Jaleel Scott Draft Profile

Jaleel Scott draft profile

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Length
  • Ball skills
  • Leaper
  • Plays stronger than his frame suggests
  • Solid against physical corners
  • Decent route running

Analysis: Jaleel Scott wasn’t cleared academically so he spent his early college days at Ellsworth Community College before transferring to NMSU. Scott joined the Aggies in 2016, leading the team with five touchdown catches (23 receptions, 283 yards). Scouts got to see his full game in 2017, as did Sun Belt coaches, who voted him first-team all-conference because he accumulated 1,079 yards and nine scores on 76 receptions. His one-handed touchdown catch against Arizona State was one of the best plays of the season, showing scouts how he can combine his athleticism and strong hands. Scott has elite length with long arms and plus ball skills. Extremely competitive when ball is in the air. Extended catch radius and well-timed leaps make jump balls a likely loss for cornerbacks. Route contact does not disrupt him. Uses physicality at top of the route and down the field to create wider throwing windows for quarterbacks. Smart with route adjustments and works open for scrambling quarterbacks. Ball tracker with a feel for subtle hand work for late separation. Gets safeties leaning with quality head-fakes at his route stems on posts.

Weaknesses:

  • Quickness
  • Acceleration
  • Has some ‘tells’ in his route running
  • Contested catches
  • Run blocking needs work and effort

Analysis: What Jaleel Scott possesses in size, he lacks the acceleration and quickness that a lot of wide receivers have. Scott is slow to accelerate, bypass and stack cornerbacks when he gets a clean, outside release. Upright route-runner. Has prolonged gear down when getting into breaks and lacks sharpness coming out of them. Corners read his out-breaking routes easily and close them out. He does not have a ‘second-gear’ to run past cornerbacks and safeties on vertical routes. Very average play speed. Needs to prove he can secure the ball through direct contact at the catch-point. His run blocking needs a lot of work and effort on his end.

Size: 6’5 215lbs

Draft Rank: No.8 WR

NFL Comparison: Tajae Sharpe

Draft Projection: Round 4

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