Jovon Durante

Florida Atlantic
WR
WO16

Prospect Info

College
Florida Atlantic
Hometown
Class
Miami, Fla.
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
160 lbs
31 1/8”
Hands
8 3/4”

Prospect Grade

4.90
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.55
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
120.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.0
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.31
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Durante (pronounced duh-RANT) was a star receiver at Miramar High School in Hollywood, Florida. He signed with West Virginia and became a playmaker for the Mountaineers as a true freshman, playing in 12 games with nine starts and making 24 receptions for 378 yards (15.8 average) and five touchdowns. Durante had a role in the WVU offense in 2016, starting 8 of 13 games played, but was less productive (35-331-9.5, two TD). He transferred from West Virginia before the 2017 season due to differences with the coaching staff. Lane Kiffin recruited Durante out of high school for Alabama when he was the offensive coordinator there, so transferring to play for Kiffin at FAU made sense. While the Owls' 2018 season did not meet expectations, Durante earned honorable mention All-Conference USA honors by leading the parliament with 65 catches for 873 yards (13.4 average) and five scores.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Overview
Rail-thin outside target with above-average long speed but a lack of functional strength and route-running. Durante's athleticism works in his favor and his ability to track and chase throws down the field is worth acknowledging, but he's likely to struggle when matched with bigger, tougher cornerbacks on the next level.
Strengths
  • Rhythmic footwork maintain their pace throughout the route
  • Has food quickness to shake past press he saw
  • Intimidating build-up speed
  • Able to run the wrinkles of vertical routes without losing speed
  • Easy moving athlete with fluid change of direction
  • Finds extra gear coming out of his route stems
  • Separation burst to uncover
  • Decent hand quickness for late catch
Weaknesses
  • Skin and bones frame
  • Scouts concerned about lack of toughness in his play
  • Needs to get much stronger and add mass
  • Goes through the motions as route-runner
  • Routes lack leverage and rarely push coverage out of position
  • Takes eyes off the ball leading to drops
  • Not strong enough to offer functional blocking
Sources Tell Us

"He can run but those skinny guys have to have another level of fight in them because they get tested real quick up here. I don't see on tape at least. You have to be tough to deal with these 200 pound cornerbacks we have running around." - AFC receivers coach

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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