Jordan Lasley

UCLA
WR

Prospect Info

College
UCLA
Hometown
Class
Compton, CA
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Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
203 lbs
32 3/4”
Hands
9 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.35
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
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2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Baltimore
Ravens
Round 5 ‧ Pick 25
40 Yard Dash
4.5
Seconds
 
Bench Press
8
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
112.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.19
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Lasley showed great potential during his days at UCLA, coming off a high school career at Serra High School in the Los Angeles metro area. He's also had issues resulting in multiple suspensions over the past four years, two arrests in 2016 for possession of alcohol and presenting a fake ID at a club. Lasley was also suspended for three games in 2017, breaking up an extremely productive year where he caught 69 passes for 1,264 yards and nine touchdowns in just nine games. He was named honorable mention All-Pac-12 by league coaches after the regular season, following two double-digit catch, 200-yard efforts in rivalry games against USC and California. Lasley started four of 11 games as a sophomore, grabbing 41 passes for 620 yards and five touchdowns, and returned a blocked punt for a score as well. He played in nine games as a redshirt freshman in 2015, making three catches for 17 yards.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 2-3
NFL Comparison
Torrey Smith
Overview
Lasley has good size, great athleticism and is tremendously explosive. He also has one of the worst drop rates that you will find for a receiver over the last two years. He has home-run potential on the field and suspension issues off of it. It's this dichotomy that makes Lasley a difficult projection. Teams may be willing to live with some of the drops as long as he's making big plays, but he can't make big plays unless he is much more disciplined and focused in the pros than he was in college. Lasley has early starter potential, but there are enough red flags in play that he could see his draft stock tumble.
Strengths
  • Good size and great speed
  • Instant jets off snap to torment cornerbacks who crowd and miss with their punch
  • Devours coverage cushions
  • Gets to top speed quickly and creates early vertical separation
  • Seamless ability to change route angles
  • Schoolyard athleticism with smoothness of movement in all directions
  • Excellent bend to sink and explode out of breaks and give quarterbacks an open target
  • Aggressive working back to the throw when needed
  • Capable on all three levels
  • Stacker and tracker
  • Puts cornerbacks on his hip while focusing to bring the deep ball in
  • Has "to the house" catch and run potential
  • Uses strong stiff-arm to deny tacklers
  • Averaged 8.8 yards after catch in 2017
Weaknesses
  • Wiry frame could use more weight work
  • Plays into rerouting defenders who can bump him off-track
  • When attacking zone, sinks too close to defenders who can challenge the throw
  • Body catcher with poor fundamentals
  • Dropped 21 passes over last two seasons for drop rate of 16 percent
  • Struggles badly to finish catches outside his frame
  • Stays planted in grass from zone rather than sliding to throws when being thrown open
  • Lands his initial block, but doesn't put enough effort into sustaining it
  • Long history of poor decision-making and self-control dating back to high school
  • Multiple suspensions
Sources Tell Us

"He can go! You can't watch him and not be impressed, but he's got a pattern of behavior that isn't going away in my opinion. He doesn't hold himself accountable. He just acts any kind of way. He could go in the second round or seventh round but he has a lot of ability." -- NFC area scout

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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