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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Summary: Donnie Corley, WR, Texas Southern

Donnie Corley Texas Southern
Donnie Corley is locked in for his senior season at Texas Southern University. We are hoping the former Michigan State standout will get to play after a terrific junior season.

By Craig Forrestal

Donnie Corley

  • School: Texas Southern
  • Position: WR
  • HT: 6ft2
  • WT: 190
  • Hometown: Detroit, MI
  • High School: Martin Luther King
  • Recruit Ranking
    • Rivals: 4 Star/ 61 overall in the country/ 12 overall WR class of 2016
    • 247: 4 Star/ 115 overall in the country/ 14 overall WR class of 2016
    • ESPN: 4 Star/ 275 overall in the country/ 47 overall WR class of 2016
  • Participated in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl (had a game-long 39-yard reception for the West) in San Antonio, Texas
  • Selected as one of six finalists for U.S. Army National Player of the Year 
  • Has also sparingly played DB at Michigan State and Texas Southern

2016 Season (Michigan State)

  • 33 catches for 453 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • Freshman All-Big 10

2018 Season (Coahoma Community College)

  • 40 receptions for 459 yards and 6 TDs in 6 games
  • Honorable Mention MACJC ALL-STATE NORTH Offense

2019 Season (Texas Southern)

  • 72 catches for 1039 yards and 3 TDs in 10 games
  • SWAC Newcomer of the Year 
  • 2019 All-SWAC Football First Team Offense
  • Led the SWAC in receiving yards with 1,039 for the season
  • Only WR in the SWAC to average 100+ yards receiving per game


Donnie Corley is everything you want in a WR. He is explosive with the ability to rip the ball away from the defender. He is a playmaker that is a threat to score anytime the ball is in his hands. Corley creates separation and sells his routes well. He extends to meet the ball and catches it with his hands; he is not a body catcher. Corley re-entered the college football world in 2019 and put everyone on notice. He should continue his upward trend and continue to grow as a player. Planned on playing some DB as well in the 2020 season.

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