Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jalen Hurd

Wide receiver
School: Baylor | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.7 / 226 | 40: 4.61 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.44
Projected Round
5th
Pos: 
Versatile skill player with outstanding size and big upside. Fluid, releases relatively quickly off the line and immediately gets to top speed. Nicely adjusts to make the reception in stride, extends his hands and consistently snatches the ball away from his frame. Contorts in the air and exposes himself to the big hit. Sturdy and takes a pounding but holds onto the ball. Sells routes, throws double moves on opponents and finds ways to separate. Looks the pass into his hands and displays concentration. Breaks tackles after the catch.
Neg: 
Lacks great burst and flat-out speed. More of a loping runner. Gets a little upright into breaks. More of a downhill ball carrier when lined up at running back and cannot quickly cut back against the grain.
Analysis: 
Hurd was very productive at the college level as a running back as well as a receiver and comes with big upside potential. He lacks the speed and overall quickness to separate at receiver, and he could eventually develop into a move tight end with his size and growth potential.