Damion Ratley

Texas A&M
WR

Prospect Info

College
Texas A&M
Hometown
Class
Yoakum, TX
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
190 lbs
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Hands
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Prospect Grade

5.10
Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
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2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Cleveland
Browns
Round 6 ‧ Pick 1
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By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
Overview
Ratley's combination of size, athleticism, and pure speed makes him an intriguing prospect despite the fact that he managed just 47 catches over his three seasons at Texas A&M. While he has bonafide field-stretching speed, he also has the athletic ability and foot quickness to handle underneath routes as well. Ratley is raw and will need to improve his press release and routes, but his explosiveness gives him a shot at making a roster or practice squad as a late rounder or undrafted free agent.
Strengths
  • Very good combination of size and speed. Smooth athlete with plus directional change for his size. Had 11 of his 30 catches go for 25-plus yards this season for a 23.1-yards-per-catch average. Has the juice to access early acceleration to climb past man coverage and threaten deep. Averaged a touchdown every 5.8 catches during his three seasons. Shows ability to track and adjust to deep throws
  • Quick to stab throws outside his frame and can rescue overthrows with his length. Catch-and-run talent who can split defenders after catch and take it to the house. Raw with plenty of room for improvement as a prospect
Weaknesses
  • Would like to see better competitiveness and fight from snap to snap. Had three potential touchdowns end at the one-yard line with stops. Needs to add strength to fight his way around press corners who tend to ground his takeoff. Routes are raw and lack focus. Doesn't have a feel for setting up routes to maximize his burst out of breaks and stems. Allows coverage to crowd him around the field rather than maintaining his catch space. Upright in routes and loses some momentum due to contact or directional change. Needs to get tougher in order to handle special teams coverage duties that will be asked of him

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league