2021 NFL Draft Prospect - WR Ja'Marr Chase


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Player Description


Name: Ja'Marr Chase Position: Wide Receiver

College: LSU Uniform Number: #1

Class: Sophomore Height: 6'0

Weight: 208 lbs Projected Round: Mid first round

Strengths

  • Excellent deep speed and acceleration on short/crossing routes.

  • Possesses a diverse route tree

  • High-level athlete

  • Good short-area speed

  • Physical when playing in the boundary

  • Excellent catch radius

  • Adept at finding soft spots in zone coverage

  • Exceptional ball skills

  • Maintains speed even when coming out of his breaks

  • Agile; effortless at adjusting his body to make difficult catches

  • Tough and competitive

  • Reliable hands with very few drops in his careers


Ja'Marr Chase is the type of player who possesses all the attributes to be an All-Pro caliber receiver in the NFL. In the right system, Chase should be able to elevate an offense with the multitude of ways he can produce on the field.


Weaknesses:


Chase's glaring weakness is his blocking. His pad level is generally too high and needs to do a better job tracking his man, and establish a stronger block. Primarily uses strength instead of his speed to create separation from defenders.

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