Dede Westbrook NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’0 176lbs
- Dangerous after the catch
- Great hands
- Decent blocker
- Smooth hips
- Understands coverages
- Return skills
Analysis: Dede Westbrook is one of the more dangerous WR’s in this draft after the catch. More than 25 percent of his catches went for 25-plus yards in 2016. Plays bigger than his size. Vertical transitions in his routes are smooth and sudden with loads of acceleration. Patient in routes and reads corners hips to time his cuts. Works back to almost every throw with vacuum-like hands. Improviser who finds open spots for a scrambling quarterback. Leverages cornerbacks toward hash to create throwing room to boundary on fades and deep balls. Long speed looks legit. He had a punt return touchdown and kick return of 63 yards in 2016, so return skills are there.
- Thin frame
- Character concerns
- Struggles against physical corners
- Didn’t see double coverage in college
Analysis: Dede Westbrook has extremely thin legs on painfully thin frame. Could have issues holding up against NFL size. Can be a little lackadaisical with the simple routes. Needs to back corners off with greater show of vertical push into routes. On tape, one game in particular stood out and that was against the Buckeyes this season. Ohio State leveraged him against the boundary and he couldn’t escape. Production helped along by woeful opponents across from him. Allowed free releases and rarely faced physical challenges. Could struggle with contested catches on the next level due to size. Scheme allowed for less safety help over the top and more one-on-one looks. Character concerns will need to be addressed with NFL teams–It was discovered that Westbrook was accused of domestic violence against the mother of his two children in 2012 and 2013, though he was never convicted in either case. He has stated that those problems have been put behind them.
NFL Comparison: JJ Nelson
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