Addison projects to be one of the first WRs selected in the 2023 NFL draft
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One of the most productive wide receivers in college over the last two years, USC’s Jordan Addison will look to carry over his transfer success to the NFL as he enters the 2023 NFL draft.
Here is everything you need to know about the Trojans big-play man:
Scouting report on Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt for the 2023 NFL draft
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One of the true burners in the class, Tennessee wide receiver Jalen Hyatt exploded onto the scene this season and onto the radar of NFL front offices, he will look to keep that momentum going as he enters the 2023 draft.
Here is everything you need to know about the Volunteers’ speedster:
Scouting report on Boston College WR Zay Flowers for the 2023 NFL draft
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One of the most dominant weapons in the ACC, Boston College wide receiver Zay Flowers is looking to turn his breakout season into draft stock as he enters the 2023 NFL draft.
Here is everything you need to know about the Eagles playmaker:
Scouting report for Wake Forest wide receiver A.T. Perry in the 2023 NFL draft
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A big and strong outside weapon for Wake Forest the last few seasons, wide receiver A.T. Perry will look to bring his immense production into the next level as he enters the 2023 NFL Draft.
Here is everything you need to know about the explosive Demon Deacon:
Scouting report for Oklahoma WR Marvin Mims Jr. in the 2023 NFL draft
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A true burner wide receiver for Oklahoma, Marvin Mims Jr. is coming off of his best season and he will look to turn that production into draft stock as he enters the 2023 NFL draft.
Here is everything you need to know about the Sooner’s playmaker:
Everything NFL draft fans need to know about Wisconsin wide receiver prospect Quintez Cephus
Quintez Cephus | WR | Wisconsin
Cephus made a name for himself as a well-rounded pass-catcher at Wisconsin. His ability to track the ball and use body control in the air makes him a nice target for quarterbacks. He is a projected slot receiver at the next level with some ability to play outside.
Height | 6-1
Weight | 202
Class | Redshirt Junior
Despite some of the areas for improvement in his routes, he did a good job at the college level with his routes. He creates yards after the catch not off of his route running but his physicality once the ball is in his hands. Good hand fighting when battling cornerbacks mid route. Can catch the ball outside of his frame with good hands.
Cephus also creates receptions by driving back to the ball on comebacks. Doesn’t wait for the ball and allow defenders to make a break on the ball. Does well to track the ball in the air on deeper throws. Has good body control in the air and at times can make some highlight reel concentration catches.
Cephus is a one-speed type of receiver that lacks another gear to create separation with burst. Doesn’t have elite speed to get a vertical push down the field. Teams won’t need to give him a cushion due to the fact that he likely won’t be able to challenge them downfield.
His footwork as a route runner will need to improve at the next level. Doesn’t come in and out of his breaks very cleanly. Can round off cuts rather than turning them sharply. Physical corners who will jam Cephus at the line will give him fits. Teams will likely need to get creative to give him clean releases at the line.
Projection: Day 3
Everything NFL draft fans need to know about Texas A&M wide receiver prospect Quartney Davis
Quartney Davis | WR | Texas A&M
Davis projects as a slot receiver at the NFL level. He has the ability to get loose in the open field and get big chunks of yards after the catch. Likely a player who is selected on day three of the NFL Draft. His skill set is definitely best served as a third or fourth receiver.
Height | 6-1
Weight | 201
Class | Redshirt Junior
Davis does a good job of working the middle of the field in his routes. His ability to find soft spots in the zone can’t be overlooked. Does a good job of coming in and out of breaks to allow a throwing window for his quarterback. Does a good job of coming to a halt when coverage is tight to create some separation.
He shows the ability of runs after the catch when he is able to get loose from defenders. Throwing screens are a good way to get some chunk plays from Davis. He shows some ability in contested catches with the ability to maintain possession even when a collision is imminent.
He doesn’t possess top-end speed, so Davis isn’t going to be a vertical threat at the next level for teams. When working against more physical corners who jam him will cause him to get re-routed. The focus should be on how to deal with the initial jolt form a defender. He will need to work on his upper body strength.
Due to his lack of length, Davis doesn’t have a big catch radius for a receiver. His ability to catch the ball outside of his frame is almost non existent. Most due to the fact that his hands are inconsistent. Very much a double catcher or body catcher at the position. Needs to rely more on his hands to be a more consistent producer at the next level.
Due to his size and catch ability, Davis is very limited as to what he can bring to an offense. Doesn’t have it within himself to shake tight coverage and will need accurate passes thrown his way to bring it in. Inconsistent with the jump ball although there are flashes that he can win some of the 50-50 balls.
Projection: Day 3
Everything NFL draft fans need to know about Oregon State wide receiver prospect Isaiah Hodgins
Isaiah Hodgins | WR | Oregon State
Hodgins is a big-bodied wideout with fantastic ball skills, strong hands and the ability to box out defenders and high-point jump balls well. His route running could use some improvement, but he has the potential to eventually grow into a solid complementary weapon with red-zone potential.
Height | 6-4
Weight | 210
College Bio Page
Hodgins is a big receiver who can just go up and get the football with ease.
