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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: LaJohntay Wester, WR, Florida Atlantic

LaJohntay Wester is a versatile player for Florida Atlantic who's dangerous playmaker in space. Hula Bowl scout Bryan Ault  breaks down Wester as an NFL Prospect in his report.
LaJohntay Wester is a versatile player for Florida Atlantic who’s dangerous playmaker in space. Hula Bowl scout Bryan Ault breaks down Wester as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #LaJohntay Wester, #1
School (Code)Florida Atlantic (FLAT)
DOB, Class Yr3-29-2002, 4th year junior
Height, Weight5110, 167
Position/DepthWR/1st 
Honors/CaptainshipN/A
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games WatchedINPU, TXNO, ALBI
Scout Name / DateBryan Ault / 8-31-2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202262 REC, 719 YDS, 8 TD
202165 REC, 702 YDS, 4 TD
202017 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Player Summary:

Fourth year junior and former HS dual-threat QB out of Palmetto, FL. Has played both I-WR and O-WR spots but has mostly aligned inside for FAU. Talented prospect who could make a lot of money in the slot. Versatile and multi-use player who is also used on motion / sweeps and handoffs. Also, a return man.  As a receiver, he is good. Though he had a wide-open drop v. TXNO, otherwise displayed consistent hands and excellent adjustment to the ball – can adjust low and dig poorly thrown passes out of the dirt. Very effective receiver over the MOF where his speed is put to good use, and he is able to work on his own. Runs a deadly wheel route, is able to stick his foot in the ground on posts and corners and be an open target. Is above average after the catch; is able to make defenders miss and get up field for extra yards. Flashes good instincts and on-field awareness; keeps the play alive and stays active for his QB. Displayed good effort in chasing down defenders after an interception return.  Is more of a linear route runner – would like to see him prove that he can diversify and create separation instead of relying only on his speed. Marginal blocker who mostly gets in the way of defenders instead of driving them off the ball. Has some upside. Caught three touchdowns v. Purdue and is a high impact player who opposing defenses have to account for.

Scheme Fit:

Inside WR

Power Statement:

LaJohntay has a high ceiling. His deep-play speed, RAC, and versatility are all strong qualities, but his primary strength is his ability to work on his own and get open over the middle of the field. He is a legitimate prospect to watch this season.

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