Terry McLaurin

Ohio State
WR
WO33

Prospect Info

College
Ohio State
Hometown
Class
Indianapolis, IN
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 0"
208 lbs
31 1/2”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.61
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.35
Seconds
 
Bench Press
18
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
37.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
125.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.01
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.15
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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The Buckeyes plucked McLaurin from Indiana after he earned the state's Mr. Football for his play at Indianapolis' Cathedral High School. He did not make any catches as a redshirt freshman in 2015. Coaches started him four times in 13 games in 2016, and he grabbed 11 passes for 114 yards (10.4 average) and scored twice that season. As a junior, McLaurin started all 14 contests and hauled in 29 receptions for 436 yards and six touchdowns. He led the team with 20.0 yards per reception as a senior (35-701), scoring 11 times in 14 starts while also making an impact on special teams units (two tackles).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3
NFL Comparison
Justin Hardee
Overview
Wide receiver with good size, average tape, a strong showing at the Senior Bowl and a special teams pedigree. McLaurin is faster than quick, but he's a detailed route runner who leans on physicality at the top of his route to beat handsy cornerbacks across their face. He will need to improve his ball skills and body positioning if he wants to win contested catches on the NFL level. He has the talent to be an NFL backup and his talent as a gunner could help him see the field quickly on special teams.
Strengths
  • Adequate size and speed combination outside
  • Quick lateral step and hand slap to beat press
  • Routes offer some detail and signs of polish
  • Good feel for leveraging cornerbacks out of position
  • Crisp angles out of stems and breaks
  • Physical at the top of his routes
  • Finds open spaces in scramble situations
  • Talented gunner with build-up speed and ball-tracking
  • Ate up one-on-one matchups throughout the week at Senior Bowl
Weaknesses
  • Has build-up speed, but lacks early acceleration
  • Body catcher with below-average extension and high-pointing
  • Will need to intensify pace of his routes as a pro
  • Long strides hinder short-area work underneath
  • Lacks suddenness to separate from tight man
  • Below-average blocker and willingness to do so
  • Doesn't create yards after catch with wiggle and needs it in stride
  • Comes in hot and runs by special teams tackles
Sources Tell Us

"There are some routes here that make me feel like I am looking at a different guy than the one I saw during the year. He looks a lot more refined right now in practice." -- National scout with AFC team from Senior Bowl

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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