He has break away speed, enough to take the top off the defense. Out runs pursuit angles as well.
Has great hands, high points the football on jump balls. And doesn't let the ball get to his body too often.
A really impressive route runner against man coverage. Uses his hands and his eyes to fool the defender, really good on deep double moves. Can sometimes get lost when going against zone coverages.
Uses his hands to shed defenders easily. Really impressive down field blocker, broke some big runs for his RB's.
Can get up and over defenders , but mostly uses his advanced understanding of body positioning to get over the defender. Has some trouble going up and snatching a high throw.
Run after Catch
Really fast once he has the ball, able to out run pursuit angles. Runs with aggression, takes more than one defender to take him down.
Catching in Traffic
Able to go over the middle and make a catch with a defender about to hit him. Has a hard time going up for the ball over the middle.
Big Play Ability
Can take slants and drag routes for TD's. Also he is able to out run the coverage and make big plays through the air.
Had over 1500 yards and 20 TD's this past year.
He is really great at double moves, fakes slants and in cutting routes to get past man coverage. Really fast once past the defenders there is no catching him.
Over the Middle
Can break slants and drag routes for TD's consistently. Uses the middle routes to set up his deep routes.
Ja'Marr is a really complete receiver that lines up all over the field, outside the numbers, in the slot, and even in the backfield sometimes. He has elite speed for his size, he is able to get behind the coverage and create big plays. Ja'Marr is particularly good at using his hands and body adjustments to get on top of defenders to on deep jump balls. He also has really great run after the catch abilities, when he gets the ball on the slant or a drag he is a threat to take it to the end zone. He runs really great routes against man coverage, and when he gets the ball he runs with aggression and is hard to bring down with just one defender. I also love the way he blocks in down the field, he is the reason for a lot of big runs from his RB's.
At times when watching his film he can get lazy with routes and not finish, he would allow the defender to jump in front of him. Although he may have great jump ball instincts, he does not have an elite vertical jump. He can disappear in zone coverage, only saw a few catches of his that were against a zone scheme.
Ja'Marr has the ability to be a number 1 receiver in the NFL, he is big enough, athletic enough, and skilled enough. Regardless of where he gets drafted he will at least be a number 2 receiver on a team, simply because he can be lined up anywhere on the offense. My main concern about Ja'Marr is the fact that he had Joe Burrow last year, who had the best year a college QB can have, and I am excited to see if he can replicate what he did this year with a new QB. My Projection: 1st- 2nd round.
Amari Cooper, Calvin Ridley