Marcell Ateman Draft Profile

Marcell Ateman Draft Profile

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Work ethic
  • Route running
  • Can create separation
  • Ball skills
  • Soft hands
  • Plus body control

Analysis: Marcell Ateman didn’t get a lot of recognition during his time at Oklahoma State–most of that had to do with James Washington stealing the headlines, but I believe Ateman will be the better pro. He has elite size that separates him from some of the other receivers in this class. His work ethic is well-known, especially after coming off of a foot injury that derailed his entire 2016 season. He came into 2017 as a better receiver and weapon for the Cowboys. Unlike his teammate, Ateman can run an entire route tree and sinks in and out of breaks to create separation. Fluid ball skills. Ateman plays with natural hands and knows when to secure the ball with his body in the middle of the field and when to pluck it with his hands. Plus body control with ability to twist and secure in mid-air. Long target with tons of tall touchdown catches. Catches with full arm extension at high point giving him clearance over cornerbacks. Will scramble with his quarterback.

Weaknesses:

  • Not the most athletic receiver
  • Plays smaller than he is
  • Run blocking
  • Struggles against press coverage

Analysis: You won’t mistake Marcell Ateman as an ultra-athletic wide receiver, he lacks the athleticism other receivers possess in this class. He is ‘leggy’ and takes time getting off press coverage. Doesn’t always play to his size. Allows cornerbacks to crowd the top of his routes. Needs to learn to use his size to create space and keep defenders on his hip. Hand usage is poor, but with coaching he can correct that and develop into a well-rounded wideout. Ateman drifts on out-breaking routes allowing instinctive cornerbacks to challenge the throw. Route speed needs more variance. He was only asked to run go routes and deep outs at Oklahoma State. Leads with frame as a blocker allowing cornerbacks to punch and control in run support.

Size: 6’4 220lbs

Draft Rank: No.7 WR

NFL Comparison: Michael Floyd

Draft Projection: Day 2 pick

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