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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jordan Watkins, WR, Ole Miss

Jordan Watkins is an experienced receiver for Ole Miss who gets good separation. Hula Bowl scout Solomon Sterling breaks him down as an NFL Prospect in his report

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Jordan Watkins, #11
School (Code)University of Mississippi (MSUN)
DOB, Class Yr4/15/2022, Redshirt Senior
Height, Weight5110, 190 lbs
40 Yd Dash4.47e
Season Viewed (yr)2023
Scout Name / DateSolomon Sterling, 12-1-2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202353 rec, 741 yds, 3 tds
202240 rec, 449 yds, 2 tds
202135 rec, 529 yds, 4t ds
20208 rec, 57 yds

Player Summary:

Transferred from Louisville in 2022. Has good height and a good solid frame that allows him to be played more than just in the slot. Physical blocker at the POA. Shows ability to block up field, crash down at the LOS, and block out of the backfield. Smooth route-runner. Not a super quick first step off the ball but, DBs typically don’t press against him. Creates good separation. Comes out of his breaks smooth, doesn’t look fast but can accelerate and get in and out of his breaks at the drop of a dime. Never gives the secondary any indicators on what he’s about to do upfield. Speed out, Comeback, Seam, and Post tend to be his go-to route tree in this offense. Good ability to track the ball and has Good hands catching contested catches and in-space. Ability to break off routes and show his numbers when QB is under pressure. Can take the top off of a defense and has body balance to make the tough sideline catches. Also can be a return threat on special teams. 

Scheme Fit:

Power Statement:
Watkins is a solid multi-dimensional slot receiver that creates good separation and can be physical as a blocker and as possession receiver.

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