DaeSean Hamilton Draft Profile

DaeSean Hamilton draft profile


  • Size
  • Solid route runner
  • Ball tracking
  • Leader in the locker room
  • Work ethic
  • YAC

Analysis: DaeSean Hamilton excelled as Penn State’s slot receiver and offers elite size for that position. His routes are rhythmic and precise. Comes out of breaks at sharp angles. Able to catch through contact. Showed talent to track football early and make late body adjustments to win the contested catch down the field. Almost 80 percent of his catches in 2017 went for first down. Hamilton can add yards after the catch with subtle side-steps and quality play strength. His best trait is his leadership and football IQ. Scouts say he’s described as “special” and “unselfish” by everyone around him. High-achiever. Team captain who takes time to teach younger players.


  • Lacks burst off the snap
  • Lacks deep speed
  • Focus drops
  • Catch radius
  • Needs to be more physical

Analysis: DaeSean Hamilton has a very slow burst off the snap which will hurt him at the next level especially if he’s lined up against a physical press corner. Unable to race past press corners looking to derail his get-off. Plays at a single speed. Doesn’t show a second gear to run down challenging throws in front of him. Not overly sudden out of breaks and stems. Has to win with routes instead of quickness. Hands showed improvement this season, but focus drops still show themselves. Catch radius is lacking. Not physical enough blocking, or against other physical defensive backs.

What the scouts say: “In this job you deal with some really good guys and some not so good guys. He’s one of the best. I think he goes undrafted, but I also think football is going to be a very small part of what he accomplishes in his life.” — AFC team regional scout

Size: 6’1 205lbs

Draft Rank: No.8 WR

NFL Comparison: Davante Adams

Draft Projection: Round 3-4

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