He is a lengthy wideout with a large catch radius who does a great job of timing when he goes up to compete for a pass. His ball skills are fantastic, as he does a great job of tracking down the deep ball and contorting his body to make the appropriate adjustments to the ball. Hodgins is able to box out defenders well, and his superglue hands allow him to consistently hold onto his ball. That ability not only helps him in jump-ball situations, but also when competing against man coverage when running shorter routes.
For a player who’s taller for his position, Hodgins plays with good overall fluidity. He can flip his hips well and possesses good body control and coordination across the middle of the field on the seam. He has solid footwork as a route runner and has shown the ability to understand leverage points in coverage and alter his stems to attack a cornerback’s blind spot. His combination of size and fluidity gives him some upside to work with going forward.
As is the case with most bigger receivers, Hodgins isn’t necessarily a burner downfield. His acceleration off the snap is okay at best, and he doesn’t have the long buildup speed to consistently beat defenders as a vertical threat. That can allow NFL defenders to stall off the snap and give him some cushion, preparing to attack underneath. He doesn’t offer much agility or elusiveness after the catch, either.
Hodgins has some a bit of promise as a route runner, but the overall sharpness and burst with which he accelerates coming out of his breaks could be improved. He doesn’t sink his hips into his cuts very well, as one would expect for a big wideout. He could also stand to add some more muscle to his frame, as he struggles against press coverage and can be shut down by cornerbacks who can maintain pad level and play with a physical edge.
Projection: Day 3
Everything NFL draft fans need to know about Liberty wide receiver prospect Antonio Gandy-Golden
Antonio Gandy-Golden | WR | Liberty
Gandy-Golden was productive for his last two seasons at a small school. At Liberty, he produced back-to-back 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns seasons for the Flames. He is a big wide receiver prospect who can be a jump-ball and red zone threat for a team that could potentially develop into more of a complete prospect.
Height | 6-4
Weight | 223
Class | Senior
First thing that stands out about Gandy-Golden is his his size. At 6’4″ with 31 3/4″ arms, he is a long wide receiver prospect that can catch passes outside of his frame. Climbing the ladder poses no problem for him. He is also known to make the circus catch with one hand when corners are draped all over him. Catch radius is another big trait that scouts will absolutely love. Shows good body control when airborne.
His 2019 tape is much better in terms of his ability to catch the ball, despite the fact that his numbers in 2018 were better. Does show some down the field speed on deep routes. Just throw the ball near him and he likely will come down with the ball. Great target for jump balls and back shoulder fades in the end zone.
He is somewhat a one trick pony at this point in his football career. Deep routes and jump balls are the name of his game. AGG’s route tree development leaves a lot to be desired. He won a lot against lesser opponents with his ability to out jump and muscle smaller defenders. He will struggle with the NFL’s physical cornerbacks.
Along with needing to develop as a route runner, Gandy-Golden needs to work on his release at the line. Despite his size, he will likely struggle with press coverage knocking him off his route. Contested catches at Liberty were much of a problem but with cornerbacks in the NFL that remains to be seen. He struggled when Liberty played Auburn.
Projection: Day 3
Everything NFL draft fans need to know about Texas wide receiver prospect Devin Duvernay
Devin Duvernay | WR | Texas
A compact slot receiver with plenty of ability after the catch, Duvernay is an electric playmaker who brings athleticism and toughness to the wide receiver position. His skill set isn’t one of anything more than a complementary weapon at the next level, but he should be a serviceable starter in the pros.
Height | 5-10
Weight | 200
College Bio Page
Duvernay exploded onto the scene in 2019, and he showcased that explosiveness in both a figurative and literal sense.
He is a fluid athlete who does a solid job of flipping his hips and accelerating out of his breaks. His coordination is impressive, as he is able to make tough adjustments to the ball in high-pointing situations and change direction seamlessly as a route runner. Duvernay’s acceleration off the ball is noticeable, and his agility after the catch gives him plenty of upside. He excels at making defenders miss and has the spring in his step to make some flashy moves in space. His deep speed allows him to stretch the field pretty well as a vertical threat.
In addition to his athleticism, Duvernay brings surprising power for a slot receiver. He is a tough runner to bring down after the catch, as he carries a compact frame and a low center of gravity. He is able to run through arm tackles and keep churning his legs through contact. His hands are also incredibly strong, as he does a great job of maintaining focus throughout his route and hanging onto tough grabs. That reliability will serve him well across the middle of the field.
Duvernay is admittedly a victim of a strong class at wide receiver that pushes him down into Day 3 territory, but he does have some flaws in his game. Among them is his technique as a route runner, as the sharpness in his cuts is inconsistent, allowing cornerbacks to stick onto him at times. He doesn’t do a great job of using his hands to separate from man coverage, either.
As a shorter receiver, Duvernay doesn’t have the length to play on the outside at the next level. His catch radius isn’t all that good, and his size makes him a bit of a liability when asked to go up and grab 50/50 balls. In addition to his lack of height, he also doesn’t do a great job of boxing out defenders, whether it be on a jump ball or in tight-window situations.
Projection: Day 3