Jordan Lasley Draft Profile

Jordan Lasley draft profile

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Elite speed
  • Gets to top speed quickly and creates early vertical separation
  • Excellent bend to sink and explode out of breaks and give quarterbacks an open target
  • Works back to quarterbacks and throws
  • Capable on all three levels
  • Averaged 8.8 yards after catch in 2017
  • Home run potential

Analysis: Jordan Lasley has good size, great athleticism and is tremendously explosive. He has home-run potential on the field and is a YAC monster, averaging almost nine yards after the catch. He creates separation on his speed alone and devours the cushion set in place by off man coverage. He understands when his quarterback is in trouble and works back to his passer. He is a capable receiver on all three levels and has the size to box out smaller corners.

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to add muscle mass to frame
  • Body catcher with poor fundamentals
  • Dropped 21 passes over last two seasons for drop rate of 16 percent
  • Struggles badly to finish catches outside his frame
  • Long history of poor decision-making and self-control dating back to high school
  • Multiple suspensions
  • Gets re-routed in press coverage

Analysis: Jordan Lasley may be an extremely explosive athlete, but he also has one of the worst drop rates that you will find for a receiver over the last two years. At every level of his career, Lasley has gotten in trouble and has dealt with multiple suspensions–two arrests in 2016 for possession of alcohol and presenting a fake ID at a club, Lasley was also suspended for three games in 2017, breaking up an extremely productive year where he caught 69 passes for 1,264 yards and nine touchdowns in just nine games. Teams may be willing to live with some of the drops as long as he’s making big plays, but he can’t make big plays unless he is much more disciplined and focused in the pros than he was in college. He lacks the play strength you look for and as a result he struggles in press coverage, getting re-routed easily by stronger defensive backs.

What the scouts say: “He can go! You can’t watch him and not be impressed, but he’s got a pattern of behavior that isn’t going away in my opinion. He doesn’t hold himself accountable. He just acts any kind of way. He could go in the second round or seventh round but he has a lot of ability.” — NFC area scout

Size: 6’1 203lbs

Draft Grade: 6th Round

NFL Comparison: Terrance Williams

Draft Projection: Round 4-5

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