John Ursua

Hawaii
WR

Prospect Info

College
Hawaii
Hometown
Class
Kailua-Kona, HI
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 9"
178 lbs
29 7/8”
Hands
9 1/4”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Seattle
Seahawks
Round 7 ‧ Pick 22

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Ursua and his two older brothers all played college football, though his brothers stayed on the mainland to play at their current home state at Southern Utah while he returned to the state in which he was born to attend college. After an accomplished career as a high school quarterback, Ursua went on a two-year church mission in Paris. He redshirted in 2015 at Hawaii before earning starts in 13 of 14 games played at the inside receiver position the following year (53-652-12.3, three TDs). Ursua was leading the nation in receiving yards per game (130.6) and receptions per game (9.2) through six games before succumbing to a right knee injury. He led the team with 667 receiving yards (47 receptions, 14.2 average) and five touchdowns despite the injury. Mountain West coaches appreciated his comeback season in 2018, voting him first-team all-conference after he led the nation with 16 receiving touchdowns, finished fifth with 1,343 receiving yards, and ninth with 89 receptions (15.1 average).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Undrafted free agent
Overview
Slot target who plays faster than his timed speed, but whose issues with drops and focus over the middle could derail his NFL opportunity. Ursua currently benefits from level of competition and route combinations in uncovering as a collegian, but he’ll need to work on fine-tuning his routes and playing with more focused quickness to free himself from NFL corners. While he has some talent with the ball in his hands, he won’t stick around if he doesn’t get better at consistently reeling in the football.
Strengths
  • Good combination of explosiveness and athleticism
  • Light on his feet out of release and into routes
  • Football smarts to set up rub routes effectively
  • Graceful athlete when tracking and elevating to catch
  • Smooth ball skills in mid-air
  • Able to twist and turn to bring in the football
  • Has vision and bounding footwork to add yards after catch
  • Created matchup challenges near goal line
Weaknesses
  • Undersized and slightly built
  • Long speed testing was below average
  • Runs rounded routes
  • Needs better suddenness in and out of his breaks on NFL level
  • Hands very disappointing last season
  • Slow to get catch-ready, allowing ball to beat him up
  • Struggles to maintain focus when working over middle
  • Non-factor on special teams

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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