Jaleel Scott

New Mexico St.
WR

Prospect Info

College
New Mexico St.
Hometown
Class
Rock Hill, SC
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
218 lbs
33 1/2”
Hands
10 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.24
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Baltimore
Ravens
Round 4 ‧ Pick 32
40 Yard Dash
4.56
Seconds
 
Bench Press
16
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
124.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.2
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.4
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
12.07
Seconds
 
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Scott was recruited by Maryland and Kentucky out of Rock Hill High School in South Carolina, but he was a non-qualifier academically. So he enrolled at Ellsworth Community College for three years, redshirting in 2013 and finishing his career there as an all-conference performer in 2015 (45 receptions, 668 yards, nine touchdowns). Scott joined NMSU in 2016, leading the team with five touchdown catches (23 receptions, 283 yards). Scouts got to see his full game in 2017, as did Sun Belt coaches, who voted him first-team all-conference because he accumulated 1,079 yards and nine scores on 76 receptions. His one-handed touchdown catch against Arizona State was one of the best plays of the season, showing scouts how he can combine his athleticism and strong hands.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
NFL Comparison
Kenny Golladay
Overview
Ascending prospect with rare height and length for the position. Scott saw both his production and confidence explode in 2017 and consistently found ways to win once the ball was in the air. Scott doesn't have the quickness to win underneath, but he does use stride length and hand fighting to create space for himself as a downfield threat. With experience outside and from the slot, Scott will be an intriguing prospect with backup wideout potential.
Strengths
  • Wiry frame with long arms and plus ball skills
  • Extremely competitive when ball is in the air
  • Extended catch radius and well-timed leaps make jump balls a likely loss for cornerbacks
  • Showed off ball skills and catch radius with jaw-dropping, one-handed touchdown catch against Arizona State
  • Plays stronger than lanky frame would indicate
  • Route contact does not disrupt him
  • Uses physicality at top of the route and down the field to create wider throwing windows for quarterbacks
  • Smart with route adjustments and works open for scrambling quarterbacks
  • Ball tracker with a feel for subtle hand work for late separation
  • Focus sharpens as the ball gets closer
  • Gets safeties leaning with quality head-fakes at his route stems on posts
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't have foot quickness to avoid getting hung up by athletic press corners
  • Is slow to accelerate, bypass and stack cornerbacks when he gets a clean, outside release
  • Upright route-runner
  • Has prolonged gear down when getting into breaks and lacks sharpness coming out of them
  • Corners read his out-breaking routes easily and close them out
  • Missing a second gear to gain vertical separation over the top of cornerbacks
  • Very average play speed
  • Needs to prove he can secure the ball through direct contact at the catch-point
  • Stalk blocker who can be flung aside

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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