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