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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Bryce Oliver, WR, Youngstown State

Bryce Oliver, WR, Youngstown State
Bryce Oliver is a standout wide receiver from Youngstown State University with great hands. Check out this scouting report by Bryan Ault of the Hula Bowl.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Bryce Oliver, #0
School (Code)OHYO
DOB, Class YrSenior
Height, Weight6012, 217
40 Yd Dash4.55
Position/DepthWR / 1st 
Honors/CaptainshipAll MVFC 1st Team
Season Viewed (yr)2022-2023
Games WatchedKYUN (2022), PARM (2023), OHST (2023)
Scout Name / DateBryan Ault / 9-20-2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202211 GP, 59 REC, 821 YDS, 10 TDs
20219 GP, 24 REC, 266 YDS, 8 TDs, 
20206 GP, 2 REC, 14 YDS

Player Summary:

Senior.  Transferred from UK in 2021.  Starts at OWR.  Will rarely align at inside WR but is mostly outside.  Solid possession wideout with good height, strength and an athletic frame.  Long legged frame with a high butt.  Good blocker and average as a receiver.  As a receiver, he is average.  Displays good hands in a crowd over the MOF.  Displays good hands, can take a tough hit and maintain possession of the ball.  Has good on-field awareness and is able to sit in soft spots in zones.  Good ball adjustment and can make one-handed catches down the SL. Has below-average separation/route running ability and is more of a linear player.  Marginal leaping ability.  Struggles to win contested, jump-ball catches downfield v. corners and gives up inside leverage.  Has a tough time creating separation v. press coverage.  Speed is marginal – isn’t a top-end burner and isn’t a home-run threat after-the-catch.  Will finish forward on contact but struggles to make defenders miss.  As a blocker, he is good.  Takes good angles to DBs, exhibits good strike timing with his hands, and is able to run his feet on contact.  Has physicality, good finisher and plays with good effort.  

Scheme Fit:

WR – X/Z.

Power Statement:

Bryce is a solid possession wide receiver with good size and strength for the position.  He could improve by getting better as a route runner and working on separation v. press coverage, as well as winning one-on-one contested catches.  

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