakfast Club Award as the team's most outstanding player in the Big Game for his performance against Stanford in the 119th edition of the rivalry
• Had a career-long 70-yard touchdown reception on Cal's first play from the line of scrimmage against Stanford
• Tied for fourth nationally with 23 explosive plays of 20 or more yards from the line of scrimmage
• Had a game-high-tying five receptions for 52 yards and added a two-point conversion reception in the spring game

Sophomore (2015)
• Had 19 receptions and 249 yards receiving while adding a single touchdown catch in 10 games all off the bench
• Finished the season strong by combining for 14 receptions and 201 yards receiving with one touchdown catch over the final four games
• Had a season-high five catches for 51 yards at Stanford
• Picked up a season-high 91 yards receiving and all purpose-yards on four catches including a season-long 52-yarder to set up a Cal touchdown as well as his first career touchdown reception on a 16-yarder both in the third quarter of a comeback win over Arizona State in the regular-season finale
• Also had three receptions for 29 yards vs. Oregon State to begin his final four-game surge as well as two receptions for 30 yards in a victory over Air Force in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
• Registered two receptions for 11 yards in his first game at Cal in the season-opener against Grambling State and also had catches and receiving yards vs. USC (2-26) and at UCLA (1-11)
• Had his lone Cal career tackle against Grambling State
• Had three receptions for nine yards in the spring game

Sophomore (2014)
• Redshirted after transferring to Cal from Idaho State and did not play due to NCAA transfer rules

Idaho State (2013)
• Started and played in 11 of 12 games as a 2013 true freshman and recorded 45 receptions for 501 yards to rank fourth on the team in both categories while adding three touchdown catches to rank third
• Also contributed two rushes for 10 yards to total 511 all-purpose yards
• Had four receptions for an Idaho State career-high 138 yards receiving vs. Portland State including a career-long 80-yard touchdown reception, while he had an Idaho State career-best eight catches for 54 yards receiving vs. Eastern Washington
• Posted receiving stats in other contests vs. Northern Arizona (6-82), UC Davis (5-47), Northern Colorado (5-34-TD), Dixie State (4-32; also 1 rush, 7 yards), BYU (4-28), Southern Utah (3-27), Western State (2-26; also 1 rush, 3 yards) and North Dakota (2-20-TD)
• Added seven tackles, including a career-high three in the season finale against BYU, and one pass breakup.

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