2023 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Jake Bobo, WR, UCLA
|Name, Jersey #||Jake Bobo, #9|
|DOB, Class Yr||8/4/1998|
|Height, Weight||6043, 210|
|40 Yd Dash||4.55|
|Arms, Hands||3214, 0978|
|Season Viewed (yr)||2022|
|Games Watched||Utah, Washington|
|Scout Name / Date||Jake Kernen, 11/15/2022|
Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)
|2022(UCLA)||Played in all 9 games, 38 catches for 590 and 6 TDs|
|2021 (Duke)||Started all 11 games. 74 catches for 794 yards and 1 TD.|
|2020(Duke)||Started all 11 games. 32 catches for 358 yards and 1 TD. Led team in receiving yards. 2 punt returns for 6 yards.|
|2019(Duke)||Played in 8 games, started 2 games. 10 catches for 122 yards, 2 punt returns for 21 yards|
|2018(Duke)||Played in all 13 games, 10 catches for 167 yards, 1 TD, 1 kickoff return for 19 yards, 3 punt returns for 14 yards|
RS Senior. Tall, long, slender athlete. Plays all over the field for UCLA, comfortable outside or in the slot. Adequate speed for a receiver his size, despite it being below average for the position. Good quickness and physicality to fight off press coverage at the snap. Good acceleration into the route to close the distance between him and the defender. Not very sudden in his movements, but runs sharp routes. Recognizes coverage and when to settle in his route. Works with the QB to get open during scramble drill. Big catch radius but does not use it to its potential, Almost exclusively using his chest to body catch passes. Struggles to consistently haul in higher velocity passes that are outside of his frame. Good enough speed to break away from the majority of defenders after the catch, but is not elusive or going to make a defender miss in space. Above average effort and ability in run blocking. Does a good job of engaging and driving his feet. Gives the extra effort to turn around and block for teammates that catch an underneath route, but smart in engaging defenders in a manner that won’t draw a personal foul.
Projects as an outside WR that can take the top off a defense as well as box out defenders in the endzone on 50-50 jump balls. Not an elite X receiver type of player, but can be a very good #2 in an offense that has an established #1 receiver.
Long, athletic receiver that struggles to catch away from his body. Projects to be an immediate contributor as a rotational player and can be a quality starting WR in the league in 3-4 years.