My Scouting Report for Chris Olave

Chris Olave

Team : Ohio St. Buckeyes (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : WR | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : mgomes429 . Position :Wide Receiver [WR]

He has really good speed. If I had to put a time on it I would say its in between high 4.4's to mid 4.5's
Pass Catching
He has got really good hands and catches most of the passes that come his way. He adjust well and is able to secure the pass to avois defenders raking at his arms.
Route Running
He is an excellent route runner who understands positioning in terms of where he is on the field. this allows him to get open because of his high football IQ.
His play strength is not the greatest and is more of a fluid mover rather than that of an explosive one. He will not break many tackles and is not overly physical.
Vertical Ability
He has got enough speed to threaten corners but he just understands route running which allows him to understand zone coverage and get open down the field. He also is very smooth at catching the football and knows hot to secure after the catch.
Run after Catch
He is not a real threat after the catch as he fits more of the mold of a posession reciever who is a good route runner. He is also not overly big and will not often out physical defenders and he will get tackled easily.
Catching in Traffic
He can catch it in traffic but it is because he understands catching position and is area aware its not because he is overly physical. This is very useful at the next level and it was very impressive to see.
Big Play Ability
He has got enough speed to be a threat but is not very explosive and can have trouble seperating from elite CB's.
He had a late season injury that might of caused his lack of production in the ladder part of 2019 but it was not overly serious.
He does not have the requsite play strength but he is willing to sacrifice his body to make the catch.
His production is not great as he only had 49 REC's for 849 yards in 2019 and the year prior he was basically non existent with 12 catches for 197 yards.
I can not judge this as I have not met with him personally.
Deep Threat
He is very good at tracking the ball and knows how to position his hands very well when catching it over the shoulder. but he is not explosive at the beggining of his route and can struggle getting off press.
Over the Middle
He will catch the ball over the middle because he knows how to avoid taking big hits. He knows how to position his body to avoid taking big hits.
He will probably fit best as a No. 2 reciever and he can be productive but will not be the most explosive playmaker that team's covet in the NFL.
He is consistent as a route runner and positioning himself well but he lacks real production. He produces more like a 2nd or 3rd option at reciever than that of a No. 1
Chris Olave has very high football IQ and understands route running very well. He knows zone concepts and understands the spacing of his route. He also is very secure at catching the football and knows how to position his body to avoid defnder raking at his arms. he also gives teams Special team's value.
He lacks explosiviness and is not overly big. He looks frail and lacks the ideal play strength to out physical corners. His play making ability is also lack luster and it won't scare teams. He will be best suited as a number 2 or 3 option for a team.
Overall Analysis
I think he can be very productive as a No. 2 option or No. 3 reciever for a team. He understands route running and how to place his body and hands at the point of catch. He seems NFL ready and he can step in right away for a team that has a No. 1 option at the reciver position. Just don't expect him to be a tremendous playmaker as he lacks explosiviness and lateral quikness to scare defenders. He wins more with timing and technique rather than pure atleticism. Projection (Round 2-3) Personal Projection (Rounds ( Mid 2nd to Early 3rd)
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Untapped potential
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