Photo of Jared Dangerfield
Grade
4.83 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 211LBS. Weight

Overview

Dangerfield is proud of his football accomplishments, but even more proud of his late father, who was among the first responders at the World Trade Center on 9/11. David Dangerfield passed away from a heart attack in 2009, but would be equally proud of his son for his efforts on the gridiron. It didn't take long for the younger Dangerfield (6-3, 200) to adjust to the Hilltoppers' offense as a transfer from Fort Scott Community College; he was voted second-team All-Conference USA after grabbing 69 passes for 825 yards and 11 touchdowns. Dangerfield was a crucial part of the HIlltoppers' potent offense in 2015, as well, garnering honorable mention C-USA honors with 82 catches for 844 yards and eight scores.

Analysis

Strengths

Big and physical inside his routes. Uses a well placed push to free himself from grabby cornerbacks. Muscular legs allow him to drag tacklers for extra yardage after the catch. Decent footwork to free himself against press coverage. Can adjust to throws behind him and stretch and catch throws out in front. Has the size and aggressiveness to be effective blocker in run game. Consistent red-zone production for consecutive years.

Weaknesses

Below average athleticism. Stiff route­-runner with dull feet and not much shake to get cornerbacks leaning. Missing the juice to free himself out of his breaks. Slow downfield and can't get over the top of cornerbacks. Focus drops were an issue this year with nine drops. Shows some balance issues in routes and after the catch.

Draft Projection

Undrafted free agent

Bottom Line

Big target with strength who benefited from an outstanding system opened opportunities for receivers. Dangerfield doesn't have the speed to threaten down the field or the separation quickness to open functional windows often enough. His size and blocking ability will be intriguing, but not sure he's athletic enough to earn a roster spot.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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