Photo of Damore'ea Stringfellow
Grade
5.31 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 211LBS. Weight

Overview

Damore'ea (pronounced duh-MOR-ee-ay) Stringfellow was a West Coast kid, and started his career with the University of Washington after being ranked as a top-10 receiver recruit nationally. His star rose during his true freshman year, starting three times (20-259, one TD). He found himself in trouble with the law after a post-Super Bowl fight with Seahawks fans, forcing him into spending five days on a work crew and attending anger management classes. After spending 2014 spring practices in the doghouse, he transferred to Ole Miss. Stringfellow sat out 2014 before landing a part-time starting job with the Rebels the next year (36-503, five TDs). His final year at Ole Miss resulted in his best career numbers, as he caught 46 passes for 716 yards and six touchdowns.

Analysis

Strengths

Plus body control. Can twist and turn in are and has impressive ability to finish the circus catch deep down the field. Big target with catch radius that is a big advantage. Can sink low to dig throws off the grass. Targets ball at the high point. Playing style very similar to former teammate Laquon Treadwell. Works aggressively back to the throw preventing the contested catch. Gave Alabama All-American cornerback Bobby Humphrey plenty of work in their early season matchup. Excels as a vertical threat when ball is in the air. Shows zone-beater tendencies underneath.

Weaknesses

Not much juice in his release and could become a jam target by physical cornerbacks. Can be uninspiring with his routes. Could use more sharpness and urgency into and out of the top of his routes. Is slow and labored sinking into his break for comeback routes. Lacks foot quickness to uncover on short throws. Scouts question his long speed; might need extended runway to reach top gear. Hands were inconsistent in 2016 season. Won't look for extra work as a blocker.

Draft Projection

Round 6

Sources Tell Us

"I like him better than a lot of the scouts I talk to. He competes and he's a better athlete than people give him credit for. I'm hoping he's there for us on the third day (Rounds 4-7)." -- NFC West scout

NFL Comparison

Tre McBride

Bottom Line

Big receiver with average speed but an ability to track the ball and win it at the high point. Might not ever be dynamic enough to be a dangerous starting target, but he has the body control and competitiveness to work the second and third levels with some success. Improved route-running should improve his separation ability but average starter might be his ceiling. His best fit could be with a West Coast offense.
-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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