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Da'Jon McKnight

Da'Jon McKnight - #6 - WR

Height: 6-1 1/4
Weight: 210
Speed: 4.89
Arm: 33
Hand: 9 7/8
Wingspan: 78 3/8
Birthdate: 10/11/1989
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Grade: 5.02

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 1/4 210 9 7/8 33 78 3/8 4.55

 

Notes:

First name is pronounced “day-ZHON.” Considered himself a basketball player at Dallas Skyline High, where he played only two seasons of football (as freshman and as senior). Appeared in nine games as a true freshman in a backup receiver role in 2008, catching three passes for 38 yards (12.7-yard average) and one touchdown. Saw action in all 13 games, making six starts, in ’09, grabbing 17-311-0 (18.3). Caught all of his passes in the last five weeks after Denver Broncos 2010 third-rounder Eric Decker was injured. Was the team’s leading receiver in ’10 after posting 48-750-10 (15.6) in 12 starts. Missed time during ’11 spring practice with a strained left knee. Started all 12 games in the fall and hauled in team-best 51-760-4 (14.9). Only one career fumble.

Positives:

Very good size — athletic frame with long arms. Fluid stride. Displays urgency off the line. Good balance and body control. Stems his routes and sets up defenders. Catches easily. High-points throws and has outstanding leaping ability. Good field awareness. Works to stalk. Has special-teams experience as a jammer. Is tough and will play hurt.

Negatives:

Average speed and suddenness — monotone mover. Could improve release technique. Lacks elite top-end speed to separate deep. Rounds out some breaks. Lacks twitch at the top of his stems to separate. Shows visible frustration on the field. Could require patience learning a complex playbook. Needs to learn how to strengthen and condition his body like a pro (fast food was reportedly a diet staple). 

Summary:

A high school hoopster with nice ball skills who is more fluid than fast or sudden, McKnight’s production was suppressed in a poor offense. However, he shows the hands, athletic ability, toughness and special-teams ability to warrant an opportunity. Will have to earn his keep making contested grabs and in the red zone. 


Da'Jon McKnight's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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