Scouts Inc. on WR Matt Hazel

ESPN.com’s Miami Dolphins page continues its series on the 2014 draft class. Next up, we take a look at Dolphins sixth-round pick Matt Hazel, who will look to join a deep group of receivers in Miami.

Here is a scouting report on Hazel from Scouts Inc.:

“Above average release. Uses upper body fakes and changes tempo to set up breaks. Adequate burst and footwork needs to be crisper at top of stem. Rounds off and telegraphs outs and ins. Lean and can get muscled out of routes. Locates pockets in zone looks. ... Had one pass pop off hands during four-game evaluation and doesn't always field the ball cleanly but natural pass catcher that extends and snatches. Tracks ball well. Opens and adjusts to back shoulder passes. Can absorb contact and hold on. Wins contested jump balls. 36.5 inch vertical and times jumps well.”

Hazel will have an uphill climb to make the Dolphins’ 53-man roster. Miami is already deep and talented at the position. Hazel‘s best chance to make the roster is via special teams. Otherwise, he could be looking at the practice squad.