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2019 NFL Draft

Jakobi Meyers

WR/North Carolina State

  • B
    Round 5
  • YearRS Junior
  • Height6-2
  • Weight203
  • Hand9
  • Arm32
  • 40-yard4.63
  • Bench13
  • Vertical37.0
  • Broad118.0
  • 3-cone7.07
  • 20-yard4.23
  • 60-yardN/A
    2018 12 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 1047 11.4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%

    Strong Points: Tall with very long arms for his height (32 1/8"). Smooth athlete who can break down at the top of a route, burst and separate. Very good route runner. Super productive (92 catches). Great hands and a very large receiving radius. Competes and wins in traffic. Takes hits and secures the ball. Good runner after the catch.

    Weak Points: Not a burner -- won't threaten defenses deep. Average blocker.

    The Way We See It: Meyers was the possession receiver in the North Carolina State offense, where he often lined up inside and ran the shorter routes. He is a very good route runner who uncovers vs. both man and zone, consistently separating because of his quickness. Meyers is not the fastest guy, but he is smooth with a burst. He has great hands, making some very difficult and courageous catches in a crowd. Overall, he won't get drafted as high as his production says he should because he will run an average 40. But Meyers will come in and contribute right away, and he should be a starter by his second year in the league.

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