Team captain on a national championship team
Here's what I had to say last year, pre-draft:
"Alabama's Kevin Norwood is intriguing. 6'2, 200, 4.44, seems to do it all well in summary - good routes, good body control, good hands,
Norwood is 25, which drops his value (he has a Master's degree and is a reliable, mature player however). He never led the team in receiving, he's been only somewhat productive in a good scheme with a good QB. He's not strong (8 reps x225) and doesn't play physically strong, he's not doing well at outmuscling for the ball and he's going to have to play press if he's ever good enough - so he'll have to get to work in the weight room.
He reminds me of Jason Avant to a point, and there's nothing wrong with that. I have him around the 4th, as a guy who can play inside or outside."
That lack of strength might be why he's struggled to play on special teams (a potential sticking point in Seattle) or why he's not a great blocker (a potential sticking point in Carolina now).
As of right now, I see him playing the flanker (strong side, off the line, plenty of motion). In his game tape I see a lot of back shoulder stuff, I see a lot of him being a great improviser with the QB running. Corner routes, posts.
Totally didn't see this coming. Interesting stuff.